The addiction was dormant for a bit but once the plants started blooming again so did the addiction. From the gesneriad family I grow mainly African violets. Gave Sinningias a try and ended up with just one left even though I really love those. I just got some Episcia stolons from another member.. Thank you very much !!! Now I just purchased some Streptocarpus because I love the flowers on those. So the addiction grows...LOL. Here is what I purchased.
Streptocarpus Bristol's Black Cherry
Streptocarpus Neil's Getcha
Streptocarpus Harlequin Blue
Streptocarpus Fernwood's Morning Sunrise
Streptocarpus Neil's Minnehaha (New)
Streptocarpus Dibley's Alissa
Streptocarpus Neil's Detroit
between yesterday and today,i got over 20 streps,one was one of my hybrids,and some others i really have enjoyed,i think my strep addiction is back,i got mine from linda rowe,nice plants,i also have gotten some from neils streps,which is also pretty good,and around the same size,6 bucks you cant go wrong
WOW !!! Talk about addiction...LOL. I've never tried these guys that's why I didn't get so many but if they do well for me I'll be getting some more. I got them from Neils Streps too. Will have to check out the other vendor. I too would like to know which one was your hybrid?? Looking forward to your pictures as well. Feel free to post them here both of you Karen and Jim when your plants arrive.
no im not the jim that did the episicas( but maybe someday ill have a few
but i did most of the royal streps,royal wedding isnt mine but the others are
thanks for the compliment,some maybe coming in the future
Talk about Spring fever LOL!!! Good selection of streps :) I stopped growing them too...but I am about to change my mind...maybe HA!! I received a couple of leaves and now have some babies. It's making me want to grow them again. I will see how these do for me first though.
So they arrived 2 days ago but I hadn't had a chance to take pictures and post them yet. They all look really happy and one of them even had a bud. It's Bristol's Black Cherry. Then I took a picture of the 3 lower shelves because I have no light on the top shelf. Need to figure out how to add a light.
I love the way you have them set up. On the picture that is sideways, where did you get those long trays at . The trays you have your Av's in. Do you have any water in the trays with the pebbles? I read somewhere on the net that adds humidity to the plants, I should really set mine up like that, I have wood heat and they dry out really fast. I like the way you have them all setting in trays, My trays are just the round clear plastic trays, and I don't have them sitting in them always. Have to move them to the water trays. I'd rather have square trays, I think It would waste less space on the shelf.
Thank you all for the compliments !!! It makes me feel good. I will be adding the lights from the ceiling or have my uncle create some type of stand.
Kathy I got the tray at Home Depot they come in 36" and 48" sizes in both beige and red/terracota colors. I have both colors. If you don't find any at your place contact me and I'll look at my Home Depot for you.
Home depot ha? well, I'll have to look the next time I go to Little Rock, we don't have one here in the town I live in, we do have a lowes though. Thanks for the help, are they called drip trays? in the garden department right?
It's in the gardening department. They are kept with all the pots and planters. They are supposed to sit under the window box type of planters and then the stone can be purchased there as well or at a fish store
They speak to me so I must get them !!!! And the blooms are really pretty according to what I've seen, can be kept inside and don't mind benign neglect. Soo many reasons why I should have them...LOL Plus I'm just plain nuts