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Old 09-19-2006, 09:56 AM
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WinkHello from Florida


Hello I just saw this website and thought I would try it out.
I don't know much about plant swaps, but would be intrested in finding out more. I live in central Florida.
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:35 AM
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Hello to our newest member from Central Florida and welcome. Actually this forum includes plant swaps but also is open to any sharing of info about plants and gardening in general. I personally grew up in Sarasota, graduated from FSU and developed a love for tropical plants from my early days in Florida. It is good to have people from different gardening areas. Hope you will post often and share your gardening experiences with us in the days to come.

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Old 09-19-2006, 01:44 PM
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Hi syblec, welcome to the forum.

It's true, this place is not limited to just talking about plant swaps. You can discuss most anything here.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:15 PM
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Hello, I too live in Central Florida, and this is my first visit to this forum.
Living in a new subdivision it seems gardening is nonexistent around here. Most houses just have a green patch of grass and some dried up shrubs in the front.
I am looking for like-minded people, to make friends and learn more about gardening in Florida :-)
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:31 PM
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Hello Gone_Tropical and Syblec.
Welcome to Plant Swap
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:58 PM
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Howdy GT, welcome to the forum.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:28 PM
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Hi syblec & gone tropical

Welcome
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:20 AM
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Hello Sybec and Gone Tropical Welcome
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:02 AM
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Warm welcomes to you both, from another newbie,
I don't live IN Florida, but I'm FROM there, so I still plant as though I lived there.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:53 AM
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thanks all for the friendly welcome :-)

zuzu, how can you leave FL, I couldn't dream of living somewhere else! ;-)
addicted2plumis, I think I have to start thinking about those plants, I just see them usually bare sticks with a couple of rust-spotted leaves on top, not really attractive. I am 'stuck' with two cuttings I received at a plant swap, noid and no idea of the flower color either LOL, but throughout the summer I kept the leaves rustfree. Now I am curious how they will do during the upcoming FL winter....
Hi Admin, are you keeping an eye on everyone? ;-)
missg, you have so many seeds for trade. How long do seeds keep 'fresh'? I have seeds from last year, and some are even 4 years old.
In the next few days I will start on my Have/Wants list, maybe there is something you are interested in.

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:55 AM
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syblec, welcome and you'll be a gardening guru in no time.. I just joined back in May and already the neighbors are asking how I know so much about gardening.. LOL.. So you'll be up and going in no tme.

GoneTropical, I know exactly where you're coming from.. I live in a new neighborhood too. And everyone is just starting to put plants in.. We have like a handful of trees and shrubs here. LOL.. So, people do put plants in, just take some time in doing so..

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by gone_tropical View Post:
thanks all for the friendly welcome :-)

zuzu, how can you leave FL, I couldn't dream of living somewhere else! ;-)
addicted2plumis, I think I have to start thinking about those plants, I just see them usually bare sticks with a couple of rust-spotted leaves on top, not really attractive. I am 'stuck' with two cuttings I received at a plant swap, noid and no idea of the flower color either LOL, but throughout the summer I kept the leaves rustfree. Now I am curious how they will do during the upcoming FL winter....
Hi Admin, are you keeping an eye on everyone? ;-)
missg, you have so many seeds for trade. How long do seeds keep 'fresh'? I have seeds from last year, and some are even 4 years old.
In the next few days I will start on my Have/Wants list, maybe there is something you are interested in.

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Gone Tropical,
If your plants are under 3 years old they may not be mature enough to bloom.If I could see them perhaps I could estimate the age.As long as the weather where you are stay's above 40 and no frost they will do fine.Alot of people plant theirs in pots so that when the temps drop they can be brought in to where they are kept above 40 and away from frost.I will be glad to assist you or anyone any way I can with Plumeria's.Just ask.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:09 PM
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09-11-2007 02:42 PM Hi: I am about to have my back yard bordered with Snow Queen Hibiscus plants. I hope some of you out there will help me out a bit. I have been away from the garden for a little over 4 years due to family health issues. But am now getting ready to "dig" the dirt again. I live in Plantation, FL, just west of Ft. Lauderdale, so am in zone 10/11. I'm hoping the nursery owner steered me in the right direction with the Snow Queen Hibiscus.

It would be great to have some of you send me instructions how to gather seeds from this plant. I know how to take a cutting, stick it in root zone, etc., but have never tried from seeds. I feel it might be interesting to see what happens.

Thanks much in advance for all of your kind assistance. Sandy
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by zuzu's petals View Post:
Warm welcomes to you both, from another newbie,
I don't live IN Florida, but I'm FROM there, so I still plant as though I lived there.
ZUZU,
I used to live in Costal N.C and recently moved here to Panama City.I could not move back.I have too many Plumeria and the weather there is too cold in the winter.Where are you located?
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by addicted2plumeria View Post:
ZUZU,
I used to live in Costal N.C and recently moved here to Panama City.I could not move back.I have too many Plumeria and the weather there is too cold in the winter.Where are you located?
I'm just south of the mouth of the Cape Fear River.
It's a great area, the ocean is just 3 blocks away in one direction
and the Intercoastal is 3 blocks the other way.
But I won't fib, I still do miss Florida.
Hubby's job brought us here 20+ years ago, so ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

I'm afraid that I have FAR too many Plumies, too *sigh* not to mention loads of other tropicals
(you can take the girl out of Florida, but ya can't take Florida outta the girl, it seems).
As the weather gets colder, I will allow them (the Plumeria) to go dormant
then I'll move them into cool storage for 3 or 4 months.
Many of them will also have to be chopped back, they've grown like crazy this summer . . .

. . . ACK!!! That means I'll have even more Plumerias next year!!
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