Who's planting Caladiums this year? forum: Who's planting Caladium's this year?

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Imageplantladylin
Jan 6, 2011 7:20 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Me! Me! Me! I Need to go take a look at http://www.caladiumbulbs4less.com/servlet/StoreFront to see what Bill has available this year and decide which ones I want to plant! I think I'm going to do some hanging baskets for the front porch that gets just a little morning sun as well as planting a few in mixed containers for the deck. Like everyone else, I can't wait for Spring to get here to begin planting! Big Grin


ImageAudrey
Jan 7, 2011 10:40 AM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Lin, didn't you send me some Hoya a couple of years ago? If so, they're doing great, one is in bloom right now! The large leaf one has bloomed and I was surprised to see such a large bloom! I shared them with my daughter, I don't know how hers are doing.

Is it hard to grow caladiums? I've always wanted some, but never had the money to spare for them. AND, I don't know which ones to get!
Imageplantladylin
Jan 7, 2011 1:11 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Hi Audrey! Yes, I do believe I sent you a couple of Hoya's a few years ago. The one with the large bloom must be Hoya carnosa "Krimson Princess" ... Great Growing! This one doesn't bloom often for me and it usually only blooms in summer when it does decide to bloom. Great Growing!

When did you move to Missouri? Didn't you live in either KY or TN? Is it real cold there? We've had some awful cold here already, December was the coldest Dec. in history for Fla, we had quite a few nights in the upper 20's. I lost many, many plants last winter which was record breaking cold for a couple of months. We had many freezes and my house is so small I don't have much space for plants inside so they were out on the back porch and deck all covered in blankets but it was still way too cold for tropical plants!

Caladium's are very easy to grow and are so pretty! In your area I think you'd have to treat them as annuals, or dig the tubers and store them during the winter. I grow them in the ground as well as in containers and hanging baskets. Some have come back year after year but many didn't re-emerge because of our freezing winter last year ... the ground just got too cold for them.

If you look through Bill's catalog at Caladiums4less you will see that some are sun tolerant, but most prefer bright shade, and they all love heat and humidity. As to which ones to grow? Wow, there are many beauties available to choose from!

Lin

ImageAudrey
Jan 8, 2011 12:54 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Yes, I lived in Tn. but I just moved about 40 miles from there! I'm in the bootheel of Mo., and the weather is about the same.
Imagekimarj
Jan 8, 2011 1:03 PM CST
Name: Kim Glenn
Philadelphia PA
I will be planting some too Hurray! Thumbs up Hurray!
ImageAudrey
Jan 8, 2011 1:06 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
I'm gonna try at least one! I'd also like to try and plant some thorny shrubs on the front and side of my lot, to keep these big teenage boys out! I caught them once and told them to get out of my yard and one said" "F--- you b---h!" See why I don't want them in my yard!!?
ImageOnewish1
Jan 8, 2011 1:07 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
Scotch thistle will do the trick Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagekimarj
Jan 8, 2011 1:12 PM CST
Name: Kim Glenn
Philadelphia PA
I agree Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagecaladiums4less
Jan 10, 2011 12:03 PM CST
Name: Bill Kurek
Lake Placid, FL
Here's the link to the classified ad I'm currently running on DG. Sale ends on Jan. 23rd
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1148487/

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