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Finally... an all new plant profile! #332653 Oct 10th, 2010 at 09:47 AM
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Up until today, my project has been mostly dedicated to restoring and updating pages that were written a decade (or so) ago...
This morning I tossed a dart at the thousands of unused plant and flower photos in my album and came up with a...
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Re: Finally... an all new plant profile! [Re: Wild Willy] #332654 Oct 10th, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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Love those flowers - wish I could grow them here!


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Originally Posted by Wild Willy
Up until today, my project has been mostly dedicated to restoring and updating pages that were written a decade (or so) ago...
This morning I tossed a dart at the thousands of unused plant and flower photos in my album and came up with a...
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Chinese Lantern Plant


I have those here in Ky...only around my Columbine...... why


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Very nice..btw..I am loving the 'Plant of the day' thumbup


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I love chinese lanterns. And now I know why my seeds didn't germinate. Those seeds that require light to germinate always throw me. I'm definitely trying again this comming spring.


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Re: Finally... an all new plant profile! [Re: Wild Willy] #332857 Oct 13th, 2010 at 07:26 AM
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Re: Finally... an all new plant profile! [Re: Wild Willy] #332861 Oct 13th, 2010 at 07:59 AM
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blush whoooops! blush

Thank you!!!

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[b]Schlumbergeras... Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus and Easter cactus[/b]

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Thanks for that one, Bill-- kissie

I have like 9 cactus plants.
and I read up some---
Only one might be root bound enough to bloom.
I only think that because I bought it last year when it was blooming & I have not transplanted it.


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Re: Finally... an all new plant profile! [Re: Wild Willy] #333351 Oct 20th, 2010 at 02:18 PM
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This one took a while longer than normal...
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Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea', Purple Wood Spurge

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What an interesting plant...too bad it doesn't grow here.


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We’ve always said grandmas gardens were magical. According to your write up the Chinese lanterns shouldn’t live in her gardens yet they thrive there. Its zone 5, with moderate to poor soil, lots and lots of clay. They also grow there in dappled to full shade. These little suckers send out their rhizomes and have spread everywhere we even end up mowing them down as they love the lawn. Now hers are well established and been growing in that garden for longer than I’ve been alive, so I don’t know how far apart they were originally planted but now they grow very crowded where ever they can find space. I love them. Through out the summer they masquerade as all sorts of other perennials but in the fall when everything dies back then you can see a border of orange lanterns around most of the yard.


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Originally Posted by Shani
According to your write up the Chinese lanterns shouldn’t live in her gardens yet they thrive there. Its zone 5,

I rechecked and you are right... Thank you! kissie
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Re: Finally... an all new plant profile! [Re: Wild Willy] #333636 Oct 25th, 2010 at 08:51 AM
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Re: Finally... an all new plant profile! [Re: Wild Willy] #333641 Oct 25th, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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you continue to astound me, WW. Georgous additions...

I am simply in love with the Clivia miniata... The Fire lily

The older I get teh more I love flowering plants for the indoors. I guess I really need to go shopping---I need something around until my Holiday cactus decide to bloom.


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Chinese lanterns volunteered in my vege garden for a few years. I had no idea what they were and posted a picture here and they were quickly identified.

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Originally Posted by JunieGirl
Georgous additions...
I am simply in love with the Clivia miniata... The Fire lily

Her name is Olivia... She has lived with me for almost 40 years now! One of my very first plants... grin


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Olivia is one beautiful lady.

Zinnia's are my mom's favorite flower.


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I like the plant of the day picture and information. I wonder what it is about pansys that allows them to grow through the winter when almost everything else is killed off.

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Originally Posted by Bestofour
I wonder what it is about pansys that allows them to grow through the winter when almost everything else is killed off.
I think Mother Nature just wants to be sure that we gardeners don't give up hoping spring will be here soon... why


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True, it's like crocus..they bloom here through the snow.


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I love flowers that come up through the snow, Snow drops are one of my favourite for it.


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I have a few of these. Just not as house plants. Easy going in a mild climate garden too.


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Originally Posted by Tina
I have a few of these. Just not as house plants. Easy going in a mild climate garden too.

Thank you for the reminder...
I updated the page to include a little info about growing them in the garden. I'll try to remember to include garden growing in all future house plant profiles. :wink:


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Everywhere calls all kinds of things house plants that can grow outside, in the ground, in my climate. When I go for info I can rarely find info about their proper situation outdoors. Mine are all trial and error. I have killed quite a few plants with the 'error' part.
But I have also had successes. I have about 500 sq. ft. of spiderplants covering a cliff of a more than 45 degree angle. They make an awesome groundcover and are wonderful at holding soil in place. Every single one I have tried indoors had died on me. rolz


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Re: Finally... an all new plant profile! [Re: Wild Willy] #334026 Oct 31st, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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Gloxinias are such a sexy plant to my way of growing. My mom bought them once when I was a kid. Of course they didn't survive any length of time at all but they sure were gorgeous.


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Last edited by Wild Willy; Nov 2nd, 2010 at 09:52 AM. Reason: added Dusty Miller
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So that's why your dusty miller looks so much better than mine did even before the rabbits got to them. Well now that I have the cat I may see about growing them again. Who knows maybe I'll get lucky.


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Just when I think you have them all---here you come with a new flower/bush, etc.
Thanks so much, WW. it is really enjoyable to read & it helps one get ideas for future reference.


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Originally Posted by JunieGirl
Just when I think you have them all---here you come with a new flower/bush, etc.

Thankfully most are not for my zone, keeps the spending under control shewinks


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