At last, one of the last types of Clerodendrums in my collection is blooming, only have Shooting start to coax now.
Alongside are also a first, Brazilian Cloaks- they really stay blooming for quite a while! I am liking them.
Clerodendrums and Brazilian Cloaks
Hey rj!!!! I really like that Clerodendron and don't have it. Want to trade something???? I have lots of Cleros.
We call that Brazilian Red Cloak...and it is wonderful. The more direct sun it gets, the shorter it grows!!! It blooms all year round here and our clump is getting shadier and shadier and taller and taller...it has to be 15' tall now!!!!
I saw some pictures of it in S. America, and it does get rather large with alot of blooms.
The get a good shot of sunshine there, even more now that the sun is shifting.
I do have a smaller sahelangii you can have. It's blooming right now too.
I don't have
Lolly Bush, Smooth Clerodendrum
West Indian Privet
Clerodendrum Macrosiphon although it looks like a musical note to me.
Chinese Glory Bower
I don't have Molle, but I tell ya the Clerodendrum calamitosum which I have looks similar for the flower.. The leaves are distinct for the Clerodendrum calamitosum though.
I pretty much have the rest of them.
How have you been? Haven't talked to ya in a while.
OH, rj...I had no idea there were so many!!!! I need them all!!!! I don't have the minihasse either! Guess I don't have a lot of them....lol.
I have succeeded in propagating a 'Blue Hibiscus'...it actually isn't a hibiscus but a mallow but a lovely blue!!!
I have been off traveling...then I go to NZ on the 24th for 2.5 weeks...should be fun. It has been raining so hard and so long EVERYthing needs pruning, feeding and love!!!
Will get you a list of what I DO have...if you covet stuff let me know and I will start them for you. Do you grow gardenias?
Okay you two! I have my one tiny Clero Glorybower that seem to have reached some sort of impasse. It started out great guns, but now has slowed its growth to near nothing, and no blooms at all. What am I doing wrong....it is the one plant that I dearly wanted when I got here, had it mailed from Logees in CT! I love clero's and you two are making me eat my heart out! Help!
I also need your permission for something....please see the thread "Need your Okay".
New zealand will be fun!
I'm sure you have stuff I've coveted~!
I do grow gardenias..
Blue hibiscus sounds fun...I love those rose mallows...I have ornamental cotton
white hibiscus..and sure enough it produced cotton balls for the seeds..
Hey shari, the glory bower...and since half of them seem to sport that name, I'm assuming you have a sunset, panticulatum..with the red spikes on top? That one seems to like a bit less water than the rest of the clerodendrum family. If conditions aren't right, It will shut down, and shed it's leaves. Looking like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree ( one scraggly stick) it will start up again. Mine did that 3 times the first year...I really thought it died, but a small voice told me to leave it be...Try mixing some hibiscus fertilzer in the soil.
Wonderful. I have two blooms on the gardenia this morning. Lots of work to pamper one here.
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The one I have is supposed to be "Bleeding Heart", but I can't be sure, since it has never bloomed. I will do as you suggest.
Carol - you just got back! Wow, NZ! I really want to get there! Take lots of pics for sharing!
My Gardenia is bloomless, I'm pouting...:-(
Shari...dump coffee grounds/tea bags/picklejuice on your gardenias... They are really acid loving and really enjoy the garbage I give them!!!! My grandmother used to put garlic cloves in the soil!!! But the coffee trick works like a charm!
I recently read that they LIKE a drop in temps in order to set blooms....so don't protect it too much...or put it inside with your AC for a while in the winter to give it the dip it wants!!!
Yep..NZ is next...in a mad rush right now catching up from the mainland and getting ready to take off again!!!!
Carol! It's hard to pin you down - New Zealand next! I just wonder who you will meet at the airport and which fruit you will be eating this time! LOL!
Have a wonderful trip - can't wait to hear all about it!
BHMom...the world is full of friends I haven't met yet!!! You can bet i will be eating lots of Kiwi in NZ...and tangerines, grapefruit fresh off the tree. I go each year to visit a wonderful 84 year old friend we met when we lived there (Tauranga) on the boat...and I tell you that keeping up with Anna is a chore!! We have such a blast from miles of walking on the beach to raiding the OpShops (Consignment Shops) which are fabulous there!!!
Will get pictures galore. We are going to the Rhododendron Festival in New Plymouth. Neither of us has been to NP so it should be fun!!!
To quote Kermit - "Its not easy being Green"....I am soooo jealous! Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time!
As we used to say..."nothing goes to weather like a 747...". Sold the boat in 2000 when we got back... NZ is one of my favorite places in this world...and Anna is a terrific woman...writes and publishes poetry, is a mean Scrabble player, great cook and she is so keen and active, it is wonderful being around her. We drink tea with cloth 'serviettes', have sit down breakfasts (instead of on the run or at the computer), see great movies...it is a stimulating time in my life. Now, with my art workshop behind me...I am going to journal the trip with paintings included...
Alas...gotta stay present right now, tho...too much to do here!!!!
Let us know before you leave so we don't worry this time....
Indeed! I'm looking forward to seeing all these paintings in person!
Wow that beautiful Randy! It looks like Elizabeth - a hardy ginger lily. Very pretty! Is it fragrant?
Yes, Shari...it does look like Elizabeth!
Thanks guys...it is neat to feel so important!!!
Hey, when Carol speaks, we all listen!
Thanks for the i.d.
You got it, Randy! Mine are just guesses - when she confirms my guess I walk on air for days = ♫ I got it, I got it ....Carol said, I got it♫
Character map. Start menu; All programs; Accessories; System Tools; Character Map.
Mine has lots of fonts, and the various fonts have special characters. I found it cuz I was trying to find a way to make the "degree" sign in recipes I was putting in to my "keepers" folder. Got tired of typing out "degrees" every time. Once you pull it up, it should show on your start menu without having to go through all the other stuff. ☺
Don't you know yet that I am 1/2 the sound of light and the other half BX>>>>??? LOL.... I only pretend I know what I am talking about...hahahaha fooled YOU!
You know...I have a deep confession to make. (everyone down on their knees...cassocks on, candles lit??).
In the beginning this forum drove me nuts at times: I live with my linear husband who tells me constantly "for Gods' Sake Woman, stay on subject and stop jumping around"....so I have been training myself to stay 'on subject'. This forum has wonderful threads that start out talking about 'eggs' and ends up (?) discussing the educational wherewithalls of elephants! And...I love it. I can tune in any station and find a wonderful conversation, usually having little to do with the subject but equally as entertaining and informative.
You all (WE ALL) ROCK.
All of my threads end up like this, because..this is what happens when people get together, topics naturally shift around. If there is something very important, I have all of the data only stuff in my journals which I can link to people...so it's all fun..
I'm about to start a new thread with pictures from this summer...I didn't post too many this year.
That'll be great! You have such a great garden! A true PARADISE! Can't wait to see them!