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Re: Ceres/bringing the yard inside


Hi Ceres-sorry it took so long to reply. My Tibouchina doesn't really start
blooming well until later summer. In your climate, I'd guess you would need
to fertilize the heck out of it with major phosphorus early in spring and
keep it up. I have two different types of tibouchinas, can't recall their
species name at the moment, they come in to the greenhouse, my cacti,
begonias, tropical hibiscus, a few ferns, and that's about it. I have to
prune some of them pretty severely to get them to fit, but we have such a
long growing season that it doesn't matter for me. They start putting out
new growth in the greenhouse in the winter. Oh, and of course I move my
orchids inside, but I usually keep them in the house so I can keep a close
eye on them.
Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ceres/bringing the yard inside


> In a message dated 10/13/04 7:06:58 PM, hodgesaa@earthlink.net writes:
>
> << I'll be bringing in a lot of stuff, but not nearly that much. >>
>
> Andrea, I washed plants all day today again & still do not have them all
in
> the house from the garage but I am out of room.  My plants are so much
bigger
> this year.  I must be creative tomorrow before I can move more in.  I do
place
> multi plants in many of my pots which does help.
>     What plants do you bring in?
>     What is the secret of getting Tibouchina to bloom? My plant is either
2-3
> yrs old but it has never filled out as nicely as I would like and is not a
> prolific bloomer.
>     One of my favorites that I got this year is Sanchezia.  The yellow
veined
> foliage is gorgeous.  I had to transplant to a larger pot before bringing
it
> in.  I had it in a yellow hi glaze pot but could only find a bigger yellow
> gold pot.
>     Ceres
>
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