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 Post subject: New plants!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:41 pm 
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I know it's probably not wise to buy plants when Dh is layed off, but I got every dish in my kitchen clean for the first time in ages, it took me 2 days to wash them all, (We have a lot of dishes) I also got the bathroom and laundry room clean. I think deserved a treat. Anyway I thought I'd try Hoya bella and this Dischidia again for the umpteenth time. I also got a lovely lepismium, all for 20% off! I also got a b'ugly mustard yellow s/w pot to plant the Dischidia in for $2, and the vases were $.50 each. Can you say rhetro? I think I lucked out :)

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 Post subject: Re: New plants!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:13 am 
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[quote="Mentha"]I know it's probably not wise to buy plants when Dh is layed off, but I got every dish in my kitchen clean for the first time in ages, it took me 2 days to wash them all, (We have a lot of dishes) I also got the bathroom and laundry room clean. I think deserved a treat. Anyway I thought I'd try Hoya bella and this Dischidia again for the umpteenth time. I also got a lovely lepismium, all for 20% off! I also got a b'ugly mustard yellow s/w pot to plant the Dischidia in for $2, and the vases were $.50 each. Can you say rhetro? I think I lucked out :)quote]

Of course you deserve a treat!!!And you got a bargain too, you couldn't pass that up. I'm sorry your husband was laid off. What does he do?? I guess you do have a lot of dishes. Don't you have a dishwasher??? Good place to store some (HA) we don't actually store them there, but we don't wash until we have a full load (with the 2 of us)

I like your plants!!!hoya bella...I'm not sure I ever had one of those...nor a lepismium nor a Dischidia the last one. they look exotic!!! Do any of them bloom?? I like plants thou that have interesting leaves and interesting shapes. I have many that are like that in plant family.

My aloe vera died. I guess I watered it too much, however, I didn't think I was. But it just fell out of the pot, NO ROOTS!!!

And my Kangroo fern isn't looking well. I have now put it closer to a window hopefully this will help it and it isn't too late. I got it on sale too, several months ago. Maybe it wasn't so good in store, but usually I can nurse them back.

I need to get my laundry room cleaned up too. However, 2day I'm going to tackle my walk-in closet. I can't even walk in now. (LOL)

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 Post subject: Re: New plants!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:39 am 
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Reward is good, Rhonda! Looks like you scored! I have never seen any of those for sale around here. :(

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 Post subject: Re: New plants!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:38 am 
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Congrats on the new cart jumpers and getting all the dishes done!

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 Post subject: Re: New plants!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:41 am 
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Ginny,
My husband works in construction. He makes cabinets to be exact. With the economy in a really bad straight and all the construction laws California is passing, construction has been cripled and one breath short of dead for a long time. It's almost like the current admission is ruining the economy purposfully to make people more dependant on the government. Nope no dishwasher, nor do we have a working dryer, not that we could afford to run one, either :roll: I have cut power usage to where my bill is about $60, which is really low on California standards for a house. I'm not complaining in any stretch of the world, as I know the Lord has it all under control, besides HE's bigger than the boogie man. ;)

The next time you get an aloe find out if it is a winter or summer grower and water accordingly. I had bought a lot of KG's this last winter, but they got too cold at the nursery I got them at and slowly died a painful rotting death. I think I have one out of the whole bunch left.

Rosemarie,
Try Rainbow Gardens in Vista. I'm pretty sure Nick at Grow got them there. If not I would be happy to send you a couple cuttings.

Thanks Foxy! It was quite a job for someone who utterly hates cleaning.


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 Post subject: Re: New plants!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:34 pm 
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all potted up, not as many roots as I'd hoped for.

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 Post subject: Re: New plants!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:15 am 
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Mentha, I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I'm not going into the current administration too much we, the USA is sliding more and more into socialism and yea, that is what the current administration is doing is trying to make more depend on the government/socialism.

It hard to find out if an aloe is summer or winter as I don't think where I bought it knows either. So you think that might have been my problem. I was looking for another aloe but couldn't find any, maybe I'll have to wait until the spring.

However, ( a new plant jumped into my buggy) I did buy a new plant. It is called Aralia the technical name is dizygotheca elegantissima. However this one I bought from (where else) Wal Mart and they now put a stick into most to tell you the light, water usage and growth, and fertlization. This takes high water, temp between 65 and 80 F and medium light.

I hate to clean too, and I never did much but have been turning over a new leaf. I have scheduled a cleaning day on Thursdays now that I'm retired. 2day is cleaning day...It is cleaning the bathroom day!!!

So Mentha you put your clothes outside to dry. I have a friend who wouldn't dry her clothes any other way. However, I know some residential neighbors around here who won't you put up a clothes lines. I'm glad I don't live in one of those. We looked at some houses for sale several years ago, and this one residential housing development wouldn't even let you put a flower pot out on your the little patio. (YIPES) NOT FOR ME!!!

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 Post subject: Re: New plants!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:46 am 
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Ginny, one of my plants that has survived my care over the past year or so is the same as you just got, Dizygotheca elegantissima:

I forgot how tricky it is to get a good show of plants INdoors. :P

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Try Rainbow Gardens in Vista. I'm pretty sure Nick at Grow got them there. If not I would be happy to send you a couple cuttings.

Rhonda, thanks for the offer & the info, but my cartjumpers are bad enough as it is. Vista is a bit out of my way to go -probably a good thing! :P :lol:

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