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The buzz

Posted by jeffrey_harris San Diego, CA (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 21, 06 at 17:34

Yes, even on a holiday, the bee is working it, see here on the flowers of the nude form of Kalanchoe beharensis:





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RE: The buzz

  • Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 21, 06 at 20:38

So THAT'S the buzz...
Great. Now I'm singing JCSuperstar.

Jeffrey, I poked around your McHarris photo album (snoopy-loopy), and I've got to say - your aloes are absolutely stunning. Before seeing your album, I really only had a thing for A. Marlotthii. Now I'm a goner for them all. If I get aloes this season, will you teach me to not kill them?

Shelly


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RE: The buzz

  • Posted by rpw53 z9 LA gulfcoast (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 21, 06 at 22:33

Nude? As in hairless???
Didn't know there was one - how about a photo...
Thanks
Peyton
BTW nice flowers on that thing


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RE: The buzz

Shelly,

Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you, and anoint you.
Myrrh for your hot forehead, oh.
Then you'll feel
Everything's alright, yes, everything's fine.
And it's cool, and the ointment's sweet
For the fire in your head and feet.
Close your eyes, close your eyes
And relax, think of nothing tonight.

As you see in the above stanza, Mary is advocating succulence - myrrh, as you know, comes from either the Commiphora or Boswellia trees, both of them succulent caudiciforms. Frankincense comes from the other.

Yes, of course, I'll teach you not to kill them, but I'm not sure that I can teach you anything you don't already know! Much obliged for the kind words.

Grandmaster P,

Yes, that's it precisely - nude, as in without fuzz, fuzzless, fuzzfree....

And here you go - not the best photo, but I didn't know that you would be asking for one. Otherwise.....

It's about 4' tall.





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RE: The buzz about frankincense and myrrh

Shelly,

Here's a link that will tell you more about frankincense and myrrh.

And as an aside, I am postively incensed with succulent passion that Ottawa isn't allowing you a suitable climate for Aloes.


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The Buzz about Boswellia

I wonder why the above link didn't work???

My HTML skills are that of an aardvark, I reckon.

Does is appear

HERE?

Here is a link that might be useful: Something Smells with Boswellia and Commiphora


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RE: The buzz

  • Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 22, 06 at 18:31

I *love* the frankincense and myrrh link!

But you know, Tim Rice got that bit all wrong - it wasn't myrrh. Rumour has it that it was Spikenard (Nardostachys Jatamansi) that was used.

One of the silly little things you pick up in school these days :)

S.


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RE: The buzz

  • Posted by rpw53 z9 LA gulfcoast (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 22, 06 at 19:14

Sir Jeffrey,

Thanks for the pic, and it DOES look rather bare naked, poor thing...

Peyton


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RE: The buzz

While we're comparing beharensises (beharensi? beharensae?):

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It's not nude, but I'm kind of proud - I've never gotten leaves this big (12" long) before!


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RE: The buzz

  • Posted by rpw53 z9 LA gulfcoast (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 22, 06 at 23:27

Nice one!
Peyton


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RE: The buzz

Jeff: My K.b. nudum grew from a leaf of yours and is now maybe 2/3rds the height of its parent, so I'll be looking forward to its getting equally interesting blooms. Love those stripes! How much sun does it need to be persuaded to do that?

Nice planting, Patrick. Is that K.b. 'Maltese Cross?' I think I have one that may be MC. Others showing signs of wanting to grow really big are nudum, just plain K. beharensis, and --to a lesser extent, Fang. After seeing Jeff's and your beharenses (beharensises?), I feel the urge to do some measuring. These are the first big Kals I have had and their size surprises me. I may have to reconsider where I have planted them. What is the greatest height they can reach?


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RE: The buzz

biwako, I have another one that is 4 ft. x 4 ft. I've seen them other places quite a bit taller, but quite lanky, where mine is nicely branched.

The one in the photo was just put in that pot about a year ago. It gets pampered quite a lot, being right next to my front door, hence the exceptionally large leaves. I don't think it had a specific cultivar name when I got it.


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RE: The buzz

Dear Patrick,

That's (I believe) one of the true forms of Kalanchoe beharensis. Here's one of mine (from a part of the yard that gets no sun now):




Dear Bisan,

It's in full morning sun.


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RE: The buzz

Boy, you people in the warm states sure make me jealous.
I'm here watching the snow fly outside dreaming of spring, and all of the repotting I'll do. I did just get a few plants in the mail today that made me happy. One of the plants is Cat's Whiskers, I love cats and I love plants, so a plant with a "cat" name is just what I'm looking for, granted it's no succulent, but hey what can I say.

Kathy


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