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African Violets and Gesneriads: July pictures and chit chat

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9198820

It's been a busy month and a heat wave is in full swing. Stay cool, everyone! ;)

Kohleria 'HCY's Jardin De Monet'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9198825

Kohleria 'Ingrid'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:14 AM

Post #9198828

Kohleria 'Peridots Rolo'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9198831

Kohleria 'Bristol's Possibly Bronze' x 'Pink Shadows'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9198834

Kohleria 'An's Dice Dots'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9198836

Sinningia 'Wild Razzleberry'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9198841

Some micro mini Sinningias with a quarter for scale:

First two pictures: S. pusilla, concinna and muscicola

Third picture: S. muscicola, sprouting tuber

Fourth picture: S. 'Mighty Mouse'

Fifth picture: S. 'Lil' Georgie'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9198845

And some more micro minis:

First picture: Part of the old fish tank that they're growing in

Second and third picture: S. 'Lil Georgie'

Fourth picture: S. concinna

Fifth picture: The "Mystery Micro" turned out to be S. pusilla in all likelihood

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9198860

The micro mini species side by side:

S. concinna, muscicola, pusilla and pusilla 'White Sprite'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9198862

Sinningia eumorpha "Saltao" x piresiana

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9198863

Sinningia bullata

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:34 AM

Post #9198868

Sinningia 'Ozark Rosy Cheeks', 'Country Bumpkin' x 'HCY's Fairy Weather', 'Snowbird' x self and speciosa 'Donna'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9198870

Primulina tamiana, Primulina tabacum and Niphaea oblonga

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9199098

Some more Kohlerias:

K. 'Bristol's Possibly Bronze' x 'Pink Shadows', K. 'Ingrid', K. 'Strawberry Fields', K. 'Peridots Potlach' and K. 'Green Goblin'

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EarleG
Sanbornton, NH

July 9, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9199108

Great pictures, Olaf! I hope the heat eases up soon

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

July 9, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9199281

Love the pictures Olaf!
Do you cover the fish tank the micros are growing in?
Lynn
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9199290

Awesome July flowers! my S. guttata keeps blooming (1) Some more exiting flowers are on the way (2) I've grown this plant from mixed gessie seeds and suspect it to be a Gloxinia speciosa. What surprises me most is her branching habit, there are a couple of secondary stems coming out with buds as well. And flowers will be another surprise to share.

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

July 9, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9199559

What beauties Maria! What is causing the leaf spots on S. guttata?

Lynn
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9199720

Thanks Lynn! well, the spots are all my fault, I took the plant outside and she got sunburn the very first day... now she's well protected and happy again and keeps the new buds coming
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9200140

Thanks, everyone!

Lynn, the fish tank is covered. It was a whole kit (lid, light fixture etc.) that I found at a garage sale.

Maria, that S. guttata is holding up nicely! It's one of the Sinningias that you have to be a bit careful with when it comes to sun exposure. Their leaves get damaged easily by too much sun or too little water... Please keep us posted on the flowers of that speciosa seedling. That's always exciting. :)

Olaf

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

July 10, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9200365

Maria,
At least that won't do any real harm to your gorgeous plant!

Thanks Olaf. was wondering because so far I have Bright Eyes x self uncovered.
Lynn

bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9200381

You're welcome, Lynn! I have grown both S. pusilla and S. muscicola unenclosed and it's normally not a problem but grown enclosed, I water them maybe four or five times a year and they pretty much take care of themselves.
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9200435

Thanks guys, guttata is a pleasure to grow, so forgiving and eager to bloom. Glad you mentioned watering Olaf, will make sure she's not underwatered.

About mystery speciosa -- can't wait for those buds to open!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2012
11:44 AM

Post #9200457

I can't either LOL.
Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2012
12:13 PM

Post #9200485

Here's a little Kohleria-collage.

Top row: Kohleria 'Strawberry Fields', 'Bristol's Possibly Bronze' x Pink Shadows', 'Ingrid'

Bottom row: Kohleria 'HCY's Jardin De Monet', 'Peridots Rolo', 'Green Goblin'

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carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #9200538

Wow, great work Olaf and ready to print! gorgeous collection
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2012
9:44 AM

Post #9207190

The new sinns blooming!
1- Double Dilly and Silhouette
2-Country Tiger
3- Roxy

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carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9207203

Awful focus, lets try again

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carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9207207

Don't have much luck with these today... well, maybe something else will look better. None of these are gessies but I thought it would be fun to post them

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

July 16, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9207475

Maria,
They look great to me.Nice growing!
Lynn
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 16, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9207823

Hi everyone,another great month of blooming gessies, and the beautiful orchid! Wow!
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 17, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9208368

Thanks ladies. I'm about to take a short break and will be back soon. Stay cool!
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9213230

Came back for my morning drool .I want to grow them all.Thank you all for the awesome pictures.

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