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Old 05-27-2008, 08:34 PM
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I've been rooting a Coleus cutting for three weeks now and it finally had 2 very, very small roots emerging from it.

Well, I get home today, after some very strong storms came through, and I see my rooting jar, but I don't see my Coleus cutting. The wind had blown the cutting completely UP and OUT of the jar, leaving the jar completely untouched, and I could not find the cutting anywhere!

OH I was so mad. Mother Nature got a southern cursing... LOL

Just wanted to vent and to produce a story with a moral.

MORAL of the STORY:
Never put a rooting jar outside during a hurricane.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:46 PM
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So sorry


Aw Alpha I'm so sorry about your coleus. I wish I had one to send to you to replace it but unfortunately I dont. Maybe someone here can help.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:50 PM
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Oh, no! I've got more.

Its just that this was my first ever Coleus rooting and it was working until it got blown away.

I've got more to root with. Thanks though!
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:25 PM
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Bwaaaaa! I'm SO sorry, that sort of thing always breaks my heart.

I'm currently trying to keep good thoughts for fair weather ... or at least, no bad wind storms.
Every last one of my orchids and other delicate plants is sitting out in the yard on pallets,
while we do a complete overhaul on the glasshouse shelving.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:27 AM
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It was supposed to frost here AGAIN last night. I went out and covered a couple of things but am I ever getting tired of that routine!! Its just been a really strange spring here. Each time it frosts, I think, well, thats the last one. And then the next week, they are saying its going to frost again. Surely this is truely the last one, its the 28 th of May. Geez, give me a break. LOL Mother Nature sure has a strange sense of humor.
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:48 AM
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My heart aches for ya alpha, I had that happen 2 me when I lived in fl..
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:36 AM
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Thanks guys... I'm going to get started on another cutting today. Maybe I can get it to root and get it in the ground this time.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:39 AM
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sorry alpha


sorry bout loss of your baby,, its hard,, i had one little tiny one inch of a unrooted sprout for a brug baby, i had tried to root it, and it didnt make it,, too small,a nd im unable to get them,, so i know how bad it makes you feel,, keep trying the plant friends are wonderful on here,, im sure someone has one to share,, if i did you would be more than welcome,, to two and one to spare,, its nice to have a back up, in the event of special uncertainties the two of us encountered,, my parrot little lovebird had also eaten someones, note,, i found Anitas box later on yesterday,, but I was trying to figure out who the nice pak was from,, Blessing,, s,, Beth
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:53 AM
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Hello, everyone! Alpha, sorry to hear about your babies. That is the thing I love most about this place. If you'd have told that story to just anyone, they'd have been like 'so'. Here, everyone gets it!!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:55 AM
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Totally unrelated to your loss, but a questions I've been wanting to ask. Does anyone know what the 'acorn' means under my name? I've noticed there are several different ones, 'blades of grass'. Anyone???
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:10 PM
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Hehe... they are like 'ranks'. Acorn, Sprout, Blade of Grass, etc... they go up from there.

Nothing major. It goes by your post count. Watch mine. I'm about to go up in rank in the next few posts. lol
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:19 PM
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Alright, I'll bite. What's the next rank up and will we have to salute you, lol!
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:28 PM
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Not unless you wanna salute a Blade of Grass.. LOL
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:59 PM
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Ya'll can salute me cause I'm a blade of grass now
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:05 PM
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AlphaDog stands at attention. Throwing utter respect towards Pushin'. After several moments, he cracks a grin and breaks out into the Funky Chicken Dance.

WOOHOO!

Respect is fun!
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