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Re: pics for you


Jim, nice pics. I love the color on them. Very reliable plants plants too. I had one that I didn't understand though. It started out as a golden color and after some time it turned a washed out pink. Never found out why.

David
http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 6:51 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] pics for you


Very nice Jim....

I tried a bougainvillea once.. didn't like spending the winter in my home,
so....

Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 1:34 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] pics for you

Bougainvillea hanging baskets is a good choice, David. Like hibiscus,
bougainvilleas bloom most in the Drab Season. Ms. Fatma recently bought
one [link below to two pictures of it in our zone 10 gallery] to hang
in our front patio this year. Bracts are white, brushed with pink.
Quite nice.

http://hort.net/+134D


On Jan 7, 2006, at 1:49 PM, David Franzman wrote:

> Hi Donna
>
> Training them to be tree form.  Did you notice that some are in
> hanging baskets?  Some varieties are very upright and make a nice tree
> form and others are just as floppy as can be and make a nice basket.
> For many that are floppy the flowers hang down and are difficult to
> see if you in a conventional pot.  These varieties, regardless of the
> color, would be lost if some way was not found to display them.  I
> believe that I was, if not the first, then the second to make baskets
> using Hibiscus.
>
> By this summer I will have baskets of other species of Hibiscus,
> Bougainvillea and possibly Abutilons as well.  Hanging baskets are a
> great way to maximize space in a greenhouse as they don't take
> tablespace.  By the way, we are also starting to grow four different
> varieties of Passifloras and three varieties of Mandevillas.  Later on
> this summer we'll also have several varieties of Colocassias.
>
> Since this is the first year of the tree form I don't have many of
> them and some nursery in New Jersey just placed an order for about a
> third of what I have.
>
> Geography lesson:  I just blew it.  I thought this was someplace else.
>  I just an order from Brunei.  Where is Brunei?.
>
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 4:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] pics for you
>
>
>> I always knew you could do it David :)
>>
>> Man... appears they loved the storm, as they are
>> blooming their fool heads off there...
>>
>> Glad I don'thave to choose just one, it would REALLY
>> be tough! Are those really purple in color? Love #6
>> too....Dumb question- Are you training them to be tree
>> form or is that just a different variety?
>>
>> Donna
>>
>> --- David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi folks
>>>
>>> I mentioned that I would try and get my act together
>>> on these pictures.  So,
>>> here are a few.  I hope you enjoy them.
>>>
>>>  http://dfranzman.photosite.com/Album7/  See Donna,
>>> I can do this.
>>>
>>> David
>>> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
>>>
>>>
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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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