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Re: lost??

we're here, just finally getting nice weather, so I'm pruning roses.  there
is also no heat in this room so it was too cold to spend much time in here
most of the past 3-4 weeks.

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 3:49 PM, <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:

> Cyndi, the ones that have tiny buds should bloom.  As for
> continuing bloom, it depends on the plant.  Real old-fashioned
> ones, which mine is, will continue to put out buds for a long
> time - some years I have had blooms from before Christmas
> until nearly Easter. In recent years nurseries have developed
> varieties that put out a very heavy bloom all at once and then
> don't repeat.  They look spectacular when they are in bloom,
> but when it's over, it's over.  Since yours has a few blooms now
> and still some buds, it will likely have a longer bloom period.
> I think one reason this plant has only just begun to bloom this
> year is that I really neglected it last summer.  They like to be
> given fresh soil and put outside in a shady place for the summer.
> I didn't repot this one, and kept it in all summer, so it has been
> reluctant to blossom.  This is an offspring of a plant I used to see
> in an old-people's home where we went to give church services
> at least 40 years ago.  That plant was massive - must have been
> three feet across.  I have never let one get that big - just keep it
> to a 10" pot size - but I have given away many of its offspring.
> In a message dated 2/14/2011 4:35:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes:
> Next time I gripe about how cold I am, when it's 25 degrees, I will have
> to re-read this. Wow so much ice!
> I had to look up Boweia, those are interesting looking plants.
> I have a Christmas cactus too, never had one before but this summer I
> was in the 99 cent store and they had a bunch of them in little 2" pots.
> They must have been just potted up because they only had one rooted
> segment and one more growing. But it's come a long way since June and it
> bloomed this winter. I got 3 blooms but there are tiny buds on 3 other
> sections; do you think they will flower too or is it a one-time deal
> each year?
> Cyndi
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