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African Violets and Gesneriads: What's blooming and growing - February 2013

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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2013
9:51 AM

Post #9409223

Thought I would start a new thread for pics and chit-chat, since we are in to February now.

We are coming from here... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1292539/

I finally got one of the plants I have been wanting for so long!
Sinningia Gabriel's Horn sport
I love the colors on the sport!

Karen

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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2013
9:55 AM

Post #9409228

Here are a few of my other gessies...

Pearcea abunda
Another view of Sinn. Gabriel's Horn sport

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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2013
9:58 AM

Post #9409230

And of course, some streps...

Bristol's Mello Jello
DS-Beloved
DS-Little Furry Arctic Fox
Geronimo
Nerys

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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2013
10:00 AM

Post #9409233

And some more...

A double image of DS-Polar Summer... my newest color-changing strep... day one and day four
Eva
TSF-Zhizel
An odd bloom on DS-Little Furry Arctic Fox... split face

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

February 5, 2013
10:34 AM

Post #9409261

Karen your plants are just stunning!

Lynn
EarleG
Sanbornton, NH

February 5, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9409300

I have to agree with Lynn, Karen. Great looking plants and the photography is superb. Thanks for sharing and brightening up a winter afternoon.

Earle
Sallysblooms
South, TX

February 5, 2013
12:49 PM

Post #9409389

Lovely blooms. I need to start taking photos again.
Roly0217
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 5, 2013
3:18 PM

Post #9409564

Beautfiful blooms as always !!! I've got a couple that I'll be taking pictures of and sharing with you in a couple of days once they fully open.
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2013
6:52 PM

Post #9409777

Those streps are to die for! Very nice sinningia and the other cute gessie, totally new to me. Her leaves look so soft...
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 6, 2013
5:01 AM

Post #9409948

Beautiful pix, Karen!

I've got a few pix . . . will wait for the lights to come on on the plant stand, so the lighting will be better.
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2013
6:01 AM

Post #9409997

Beautiful way to start a Feb. thread!! Great photography :)

Connie
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 6, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9410061

Good morning group,
awesome pictures Karen.Love,love,love LF Artic Fox.I wonder with the 2 differnt flowers is it unstable?

Jan
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2013
11:39 AM

Post #9410317

Jan...

I've had my plant for almost a year now, and I am only now seeing some broken color like the second photo. I did have one leaf to bloom with solid red, but I removed it.

Karen
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 7, 2013
7:16 PM

Post #9411653

Interesting,you did the right thing taking the red flower leaf off, just like a variegated strep growing a plain green leaf,but that one little flower puzzles me.To much plant thinking I guess :-)

Jan
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2013
5:16 AM

Post #9411829

They are georgious Blooms!~!!
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 9, 2013
10:36 AM

Post #9413136

Jan...
This one's for you!

This is my S. Wow plant as of this morning... potted up the way I described to you.
Plant was potted up in September, and had four leaves and no blooms on it.

Karen


This message was edited Feb 9, 2013 2:38 PM
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 9, 2013
10:37 AM

Post #9413137

Here's a bloom detail...

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

February 9, 2013
10:38 AM

Post #9413139

Gasp!
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 9, 2013
10:39 AM

Post #9413141

OK... I see that when you try to edit a post, you can't add a photo after the fact...
Sorry!

Here is the whole plant as mentioned above...

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 9, 2013
11:50 AM

Post #9413195

WOW will make you say WOW!! It is a looker for sure :)

Connie
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9413887

Wow. That thing is healthy and the flowers are stunning
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2013
12:35 PM

Post #9415633

I picked up a couple of new AV on Sat.
I think I will check out a different Nursery this week. Just in the mood for a little shopping.

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carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 11, 2013
12:39 PM

Post #9415643

The second AV looks just like my Tiger-in-question...

Karen, that strep is incredible!!!!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2013
12:42 PM

Post #9415654

They didn't have any name on them just the basic AV. I sure wish more of them were named. They came from a good nursery and I expect those types of shops to have better ID's than when you pick them up in a big box store.
I sure do agree, that strep is incredible!!!!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 11, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9415700

Very pretty Holly! Optimara has stopped putting labels in most of their pots.Also,you could ask the nursery who they order from.
Lynn
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 11, 2013
1:33 PM

Post #9415721

WOW is a beauty Karen!!!!

That's amazing, only 5 months to get your plant that big, PLEASE teach me how to grow these plants.I've killed so many.

HollyAnnS,Your Av;s are beautiful,plants don't needs a name when there that pretty,I wish I could find plants like that around my area cause they would be living at my house any day

Jan
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2013
1:42 PM

Post #9415730

We are lucky to have several very nice and good sized nurseries in our area. I don't have to depend on big box stores but I do find a lot of nice plants at both the Lowes and HD in our area. I find that our local Lowes has wonderful succulents and 3 of my AV came from the discount rack at Lowes. They were pretty rough when I got them but look really nice now.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 11, 2013
1:48 PM

Post #9415735

We have tons of nurseries here and also HD,Lowes and Wal-Mart,but they never mark anything down...well,just outdoor mostly dead plants.
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9415776

Nice AVs Holly!
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9419674

1st and 2nd pics -- 'UGLY GIRL x (Zu x Mother's Day x self) x self'
3rd -- 'CALIFORNIA GOLD x S. leucotricha'

Not blooming now but I wanted to share how easy it was to grow Sinningias from seed and get them to bloom.

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chiquib313
Homestead, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 15, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9419705

Nice sinningias Maria.
I wish Optimara would start to put labels on their plants again. I buy from a local nursery and the plants come named with the Holtkamp label but when you buy directly from the Selective Gardner website, they only scribble the name on the pot. Not very professional.
Here are some photos of my growing shelves and B Man's Taormina in bloom.
Chiqui

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jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2013
6:41 AM

Post #9419721

very nice.

Jan
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9419822

Your shelves look very nice Chiqui!

Beautiful Sinn.s Maria!
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
9:40 AM

Post #9419883

Sisters...

S. Batik and S. Spin Art

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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
9:42 AM

Post #9419886

Eva... more open now
TSF-Zhizel
Watermelon Wine
DS-Polar Summer... with another bloom open, you can really see the color change now

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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
9:43 AM

Post #9419888

Seemania purpurascens... roots I think
Waiting for word back from G-philes on whether to bury them when I re-pot

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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
9:44 AM

Post #9419891

I like to do macro photography...
And I love the fuzzy red hairs on Pearcea abunda...

So I took some photos of guttation on the Pearcea leaves

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

February 15, 2013
11:02 AM

Post #9419951

Beautiful pictures everyone and Karen I love your photography!

As far as those aerial propagules go,they can be buried or just laid on top of damp mix and covered with a dome.They will make tons of new plants.I once neglected Medusa until it looked like Cousin It.

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VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
5:09 PM

Post #9420315

"... Cousin It."
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!
It really does!!!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
7:54 PM

Post #9420487

Well I was new to Seemania and I didn't know what the heck was going on.Since it was Medusa I thought maybe it was supposed to have a bunch of snaky things on top.Also,now I know it didn't need all that humidity,.
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
8:02 PM

Post #9420495

Is yours the one that blooms pink with the green mouth, or red with the purple mouth.

I think I have one of the ones that is going to bloom pink/green, and I really want the red/purple!
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2013
8:51 PM

Post #9420521

Nice pics everyone!! Scroll all the way to the bottom for a pic of Medusa. Lynn, did yours ever bloom? I am still waiting on mine but I have moved mine under T12s so maybe... ::)))

http://blomtok.se/blandade_gessar.html

Connie
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
9:41 PM

Post #9420539

Whoa! That is not what I was picturing, but it is gorgeous! I wouldn't mind that on my shelf!

Here is the one I was thinking of...
http://floresjardin3.blogspot.com/2012_05_01_archive.html
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
9:42 PM

Post #9420540

(Photo #2)
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2013
4:25 AM

Post #9420647

lbrabec, That is really odd looking never seen anything quite like that. Had to go and look up aerial propagules.
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 16, 2013
6:41 AM

Post #9420766

Wow,all the beautiful pictures.Ok ,ok so I'm jealous.

Jan
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2013
6:48 AM

Post #9420772

WOW!! That Seemannia purpurascens Rusby is gorgeous!!

Connie
chiquib313
Homestead, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2013
6:57 AM

Post #9420785

Wow! That Medusa sure is beautiful.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2013
8:39 AM

Post #9420860

I think Medusa x self blooms pink.Sister Jan has a picture of hers in bloom.I sent most of mine away,but I have some rhizomes to start.Nice sites!

Lynn
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2013
9:10 AM

Post #9420881

We always share with each other Sista Lynn so let me know if the rhizomes don't take. I can send with some other stuff I promised you :))

Connie
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2013
9:41 AM

Post #9420898

Forgot to add: Sista Jan, can you show me the pic of the bloom...Please??? Do you still have yours or did you lose it when you moved? I need to get with you on some stuff I have to share with you too when the weather warms up. Will be after May 1st when we have that new grandson but maybe we will have some warm days in March and April ::)) Haven't chatted with you since I sent that last e-mail.

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

February 16, 2013
10:36 AM

Post #9420939

I think this is Jan's picture.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2013
12:31 PM

Post #9421035

Gorgeous! I love the color.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
12:11 PM

Post #9425641

My Alsobia is blooming it has 4 open blooms and a few more coming.

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

February 20, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9425648

Beautiful plant Holly!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9425714

Gorgeous, Holly.
chiquib313
Homestead, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 20, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9425764

Very nice. Love the alsobias.
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2013
2:39 PM

Post #9425792

Beautiful Holly!

I think the blooms on Alsobia are some of the prettiest! I love the lacy look of them!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
3:08 PM

Post #9425828

I was so pleased to see all the blooms and I see 3 more coming.
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

February 21, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9426379

Not a gessie but...a newly orchic

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bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

February 21, 2013
6:52 AM

Post #9426503

New stands

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
7:01 AM

Post #9426513

That is a beautiful Orchid. Looks like the type with the velvety red leaves?
I have an Orchid in the GH that is putting out new blooms. Can't wait till they start blooming.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2013
8:36 AM

Post #9426671

Wow they look great Jim!
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2013
9:05 AM

Post #9426701

Nice blooms Holly!! Jim, you have a great set up there. Plenty of room to grow too. What more could you ask for lol. Very nice :)

Connie
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

February 21, 2013
9:35 AM

Post #9426731

Episcias

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

February 21, 2013
9:37 AM

Post #9426732

Lookin' good.
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2013
9:40 AM

Post #9426736

Lookin' real good ::))

Connie
Roly0217
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 21, 2013
4:29 PM

Post #9427141

Beautiful plants and blooms !!! Jim your Ludisia looks happy too. This is their blooming season.
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2013
11:04 PM

Post #9427473

Everything looks great Jim!
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

February 22, 2013
4:10 AM

Post #9427539

Thanks everyone.
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 22, 2013
7:00 AM

Post #9427667

Hi everyone

Lynn,that is my picture of medusa x self.That plant went to the compost pile last fall.I didn't care for the plant.

@ connie- email?
Holly your alsobia is very pretty

Jim,you plant room looks great. All those pretty episcia are pretty,love your orchid too!

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

February 22, 2013
10:13 AM

Post #9427870

I thought it was the picture you sent me.
Lynn
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2013
10:25 AM

Post #9427881

So glad you took the pic so now I know what mine will look like. I like it Jan lol!! As far as the e-mail...it was over a month ago so you have probably read and/or deleted it by now. No big deal :)

Connie
Roly0217
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 28, 2013
11:27 AM

Post #9434639

On the last day of February here are some blooms. I'll get the names once I get home from work.

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

February 28, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9434641

Gorgeous Roly!
Roly0217
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 28, 2013
11:35 AM

Post #9434645

I don't know why those came out sideways. Here are some more.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

February 28, 2013
11:53 AM

Post #9434659

So nice Roly, gorgeous blooms!
shellimac
Puyallup, WA

February 28, 2013
2:47 PM

Post #9434796

Yukako,Renia,Modry,Filip

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

February 28, 2013
3:17 PM

Post #9434824

Beautiful...almost makes me want to grow Streps. again.I love the coloring of Renia.
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2013
4:34 PM

Post #9434892

Beautiful!!! Both Roly and shellimac!

Roly you have a couple of AVs there I want to know the names of!

Shelli... Your Renia is gorgeous! I don't have that one yet!

Good growing to both!
Karen
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2013
4:50 PM

Post #9434900

Great pics everyone!!

Connie
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2013
5:00 PM

Post #9434911

Yeah, Renia looks very unusual, reminds me of Monarch Journey

Nice flowers, Roly. Especially the 1st white/fantasy violet, she's lovely
shellimac
Puyallup, WA

February 28, 2013
5:01 PM

Post #9434913

Thanks for the compliments. I am trying to collect as many of the Piotr streps as I can. They are to die for.
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Renia is very pretty. Its blooming its head off right now.
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2013
5:12 PM

Post #9434927

Oh yes, I know!
I have 8-9 of Piotr's beauties... I just don't have Renia!
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

February 28, 2013
6:10 PM

Post #9434968

go back to streps lynn,we miss you,,,lol
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2013
7:47 PM

Post #9435046

LOL Jim.Right now I am in a phase where I don't even feel like watering half the time.When spring hits that will all change.
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

March 1, 2013
3:39 AM

Post #9435166

do you hear that,its the sound of streps calling you
lol
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9435497

March has begun!

Please join us here to continue to share photos, chat, and gessie growing tips!
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1300649/#axzz2MJODbmnI
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2013
11:56 AM

Post #9435587

Is that what that ringing in my ears is LOL?
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9437777

so sorry to kept this thread going but had to add my 2 cents

Roly,your plants are amazing,even looking at them sideways :-)


shellimac,your plants are so pretty,please stop by this forum more often,I,we, love window shopping ha,ha

shellimac
Puyallup, WA

March 5, 2013
5:13 PM

Post #9440039

Thankyou, Jannich. I'm anxious for my baby streps to bloom so I can take more pictures. I sowed about 500 strep seeds a couple days ago from some I had stored in the fridge. Every parent was a variegated variety that I cross pollinated with the other variegated ones. The first seeds I sowed had about 75% variegation rate.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9440064

I can't wait to see the results!
Lynn

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