My New Additions from the AV Show

snappyguyMarch 8, 2010

My wife and I went to the Spring Branch AV Show here in Houston and picked up these little jewels:

Rebel's Splatter Kake

Streptocarpus "Blue Mars"

Episcia "Silver Skies"

I wish the silver color of the Episcia showed up better. The photo does it no justice.

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Really good choices!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2010 at 7:29PM
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snappyguy

Thanks Irina! I can't wait for the strep and episcia to bloom. This is my first go with other gesneriads.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2010 at 9:11PM
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fred_hill(6)

Good luck with the gessies.
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   March 8, 2010 at 10:49PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Like Irina said, good choices. Welcome to the world of gesneriads.

Larry

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 1:59AM
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snappyguy

Thanks Larry. The leaves on the episcia are so nice I almost don't care if it ever blooms! They have that same shimmering quality to them that AVs have in their flowers.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 12:19PM
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anna_lisa(Quebec)

I love the strepocarpus I had many at one time

    Bookmark   March 13, 2010 at 1:45PM
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contrarymarypat(5)

Very nice! My Rebel's Splatter Kake has lost most of the purple fantasy and blooms pink with a white edge - still very pretty but may get another if I have the chance. I love the episcias too. Have a few streps but they have not done too well since I moved in Dec.

Did you manage to only buy 3 plants at the show??? I have not been able to do that yet, but may have to contain myself from now on. LOL

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 2:18PM
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snappyguy

Only got 3 plants at the show. My wife and I only brought about $12 between us so we couldn't get much. It's a good thing because there were a lot of nice plants.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 3:30PM
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okie_deb(6 OK. zip 737)

I went to the Wichita, KS. show/sale last weekend and brought home:
Rob's Dandy Lion
Painted Silk
Rob's Calypso Beat
Jolly Sunrise
Milky Way Trail
Tiny Woods Trail
Strep. Iced Pink Flamingo
I also met a plant friend from FB there as well. A great day all in all!,,,Debbie

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 4:39PM
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