March has been sneaking up on us and Spring is almost here! :)
This is 'Heinz's Seduction' and 'Allegro Appalachian Trail'
March Pictures and Chit Chat
Nice photos to get the new month started. Almost makes me forget the 6 inches of snow we got overnight. Stay warm!
6 inches of snow? I better try not to think about that...
That's funny! Thanks for the post, Maria!
I just noticed that I moved on up to Zone 6a as well...
Very nice Tommy!
Jamie and Olaf,yours look great too.
love Fancy Trail. The leaves are awesome as well as the flower!!
Very nice work on the S. guttata! (Not bullata...)
Check the leucotricha for buds. If the plant will have flowers this season, you can see the buds at this early stage.
Oh, and thanks, everyone!! :)
Oooooops, sorry for the wrong name, thanks for correcting it Olaf. Hope she won't get upset at me lol. Thanks for the nice words too.
No buds on leukotricha so far, maybe she's still young for blooming. BTW is it possible to propagate her from cuttings?
You can try and propagate immature shoots (no flower buds) from an immature tuber but I would only try it if the tuber has more than one shoot coming up.
No guarantee that it will work but it's the only halfways reliable way to get this Sinningia propagated by cuttings.
The downsides are plentiful: If your tuber doesn't like the treatment, it might go dormant again and then, of course, there is the possibility that none of the cuttings will grow...
Jan- those are beautiful, especially the red one. I wonder how many different flowers you'll get from that sowing. How many seedlings grew out?
Lynn- I don't use wicks. Those Rob's are in 2 half inch Oyama pots. Others just grow in solo cups and suck up the water from the saucer, no wicks needed.
jannich. what in the world is it? is that a real flower? it's incredible.
Jan, your Sinningias are beautiful! :) As for those two yellow ones: Those are real hard to ID, aren't they? They look like they may last a while, though, and maybe that'll help you to get a positive ID... ;)
Oh, and Sinningias in bloom become VERY thirsty! Don't let their usually rather forgiving "keep me on the dry side" nature fool you: Once you see buds, watch your watering regimen!!!
ha,ha.Can't fool ya Olaf ^_^
Ladies that's a water bottle flower and the sunflower is made from a gallon milk jugs.hee,hee
jannich, you crafty person, YOU . LOL fooled us all!! Now how about the instructions? I have time on my hands and plenty of water bottles and milk jugs too! They are AWESOME.
I especially like the one that looks like a carrion flower.
Hi everyone! I have not posted on this forum in a long time... I see a few familiar names (Hope you all have been well!) and many I do not know (Hi! How y'all doing?).
I still keep some gessies, though down to just a few epicias and one Sinn. 'Rios days Pedras' (sent to me oh so long ago by none other than jannich!).
I am wanting to get back to growing some Streps again, but having a hard time finding my faves now. I did order my two top faves (Spin Art and B's Party Boy) and they will be here tomorrow! I posted my wants on the want/have thread... Please, if you know anyone who may have these, let me know.
I may have some stolons available off a couple of my epicias later on in the Spring as well... Let me just watch them a bit longer, and see how many I can take.
Thanks.... Take care and have a blessed evening!
Oh Jan, I've been duped! That flower really fooled me.
Welcome Karen. I've only been around here nearly 2 years. I love to trade with people, but will wait until Spring (soon in Alabama)
Hi Lynn! Hope you have been well!
And thanks Jamie! I've been in DG a long time... Just not on this forum much.
My gessies have lived by neglect more than by TLC for a couple years.... Guess that's why epicias are all I have left! LOL! They are so forgiving!
Glad to see you posting again Karen. Hope all is well. Good Luck finding your favorite plants. I don't do well with streps at all, but I do love their blooms!
I KNEW IT. I knew Jan was trying to trick us! You crafty girl you! They are so neat...you did a real good job. I bet they would be a really good seller at a yard sale!
hee,hee The devil made me do it ladies!!!!
Welcome back Karen! Nice seeing you here.That was many moons ago sending you Rio das pedras.Was it the regular rio or the dark form? I'm on the hunt for a few seeds from the regular one if you have a few. Can't help you out with streps.I kill them to fast.LOL.
imadigger,I'll take some pictures how to make the flowers,I'm not good a explaining.LOL.
Beautiful AV Sally! I love seeing your pictures.
Welcome back, Karen. It's good to see you posting again. The RR should be starting soon. They will be violets, streps etc. in the box, I'm sure. Just remember to joing. It's fun and you get some 'good stuff' from the box.
@jannich -- I'll be looking forward to the instructions. Pictures are the best way for me too. Old age doesn't help with understanding. LOL!
Keep the gessies pictures coming. I love to add to my want list. I only have the same ones still blooming. I'm waiting for the baby violets from last RR to start showisng buds. !
The only think I have to share is my new Great-granddaughter. Ava. We think she is so beautiful.