Venus, oh Venus!

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Venus, oh Venus!

Postby viktoria » Sep 12, 2007 6:49 pm

First time ever, in at least a dozen years, the frost did not take the buds:

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Postby GrannyNanny » Sep 12, 2007 7:37 pm

Gorgeous, Viktoria! I've never seen one of these actually in bloom. Is it just as fragrant as the single flowers? Phyllis
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Postby thy » Sep 12, 2007 8:56 pm

:D Beautiful :D

My summers are to cold or short for them,..so great to see it in bloom
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Postby eastwood2007 » Sep 12, 2007 10:49 pm

Beautiful pic and beautiful blooms..they almost look like you could touch them!
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'White Fairy'

Postby viktoria » Sep 13, 2007 6:19 am

Same fragrance, Phyllis.

'White Fairy' bloomed for me the last two years. It is like 'Aphrodite' but of different origin.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 13, 2007 8:13 am

viktoria - where are you located?

Here in Ottawa, I was also lucky to have a giant bloom from mine at the end of August. Fragrant and glorious. It had a giant second bud, but I don't think it has actually opened. Must go look today though.

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Postby wishiwere » Sep 13, 2007 9:42 am

Oh MY! Viktoria, that's very pretty!
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Postby Pieter » Sep 13, 2007 2:18 pm

I planted a Venus this spring, and it was kinda smallish to begin with. Once it settled down it grew quite nicely and I noticed the start of 3 scapes about 3-4 weeks ago. None in bloom yet, but on one I can already see the white of the petals showing through and I can hardly wait to smell how much more fragrant it is than my Guacamole. The weather during the day here has been quite toasty for us for this time of year, nice and sunny, temps in the mid-20's C (that'd be your high 70's F), all in favour of actually having them bloom rather than die on the scape going into senescense.

Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Postby HostaDesigner » Sep 13, 2007 2:23 pm

SNNNIIIIIFF-BZZZT!-FFFFFFFF

Ahh! There was a bee in the flower!! :lol:
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Postby Carol W » Sep 13, 2007 6:27 pm

Beautiful!
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Postby baja220 » Sep 14, 2007 3:44 am

Oh, just beautiful!!!! I must get a Venus!!
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Postby viktoria » Sep 14, 2007 6:23 am

VA, I am in Upstate New York.
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'Aphrodite' and 'Venus'

Postby Hank Zumach » Sep 14, 2007 11:18 am

Hi--Here are photos of my Aprodite and Venus, taken in 2003 after having added the plants to the garden in 2000.

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Postby Jamie » Sep 14, 2007 11:42 am

Very nice shots, Everyone :D :wink:
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Postby Ginger » Sep 14, 2007 12:15 pm

:cool: I saw one in a magazine and it showed that great flower and I was not sure it was real :-? You know how those magazines make things look better than they really are, but this time it was on the money. I really like that double bloom look! May have to look at one for next year :D

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Postby DryGulch » Sep 14, 2007 11:09 pm

I bought a small Venus in 2001. It has never bloomed, nor even increased in size or thrown up a scape. Just sits there, sometimes I think it is a tiny plastic hosta, it just never changes.

I guess I got ripped, especially as it was the most money I have ever spent on any garden plant other than a tree.
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Postby viktoria » Sep 15, 2007 7:04 am

DG, do you have it planted in full sun? That is the trick, and extra water and fertilizer.

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Postby flowerchild59 » Sep 15, 2007 9:06 am

Absolutely beautiful pics.
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Postby MollyD » Sep 15, 2007 9:38 am

ViolaAnn gorgeous flower! Venus is high on my wish list! It was great meeting you both yesterday!!

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Postby MollyD » Sep 15, 2007 9:38 am

viktoria where in upstate NY are you?

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