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Imagebatflower
Oct 18, 2011 7:34 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
Its getting to be that quiet time of year, when not much is blooming, or growing too activity. I thought this would be a good time to talk about our favorite plants.
here are some of mine:

This is begonia bowerii, Its an older variety that's dropped in popularity since there are so many crazy hybrids out nowadays. It is a very easy care plant, I grow it in a north window that gets too cold for a lot of fancier begonias and doesn't have the best humidity in the winter, and it just flourishes.
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this is Homalomena rubescens I've had this plant about 3 years now...this is an outdated picture. Its grown a lot since then. It spense the summer on the porch in 100% shade and the winter not quit directly under a sky light It always looks terrible for a short while when it first comes in, hence the older picture Sticking tongue out
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Now, lets see some of yours!
ImageSteven
Nov 1, 2011 3:51 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
This is an older pics but Oxalis 'Sunset Velvet' is one of my favorites, I only got it earlier this year but its such an amazing orange colour I can't imagine ever being without it Thumbs up

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Also Shamrocks. I just love them and it reminds me I need to bring in the tubers Blinking
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ImageLauraCarnosa
Nov 16, 2011 11:02 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Been so quiet here, lately. I must bust out the camera and pitch in.

Lovely pics, both of you.

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imagebatflower
Nov 17, 2011 10:00 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
Thanks Laura.
here are a few more:
this is cashew tree I grew from seed. I unfortunately just lost it this fall Angry I'll have to start a new one
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This is one of my cactus tables from last summer
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clerodendron ugandense
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ImageLauraCarnosa
Nov 17, 2011 2:55 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
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Borrowed this from the above noted site....

Just got a schlumbergera with JUST like this @ WM. Never seen colours like that B4!!

I promise to try to keep this one alive. I killed one 7 years ago, before I knew better...
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imagecpawl
Nov 17, 2011 5:12 PM CST
Name: cindy
Delta, BC,Canada
Julie, I love your cactus table,is that flower from one of your cactus plants?

Laura,My two schlumbergera are blooming also but they both seem to be unhapping.They are a bit soft and droopy. Confused
ImageLauraCarnosa
Nov 17, 2011 5:48 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
I am not getting too attached to mine. Sticking tongue out
I have a bad history with these, but I though since I'm a hoya-nista now, I could handle it!

We'll see about that. It was an impulse buy! Currently in isolation away fr my hoya babies!
I really have no idea how to care for this thing.... Rolling my eyes.
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageCeeDub
Nov 17, 2011 7:31 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
I've loved seeing all of your plants, they're all so healthy and happy.

I keep thinking that I should have a favourite plant that isn't a hoya ... its not working though. This is one of my first hoyas (once I started collecting seriously). There is some speculation that it is not a hoya at all, but I don't care. It'll always be the Shooting Star Hoya for me. The first time I saw a picture of its flowers, I gasped and stared a the picture until my eyes hurt. That it flowers so frequently and abundantly is still a pure joy. This plant is seven years old, and mother to many, many others.

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Christine
ImageLauraCarnosa
Nov 17, 2011 7:42 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
One of the lovliest, IMHO.

SO easy & care-free. For sure one of my faves. Such a reliable bloomer. Thumbs up
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imagecpawl
Nov 17, 2011 8:58 PM CST
Name: cindy
Delta, BC,Canada
Christine,I really like this hoya.
I gave my mom a small cutting a few years back and now when ever her friends see it blooming they beg her to get me to share.I have given a few away but she all ways seem to have more friends asking.
About 2 years ago I was given a spotted leaf multiflora.It grows so slow for me but it has finely grown one peduncle,maybe come spring I will get to see a flower.This is one to get its so dainty with little white spots on the leaves.It came with the number of IML 0153.
ImageLauraCarnosa
Nov 17, 2011 9:03 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
~Laura Carnosa adds IML#0153 to "the list"~
from the catalogue:

0153 I multiflora Java speckled leaf variety, large heads of yellow & pinkish/white flowers. $11.00

Sounds like you are in for a treat! Angel
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageCeeDub
Nov 17, 2011 9:06 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Thanks Cindy. I'm on the fence about the speckled hoya multiflora. I've had that one more than 4 years, and it grows and grows, grows peduncles too, but they always fall off before any buds appear. It doesn't mind if I take cuttings, but I think I'll stop doing that until I see flowers now. Tough love might work. Hilarious! I got a cutting of a variegated multiflora last summer and its flowered twice already. I did come to the conclusion though that the speckled one doesn't like very much direct sun, totally unlike its cousins.
Christine
Imagecpawl
Nov 17, 2011 9:15 PM CST
Name: cindy
Delta, BC,Canada
I like just how it looks so if I can not get it to bloom I am ok with that. Rolling my eyes.
ImageLauraCarnosa
Nov 17, 2011 9:17 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Not me! I want blooms! Whistling
That's what I like about my shooting star from PLG. It came out of the box BLOOMING! Rolling on the floor laughing
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imagebatflower
Nov 18, 2011 7:47 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
I've got to find hoya multiflora, its been on my want list for many years, but because its more common, I keep putting off getting one .
The flower on my cactus table is from an Echinopsis cactus, Its a night bloomer, but it stays open till it's hit with direct sun. The bloom smells lemony
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close up of the flower
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ImageCeeDub
Nov 18, 2011 9:29 AM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
That's truly awesome Julie.

I can help you out with your multiflora woes Big Grin . I'll send you a cmail.

Christine
ImageLauraCarnosa
Nov 22, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
You beat me to it, Christine!

Mine wasn't ready to be snipped on (again!) for the fall exchange! Whistling
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageCeeDub
Nov 22, 2011 2:48 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
'Sokay, mine's a window hog that needs to be cut back to nothing and restarted - but that can wait for spring. Meanwhile a cutting is happily rooting for Julie, who lives just a little ways off the route I take to my mother's.

Christine
ImageLauraCarnosa
Nov 22, 2011 4:07 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Wonderful. You have no trouble starting plants in fall?

Still interested in curtisii come spring? I could root some around March, maybe?

How do you root multiflora? I've heard water is best...b/c of the thin leaves?
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageCeeDub
Nov 22, 2011 7:09 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
That would be so nice Laura! Thank you. I'll take a look at your hoya 'wants' and we can talk further.

Yes, I do have trouble with cuttings this time of year, but bottom heat, high humidity and daily misting really help - a regimen I would have scoffed at many years ago as too much work. Also there's these gel packs you can get at Canadian Tire for rooting that work really well on most, and without bottom heat too.
Christine

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