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ImageMuddymitts
Feb 1, 2014 10:29 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Well I'm brand new to streps, and also to this group -- which is also brand new. Cool!! New stuff is fun! Big Grin

I've been murdering African Violets slowly for many years now -- wondering if I could do a better job with these plants (as in keep them happy, not murdering them faster). Hilarious! They certainly do come in some wonderful colors and combinations.

I'll be lurking here -- trying to learn more and deciding when to take the plunge and try my hand at streps!!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
ImageStrepbystrep
Feb 1, 2014 10:42 AM CST
Name: Dave G
CT
StrepbyStrep - The Passion Begins
Welcome Mary Ann! Though we primarily talk about streps, all Gesneriads are welcome to be discussed. I will start a forum called Gesneriad for all discussions other than Streps.

I think you will find plenty of information coming between members and information in the next few weeks. Still moving info over from a yahoogroup.
Dave G.
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ImageKyWoods
Feb 1, 2014 11:04 AM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Hi, Dave, just noticed this in the "newest threads" list on my homepage. I haven't been in a Yahoo group for years--sorry they drove everyone away, but we're glad to have you here! Can you invite other members of your former group?
I have a couple of african violets, but no streps. I would like to try them, and will research more about them. Thanks!
ImageStrepbystrep
Feb 1, 2014 11:57 AM CST
Name: Dave G
CT
StrepbyStrep - The Passion Begins
Hi Renee, thank you for your warm welcome. I have been busy setting up the group but did announce this group is now active for everyone in our yahoo group. I am sure many will drop by and become members here.

Though we primarily are about Streps, we do allow discussion of all Gesneriads. There is a separate forum called Gesneriad for this purpose. However, the main focus of this group continues to be Streptocarpus.

We are still a work in progress. Though it will show StrepbyStrep as the owner, (me) this group has two others as well, Nancy Braun and Thad Scaggs. Both are much more knowledgeable than I am and are hybridizers as well.

Hope you enjoy the group!
Dave G.
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ImageKyWoods
Feb 1, 2014 12:04 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Hmm, I would like to find one of Ms. Cessna's plants to begin my collection, in honor of the plane my son learned to fly in!
ImageStrepbystrep
Feb 1, 2014 12:14 PM CST
Name: Dave G
CT
StrepbyStrep - The Passion Begins
Let me guess....could it possibly be Liberty Belle? Smiling
Dave G.
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ImageKyWoods
Feb 1, 2014 12:16 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
I like them all, can't decide...where can I find them?
ImageStrepbystrep
Feb 1, 2014 12:22 PM CST
Name: Dave G
CT
StrepbyStrep - The Passion Begins
Did you see them on the website? Those featured are her newest hybrids for 2014. She is a member of our yahoo group and my hope is she will transfer to this one but the notice went out late last night so it maybe a bit.

Look on Facebook for her page Betty's hybrids. Do a search in the search box and will come up. There are many more she has made! She is one talented lady!!!
Dave G.
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ImageKyWoods
Feb 1, 2014 12:35 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
I see the photos, but no ordering info.
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Feb 1, 2014 12:58 PM CST
Name: Dave G
CT
StrepbyStrep - The Passion Begins
Betty does not sell her streps normally. You maybe able to ask her trade or sell on her via Facebook for now.
Dave G.
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ImageKyWoods
Feb 1, 2014 1:49 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Thanks, Dave!
ImageJB
Feb 1, 2014 3:03 PM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey
JBsBirdsandMore.com
Wild_Rose wrote:Hi JB! Glad you found this group! You beat most of us to it! LOL!
How are your streps doing now?

Karen


I have some babies. I am soooooo excited. My first attempt at propagation is beginning to show some results. We will see. I am glad to see you Karen. How are yours holding up with this crazy weather?
ImageWild_Rose
Feb 1, 2014 4:21 PM CST
Name: Karen Allen
Fredericksburg, VA
Oh mine like the cooler weather! For me, they really struggle in the heat of summer. I have over 80 varieties now, and about 50+ seedlings coming on of my own first hybridizing. I also have seedlings from some other projects, not of my own crosses. I could really use another plant shelf but do not have the room for a third. So I am having to make room on the shelves I have.

How have your plants been doing? Glad to hear you have had success propagating them! Be careful! As you can see, streps can really become addicting!
Smiling
Instead of running after perfection, why not simply walk in faith?
ImageAudrey
Feb 1, 2014 7:01 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Karen, do you sell any of yours?
ImageKyWoods
Feb 1, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
It sure sounds addicting! Do streps propagate the same way as av's?
ImageStrepbystrep
Feb 1, 2014 7:53 PM CST
Name: Dave G
CT
StrepbyStrep - The Passion Begins
Renee, yes they do. There are different ways but one is the exact way you do a AV leaf. If you go to the links, look for Streptocarpus Propagation Lesson by the Violet Barn.
Dave G.
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ImageWild_Rose
Feb 1, 2014 9:13 PM CST
Name: Karen Allen
Fredericksburg, VA
No Audrey, I do not sell streps at this time... sorry!

There are some excellent sellers on eBay, if you can wait until the weather warms up a bit. The auctions will really start ramping up in March and April.
Instead of running after perfection, why not simply walk in faith?
ImageAudrey
Feb 1, 2014 9:15 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
I'll wait, I don't want it to freeze to death, before I get it!
ImageKyWoods
Feb 1, 2014 9:42 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Guess I'll have to wait, too. Darn! lol
Aspen
Feb 2, 2014 11:46 AM CST
WOW, Dave!!! This move of ours is attracting new members Hurray! Welcome to our group everyone Smiling I see some familiar names on here from another site which is great. Audrey, streps should do well for you in an east/southeast window (I live in MO also). Bright indirect light. Someone asked about Betty's streps. I am thinking Thad will be selling some for her on e-bay. Someone correct me on that if I'm wrong but I think that's what she said.

Again, this is great and lots of chat to read. I think this move was a good one.

Connie

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