Pretty good for a newbie!

rjcantorJune 16, 2012

I've owned this plant less than 12 hrs and I already got it to flower. My secret was leaving it in the box for 10 hrs while I worked then scrambled around for a halfway suitable potting mix. I ended up getting 1x1x1/2" fir bark chunks, a local "fast draining" mix (much finer particles than what Al would want) and orchid bark, which is 3/16x3/16x1/16 and I used them in a 5:1:1 mix just because that looked right. The roots were in bone dry sphagnum so I watered them as soon as they were potted up, 4" deep under the mix. NAPA auto parts was already closed when I got out so I couldn't get any 'floor dry' but I really wanted it. The plants came 1 day early.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bfJf_PIOOt8/T9wojXjkDHI/AAAAAAAAGkQ/Ok53Nb1ivrs/s640/2012-06-15+23.02.01.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AzQ0-JnWMtM/T9won2_QmAI/AAAAAAAAGkY/pK-sg4hhEEs/s1600/2012-06-15+23.02.11.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ce0CL8MueTM/T9wp3BFE1-I/AAAAAAAAGmw/M0yvbhcxAQU/s1600/2012-06-15+23.05.38.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-b6Pn3XESfCU/T9wqAobf7PI/AAAAAAAAGnE/KZGXBzBL6Js/s1600/2012-06-15+23.06.13.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Hw1-49Ot8E/T9wpRZsql0I/AAAAAAAAGlk/4Bjwy8Z5Ej4/s1600/2012-06-15+23.04.07.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9knOvgDRsXU/T9wpoOuif8I/AAAAAAAAGmY/IQkzsljbKEk/s640/2012-06-15+23.05.05.jpg

See, this doesn't work. Someone please give me the right code to post these photos here :)

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pcput

rcantor, Yours code do work but have to be pasted. On photobucket it is the one marked HTML code. Also on the bottom of this page there are Instructions and in that there is a link to the test form. You can make a post and put all the links in the post to see what works. You did get one to work. Which one of the plants is this one? It's very pretty !!! Peg

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 2:58PM
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kt2fl(okla z7)

If you want to display images and you have the links to them, just use

So I would put those urls that you have begin with http and ends with jpg inside the "", just make sure there are no spaces "".

Hope that helps

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 4:40PM
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kt2fl(okla z7)

Sorry I don't think it lets me post html codes on here. I include a link you can read on. The answer you're looking for is on that page under Syntax for defining an image :)

Here is a link that might be useful: HTML images

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 4:47PM
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rjcantor

Thanks. So the code is everything after the a a using a character like a prevents the code from being interpreted :)

The one image in the first post was uploaded from my computer via the browse button under "post a follow-up"

The variety is NEBEL'S (LEI) RAINBOW. I didn't know it was coming with an inflorescence already blooming. It has a light sweet scent but it's only 14" tall so it's young :)

Right now my only camera is a cell phone. Hopefully that's soon to change :)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 1:37AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Rcantor,

Looking Marvelous!!!!

Congratulations!!!

May you have many more...

Take Care,

Laura

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 2:42AM
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rjcantor

Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 3:32AM
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