October Photos and Chit Chat

(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

I will start the month with an unnamed cross from Olaf.Thanks!

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Gwen

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Ozark Red Lightning

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Happy Times

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Heartlands Bonfire

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Crystal Beauty

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Optimara Yellowstone. Thanks Lane!

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Have to look up.

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Two-W Miss Jennie

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Nematanthus Nervosa

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Fall Fresco

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Sanbornton, NH

Nice pictures, Lynn, and very nice plants.

Earle

(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Thanks Earle!

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

That turned out pretty, Lynn! Thanks for growing out the seedling. :)

And all your other pictures are just wonderful!

Nautilocalyx sp. 'Burle Marx'. Finally a flower that's not hidden among the foliage.

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia eumorpha 'Saltao' x piresiana. Last flower for the season on this one. Goodbye Summer... :)

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Nematanthus hybrid

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Saintpaulia 'Cirelda'. First bud.

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia 'Orange Zinger'. Buds, buds, buds... :)

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia speciosa cv. One of my seedling that went dormant a few weeks ago and decided to resprout already.

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia 'Amizade'. I'm in love with that fuzz. Thanks Lynn!

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Great pictures Olaf! One of the flowers on your seedling fell off when I was taking the picture.It's so cute.
Can't wait to see all your buds open.

Funny thing about Amizade.When I first started growing it the fuzz was so thick I thought I had mealies LOL.

Lynn

(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

A better picture of Happy Times

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Country Tiger X self Thanks Olaf!

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Akron, OH(Zone 5a)

Awesome pics Lynn and Olaf, great plants. But Amizade!!!!!!!! makes me scream, she's the cutest little thing I ever seen. Is she grown from seed? love love love it

(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Maria,
I didn't grow mine from seed.It was a gift from a friend.It is lovely.

Lynn

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Thanks Maria!

Trust me, if I could grow the two parent species of 'Amizade' and make the cross again, I would. However, both parents (S. kautskyi and S. hirsuta) are notoriously difficult to grow.

Fortunately for all Sinningia growers out there, 'Amizade' is easy to grow, bloom and propagate and is a beautiful, little plant!

Thanks, Lynn for sharing 'Amizade' with me. :)

Olaf

Akron, OH(Zone 5a)

Please, please LMK if there is a kind soul to share a start. Did I say PLEASE?????? LOL

Here is my lovely Alsobia:

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Maria: I tend to propagate early and often and as soon as I have a cutting, your name will be on it! :)

Akron, OH(Zone 5a)

Thanks Olaf, I'm inclined to think you're a gessie fairy in a man's disguise? hehe

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

LOL. What a nice thing to say!

I'm just trying to keep it in the spirit of 'Amizade' which is Portuguese for friendship. :)

Olaf

Akron, OH(Zone 5a)

It's a beautiful story:
http://www.gesneriadsociety.org/Membership/docs/Sinningia_Amizade4Q2005.pdf

And it's wonderful to have friends like you Olaf and Lynn and Bonnie and many others in this community

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Well, thank you Maria!

Here's Sinningia 'Orange Zinger' putting on a little show. :)

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Palm Bay, FL(Zone 9b)

Lynn and Olaf, your plants are gorgeous. Olaf, I love that little 'Amazade'. Could you please put me on you list for a seedling or cutting? I love the meaning of it's name-friendship. I think it's the perfect plant to be shared among gessie friends. I am waiting for violet leaves to send up babies, and as soon as I have some I will send them off to you. I'm just starting again with gessies. Last winter I lost most of my collection of orchids, hoya and violets. I had an emergency trip to NY for a death in the family. Unfortunately the orchids and hoya reside outside on the patio. Violets are inside. Freezing temperatures froze the outside plants and lack of water did a number on the violets. So I'm starting over. Keep posting your pictures. I have a want list that is getting longer and longer each time I see beautiful plant pictures.
Eileen

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Hey Eileen!

'Amizade' is still a baby but you sure are on the list for a cutting. :)

I'm not a Violet person but I'd be happy to share what I have. Other than that: There are always mini Sinningias, Kohlerias etc. that need a new home...

Olaf

(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Maria,
Thanks for the link and what a sweet thing to say.I have made some wonderful friends here too. ^_^

Lynn

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Just because 'Amizade' is so cute and I took some nice closeups today, I thought I'd share them with you all:

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

And a closeup:

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia 'Amanda's Penny'. Getting started again...

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia 'Chippewa Twilight'. One more time...

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia 'Freida':

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