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Old 03-08-2014, 12:35 PM
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Score!


We had a garden show downtown today and Nathan made out like a bandit. I got a huge Hoya lacunosa full of flower buds, we got some yellow and purple pansies for free, and Nathan got some smaller plants including a living rock plant and a flowering air plant and two others that I already forgot the names of. Then we found a pitcher plant (with almost a dozen pitchers on it!) that he wanted, but said he would "share" with me, lol!

Hoya and pitcher plant


Nathan's loot!
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:38 PM
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Sherrie, you did make out like a bandit for sure. How wonderful is that? And all your plants look so happy and healthy. Now I know who to go to for a Hoya cutting. Fantastic.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:43 PM
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That sounds like an exciting day. I wish we had plant swaps around my area. Nathan is a cutie.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:48 PM
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Thanks, girls. . It was a fun day, and I'm definitely going to get some cuttings going from that Hoya! I had no idea it was that long till I got it home because they had the bottom of the plant wrapped up around in the top of the plant, but I was excited to see the buds all over it.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:49 PM
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What a great haul!! and one happy boy!! Happy mama too!!

Now you have a new project ~rooting all those hoya cuttings!!

Can you get a close up of that flower on the air plant? I had no idea they could flower.

That pitcher plant is something else, so awesome!
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:07 PM
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Here's a closer look. They had baskets full of air plants, lots of them with different blooms on them. They were hard to resist!
ALL the plants were hard to resist, everything was so big and healthy and full of blooms and buds.

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Old 03-09-2014, 02:41 PM
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Holy Cats! Look at that beauty! Thank you for getting these pictures!

Ok, off to do some research on air plants LOL
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:53 PM
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:31 PM
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I lost about half my air plants this winter. I think, even with misting, it was just too dry in the house. Even lost a couple soaking them! The one like you have blooming is still going strong, so I'm hoping to see it go into blush soon.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:55 AM
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Nice to expand your plant collection and nice to see your son is also a plantaholic. Remind him to be careful watering the lithops. I remember how my early interest in plants developed watching my 80 year old polish woman. I was so excited with some Portulaca she gave me and how tey kept on flowering with little care and they reseeded themself the folowing year. Bobby Z
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:33 AM
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Thanks for the advice, BobbyZ. Ive never tried growing lithops before, but they all looked so amazing, we couldn't pass them up. It's always exciting to try out new plants.
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