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Hippis loving their summer pasture

Posted by kaboehm 9a (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 14, 12 at 18:15

The hippis are enjoying their last few weeks in their summer "pasture"...lots of water, sun, and company.
The 2 green "spots" on the fence are 2 green tree frogs. I've seen loads of them amongst the hippis this summer. Good signs of healthy plants!


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RE: Hippis loving their summer pasture

Did u grow these by seed?


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about 50 are from seed...they are at the far back. You can see that there are some smaller plants/leaves. Those are from seed.

The rest are some of the 150+ H. named hybrids that I have.
K


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That's awesome! What is the main company do u buy from?


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Royal Colors and Van Engelen.
I'm lucky in that the Houston Amaryllis Society has a nice bulb sale in March or April. I've picked up dozens there.
K


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So, you have them exposed to the sun, but protected with netting, right?


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Thats awesome! I haven't ever ordered from RC before but might try them out.


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Good morning sun, protected with some reflective screen...shade cloth(?). It looks like woven aluminum foil, but it's not. They have their own sprinkler system, and get watered twice a week early morning.

When I moved them out of the greenhouse, I fed them with the Bayer 3 in 1 that contains a 3-month fertilizer. Some of the ones that I won't be cutting this winter will get the new Jobe's organic 4-4-4. And once they start growing in the spring, they get 1/2 strength Miracle Gro.
Kristi


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Being kind of new to this, and living in MI, was wondering when a good time would be to bring them inside to let them go dormant? No real good freezes yet. I accidently looked in on them too late last year when I had them bagged in the dark, in a cool garage and they had already sprouted, one almost in bloom... :( I plan on keeping the bulbs in the fridge this time so no surprises. Any ideas? Thanks in advance...
(I won't keep apples in there...fer sure)


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Now would be good...
:-)
K And good thing about the apples...


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