sharing a couple summer blooms

jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)July 24, 2013

Spring picture of a fern:

Christmas cacti can be arranged this way:

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asleep_in_the_garden

Training the cacti UP!

That's wild!!

Beautiful pics Juju.

Thanks for sharing! :)

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 12:00PM
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CactusBoss(Zone 5a)

Those are Easter Cacti not Christmas Cacti.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 3:23PM
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raylynn2(8a)

L ove the cactus did you train them or stake them that way :)

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 3:47PM
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birdsnblooms

Juju. Wow!

What's the plant in pic 3?

Are pics 4 and 5, Morning Glory? Whatever, the flowers are amazing. Blue flowers are very rare and oh, so pretty.

You're Begonia is loaded w/blooms.

Are Easter Cacti in individual pots, attached to trellis?

Not only do I love your plants, but I like the trellises, too. They look very sturdy, strong enough to hold the heaviest vines. Toni

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 4:08PM
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Calvin Ragoonanan

Pics 4 and 5 are quite spectacular. Love the eye-catching blue.

Here is a link that might be useful: Trini Garden

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 5:22PM
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Enterotoxigenic00

Great pics of great flowers. The blue really pop. The easter cactus are amazing!
K

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 8:44PM
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bougainvillea(8b/ VA Beach)

jujujojo, I love your balloon flowers (no.3) and the plant no.4-5. Do you collect their seeds? The Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri or Easter cactus are gorgeous. I've been looking for different colors but pink. I apologize, I know this is not a place for exchange but I posted on 'House Plant Exchange' forum a few days ago to find Easter cactus cuttings other than pink. Please Juju look at my trade list if maybe we can do a trade. Thank you.

Natalia

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 10:45PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

no. 3 is balloon flower. I think they are related to Eustoma or lisianthus.

no. 4 and 5 are Cineraria

Yes, those are Easter cacti, not a Christmas cacti. I meant to say they are Easter cacti but typed Christmas:)

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 10:21AM
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birdsnblooms

Juju, Cineraria. Wow...our local store sells potted Cineraria, but I've never seen one as lovely as yours.

Here, they're over-priced...sold as short-lived gift plants..pot wrapped in colored, aluminum foil!

One more question. :)
What are plants in photos 6 & 7? I've seen those flowers, or similiar, somewhere, but can't recall where or what they are. lol.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 12:48PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by hopefulauthor z5IL (hopefulauthor@sbcglobal.net) on Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 12:48

Toni, it is a light blue(purple?) cultivar of the monotypic (unispecific?) species Callistephus.

The cineraria cultuvar has a feeling of being electric blue. They are truly that color as if under blacklight. They also have purple, pink etc which are much softer.

This post was edited by jujujojo on Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 14:01

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 1:55PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

For the Easter Cacti, someone also achieved the same effect, immediately without years of cultivation, by grafting layers of branches onto a single columnar cactus.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 2:04PM
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petrushka

juju,
I've never seen a begonia with this amount of blooms. how did you do it? how much do you feed it and with what?
it's quite unbelievable...mine produce just a few blooms at a time.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 3:06PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Was just realizing I'm still curious about these Easter cacti. Can't tell about the plant on the left, but the one on the right - it looks like there 4-5 stems there, in the base of the pot. Is that correct? How long have you had those?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 4:08PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by purpleinopp 8b AL (My Page) on Sun, Aug 11, 13 at 16:08

Here is the solution of the puzzle: they are grafted onto large Pereskia.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 10:53AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

So THAT'S the trick!!

It looked too good to be real,yaknow?

Makes a guy wanna try grafting! :)

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 6:33PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by asleep_in_the_garden Rochopolis Minnesota (My Page) on Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 18:33

Neither Easter cacti, Thanksgiving cacti nor Christmas cacti grow tall naturally. But grafting for these cacti is quite easy.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:51AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

One of these days I can actually see myself trying that!
Thanks for the heads up! :)

Here's a late summer bloom that I didn't even expect to see at all this year...

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 7:05PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Close up...

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 7:06PM
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delreytropical(6)

Wonderful! what a nice treat after this cool weather

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 7:15PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by asleep_in_the_garden Rochopolis Minnesota (My Page) on Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 19:06

Nymphoides?

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 7:20PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Always thought so til seeing the bloom ...which looks more like a squash blossom or something.

I may have this all wrong...open to suggestions? ;)

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 7:28PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by asleep_in_the_garden Rochopolis Minnesota (My Page) on Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 19:28

Nymphoides Montana

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 7:58PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Hi again!

Nymphoides Montana is correct without a doubt!

First time you mentioned nymphoides,..in haste,I assumed you had typed nymphaea...which would be the TRUE waterlily that I mistakenly thought I had all along until I saw the bloom. When I put the pic up I really didn't expect help with an id(just thought it was pretty lol),but wow Juju,thanks a bunch!!

Always so much to learn when you hang out with the people who know the stuff! :)

Edited for one more pic.
Edited a second time to say hi to Danny.

Hi Danny!
Thanks!
Yellow DOES brighten things up,doesn't it? :)

This post was edited by asleep_in_the_garden on Tue, Sep 17, 13 at 9:09

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 8:11AM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by asleep_in_the_garden Rochopolis Minnesota (My Page) on Tue, Sep 17, 13 at 8:11

Nymphoides species are used as vegetable in China. The used part is the unopened tender new leaf. You might try it - used in beef or chichen soup.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 9:17AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

EAT my nymph?
RIGHT after finding out it's true identity?

Perish the thought!

:)

Edited for goofiness...

This post was edited by asleep_in_the_garden on Tue, Sep 17, 13 at 10:14

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 9:50AM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by asleep_in_the_garden Rochopolis Minnesota (My Page) on Tue, Sep 17, 13 at 9:50

They are delicious :)

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 12:19PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

What is eat mor nymph?

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 12:17PM
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