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Old 03-01-2010, 12:01 AM
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Thanks Kemistry and Hollyberry Lady.....

This is most definitely my favorite time of year here in South Florida.

As you all anxiously await spring.... I think of non-stop air conditioning and 6 months of hot, humid, ninety degree plus weather that is soon coming! On the bright side, my brugmansias, hibiscus, ixoras and other tropicals will thrive in that weather!! LOL! And it's good for me.... I work up a sweat within the first 5 minutes out in the garden!
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:03 AM
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Your hibiscus are beautiful. And I am jealous about your lilies--I think mine all froze--they were in pots in the greenhouse. I definitely have to put some kind of automatic heat in there before next winter. I would have thought my sister or friend Jeff would have thought to turn the heat on, but they didn't. Anyway, I am counting on my hardy hibiscus being fine. They were in the ground, thankfully.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:18 AM
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Will this orange lily need chill hours to bloom again? I'd be happy to dig it up and send it back to you.... isn't it one that you sent me? I can't remember if it was you or Patricia.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BarefootGardener View Post:
I definitely have to put some kind of automatic heat in there before next winter.
I bought a thermostat a few years back to protect the pump house at my mother-in-law's house. It plugs into an outlet (or end of an extension cord if you don't have elec in your greenhouse) and then a portable heater could be plugged into it. When the temps get down to a preset limit it would kick in.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by miamipanda View Post:
Will this orange lily need chill hours to bloom again? I'd be happy to dig it up and send it back to you.... isn't it one that you sent me? I can't remember if it was you or Patricia.
Well I had some like that, but I think they bit the dust in my greenhouse freeze. I don't know if they need chill time or not. It sure looks pretty in your yard though.

I just now read on one site:

Unlike the easter lily, orientals are very cold hardy so there is no intrinsic reason not to plant outdoors. It's just a matter of personal preference. But if you want your lilies to come back next year they will need a cold spell over the winter - either in the ground, refrigerator, or in a pot in a cool room such as a garage or unheated porch.

Another says:

You shouldn't try to grow the lilies inside, because they need the cold winter to go dormant. And they need a period of dormancy.

We can always work out a trade. LOL
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:39 PM
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Those really look great , after looking at snow for 3 months..

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Old 03-01-2010, 09:11 PM
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TalkingHere's some lilies I grew indoors last early spring...


I bought the bulbs in late winter and potted them up. They immediately began to grow and bloom for me in my living room...





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Old 03-01-2010, 09:15 PM
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Just beautiful!! There is nothing like bringing spring to you by planting indoors!
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:33 PM
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Oh mp, your hibiscus row is beautiful, as well as your other plants, love that orange lily! Save me some of those bulbs please. Yep, wishing we would have some of that mild weather in New Orleans. We are getting the cold unfortunately and for a while yet I'm afraid. Tonight, predicting 34 degrees. I better not complain tho, as I think of my northern friends dealing with snow at the moment.
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:10 AM
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great pics


you guys really have a green thumb! Here are some of mine.
The Orchid is called "Rocio", cherimoya seedlings, Salvia gesnerafolia "Tequila" cutting, Salvia elegans "Pineapple sage cuttings and fuchsia seedlings.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:35 PM
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TalkingMore cuttings I am rooting...


Here's some more dwarf 'polka dot plant' cuttings of different varieties I'm working on rooting...





this one was shown before...










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Old 03-03-2010, 04:28 PM
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I am so excited! I got a box from a lovely person that lives few hours from me today!

I got 22 baby passiflora seedlings!
2 orange jasmine seedlings and
1 dwarf orange jasmine seedling!

I am a happy little camper....but what to do with that many passies..LOL
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:57 PM
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the heleborus is blooming




and of course the first sign of spring

crocus

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Old 03-03-2010, 07:41 PM
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Bestoffour,

Good 'seeing' you and your garden goodies. What a wonderful welcome sight, your crocuses!
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:38 PM
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Everyones flowers are just so pretty!!

Here is an update on my baby!



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