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Re: hibiscus- YO Dave!

Wish I was closer so I could help get that family plant in for the winter. 
Mine probably in similar shape but much smaller.  Looks terrible.
I just think it might be best to mine out of it's misery.  Although
propagation is probably illegal or something, I bought one plant and am trying
to retain just one plant, so I will fight the plant police if necessary. LOL!
And Auralie, about that last comment... don't even think about it- we need you
here to give those comments of wisdom and reality.

--- On Tue, 9/9/08, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:

From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] hibiscus- YO Dave!
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 8:50 PM

Not one of David's fancy ones, but one that the tree crashed down
upon last summer. It was a very old plant, and the crash split it
down the middle. I was about to throw it out, but it seemed to have
life.  I repotted it and brought it in for the winter. This spring, it had
a bit of new growth but not much. I took the pot outside and planted
caladium bulbs in it but left the pitiful-looking stub of the old plant in
the pot.  By the end of the summer it has a bunch of shoots about
a foot high, but has not sent up anything like the previous plant.  I
just can't discard a plant that is trying so hard to live - after all, this
plant had been part of the family for some fifteen or more years - but
I don't know if it's worth hauling in again.  I know I will if I can
someone to do it - we're getting too old and feeble to move the big
pots in and out each year - but somehow I don't think this one is
going to make another winter - nor may I.

In a message dated 9/9/2008 9:08:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:

Yo David!... or anyone.

I have one of Davids fancy hibiscus that has been put thru the storm ringer
life.  Poles crashed on it in storms and various incidents throughout the
couple of years.  Although it is alive, it looks terrible in form and has
areas that could easily be attacked by insects etc. I don't see an easy way
prune it to make it look like a plant again.

So... I was thinking of attempting to start another plant and let nature
it course with the original plant.

So.... how do I do that with the best results?  Do I have to wait till next

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