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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Almost summer...

Sinningia araneosa

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia bullata

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia 'Seminole' and 'Ozark Scentimental Journey'

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Kohleria 'Jardin De Monet' and 'Bach'

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Sanbornton, NH

Great start to the month, Olaf!

Earle

(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Thanks for the eye candy Olaf!

Lynn

Akron, OH(Zone 5a)

So beautiful as always. S. araneosa looks so soft and adorable, just like a teddy-bear. How fragrant is your Scentimental Journey? I just bought a young plant and can't wait to see the first blooms. The flower color and shape is very nice, I'm so exited about my new treasure!

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Wow! Thanks, everyone! :)

Well, and as for 'Ozark Scentimental Journey': I haven't been able to detect a scent on this Sinningia but unfortunately, I don't seem to be the only one who can't... :(

Well and here's Alsobia 'Cygnet' and Sinningia araneosa getting started...

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Northeast, MO(Zone 5b)

Nice pics to come back from a trip and see :) I got an Alsobia from someone but don't know which one I got. Mine has small leaves. Will have to wait for it to bloom and see :) Anticipation....lol!!

Connie

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Thanks, Connie!

If it is a small leaved (about 1/4 to 1/3" normally) Alsobia, it should be A. dianthiflora. In good light, the leaves have darker veins.

A. 'Cygnet' is overall much, much larger than A. dianthiflora. Both grow lots of stolons like Episcias and both make great plants for hanging baskets.

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Alsobia 'Cygnet'. First flower of the season... :)

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia araneosa and Sinningia speciosa 'Donna'

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

After quite a few trials and tribulations, I finally got these plants to grow reasonably well for me...

Saintpaulia 'Honeysuckle Rose' and 'Sunrise Waltz', Primulina/Chirita 'Stardust'

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Achimenes erecta 'Tiny Red', Sinningia eumorpha "Saltao" (in the background) and Sinningia cardinalis x eumorpha "Saltao"

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Northeast, MO(Zone 5b)

Nice!! Anxious to see what Donna looks like when she opens. Can't comprehend you having problems with the 3 in the last post as well as you grow plants:)

Connie

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Well, that's been a combination of neglect and bad placement... The Primulina suffered a lot this year and lost a few leaves but is now alive and kicking and is actually growing relatively fast. :)

Northeast, MO(Zone 5b)

Ah, that first sentence said it all lol!! I know you had been pretty busy and that will go right along with it:)))

Connie

Fredericksburg, VA(Zone 7a)

From the Spring Round Robin...
First signs of a baby...
AV Ramblin' Firedancer... six weeks from putting the leaf down.
Who did I get this from, and can you show me a pic of a mature plant with bloom?

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Fredericksburg, VA(Zone 7a)

My Strep shelf this morning...

:o)

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Great pictures,as always Olaf!

Karen,your Strep. shelf is a knockout!

Lynn

Poughkeepsie, NY(Zone 6a)

Here's one of my streps, blooming now. A Noid:

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One of my Noid AVs!

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Poughkeepsie, NY(Zone 6a)

And another!

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

What beauties Tommy!

Lynn

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Karen, your Streps are true beauties!

Named or NOID, those are some nice plants, Tom!

Sinningia speciosa 'Donna'.

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Northeast, MO(Zone 5b)

There she is showing her blooms :) Now I remember that one. Isn't it D. Thompson's? Pretty :)

Nice pics everyone!!

Connie

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Thanks, Connie! 'Donna' sure is one of Dave's speciosas.

Fredericksburg, VA(Zone 7a)

Beautiful Olaf... And thanks for the compliment! I am enjoying them!

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia speciosa 'Donna'

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia araneosa, Sinningia 'Ozark Rosy Cheeks' and Kohleria 'HCY's Jardin De Monet'



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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

Sinningia schiffneri and its red-backed foliage and Primulina tabacum

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Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

First picture: In the background are two young Sinningia douglasii "Red", front left is Sinningia cardinalis x eumorpha "Saltao" and front right is Sinningia eumorpha "Saltao"

Second picture: Sinningia eumorpha "Saltao"

Third picture: Sinningia ('Country Tiger' x self) x self

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Northeast, MO(Zone 5b)

They sure are happy in that apt. window!!! They have really grown.

Connie

Northeast, MO(Zone 5b)

I have gotten some seeds from the Cross words fund...I am hoping they are viable and will come up :)

Connie

(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Great photos Olaf!

Good luck with the seeds Sis!

Happy Father's Day to all of you dads!

Lynn

Fredericksburg, VA(Zone 7a)

This is my strep shelf as of last night... after some cleaning and trimming.

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And then close-ups of the left and right sides, respectively.

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(Lynn) Omaha, NE(Zone 5a)

Karen,
They are all so beautiful and filled with blooms!

Lynn

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

They are beautiful, Karen! Wow! Well grown and groomed plants. Something that I can't necessarily say about my plants... ;)

Chicago, IL(Zone 6a)

1: This is what happens when Pearcea hypocyrtiflora takes over... LOL There are some other plants in there as well but the Pearcea clearly is the winner...

2: Achimenes erecta 'Tiny Red'. I love these little guys. This is an Achimenes that does very well under lights, stays small and makes tons and tons of itty bitty rhizomes.

3: Niphaea oblonga. Nice foliage and easy to grow from rhizomes.

4: Streptocarpus subg. Streptocarpella 'Boysenberry Delight'. The only kind of Streptocarpus that I'm capable of keeping alive in the long run... LOL

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