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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
6:50 AM

Post #9148780

Almost summer...

Sinningia araneosa

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
6:51 AM

Post #9148781

Sinningia bullata

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9148791

Sinningia 'Seminole' and 'Ozark Scentimental Journey'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9148794

Kohleria 'Jardin De Monet' and 'Bach'

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EarleG
Sanbornton, NH

June 2, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9148948

Great start to the month, Olaf!

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

June 2, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9149149

Thanks for the eye candy Olaf!

Lynn
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2012
7:04 PM

Post #9149695

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!
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9150779

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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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9150786

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
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9151337

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.

bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9151469

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

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9156088

Sinningia araneosa and Sinningia speciosa 'Donna'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9156090

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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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9156095

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

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9156103

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
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
2:51 PM

Post #9156113

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. :)
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9156134

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

Connie
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9157028

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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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9157030

My Strep shelf this morning...

:o)

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

June 8, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9157046

Great pictures,as always Olaf!

Karen,your Strep. shelf is a knockout!

Lynn
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

June 10, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #9158944

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

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

June 10, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9158945

One of my Noid AVs!

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

June 10, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9158946

And another!

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

June 10, 2012
10:55 AM

Post #9159253

What beauties Tommy!

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9160324

Karen, your Streps are true beauties!

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

Sinningia speciosa 'Donna'.

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

June 11, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9160468

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

Nice pics everyone!!

Connie
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9160562

Thanks, Connie! 'Donna' sure is one of Dave's speciosas.
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2012
10:59 AM

Post #9160775

Beautiful Olaf... And thanks for the compliment! I am enjoying them!
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9168705

Sinningia speciosa 'Donna'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #9168710

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



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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9168712

Sinningia schiffneri and its red-backed foliage and Primulina tabacum

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2012
9:36 AM

Post #9168713

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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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

June 17, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9168788

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

Connie
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

June 17, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9168794

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

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

June 17, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9168929

Great photos Olaf!

Good luck with the seeds Sis!

Happy Father's Day to all of you dads!

Lynn
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9168994

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

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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9168997

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

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

June 17, 2012
2:20 PM

Post #9169013

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

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9170698

They are beautiful, Karen! Wow! Well grown and groomed plants. Something that I can't necessarily say about my plants... ;)
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9170707

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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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
11:21 AM

Post #9172958

Some micro mini Sinningias, Sinningia araneosa, Sinningia 'Ozark Rosy Cheeks' and Kohleria 'Green Goblin'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9172961

Niphaea oblonga, Sinningia eumorpha "Saltao" x piresiana, Sinningia eumorpha "Saltao" and Sinningia 'Amizade'

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

June 20, 2012
11:37 AM

Post #9172987

Very nice Olaf! Are Niphaea and Pearcea difficult to grow?
Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9173331

Thanks, Lynn!

Both aren't hard to grow. Pearcea hypocyrtiflora needs an enclosure, though.

Keep moist and don't expose to the sun but keep in a bright spot. The Pearcea can cope with a little less light.

Worms!!! LOL

Kohleria 'Peridots Potlach' and 'Bach' in need of restarting...

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

June 20, 2012
7:57 PM

Post #9173631

LOL. The first time I sent some to a dear friend...whom I will not name (I swear)...I gave them a good scare.
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2012
3:59 AM

Post #9173882

Wow! beautiful blooms as always. Love the pictures. Lou
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9174667

Thanks, everyone! :)

Here are some more:

Kohleria 'Strawberry Fields', Sinningia 'Orange Zinger' and Sinningia nordestina

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9174669

And these are so completely off topic but I'll post them anyway...

Stapelia gigantea and Ceropegia woodii (creeping over a Haworthia coarctata)



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

June 21, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9174703

Looks great.My gigantea cutting you sent has grown well,but no blooms yet.

Lynn
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

June 30, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9187255

A small container of Rob's 'Stickey Wicket'!

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

June 30, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9187485

It's adorable!

Lynn

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