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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Mystery Reply with quote

Since all the snow we,ve had here I havent been in the front garden and neither has any of the family and this morning I've noticed some odd prints in the snow down near the bottom next to the row of bushes. Too big and too far spaced apart to be a person just wonder if its been a large dog taking a short cut and having to jump each time to get across.
Or it could perhaps be some other kind of being!! Anxious Anxious Anxious but cant say I've noticed and UFO's recently!!
(Joking apart there were reports in a newspaper recently about an U.F.O. sighting in a nearby town)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you have a deer looking to eat your plants!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait to get out and garden so I did the next best thing and re-potted a euphorbia and another plant that I absolutely do not know the name of.

I got an ad in the mail today showing a Resurrection Plant. I'd never heard of it so I did a Google search and found out some very interesting things about it. I also watched a few You Tube videos showing how this dead-looking, brown plant comes back to life full and green after being placed in water!!! I as really impressed and want to buy one now.

One of my favorite places to go in this most dreary month of January
is either Gales, Garden Village or Pettiti Garden Center. The heat and humidity in the tropical plant rooms feels great and puts me in a good mood. I love acquiring unusual plants that have striking foliage. I have some rare forms of anthuriums. I purchased a specimen plumeria stalk from Maui, Hawaii a few months back and it now has leaves. The foliage on this plant isn't striking but the flower color is stunning. Plumeria is also my favorite fragrance. I wear it every day..........well, almost.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I killed my euphorbia ! What is your secret?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I took so long to respond to you.

Euphorbias should be watered very sparingly. Let the soil get very dry and then water, but not a lot. Potting soil should be the type specified for cactus because it's very sandy and porous. I have two types of Euphorbia. I just re-potted the red flowering type. It has a lot of little flowers and blooms all year long. The bigger the pot the bigger your Euphorbia will grow.

I've got 44 plants in my sun room. Of these, I love my anthuriums the best. Their spathes are beautiful and unusual. I'm always looking for unusual plants. I love perusing the tropical humid rooms at my favorite gardening center this time of year. The heat feels so good on a cold day.

I have two types of hibiscus. The red one is forming buds now. I put some of my plants on my patio in the summer.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have the answer. I didn't keep it indoors. I planted it outdoors. Obviously it didn't like it. IT DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But lilbees, Euphorbia can be kept outdoors only in warm weather after the first frost in Spring and before the first frost of fall.

Euphorbia cannot stand our cold weather.

Use a soil suited for cactus and place the Euphorbia in a sunny location. Water sparingly. Let the soil completely dry between waterings.

Lilbees, give this plant another try. It will reward you with its delicate flowers year round.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rosie. I love the flowers on this plant. Bought it at a farmer's market. I live in Georgia 30 miles north of Atlanta. Guess I should live nearer to Savannah!

Thanks for you gardening advice though. Like the plant enough I will get another one.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello lilbees!!!!!!!!!!


I LOVE Georgia. The soil color is so beautiful, it's just like the rich rust colored soil of the Hawaiian islands. But, you've got nice weather 90% of the year there, not like Ohio. I'm in northern Ohio near Lake Erie.

Now truthfully, the other type of Euphorbia I have has a larger flower and thorns, long thorns. I'd love to see it flower again but it hasn't in the five or six years I've owned it. It has grown bigger and looks healthy but I'm thinking it isn't getting enough light to flower. I had it on the patio last summer but that still didn't encourage it to flower. The flowers on this plant are a lovely salmon color.

Do you like Clivia?? I have an orange one that flowers once a year.

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