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#53379 May 28th, 2007 at 07:29 PM
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Well here we are... the first datura blooming this spring!

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and another one starting to open up ...

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I was sent some purple and white ones recently and have planted them and I think I have a solid purple one starting to bloom IF I didn't mix the seeds up with my white ones notme egad


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clap diane thats sooooo beauitful! flwr


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Thanks Chirsty I think I sent you seeds from these didn't I?? DID you plant them??


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Oh, so pretty. It seems to glow in the dark.


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That's so nice! diane, how did you get the seeds to germinate? i haven't had luck with bottom heat of in paper towels. out of despiration (it that even a word?) i just scatter a hand full over some dirt lol


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What an eye opener first thing this morning - absolutely stunning, Diane!

I, too, received some seeds from you, but didn't start them, and am thinking it will be too late for this year. Do you get to leave those outdoors during winter, or do you need to take them indoors like I would have to?


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#54288 May 29th, 2007 at 03:05 PM
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Kenny~~ I just soak in water for a couple of hours and put in the ground and lightly cover with soil and keep moist They like lots of water and compost and regular 20-20-20 feeding untill blooming then I go to a higher middle #!

Lynne This bush has been out all winter it died back and I covered heavily with leaves.. and they doo Grow very fast once the seed starts It may not be to late to start!

Thanks Friends~~ IT is soo pretty to see @ night!! and smells heavenly!! They like full sun But I have this one a.m, sun afternoon shade for TX heat in the summer,,


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yep diana you did!!!
all my datura's are still lil seedlings in the green house, cant wait till they grow up, :}


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Ohh Good Christy!! I can't wait to see your results!!

Triss These started opening about 7pm and I kept watching it untill about 10 I couldn't see if I was getting a picture of it or not untill the flash went off LOL,, so I took lots and lots of pictures LOL One they get 1/2 way open it's only a matter of about another 40 minutes and it was opened IT would be awesome to get a movie clip of it and speed it up huh??


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TOo bad my camera won't take clips for over 15 minutes,, or believe me I'd give it a try!! LOL

Now I'm waiting for another Datura to bloom ~~ I'm sooo hopeing it's the purple one!!!


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Wow, very pretty Diane. Those are great shots. That would be neat to watch a video of your daturas opening. Are you going to try this?

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Hi Stephanie!! Noo I won't try it IT would take too long and my camera doesn't film long enough ,, BUT it would be cool to see wouldn't it???


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