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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8526961


we came from here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1167063/

Please elbow your way to post chit chat and of course pictures

This is a very young plant (sorry I didn't mean that, it took 1 -1/2 yr to bloom) Wranglers "Winter Hawk" flower is 1 -1/2" across - should be disbuded to strengthen the plant. will be beautiful. An old timer like me. helene

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2011
4:32 PM

Post #8526968

this is in my back yard. to die for

Esp. Pink Aussie

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8526973

This is new - combo to die for LOOK

Emerald ??? what a geourges healthy plant

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8528152

Sinningia 'Gabriel's Horn'. One of the totally awesome (almost) calyx double Sinningias. By May 1st the flower should be open. :)

Well, and there are buds on Episcia 'Butternut', Sinningia 'Flair', 'Seminole', 'Snowbird', 'Amanda's Penny', 'Country Tiger' x self, muscicola and eumorpha 'Saltao'. Thus far the saying holds true: April showers bring May flowers...

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8528384

It opened before the 1st after all... :)

I love this hybrid. The color combination is almost psychedelic and it is a calyx double and it seems like it has a minimum of 3 buds per axil. What's not to love?

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 29, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8528441

Geeez how beautiful is that.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8528458

I know, right? I got it from Rob's a couple of weeks ago and I'm absolutely loving it.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8530576

NOID AV from Lowe's putting on a show.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8530579

Streptocarpus 'Bristol's Red Typhoon'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8530580

One more time:

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8532216

Gorgeous pictures everbody.Keep them coming.:-)

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8532263

Sinningia 'Amanda's Penny'. On time for the first of May.

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8532588

Sinningia 'Little Tiger'

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8532687

So cute Nichole and congrats on the ribbons!

Lynn
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8532689

Thanks, Lynn!

I've got to have a talk with that computer, though . . . it keeps spelling my name wrong!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 1, 2011
4:43 PM

Post #8532999

so cute and yes, congrats. So hard to get those ribbons. Oh those judges... I know I was one.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8533029

Yes, congrats! Wonderful plant indeed.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2011
5:05 PM

Post #8533043

It could have looked so much better if it had more blooms! Not that it looks bad, mind you . . . but I've got pix of it with 2x more blooms . . .

My other plants got blue ribbons too . . . which is just wrong . . . but, they say you are too hard on your own plants . . . I think I'm way too critical of them.

Now, I did get a white ribbon on the underwater design. They said the water was cloudy. But, it's not cloudy - it was the reflection off the round bowl from the sides of the white niche . . . here is a pic . . . granted, it does look cloudy, but if they just put one of their clipboards to the side to block the whiteness, it went away!

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8533098

To show it wasn't just me, here is the other entry. She didn't get marked for the cloudy looking water, but she did for the large leaves (which was enlarged by the shape of the bowl).

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jamiew
Montgomery, AL

May 1, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8533216

Helene- Does 'Winter Hawk' grow large? Has it been a winner for you in the past? It's fantastic.
Olaf- 'Gabriel's Horn' is blowing its' glory. How beautiful. What does 'calyx double' mean?
Nichole- Your underwater design is perfect. It should have won. What a shame about the niche reflection.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 1, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8533244

years ago didn't have underwater design - the mobiles were new then - your stuff is beautiful. Mind you those judges - depending how hungry for breakfast and lunch they are reflects on their judging. They do come from distances.

Winter hawk a new discovery for me - I love wavy leaves. A leave of this was found when I got home from buying soil 2 years ago and it finally bloomed. Should be disbudded but I can't do that. Wranglers stuff is wild. Now if you want a leaf or two i'll do good on that in June. Making sewing room in my garage just now. More $$$ than I wanted to spend but DH gone need to follow the sun. Then I am going to DD for her 50th in NJ back end of may.
If you want to try I'll send. Geourges I just cannot dispbud. Did take a long time to grow but Oh My
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8533281

Next year, I will need to remember to get more velvet - to cover the sides of the niche, too . . . or maybe find a nice square container . . . and maybe a box of bagels . . .
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

May 1, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8533324

Thanks Helene, I'd love a leaf when the time comes and can send you something in return.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8533359

Jamie: calyx double means that the usually green calyx lobes have been transformed into something resembling extra petals.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2011
7:29 PM

Post #8533372

To illustrate the difference, here is Sinningia 'Amanda's Penny' with regular, green calyx lobes.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8533376

And here's Sinningia 'Gabriel's Horn Mutant', a calyx double.

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jamiew
Montgomery, AL

May 2, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8534482

Ahh, I get it. So, the calyx is just a name for a group of sepals? I'm digging deep here. College was way pre-children. I relearn something I forgot everyday. This must be age.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8534607

Nichole...I don't get it...spelling what wrong?

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2011
3:55 PM

Post #8535262

Lou: Yes, exactly. And the whorl of sepals is the calyx.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 2, 2011
4:47 PM

Post #8535392

The one that prints the cards, etc. on the computer always leaves out the "h" in Nichole . . .
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8537019

Oh,
I see it know.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8539014

Sinningia 'Flair'

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2011
10:57 AM

Post #8539375

One of my favorites.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2011
11:05 AM

Post #8539386

It is a classic. I was so delighted to find a nice size plant for a good price.

Olaf

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 4, 2011
12:51 PM

Post #8539556

New in this household. A russian. Just beautiful

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2011
12:53 PM

Post #8539562

It certainly is Helene!
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8539583

From Russia with love... A beauty!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 4, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8539795

2" across - unbelieveable, but than I love white. white clothes, walls beds - give me white and put Magenta and purple on it with it ...
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2011
2:58 PM

Post #8539850

Helene - is it EK-Belaia Koroleva? I measured a bloom off of my plant of that, and it was 2" across as well.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8541672

Gloxinia erinoides 'Red Satin'

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2011
12:06 PM

Post #8541718

The AV is White Queen, unknown hybridizer, tussian standard.

The gloxinia is beautiful
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 7, 2011
2:39 PM

Post #8546181

I have a nice picture of a newly opened blossom of Rob's Fe Fi that I took yesterday. Now, if I can only find my camera . . . :-)
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2011
11:25 AM

Post #8547804

I just noticed buds on one of my Sinningia cardinalis. It took a little less than a year from seed to bud.

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8547842

Olaf, if you ever have seeds from 'Red Satin', I would love to have them . It is stunning. Lou
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8547891

If not seeds, there will be rhizomes... :)

Gloxinia erinoides 'Red Satin'

bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2011
1:04 PM

Post #8547892

Oops!

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2011
1:04 PM

Post #8547894

Sinningia 'Flair'. One more time.

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 8, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8548254

Finally I found my camera! Whew!

Here is a pic of the first bloom on my new Rob's Fe Fi . . .

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8548406

This is adorable!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 8, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8548446

Sorry about the bits if insulation that are still on the leaves . . . I basically just took it out of it's box, gave it a squirt of water, and put it in a tiny dome. Sometime this week I will get it all cleaned up . . . 'cause there's more buds in there (you can see them tucked in there), and I want it all cleaned up for the next pic.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2011
11:44 AM

Post #8550080

Very nice Olaf and Nichole!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2011
2:28 PM

Post #8558470

Ok, so I've been looking at my Episcia 'My Black Beauty' for the past few days . . . I've got to say it was looking kinda sorry . . . I even put it into an 8" container to water it from the bottom on - that was a few days ago. I was just in there looking at what I need to work on next, and the poor thing looks even worse! There was still water at the bottom of the larger container . . . then I see it . . . it's still double potted . . . and for those of you who show plants, you know what I did . . . I forgot to take the press'n'seal from the bottom of the pot, so it couldn't absorb any water!

I won't take a pic of its sorry self right now, but here's a pic from the show 2 weeks ago . . . it's the one in the lower left . . .

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8558560

Sorry to hear that. I think I would just start fresh from tips and stolons. Fortunately you won't have to wait long for it to look its best again. :)
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2011
3:16 PM

Post #8558574

Sinningia 'Snowbird'. Almost there.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8560173

Very pretty!

Oh no,Nichole.At least it won't take too long to bring the poor thing back.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8560633

Sinningia 'Mighty Mouse':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8560634

And one more time:

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2011
2:14 PM

Post #8560804

So cute and tiny!
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8560809

Yes they are! And the picture doesn't do them justice at all.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2011
3:04 PM

Post #8560920

I have one of Sinn. Ozark Blue Popcorn.

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8561063

Ok, since we're talking sinningia for a few minutes, here is a pic of my Ozark Blazing Embers. There are 7 unopened buds right now . . . image how cool it would look with all open at the same time?

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8561064

Here's a pic of the open blossom . . .

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8561083

Here is a bloom from HCY's Blue Dolphin . . . you guys remember I posted a pic back in December or January of the two tiny leaves that finally popped out of the soil? It's now a decent size in a 3 oz solo cup. The leaves are pale/bronze-ish . . . but I think that's from being too close to the lights. I moved it to a shelf where it will be further from the lights . . .

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8561142

Oh, and now back to AV's . . . my baby Newtown James Peel is getting ready to bloom!

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jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 13, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8561442

Very pretty!

Jan
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8561626

Great pictures Nichole!

Hi Sis,how are things going?

Lynn
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8562436

Tell me this isn't (with a few fixes) that this wouldn't have kicked #$& at the club show 2 weeks ago . . . if today was two weeks ago, that is . . .

S. rupicola

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8562443

Beautiful!!!! It's a winner whether it gets a ribbon or not. Lou
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8562462

It's a winner!
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2011
11:49 AM

Post #8562510

Very nice, Nichole
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2011
12:03 PM

Post #8562526

Thanks, all!

I'll just need to remember to adjust this one for an extra 2 weeks on the showing calendar . . .

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8562701

Wow! Very nice Lynn and Nichole!

I just planted small tubers of Sinn. 'HCY's Taurus', 'HCY's Bold Print', 'Ozark Scentimental Journey', 'Lisa' and a large tuber of 'Ozark Red Lightning'.

Sinn. 'Seminole', cardinalis, eumorpha 'Saltao', 'Country Tiger' x self, 'Country Crocus' and some NOID Sinn. seedlings are getting ready.

Sinn. muscicola has about a half dozen buds and one tiny Sinn. pusilla seedling has one.

Now if the weather around here would play along...
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 14, 2011
2:42 PM

Post #8562735

That's a beauty Nichole!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 14, 2011
2:56 PM

Post #8562771

Blooms are so evenly distributed. A winner NOW
slsharris
Norristown, PA

May 15, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8563919

Nicole -- gorgeous -- makes you understand why Saintpaulia species came to the attention of botanists in the first place!

Sharon
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8564153

Gloxinia erinoides 'Red Satin'. Looking its best so far.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8564156

Sinningia 'Gabriel's Horn Mutant'. Blooming its little heart out.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8564164

Sinningia muscicola. It recently moved into a 3 oz. condiment cup. Now it's growing like crazy and has over a half dozen buds.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8564165

Sinningia 'Snowbird':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2011
8:56 AM

Post #8564168

Sinningia 'Country Crocus'. Recently got it from ebay for a few bucks.

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 15, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8564568

Great looking plants! Let us see Sinningia muscicola when she blooms. Lou
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8564734

Thanks Lou! I sure will.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8566517

Sinningia 'Yma':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2011
7:44 AM

Post #8566521

Closeup:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8566549

Turns out that everything mith a micro mini parent doesn't have to be a miniature. My plant is about a foot tall now. It produces one or two flowers per axil. Jim Steuerlein created this cool hybrid. It's Sinningia muscicola ("Rio Das Pedras") x bullata ("Florianopolis"). The leaves look like oversized muscicola leaves. Young leaves have a bit of the bright green of the bullata parent and are also slightly pebbled. A very easy grower and constant bloomer. Doesn't need as much light as other Sinningias.

Whole plant:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8567646

Sinningia 'Country Crocus':

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 16, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8567778

Ok, 'cause it's so perty . . .

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2011
5:12 PM

Post #8567832

Olaf,your Sinns. and other Gessies are always so pretty.
Nichole,I just don't know how you get the species AVs to grow so beautifully.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2011
11:08 PM

Post #8568524

Thanks Lynn! :)

Wow! That species AV is just off the chain, Nichole!

Olaf
slsharris
Norristown, PA

May 17, 2011
7:03 AM

Post #8568941

That species av is just a wild bouquet!

S.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2011
2:45 PM

Post #8576168

Sinningia 'Country Tiger' x self. Finally!

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:49 PM

Post #8579906

Kohleria 'Peridots Potlach':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8579907

Kohleria 'Green Goblin':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8579910

Sinningia 'Flair':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8579914

Sinningia 'Country Tiger' x self:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8579919

Sinningia 'Country Tiger' x self. One more time.



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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8579923

Sinningia 'Flair'. Not fully open but already pretty.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8579924

Sinningia 'Seminole':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8579926

Sinningia eumorpha 'Saltao':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8579931

Sinningia 'Snowbird':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8579935

Sinningia 'Mighty Mouse':

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8581593

Olaf It looks lke you have "Selby Gardens #2" beautiful
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8581676

Wow! Now, that's quite a compliment there. Thanks so much Helene!

BTW: All the Episcia cuttings are doing great and I actually am talking to the creator of 'Genevieve'. She was taken aback that someone is still growing it. :)
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2011
12:09 PM

Post #8582201

Olaf,
With all those buds you will soon have a bouquet!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8582247

The Genevieve you have is from seed and our. Own lillipad grew it and named it after her mother which she could do as it flowered true
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2011
12:37 PM

Post #8582262

That makes it even more special.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2011
12:44 PM

Post #8582278

If any one wants stolons I can send after I get back to fl I am in nj right now..
That is if it's still alive. I was counting on rain there and not happening
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2011
2:24 PM

Post #8582497

This is such a wonderful story and shows once again what a tight-knit community we plant people are! :)

Helene: If your plant shouldn't have made it, I'd be glad to send you some stolons back!
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

May 23, 2011
4:11 PM

Post #8582697

Helene, I'd like a stolon of Genevieve, please. It should be grown more widely.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8582863

Exactly! It's a very nice looking plant so far. The cool thing about it is just like it is for one of its parents 'Suomi': Looking like a million of other Episcias until it blooms... I love it! :) Thanks so much, Helene!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8582996

beautiful plant when groomed properly. not fussy and then tish shared it with us. I too love it good grower. my old lady had lots of stolons. lets see when i get back
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8583231

Fortunately, Episcias are on the easier-to-groom side and literally everything that you cut off can be shared. Especially when it is such a beautiful plant that deserves to be circulated more widely. I feel reminded of Ingrid Lindskog's stories of how she got her first Kohlerias way back when, over there in Sweden. Well, and of course, I feel reminded of what my grandmother always told me: growing plants is all about sharing!

Olaf
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8584412

Sinningia 'Seminole'. First flower.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
10:23 AM

Post #8584416

Sinningia 'Seminole'. I love the spotted throat.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2011
12:09 PM

Post #8584583

It's a beautiful color!

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
12:18 PM

Post #8584592

And it's a FAST grower. I got the tuber two months ago...
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8584616

Wow,that is fast.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8584624

The only thing that went wrong this time is that the plant is too big for under lights. It wants to grow in the open in a window. Next growth cycle... :)
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8585177

Sinningia eumorpha 'Saltao'. Well, another day or two...

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2011
6:11 PM

Post #8585243

Ooh, those yellow blossoms will look great against that dark foliage!

How many of you have reached that point - at one time or another - that you decide your collection needs an overhaul, and just have to fight the urge to have a pitching party?
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8585260

Well, I guess that everyone has gotten to that point eventually. A few years ago I tried passion flowers with little success and the day came when they all went into the garbage.

I have the policy that everything that doesn't like my conditions has to go sooner rather than later. Only few things get a second chance.

Limited growing space can be a blessing. It helps an addict make decisions. :)

BTW: The buds will turn from yellowish to a very light lavender just before they open.

This is one of last season's flowers:

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8585316

Oh, well, still . . . that will look great!

Yes, I've had a pitching party or two in my time . . . I'm thinking I'll try listing a few to see what happens, then decide . . .
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8585343

It's such an easy and rewarding species to grow. My first Sinningia. Started from seed last May or June. I have some seedlings from the plant in the picture. About 3 inches tall. You want some?

I usually pitch at least twice a year or whenever I run out of space. Fortunately there's DG and such... :)
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
8:07 PM

Post #8585498

Columnea 'Aladdin's Lamp'. Berry. Almost ripe.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2011
8:09 PM

Post #8585503

Chirita micromusa. Bud. On the huge 8x5 inch cotyledon. Always good for a surprise, those Chiritas...

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8587188

Here is a current pic of my Ozark 'Blazing Embers'. It's a top view, because that's the only way to see all the blooms on it!

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8587241

Stunning, Nichole! Very nicely done!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2011
5:57 PM

Post #8587303

The three sinningias I have seem to like being wicked and put on capillary matting . . .
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2011
6:28 PM

Post #8587363

Yep! My experience as well. I put two seedlings on wicks just for test purposes and they developed twice as fast as their unwicked brethren. It works very well for micro minis also.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8587420

Sinningia eumorpha 'Saltao'. Drum roll please...

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2011
7:04 PM

Post #8587452

Sinningia 'Seminole'. One more time. I love the colors.

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8588360

Love them all. What great little plants. Lou
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2011
10:16 AM

Post #8588488

Sinningia eumorpha 'Saltao'. This season's first flowers on this one. Its tuber has already doubled in size (at least) this cycle.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2011
10:18 AM

Post #8588491

Thanks Lou!

Well, and 'Seminole' is actually anything but little... :)
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8591610

Chirita micromusa. Developing bud. On the cotyledon. For reference: That's a 3 oz. Solo cup with Utricularia sandersonii.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2011
6:02 PM

Post #8591611

Sinningia mini NOID. The first of the batch to bloom. I like it a lot.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8592798

Nichole,
What a little cutie!

Olaf,
Saltao and that noid are so pretty.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2011
11:53 AM

Post #8592820

Thanks Lynn!

I have so much Saltao seed in the fridge. I think, I'll start a batch for everyone on here. :) It's one of thos plants that IMHO everyone should grow. I also have some nice, little Sinningia guttata. Can't wait for them to grow up.

In a few weeks, my Sinningia speciosa seedlings should be blooming. Their buds are just starting to peek through the foliage.

Olaf
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2011
6:49 PM

Post #8593545

A family portrait: Sinningia bullata (the father). Sinningia 'Yma' (the child). Sinningia muscicola (the mother).

It took Jim Steuerlein to get mom and dad to have such a pretty child. :)

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 28, 2011
8:38 PM

Post #8593747

hello Olaf. perhaps you should bring us into June "Pictures and Chit chat"...
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2011
3:11 AM

Post #8594037

Thanks Helene! Will do.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 29, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8594568

New June thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1185535/
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8594583

Thanks for adding the link. I'm still kind of new to this... :)

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 29, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8595106

Back in Florida. I can send Esp. Genevivie to 4 people. No postage not trade.first four, if any? - need addresses.
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 29, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8595250

I'd gladly adopt one !! Name and address to follow: Thanks a million for your generosity!

Lou Elmore
901 Wendemere Dr.
Seymour, In.47274

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 30, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8596652

OK Lou will mail tomorrow

have for 2 more peeps to share...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 30, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8597560

Genevieve coming to:
Jamie, Nichole, Lynn B, Lou Elmore. Sold out thanks
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2011
3:36 PM

Post #8597596

Thank you!! :-)
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

May 31, 2011
3:58 PM

Post #8599867

Thanks Helene!

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