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Re: night blooming cereus


Woman - you crack me up but you need to slooowww down.  Your schedule would kill me dead in 3 days.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 30 Aug 2003 20:02:01 -0500

>You want easy?  Night blooming cereus can take some ridiculous abuse and 
>still come out beautiful.  I know.  One of the WONDERFUL folks on this list 
>sent me a cutting (which I now cannot remember because I lost the piece of 
>paper on it).  When it was mailed to me...they said, "let it root some more 
>in water, then plant it".  Well, I stuck it in a jar of water and promptly 
>forgot about it.  When I discovered it, the plant had been with NO water for 
>I don't know HOW long.  Short on time (as usual it seems) I put more water 
>in there and thought to myself "now, I won't forget this time..and I'm going 
>to plant that thing if it harelips the Pope".  Well...you guessed it...I 
>forgot about it.  It dried out AGAIN.  This time...I put it in a clay pot 
>with some less than wonderful soil.  By this time it's fall, and I'm doing 
>my fall clean up and digging up my purple fountain grass etc.  I put it on 
>my garden bench in the garage..thinking I'll get to it.  I forgot about it.  
>When springtime rolled around...I found it.  It had been knocked over by one 
>of my cats...alllllll dried out...looking sad.  *&@#!!!!  I need to plant 
>this before it dies!!!  So I did.  I put it on my back porch this summer.  
>It has doubled in size.  I'm sure that next year it might have a bloom on 
>it.  SOOOOOOOooooo, like I said...it can take abuse and still thrive.  I did 
>the same thing to my orchids (phals) and they are still going strong!
>
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>
>
>>From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] night blooming cereus
>>Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:19:45 -0500
>>
>>Lynda, If you have some to spare, I'd love to have one.
>>Cathy
>>On Thursday, August 28, 2003, at 08:36 AM, Lynda Young wrote:
>>
>>>Not Marge - but I'll jump in here.  Bonnie, they're absurdly easy to
>>>grow.  Pretty much just plant and water.  Mine is in almost full sun and
>>>gets watered daily during the summer.  This is the fourth year I've had
>>>it and, boy, did it perform this year.  I've had two blooming periods -
>>>once near the beginning of July with about 50 blooms and the latest just
>>>this week.  Monday night we had 35 blooms open and almost as many
>>>Tuesday night.  I think they must enjoy being root bound - in previous
>>>years we've had nowhere near as many blooms.  I overwinter it in a cool
>>>greenhouse but that's going to be problematic this year because it's
>>>gotten so large.  I'm going to have to cut it back drastically.  If you
>>>would like  cuttings let me know and I'll be glad to send you some.
>>>
>>>Lynda
>>>Zone 7 - West TN
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>>>Behalf Of Bonnie Holmes
>>>Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 9:14 AM
>>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>>Subject: RE: [CHAT] night blooming cereus
>>>
>>>
>>>Marge...absolutely beautiful...the pictures from various angles and
>>>distances really show off the bloom's beauty.  Is it difficult to grow?
>>>
>>>Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>[Original Message]
>>>>From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
>>>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>Date: 08/26/2003 4:13:37 PM
>>>>Subject: RE: [CHAT] night blooming cereus
>>>>
>>>>Awesome picture Marge... how long does the blooms last?
>>>>
>>>>Donna
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>If you want to see.....go here:
>>>>>
>>>>>http://www.mtalt.hort.net/cereus/night-bloom-cereus.html
>>>>>
>>>>>How such a gangly awkward ugly duckling of a plant can produce such
>>>>>a lovely flower is beyond me..and the scent is heavenly, too.
>>>>>
>>>>>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>>>>
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