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Old 01-12-2012, 01:38 PM
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Oh man I almost passed out from all that color! Wow those are incredible! No blooms up here, just wet and cold
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:24 PM
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I was able to get a picture of my neighbor's primrose before the snow, sleet and freezing rain came - so here it is.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:12 PM
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what a vibrant blue Swamplady!

fearadyn, take a deep breath you will just have to wait a couple of months to show us your flowers
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:03 PM
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She has several different colors and we are just wondering what is going to happen to all the plants that have gotten so confused with this hot and cold weather we have been having. Lots of plants started to put out leaves and buds and tonight we are expected to drop into the single digits again. What a roller coaster.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:04 PM
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Very nice of you GT...if i am still here in the spring I will take you up on that. Hugs
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by gone_tropical :
Calin, you have something flowering, don't you?
Right now... nope! JUST a murraya... with two opened blooms.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:27 AM
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Well, it is January after all. For us here the coldest month in the year. The forecast for tonight's low is 40F/4C. that's low enough for tropical hibiscus to suffer.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:47 PM
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Maybe my hibiscus are preparing in advance for the cold. In the last two days, all 6 of them have started dropping leaves . . . . . . they're still blooming though.

What weird weather we're having this year. Hard to believe that it's winter.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:34 PM
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A friend of mine gave me a braided hibiscus that has peach colored flowers. It was on its last leg when I got it no tag no information, but doing better now. I live in zone 5 and wondering if I planted it outside this spring if it could live through the winter in my zone? Right now it is in my kitchen and ready to bloom again even though it is dropping a lot of leaves.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:51 PM
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At least we have the internet and can see how the beauty continues!!

OMG I've got to get some primroses now!!

River Rock you better still be here or we will have to come and find you!!

As far as the hibiscus, unless you know what type it is you won't know if it can handle your winters. Great luck with it!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:56 PM
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Thanks fearadyn, that is what I was afraid the answer would be. I could just slap her for removing the tag and not keeping it. She is also in zone 5 so I am hoping that it is cold tolerant. If I took a cutting from it do you think I could root it? That way all would not be lost if it can not take the cold.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:33 AM
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the braided Hibiscus I see here are Tropical Hibiscus and they don't do well below 40F. One of my blue flowering Tropical Hibiscus died at 32F when left outside planted in ground
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:05 AM
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Here is a great link for rooting cuttings from Xeolyte, she is also showing hibiscus cuttings. It really helped me this year~Rooting Cuttings .. the Xeolyte Down & Dirty Way

I would think that once you get it blooming again this year someone should be able to identify it, it sounds beautiful!
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:31 AM
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Right now it is in my kitchen with about 6 flower buds on it waiting to fill out and open. I will try to get a picture of one of the flowers when it does.
Xeolyte, I found your rooting cuttings excellent reading and very informative with clear step by step pictures. Thank you so much for the time and effort you took in doing that.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:28 PM
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GT, love your blooms, particularly 'hawaiian sunset' blooms!
Is yur 'popcorn cassia' same as the candlestick cassias?

DBSjungle, what is your second pic, it's beautiful!

Okay today, 1/14/12, I went outside and snapped a few flowers blooming in my garden. I have to say for myself I am quite, quite surprised. Last night we were supposed to have temps down from 29 - 34 degrees. I don't think we got below freezing tho. Anyone know how to find out the night before's temps?
orange/red abutilons in bloom, about 8 to 10 blooms at this time.
golden cosmos, a few still reaching the sky
milkweed
pink mexican turk caps doing their thing along with
their sisters, red mex turk caps
white pentas, a surprise to me, still in bloom
butterfly bush has been in bloom since spring
variegated red shrimp has a few blooms!
'jingle bells' poinsettia planted spring 2010 is holding on.
purple/red/pink cleros coming out of bloom
pink cigar plant has a few blooms along with the orange
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