hippeastrum addiction

danglesMay 12, 2013

just my thouhgts on on this affliction I find that it is the thing that I think about most of the time I can hardly wait for the dorment season to start because then im getting closer to the next blooming season but before this I have work to do on rejuvenating my beds and building new beds for the babies that have been started from last seasons seeds lots and lots lol the exciting part is watching the scaps starting to emerge on the re flowering bulbs but the real exciting part is the scapes on bulbs that have not flowered before I find I gat really excited and can hardly sleep I just want to watch them and have even gone out at night with a torch to check I have it really bad also I cant wait to see your creations they get me really excited as well please add your thoughts to this thread as to how your addiction effects u it should be interesting to hear your story as well Regards and happy growing Dannt

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I have been known to visit my hothouse on numerous occasions for a head count before bed, especially when the heat pads are on under seeds. Lol..

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 6:09AM
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I play music for the flowers (lol) and if the weather is bad, cloudy and rainy for a whole week I leave a infra red lamp on for the hippies during the night. Sometimes sit and look at each one of them checking if everything is alright.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 6:43AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Danny, do you have squirrels or any small mammals that disturb the bulbs in beds! I am getting ready to make large beds in the next year, but worry about bulbs being dug up by squirrels and things getting mixed up.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 5:28PM
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You talk about rejuvenating beds and building new ones. Would you share how you do this? Also, how do you start your seedlings and how do you care for so many? Whatever you are doing works - as you have so many beautiful flowers.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 6:49AM
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