My Elephant Ear in the gritty

filixFebruary 15, 2011

I grew this in version of the gritty. Kind of a cross between the 5.1.1 and the gritty. I'm can't wait to do another one this year. filix.

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jodik_gw

Holy moly! Look at the size of that thing! Wow!

It looks completely happy and very healthy... I'd be interested to see what the roots looked like at that stage!

Great photo, filix... thank you for sharing!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 7:37AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I LOVE that picture, Filix. Cool plant, and the little girl is a perfect perspective touch. Lol - she looks too lost in thought for such a little tyke.

Al

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 2:25PM
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filix

Thanks. Thats my youngest daughter. She looks so gloomy. But she is a very happy little cupcake! filix

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 2:35PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I knew the camera caught her at just the right moment - probably between grins & giggles - that it made her look like she was thinking about something. Gloomy never crossed my mind. She does look like a little farie princess next to that monster, though. ;-)

My GD/helper - late May - garden JUST waking up & we're planting containers

Al

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 2:56PM
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jodik_gw

Lovely plants... but it's the cute kids that steal the show! :-)

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 3:29PM
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filix

She is a cutie pie Al! We had this one late in life. I'm 56. My oldest is 33. Luv kids! filix. P.S. Try growing that E.E. with a bagged soil! :)

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 4:32PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Fantastic, Filix!

I agree, a gritty mix really makes for a happy Elephant Ear!

Josh

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 6:37PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hello Everyone,

Felix..I love those pictures!!! Especially your lovely daughter!!!

I love those EE's...I especially want to find the "Thai Giant" this year....What a beauty!!!

Hope everyone is having a great day...

Laura in VB

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 6:50PM
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jodik_gw

One of these is on my list for growing this coming season, too! I love those giant leaves! I'll be using a gritty mix, for sure!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 5:03AM
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filix

Here is a picture of the roots at the end of the season, with my daughter sitting on top. filix

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 1:31PM
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