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ImageSnapshot
Sep 6, 2013 10:17 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Thanks, Clint. I'll keep that in mind. Big Grin
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Sep 6, 2013 10:21 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
clintbrown wrote:Good one Bob. That would look good as a painting and framed!


When the weather gets cold and I'm stuck inside this winter I plan to "paint" some of my photos. I need some practice with a photo editor and these make good pictures to practice with. All of mine have only been edited with Picasa which is very basic although it has some fairly powerful tools that when used properly can be very useful.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Sep 7, 2013 7:39 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Bob that is a great picture , I wish mine would flower this year but it does not look like that will happen.
ImageSnapshot
Sep 7, 2013 9:15 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Thank you, Bob. Mine has other buds that will open soon as well as Julia #2 that should have blooms next week. It's a nice plant for sure and seems to be holding color longer than Cleopatra. Having said that, I think that orange Cheyenne Spirit is overall a superior plant although I won't make that final decision until next year when both plants are more mature. Both are really pretty though and both hold their color really well. I have made some artistic photos with it and it really makes a great base to work from. The combined shape and color make it a joy to work with. Today I captured some new images which I'm working on now.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Sep 12, 2013 12:11 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Here is Julia, day 6. Although she's a little faded she has held color extremely well but her orange is now more of a peach color. This is a good plant and I plan to keep the two of them and maybe even add one or two more next year.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageconeflower620
Sep 12, 2013 9:13 AM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Nice Bob. I like the curved petal, gives it some character. The Julia seems to be a strong plant for me, planted in multiple lighting conditions as well.

Here I have a couple more Julia's getting ready to bloom. These plants are 20"-21" tall with strong growth points and many buds. The faded one in background has 4 week old blooms on it. They fade to a nice sunset color.
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ImageSnapshot
Sep 12, 2013 10:33 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
My Julia and Cleopatra plants look great. Cleopatra is opening one flower right now but it's not as yellow as a previous one. I'm having a terrible white fly and mite problem on many plants including Julia. Mostly the mites are affecting the doubles though.White Flies are almost impossible to kill since conventional sprays aren't effective. They are badly damaging most of the older plants with the leaves turning brown and brittle. Most likely they won't kill the plant since it's so late but they are certainly making the plants unsightly and the affected plants have stopped blooming. Your 4 week old flowers look amazing. I'm impressed with them.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageconeflower620
Sep 12, 2013 1:22 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Sorry to hear about your bug problem. I am not familiar with white flies fortunately. If you are able to take a pic I would like to see them. My Cleopatras are doing good too, just not as yellow as I had hoped.

Thanks on the Julias. They will be a good show the next couple weeks.

Here's my first Cleo.
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ImageSnapshot
Sep 12, 2013 4:47 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Here is Julia with Cleopatra just behind her. The yellow just isn't really "there".
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageconeflower620
Sep 12, 2013 10:28 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Cool picture. Are the white flies visible to us?
ImageSnapshot
Sep 12, 2013 10:46 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
coneflower620 wrote:Cool picture. Are the white flies visible to us?


Yes. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. Earlier this week I photographed my Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset and didn't know until I opened the pictures to edit them that I had white flies on the petals. When I saw that I deleted all of the pictures otherwise I'd be able to upload one today. I'm shocked that you don't know about them, they're a real nuisance and pesticides don't work on them.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Sep 12, 2013 10:52 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
coneflower620 wrote:Cool picture. Are the white flies visible to us?


Yes. Earlier this week I photographed my Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset and didn't know until I opened the pictures to edit them that I had white flies on the petals. . I'm shocked that you don't know about them, they're a real nuisance and pesticides don't work on them.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageconeflower620
Sep 13, 2013 7:59 AM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Thanks Bob. Those don't look good. Can they totally kill the plant where it will not come back the next year?

I have been having a slug problem. It's been so dry here they are gravitating towards where I have been watering. It seems they have been disfiguring new growth at the base of my plants? Is this possible or do I have another pest that I don't know about?

ImageSnapshot
Sep 13, 2013 10:21 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
IIRC they're damage is similar to what aphids do but much harder to control. Will they eventually kill a plant? Maybe if the plant is already weak it might succomb but I think as a general rule they're more of a nuisance than anything. Here's a Wikipedia link for them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitefly To help control slugs I use slug and snail pellets.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
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SummerPerson
Sep 15, 2013 7:27 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
Here is a first bloom on a Julia that I purchased from Santa Rosa Gardens earlier this growing season.
I also have white flies. I had never seen a white fly before until last summer. I need to Google it, but I wonder if they are more existent during hot dry times.

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This Julia is really about the same color as the Cheyenne Spirit plants I purchased from Garden Harvest Supply earlier this summer.

ImageSnapshot
Sep 15, 2013 9:40 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I really like Julia. See my link above for controlling white flies. It isn't easy. They seem to be worse in the fall.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageconeflower620
Oct 3, 2013 8:47 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Here is updated shots of a Julia. This plant quite tall and very healthy, perhaps one of the best in the garden right now.
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Imageconeflower620
Jul 8, 2014 8:00 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Here are some updated pics of Julia's in their second year. Great saturated orange early fading to purplish peach late. They have grown well with large flowers and somewhat compact of a plant unlike the Cleopatra.
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ImageSnapshot
Jul 8, 2014 9:39 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I had 2 of them last year but both didn't return. They are beautiful plants and I bought one replacement this year. In retrospect I should have bought at least two but Cheyenne Spirit was more desirable so I bought 3 of them instead. The one from this year isn't allowed to bloom though.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageconeflower620
Jul 19, 2014 9:34 AM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Here is Julia about two weeks after last photo. Fading on early blooms but still nice looking with many new blooms. So many big flowers. Even have a couple volunteers coming in below.
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