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buzzb(9)October 21, 2012

Hello. My name is Mike and I live in central Florida. I have been hanging around GW for a few months now and I figured it was time I introduced myself.

I'm a big fan of plants and Hoyas in particular (along with a few others). Reading all your posts has been vey interesting and educational and I sure do appreciate all the knowledge and enthusiasm.

It started when I took care of my mom's H carnosa about a year or so ago. Now I have 22 different hoyas and a couple dischidia. I find it amazing that there are nurseries everywhere in Florida but very few places that carry "houseplant" type plants. But I haven't let that slow me down too much.

: )

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emt23(5)

Welcome Mike! Glad to hear from you. We are all at different levels of knowledge but share the same love of hoya. And the challenges they do offer. ~ Mary

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 6:07AM
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denise_gw

Hi Mike, and welcome to the Hoya forum. You're right - it's hard to find anything but the most common houseplants, but there are more places to find Hoyas down there than most anywhere else in the country. I've heard of folks from our forum touring Herman Englemann's (Exotic Angel) and Secret Garden Rare Plants (Cowboyflowerman of eBay). But you're right - it's hard to find anything but the most common ones at your local nursery. I've often wondered why since they are such great plants to grow in your home...

Look forward to seeing you around the forum!

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 8:34AM
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Klea(4b)

Hi Mike! Welcome to the forum. : )

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 9:31AM
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greedygh0st

Nice to meet you, Mike. Glad to read your introduction. :) Do you have a favorite Hoya?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 12:31PM
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buzzb(9)

Hard to pick a favorite, but this H. lacunosa 'Ruby Sue' has been in perpetual bloom all summer, and my carnosa is large and blooms a ton also so it's pretty easy to like them. Sorry about the image quality....cell phone in poor light.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 4:48PM
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emt23(5)

Impressive Mike! ~ Mary

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 4:54PM
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greedygh0st

I know I'm a liiiiiiiiiittle biased, but my first reaction when I see a photo of an exuberant plant like that is:

How do vendors sell other plants when they are sitting next to Hoyas?

^_~

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 4:54PM
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Klea(4b)

What a beautiful lacunosa! I've always loved the way lacunosa smells, and when there's plenty of umbels the scent is really strong. : )

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 6:40PM
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buzzb(9)

Thanks! I usually check on everything in the evening, after dinner. By then the fragrance is strong. I have another lacunosa out there that is in bloom also....not sure of the name... But with both of them blooming its a bit over-whelming.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 7:09PM
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geosdee(Zone 8 FL Panhandle)

Mike where in central florida do you live. Joni lives in Sarasota and has wonderful hoya's. She doesn't usually mind a visit if you let her know in advance.

Dee

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 11:06AM
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buzzb(9)

I live northeast of Tampa...

I think I might have met her at the Plant show and sale at USF... Can't remember for sure, but it was someone here in Florida that sells Hoya's on line. She didn't bring any to the plant sale though. She didn't want to compete against USF Botanical Gardens as they have a really nice selection of Hoya's for sale.
Mike

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 5:04PM
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buzzb(9)

I thought about it on my way home from work... It wasn't Joni that I met at the USF plant show and sale.... It was Gardino's. I purchased a pandanus from them. Same deal though... They didn't bring Hoyas.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 7:38PM
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buzzb(9)

My plant area. Hope to add a green house someday.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 1:15PM
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greedygh0st

I love your grow area, Mike! It has a nice peaceful atmosphere.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 10:11AM
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buzzb(9)

Thanks GG. It is peaceful and I enjoy spending time out there. I'm interested in seeing other members growing areas. Maybe I should start a thread?...?

Mike

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 11:00PM
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