A couple late season bloomers

houstonpat(9a)August 31, 2011

Guillot's Sunset

Sariah's Curly Pink

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the_first_kms2(8/9)

Pat, Your GS looks great. Did you plunge it or is it in the ground?

The Sariah's Curly Pink you gave me has a seedpod.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 8:50PM
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andrew78(6)

Hi Pat,
I love Sariah's Curly Pink....Just AWESOME!! I am getting some seeds of this variety so in what 4 years I will hopefully be able to enjoy them too!!

Thanks for the pics!

Andrew

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 10:31PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hello Pat,

Love the pictures of the Guillots Sunset and the Sariahs Curly Pink...they are loving your heat down in the South!!!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful trees and blooms!!!

Laura in VB

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 11:15PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Pat, wow!

DO you plunge your pots in the ground or plant in Spring and dig each Fall? Tell us! Or maybe just cover the plants during cold weather?? What do others in your area do? If you dig, do you pot them up or store bareroot?

I had a friend in Houston who used to put his plants in a gazebo over winter. Then he 'wrapped' the gazebo with plastic wrap and stuck a small heater in there.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 8:56AM
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sunseeker53(10a CA USA)

Very nice flowers on your plants Pat! The G.S. looks so healthy with so many leaves and flowers!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 10:53AM
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houstonpat(9a)

Thanks and Hafa adai y'all!
The G.S. is in a black plastic ~20gl pot, half buried and surrounded by caladium. It gets full sun till about 2pm. I store many staghorn and other tropicals in a plastic wrapped shade house over winter with a small electric heater and fan running. I keep the fan running all summer even through rain (no rain this summer though). The bloom on the SCP was a surprise as I had cut the top off that branch this spring.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 5:16PM
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jandey1(TX8)

Pat, do you mean the original tip was cut off and that's a new tip this summer that's blooming?

I'm starting to confuse your photos with Dewaine's, which is a high compliment. Beautiful shot of SCP!

I haven't seen/heard "hafa adai" since I was on Guam. A long time ago.

Jen

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 6:57PM
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sunseeker53(10a CA USA)

Wow Pat, I'd like to know what your electricity bill looks like :-)

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 7:35PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Pat, do you trim all the roots that grow out of the pots when you dig them?

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 8:29PM
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houstonpat(9a)

Yeah Jen, I was a "Navy Brat"; born on Guam. Yup, I cut the tip off SCP in the spring. From a stem

    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 2:44PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Pat, does your garage have lights on in winter? How long is your 'dormancy' period? Do you remove most of the leaves prior to 'storage'? What is the coldest temp they must endure in your garage? Also, do you find your plants do better when you 'plant' the pots vs. not?

I find my plants do best when the roots grow out of the pot and into the garden soil for the summer.

Sorry, lots of questions. Just like to compare notes.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 9:46AM
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