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Group Trades, Swaps and Round Robins: CLOSED: 2nd Annual FALL Houseplants/Tropicals Swap, Reveal #5

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2011
3:19 PM

Post #8887456

We only have a few folks left to receive their minimum of 3 healthy houseplants and/or tropicals. Please Priority Mail yours with a Delivery Confirmation number as soon as you can. Feel free to divide plants you already have or send cuttings or ones you've rooted. If your budget permits, you're also free to include other gardening items like gloves, water globes, plant markers, or Fall bulbs for Summer blooms.

Please DO NOT post Delivery Confirmation Numbers directly on our threads...doing so is an invasion of privacy. Instead, keep your receipt handy, or D-mail me the number you used so I can let your Secret Buddy know their box of plants is on the way.

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1225560/

And our Wish Lists are here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1197083/

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2011
3:19 PM

Post #8887458

Reserved for Participants...

candles4u / Crystal -- > Rec'd from goldhillal
careyana / Carey -- > Rec'd from Tina_A
catzgalore / Stephanie -- > Rec'd from tikipod
chellflower / Chell -- > Rec'd from rvnsbrk
dispatcher1 / Lou -- > Rec'd from candles4u
FruitOfTheVine / Susan --> Rec'd from catzgalore
GAgirl1066 / Paula -- > Rec'd from roxxanne
GardenQuilts / Lori Lynn -- > Rec'd from careyana
goldhillal / Crystal -- > Rec'd from ilovejesus99
happgarden / Joyce -- > Rec'd from GAgirl1066
ilovejesusus99 / Sandy -- > Rec'd from chellflower
joeswife / Debra -- > Rec'd from FruitOfTheVine
jsxtiger / Jax -- > Rec'd from dispatcher1
rouxcrew / Joy -- > Rec'd from joeswife
roxxanne / Rox -- > Rec'd from happgarden
rvnsbrk / Neener -- > Rec'd from candles4u
tikipod / Angie -- > Rec'd from rouxcrew
Tina_A / Tina -- > Rec'd from jsxtiger

Staying to chat but aren't exchanging plants this round:
AmandaEsq / Amanda
Carolyn22 / Carolyn
Cville_Gardener / Carole
janaestone/ Di
Mud_Elf / Kris
plantsforpeg / Peggy


This message was edited Dec 10, 2011 8:21 PM
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2011
3:25 PM

Post #8887475

Thanks, Crystal, for helping Lou ID the plants you shared.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 12, 2011
4:25 PM

Post #8887545

Thanks Froot.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8887588

Sure thing. I'm just sorry I let the previous thread get so long. Been a little preoccupied :)

rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 13, 2011
7:38 AM

Post #8888137

I think we all need to send Frootz some plants since she didn't get anything!
Tina_A
Caddo Mills, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 13, 2011
12:48 PM

Post #8888517

I totally agree. ;)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 13, 2011
1:04 PM

Post #8888535

Oh ya'll are sweet, but don't worry about me. I'm sure my buddy will pop in soon.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 13, 2011
3:36 PM

Post #8888706

I know you are supposed to get plants in a trade. It's like Froot really NEEDS more plants. :D
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 13, 2011
3:53 PM

Post #8888733

:D :D We can fix that for her A..
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 13, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8888817

LOL! Wonder if that means a greenhouse should be in my near future. A girl can wish, ya know. Been wishing and wanting for a long time though.

Heard from my Bud and it won't be long now.
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

November 16, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8893283

We can all send you some plants and seeds FOTV...what do you say????? rotflol Glad you heard from your Bud!!

I went back to lowes and got 5 more different hibiscus and a different Houston Garden Center and found a really big red Spicy Jathropa http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2447/ and a big Blue Butterfly Clerodendrum http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1874/

I got this pink one last time http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/136099/. I hope to get my hoop house covered this weekend.

I am not going to Chris' this week. Got to get some things done here. I have some Amaryllis to get in pots and a few flowers I traded for into pots. Move more into the hoop house and get more seeds ready to package. Busy Busy Busy.


FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2011
7:49 PM

Post #8893537

No worries, Sandy. My bud's a veteran swapper and trader.

I swear you keep tempting me with beautiful plants that are just outside of my growing zone.

I wouldn't mind having a few seeds of hardy hibiscus that would do well in Zone 7a if anyone has them. Bloom color doesn't matter.

I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a long week-end and will try to catch with ya'll when I'm back Sunday afternoon.
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

November 18, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8896090

I got some really bad news yesterday but not as bad as Chris got today. Chris's sister had a massive stroke last night. They had to remove 1/4th of her brain. She is not expected to make it. Chris called me today. Her son was taking her down to Houston to see her. Chris really has her plate full. Her blood tests were not good Wed, Thurs, or Friday so they could not do Chemo. She has lost 45 lbs since this started a yr ago. We have been talking in group how we are not promised tomorrow and how it is possible she could out live us. I am really sad that she has to go thru this with her sister. She just told her sister last weekend she wanted her family to come around and that they had not been. She told her sister that she was dying and they don't come to see her. Her sons work 7 days a week and pay all her bills but she needs them to be there physically to but they can't do both. It is a hard situation.

I had to call a roofer out as my roof of less than 2 yrs is leaking. He pointed out I need a new roof on the addition and the whole house. He showed me where the roof on the addition is not even sealed and with it almost flat they put a roof over the existing roof. That is a no no. ( I had no idea) He quoted me 8995.00 for the whole house with addition. OMG I have not choice but to do it. He needs 4,000 down and 200 a month for 25 months. He is doing this without interest. There goes all I had for a vehicle. They had to call out an inspector from State Board of Insurance to inspect it after it was finished and that is dated Apr. 2010. I called my insurance adjuster and he is sending me out a copy of it. In the county I live in it has to be inspected before my Wind insurance would insure me. I can not locate the Roofer but have emailed the guy who hired him. I am going to get a lot of pictures and talk to a lawyer on Monday. In the meantime I am going to allow them to put the roof on Monday so there is no more damage. I have 160 pieces of antique glassware I have collected and I hope my brother is still willing to buy it so maybe I can get a car.

Also when I talked to my insurance agent today he made a remark I did not like and after I told my son what he said it bothered me so much I called him back and told him what he said was inappropriate. He really admitted he stuck his foot in it. I held the phone to my sons ear and he heard him apologize and say what he said was wrong. After I let him apologize for over 5 min he said next time I was in town I could give him 20 lashes. I said he could pay for me and my son to have dinner. He said I will tell you what I have a couple Walmart gift cards I will send you. He said he will mail tomorrow. I was so proud of myself for standing up for myself. My son gave me 2 high 5's for it. I could have actually cost him his job. He has been my agent 20 yrs (haven't liked him for years) but kept my insurance there because of a lady who works for him. We will see what he sends when it gets here. What he said was I see by your last name you are not remarried yet. Is there anyone in the waiting and I said no...he said I could go out in the street and pull up my skirt...I told him I was not that kind of lady. He doesn't know me well enough to talk to me like that. I told him he would not have said that to a man...grrrr My son said he would have called but I wouldn't have any insurance when he got through. I can here the gasps as you all are reading this. My therapist will be so happy I stuck up for myself. I am proud I did too...ok enough before I break my arm.

I think my Blue Butterfly Clerodendrum is going to set seed. Keep your fingers crossed and we will all have some :) I have never had Hibiscus set seeds but if any do I will save you some FOTV
Tina_A
Caddo Mills, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 19, 2011
3:09 AM

Post #8896517

Wow, what was he thinking??? I hope you get some good gift cards, but I would still report him. I'm willing to bet that you are not the first woman he has said something inappropate to.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

November 19, 2011
7:49 AM

Post #8896758

I would definitely report him as well. There is no excuse for that - like I always told my children as they were growing up - 'just because a thought goes through your head, does not mean it has to come out of your mouth...' What is wrong with people!

I am so very sorry about Cris and her sister - that is horrible. They are in my prayers.

On the roof - do you have enough time to get a second look at the roof? I know years ago - in the late 60's, my parents bought a big old victorian house and a plumber told them they needed all new pipes and quoted them $8000 to do it. They had somebody else look at the pipes and there was nothing wrong with the pipes.
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

November 20, 2011
1:19 PM

Post #8898781

I told my brother I should have ask my insurance man for $9,000 to fix my roof. He laughed. He was not happy with what he said either. I think I would feel funny allowing him to send gift cards and then turn him in. I will see what my therapist thinks.

This is not the first time I was told the main roof was done wrong. :(

I talked to Chris. Her sister opened her eyes and knew how she was. Chris is exhausted. I haven't done much today. Did someone ask me if Summer Poinsettia is an annual here? I think they are. They do reseed very well does that make it an annual or perennial? I have so much to get done and I am so tired today. I want to take a nap but don't want to ruin my sleep tonight. Oh well I have decided to take a nap.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8899092

My dearest Sandy, I am praying for you and your family and friend. God does not give us anything we can't handle, so keep the Faith.

I used to be an insurance agent, please call your state insurance board and report this leacherous, male chauvinist man, as that is NOT LEGAL to talk to clients like that..
keep the gift cards, he owes you more than that. You could sue him for verbal indecency proposal.. and a number of things.. I agree about the second opinion.. ( on the roof)
NOTE: if you don't act upon the wrongful doing of the guy, he will keep doing it to others.
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

November 21, 2011
10:38 AM

Post #8899971

I am going to talk to my son when he gets home. To add insult to injury the 2 gift cards are 10 dollars each. I am really upset now. When I mentioned treating me and my son to dinner I meant a nice one in a nice restaurant. I am too nice and have a hard time doing things to people but I need to get over that some day. It gets me nowhere but kicked and kicked again. Grrrrrr

Tina_A
Caddo Mills, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 22, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8901157

Sandy,
Please call the state insurance board and report this man today. He needs to know that what he has said and done is inappropriate and illegal. Maybe when the fine or firing is more than $20 he will get a clue. Please don't hesitate any longer. The money that you are paying him goes into his pocket not the lady who you like.

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

November 22, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8901237

I am appalled and believe as has been stated that this man should be reported and fired. There are lots of deserving people who will jump at his job. He's done it once (probably more than once) and will do it again. Do it for everybody else he is rude to, as well as yourself. Don't get tired and quit!!! Keep your chin up and pursue the bastard to hell if need be. Grr is not strong enough. We are all behind you!!!

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

November 22, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8901253

Undoubtedly I have offended some people's sensibilities, but I am not sorry . Not only was this man rude, but he put down marriage, as if marriage was only about sex. Marriage has enough problems without him adding to it.
Ok, I am going to shut my pie hole and get on with the myriad of things waiting for me in the wings.
I have many hurtful things I am dealing with right now and this one just got me. This guy does need to be shut up though.
God gave me a temper for a reason, and sometimes a temper is just what is needed.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

November 22, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8901267

Crystal

I don't think you were offensive - I think you were dead on...

Sandy -

Aren't there some type of boards that insurance companies have to report to? I would look into that and report him to that board...

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

November 22, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8901346

I am sure this person has a supervisor or regional manager or someone above him in some capacity who would be very interested in this story.
candles4u
Mount Vernon, IL

November 22, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8901982

I think its the name Crystal! I always bring out the crazy in people! I agree with everyone here, get the B****** fired. He deserves to rot in a deep sh*t hole!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8902013

I agree. There are ethics rules for every occupation, even if the creep didn't choose to follow his. Not to mention what he did could be considered sexual harassment.

ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2011
9:17 PM

Post #8902240

I talked to a lawyer and he said nothing could be done. I will call on him. I want to have the right way to say it. I would have thought something could be done because it should be considered sexual harassment. Maybe another lawyer would do it. I don't think Allstate would like this posted on the net. mmmm giving me an idea.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

November 23, 2011
1:35 AM

Post #8902340

I had problems before with a co worker. It was bad - he was following me and even started calling me at home (this is before I remarried). I finally told his best friend if it did not stop, I was going to this guys' wife to tell her what was going on. It stopped, immediately...


Just a thought...
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

November 23, 2011
6:05 AM

Post #8902475

Well it is not like I talk to him even 1 time every 5 yrs because someone in the office always handles anything I need. So threatening to tell his wife or Allstate wouldn't do me any good or anyone else as I would never hear if he did it again. I am definitely going to change agents. The lady I like isn't making the money he is. I would post his last name but don't think I should. Some peoples names give them away. I know a young guy whose name is Eustice (sp) but it should be Eusless (pronounce useless) I have never met anyone so lazy in my life. I am surprised he texts using his cellphone...yep that bad.

I have to be really careful because what I do or say could be taken as Blackmail and that is not what I would want as I would be the one in trouble for it not him. Is this thread a free one or subscribers only? Just curious.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 23, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8902705

I'm just going to say that you don't need a lawyer to contact the licensing board. Don't know why you'd be looking for one. "Nothing can be done" from a lawyer means they can't make any money off your case. :P

Contact the state department of insurance to file a complaint. They will guide you through the process.

AmandaEsq (as in "Esquire")(as in "Lawyer")(as in "I wouldn't touch your case")
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8903413

What an awful experience, Carolyn.

Heed Amanda's advice, Sandy. As an attorney, she knows the drill, and don't fool around filing a case against your agent. Only paid members can POST on Group Trades, Swaps and Round Robins, but I think anybody with an internet connection that leads to Dave's Garden can view them. Either way, you'd be wise not to publish names. That would only open another can of worms.


ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

November 24, 2011
2:20 PM

Post #8904139

I didn't post his name for that reason. Amanda I forgot you were a lawyer. Thanks!

Thanks for all of your support.

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

December 1, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8912245

Are we done?
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 1, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8912945

Haven't received mine yet but my buddy has reassured me it won't be too much longer.

You all could post progress reports about the plants you received if you'd like to.

This is the only thread I see several of you. Thought we could talk about Christmas too and what everybody's doing to get ready.

goldhillal

goldhillal
(Crystal) Waverly, AL

December 5, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8917011

I am planning to do my own Christmas tree this year, like last year. I put it on the back porch so I can see it out the sliding glass door. My computer is located right by the door so there is a good view from both the computer and dining table. I have located one I can cut for this purpose (3/4 ft) but have not been able to find another in the wild that is big enough and yet does not have giant holes or is too thin. We always use Eastern Red Cedar. Sticky, but what wonderful fragrance.
I see our Xmas traditions changing and although I wish it would not happen, I know that it has to. The kids are grown and gone and I am lucky that they can both get home for a week or so at Xmas, The problem arises when different people have different ideas about the importance of different traditions. We may instigate a "tea" instead of the traditional Xmas tree hunt and just purchase a tree. Husband has not been able to materially participate in the hunt and cutting for several years. We all need to be a bit more flexible...
I hope others are not to busy to post about what is going on for them with Xmas.

I have thought about joining another thread, but have not seen any I have more than a passing interest in. I admit I fell a sort of allegiance to this group also. I have tried to find some people who live in Alabama or west Georgia, closer to me, but w/o luck. Mudelf is the only one I am aware of. Speaking of Mudelf, she has become quite scarce in recent weeks. I wonder if she is just involved in the miniature swap she started or if something is wrong. I should call her.
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

December 5, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8917159

I am in a Hog Wild seed swap on another site but always come here first. I have missed the chit chat here. I hope we din't get to busy to visit. My DSs girlfriend put up an artificial tree and it looks nice. It is the first tree that has been in my home in many years. After my late DH got fired from a really good job we never had the money to do Christmas so didn't decorate. It is refreshing to have DS and my 2 DGDs here. They are leaving Dec16th for my DB in PA and will come home Dec 26th. Brian my DS friend who rents a room will be around and DSs girlfriend says she will. It will be quiet for those 10 days but they will have a great time. I hope there is snow while they are there. The girls will love that. I moved here in 1978 and have never been back for a holiday.

Fruity I am trading for some hibiscus seeds for you. I should have them by mid Jan. and will send them to you after that. I can't remember what they are but it will be on the pkg.

Almost a week ago I fell in the yard and pulled a muscle in my back. I already had a failed back surgery from 2000 and did not need this. I went to the Chiropractor 3 days for therapy and it felt better but Sat I got a severe cramp in that muscle and could hardly move. It was excruciating. I have laid around most of the time. I will see either the Chiropractor or my regular dr tomorrow. I really need something for the pain. I hate pain meds but this is bad. I will get therapy from the chiropractor the other 2 days I go to the center as they supply transportation. I really need a vehicle. I so hope my DB buys my antique glassware.

I went out in the yard to pick a few seeds that I didn't need to bend or move too much and as I got to the end of the driveway I gasp. My DS and at this moment not Dear mowed down my flower bed full of Summer Poinsettia, Pink and Yellow Lantana, and Tall Purple Ruellia. I have stayed in my room as I am really upset. I don't care if he saw a poison snake that was my decision to make. I am sure he is going to say I agreed as he uses my memory problems from ECT against me...But I would have NEVER agreed. MERRY CHRISTMAS MOM!!! GRRRRRR. I was really starting to get seeds from the Summer Poinsettia and Lantana. I was going to try to sell them and now they are gone. I will let you know how it goes but I am sure I will lose as I already lost all my plants and seeds. I deserve an apology but bet he thinks and will stress he is right.

The good news is I started doing Sudoku and my working memory has done a great improvement. Hope you all have a Great Day!

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 6, 2011
3:51 PM

Post #8919139

Awww Sandy - I am sorry about your seeds/plants. I sort of know how you feel. I hope it's not WWIII. Stay cool, sistah.

I have loved this group here too but the trade is done - except for FROOT!

There ought to be a group Trade chat for the season when there are no houseplant trades going on. :D

Hugs to you all.

A.

p.s. Lily_love is from AR.
tikipod
(Ang) Bremerton, WA
(Zone 8b)

December 6, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8919216

Here is a beautiful bloom from the past - over 20 years - that my Nana captured with her camera. Very happy to find this considering I've grown quite fond of Orchid Cactus!

If you browse the Orchid Cactus forum on here or even BGI you'll probably see this photo there.

Thumbnail by tikipod
Click the image for an enlarged view.

FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 6, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8919271

I'm so sorry, Sandy. Having your plants mowed down like that reminds me when I had Hyacinth bean sprouts growing at the base on each of our front porch posts and hubby mowed them down before they had a chance to really get going. I'd envisioned a canopy of vines like I've seen in other people's yards and glossy magazines. Oh well, it was my fault for not telling him in advance what they were when he thought they were just weeds. He's always on weed patrol...lol

What a great idea, Manda. So all of us can stay together over the Winter, here's our first thread:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1232835/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1232835/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1232835/

I'd love nothing better than for other peeps that haven't been in our swaps to also join our chat over the Winter.

FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 10, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8924427

Some of you know I've had a horrendous headache and a hacking cough the past few days. I can't tell you, Steph, what a bright spot receiving your package was today. And don't you worry at all about being a tad late. We all have a lot going on and am thrilled to receive your box and try new plants I've never heard of. Now the fun begins. You did a fantastic job!

First one that caught my eye is a strange looking cutting labeled Orbeo sp. I've learned it's a cactus / succulent -- love strange plants I've never heard of and hope I can get it to root. I really need help with this one. Anybody game?
Two Amaryllis bulbs I didn't have that are Hadeco types, had to look the term up and it means the stalks are short compared to the large blooms.
Amaryllis 'Pavlova'
Amaryllis 'Trentino'
A bag of Allium nectaroscordum bulbs (looked it up and the nodding blooms are so pretty)
A pup putting out a leaf that I think is either an EE or a Caladium?
Large pack of commercial Ratibida Columnaris seeds (commonly known as Mexican Hats). I'm saving the seeds to split with my MIL but will probably have a bunch left. There must be 500 seeds in the pack and am glad to have these. They're among mine and my MIL's fav wildflowers.
And that's not all...
Two wind chimes -- One is topped with a sweet Lady Bug (No, Neener, you can't have it!) and the other one has a lot of wooden highlights for a very nice natural look with varkous brown colors that remind me of leather. Both have their own distinctive sounds and will be hung under our Cherry tree with a lot of other wind chimes I've received.
Last but not least is an ornamental heart-shaped Bird house. Maybe not so ornamental if I hang it outside. Carolina Wrens nest here year-round and the hole is the perfect size for them.

ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

December 10, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8924440

Wow can't wait to see pictures :) Hope you feel better soon!!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

December 11, 2011
5:59 AM

Post #8924751

Sooze

Hope you are feeling better soon - it is hard to enjoy things when one is not feeling well. You seem to have a natural exuberance for things though.

I have never heard of an Orbeo either. I will have to look that one up too.

Feel better soon my friend.

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 11, 2011
7:06 AM

Post #8924808

I hope you feel better soon :(

'A tad bit late' is and understatement... I am VERY sorry, and can't apologize enough.

I accidentally mislabeled the Orbea. I had it labeled that before I got a positive ID on the C&S forum. My old brain just stuck with Orbea for some reason. It is Angolluma baldratii formerly a Caralluma baldratii. It's super easy to root. Just stick it in a sandy C&S mix and leave be for a few weeks. Bottom water slightly after a 2 weeks or so. Don't let it stay wet it will rot easily. I keep mine out side 3 seasons in the GH in winter. I gets watered maybe every other month. It is in bright but not direct sunlight.

Here is the thread that I had it ID'd in... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1142537/

The 'pup putting out a leaf' is a NOID EE.
Fruit, did you only get one box? There should be two coming to you.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 11, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8925478

Evening everyone!

Steph, thanks so much for the correct ID. Wow, it looks like you went to great lengths to learn it too. Per your instructions, I've got the cutting planted and while noodling around also saw yours blooming in PlantFiles. Pretty cool! It sounds like my kinda plant if you can basically forget about it and have blooms too. Another box is on the way? This one was a gracious plenty :)

Knew I forgot something when I was snapping pics today, will get them tomorrow when it's light again and show ya'll my cool stuff.

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 11, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8925517

You deserve more. I hope you enjoy the other box as well.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 13, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8928543

Round two arrived yesterday. OMG, Steph, you have sent me far too much! I really mean that.

The second box contained...
An Amaryllis pup
Three ferns that included a start of "Tiger Baby", a nice size clump of "Button", and a large NOID
Three nice size NOID EE's
A Peperomia that's very different from any I've ever seen and sorta reminds me of a pencil cactus
A large NOID cactus / succulent cutting
and a big clump of a Watch Chain Plant that's totally cool looking
At the bottom of the box was another box that contained a huge "Allen Rogers" Peony root

Ya'll forgive me for not posting pics yet and promise to as soon as I can. My SIL from DFW called last week and said at the last minute she'd scored a pass from our BIL who's an ex-American Airlines pilot. He's pretty stingy doling our passes and must have taken pity on her since she started a new job a few months ago. I'm just amazed she was able to sneak away from work again since she was just home for a long week-end in October. Anyway, she'll be here sometime Thursday, so I've been running around like a crazy woman doing last minute Christmas shopping (already had most of her pressies but thought I'd be mailing them...lol) and did the grocery shopping thing. Got the fridge stocked and will start cooking tomorrow.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 13, 2011
7:04 PM

Post #8928555

sounds wonderful to have a surprise visit, and hope you are feling well soon
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 13, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8928667

Thanks, Girlfriends, for the well wishes. I'm feeling a lot better and the menu I've planned for 'company coming' is pretty simple. Still have a stuffed up nose but thought back to last year when our wood stove was going full blast like it is again now and remembered my head didn't clear up til we stopped burning wood and opened our windows. Hubby and I are always in a silent battle about having windows open in the Winter. I open them and he closes them...lol I've gotta have fresh air no matter what time of year or the temp. Vics VapoRub ointment in the meantime is a friend in a jar.

Does anybody remember having a washcloth laced with Vics that was pinned to your nightshirt when you were a kid? My Mom used to do that when I had the crud.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 13, 2011
8:07 PM

Post #8928702

Awww crud, you mean you got it on a washcloth!? I didn't think it worked unless it was smeared all over your body. ;)

Loveya Froot.

A.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 13, 2011
8:59 PM

Post #8928774

Love ya too and thanks for the chuckle! A finger full of Vics stuffed up my nose the past few days has worked wonders. *sniff* Ahh, love that smooth tingling menthol sensation.Yeah, it was gross sticking my finger up my nose but it sure beats the alternative.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8929469

Oh Fruity, don't forget the wine! So happy for you all and glad she is getting to pop in again.
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
1:18 PM

Post #8929566

We always got to eat some vicks when we were little. It helped as well as the Vicks rubbed on our chests. When I am sick and congested I still eat some. :) It says don't but I am 56 and not dead yet.

Ok whos was it I promised Orange Cannas to? I can't remember at all.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 14, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8929688

Funny you mentioned wine, happ. While at the grocery store I wandered in the wine department, stood there a minute and then it hit me I bought almost a case last month at a local winery, all different kinds, so I have no reason to whine!


happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

December 15, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8930484

Oh Fruit, you are ready for a cold hard winter...rofl. A fire, a book, a big chair to curl up in, and wine! Just doesn't get better than that!
Well except for friends and family!

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 15, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8930543

Hmmm... sometimes when I tell a friend they're just like family, I think twice and say "you're better than family!" If you know what I mean. ;)

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 15, 2011
8:56 PM

Post #8931504

I live with Vicks in my purse... couldn't live with out it.

Love you all and have a good night..

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