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Postby Spider » Jul 08, 2007 8:45 am

I HAVE:

June (x2) 2007 spring (one eye) - noses up 2/18/08 (now 2 eyes, back to one)
-1 June pronounced DEAD 3/10/08 - overwatered
Plantaginea (August Lilly) 2007 fall (4 eyes) - planted in Nov., it's starting to flower 2/18/08!
5/08 - Has 2 new eyes for me (6 eyes now) DEAD
Striptease from Ebay

from Hallson's

Bridegroom 4/08 (3 eyes) 4/26/10 = 6 eyes
Reptillian 4/08 (3 eyes) favorite of the order so far. Loving this plant! 4/26/10 = 3 eyes
Halcyon 4/08 (3 eyes) 4/26/10 = DEAD
Phantom 4/08 ( 3 eyes) 4/26/10 = 8 eyes
Paul's Glory 4/08 (1 fat eye) bonus plant :) 4/26/10 = 4 eyes
Raspberry Sorbet 6/08 ( 2 eyes) 4/26/10 = 6 eyes
Waving Wuffles 6/08 (4 eyes) 4/26/10 = 4 eyes
Blue Mouse Ears 6/08 (2 eyes?) bonus plant - Thank you Chris! 4/26/10 = 8 eyes
Cameo 8/08 (4 eyes) My piece died (overwatered) piece I gave to my friend is still alive
Touch of Class (1 big fat eye) 4/26/10 = 1 eye
Twist of lime 8/08 (6 eyes) Bonus plant - Thank you Chris! 4/26/10 = 3 eyes
Undulata Albo Marginata 4/10 (4 eyes)
Mighty Mouse 4/10 (2 eyes)
Limey Lisa 4/10 (5 eyes) Bonus plant - Thank you Chris!

from Hallson's secret trade Spring 2008 (Margery) :D
Grand Tiara 5/08 (2 eyes) 4/26/10 2 plants 1 = 2 eyes, 2 = 1 eye
Queen Josephine 5/08 (1 eye) 4/26/10 = 5 eyes
-Lilly of the Valley DEAD
-Daffodils- mini yellow DEAD

2009 on order:
plantagenia Venus (WG) 4/26/10 = 2 eyes, #2 = 1 eye
Niagra Falls (BG) 4/26/10 = 3 eyes just up
Dragon Tails (BG) 4/26/10 = 3 eyes
some minis from Chris may follow...

Striptease from Ebay last year 4/26/10 = 2 eyes
Cheatin Heart from Chris (?) 4/26/10 = 10 eyes
June from Chris 4/26/10 = 4 eyes



WANT LIST: (*=most likely on the next purchase :) )
-keeping in mind I'm currently in FL and on an upstairs appartment. :P

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Secret trade want:
I'm really liking the piecrust edges. I'd like a white edge. (swimming in solid green right now) Thinner leaves are going to have a hard time here (I can tell already).

Deja Blue
Hanky Panky
Grand Slam
Cloverly
Any Double flowered
Risky Business
Any major piecrust, any vibrant color flowers (but really not into yellow plants)

I'll do my best to purchase something nice for the name I get.
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Regular want list:

Revolution *
Blue Haired Lady
Country Mouse
Pandora's Box
Hanky Panky
Cool Waters
Deja Blu *
First Frost


    Blue Ice
    Blue Arrows
    Patriot
    Fire and Ice
    Sagae
    Peace
    Hi Ho Silver
    Thunderbolt
    Alligator Shoes
    Alex Summers
    Lakeside Beach Captian
    Lakeside Dividing Line - stunning!
    Lakeside Hoola Hoop
    Fujibotan
    Chalk wave
- and when I get REAL ambitious and a more perminant space -
Komono Dragon (most likley first)
Jurassic Park
T-Rex
Wooly Mammoth


And as I browse the forums and photos, the want list keeps growing, and growing, and growing....
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Postby Spider » Jul 14, 2007 11:31 am

Non-Hosta want list (is there such a thing?):
Lilly of the Valley (room for 5?)
Canna - there's one that the flower is red with a thin yellow (or orange) border. Could be Rosemond Cole.

I mostly like the deep burgandy colors (smaller is better)

Monkey Flower - burgandy

Daffodills- mini yellow ones

sure to keep adding more as time goes by, lol.

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Postby Spider » Jul 14, 2007 11:36 am

I'm going to use this as my Hallson's photo galary too :)
I have one so far, lol.

My first cat Spider (female). She used to jump straight up and down on the door frames. She got 3/4 of the way up!
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Postby Spider » Aug 06, 2007 8:01 pm

This is Spider as a kitten in 1995 playing fetch with her hedghog "rattle". She had rattle throughout her life and carried "him" every day by the scruff of the neck area like a kitten.

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This is my attempt at an "artistic" shot. It shows our eye color well. (mine are green also, lol) (Wow, click on that thumbnail and she's bigger than life!! - take that as a warning, lol -)
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Postby Spider » Aug 19, 2007 3:11 pm

This is why my hostas in GA had no slug problems. Muscovys LOVE slugs!! (You can just barely see the hosta behind the overgrown rose bush, it's the spot of yellow and purple) (clickable thumbnails)

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This was in NC. The cat is Gizmo, the slug is Slugzilla :)

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Postby Spider » Nov 14, 2007 7:10 pm

These are Sandhill Cranes at my new apartment complex. (clickable)

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...and my current cat, Katie.

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Postby Spider » Nov 16, 2007 9:37 pm

My Plantagenia when it arrived.

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And the same plant on Nov 18, 2007. Four eyes I believe.

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Postby Spider » Dec 02, 2007 9:24 pm

My 2 Junes are going to bed for the winter.

Here are the roots:

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Here they are wrapped up. :)

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Should I put them in an open ziplock bag after the leaves come off? - I didn't, and they are out now and growing.
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Postby Spider » Feb 05, 2008 9:04 pm

I took the Junes out of the fridge yesterday (2/4/08) and planted them with finch cage bottoms strapped over the pots. (sqirrel proofing untill they figure out the bungee straps are chewable, lol).

I was looking at my Plantagenia today and I think I have flower scapes starting. By the end of the week I should know. There are 2 very different looking fat "leaves" coming out of the 2 biggest eyes, the stems are solid and thick. Now I'm going to have to dig out the pollen gathering and storing thread!

It's been 80 the past two days, tree swallows spent 2 weeks here and are headed your way! Rhododendrums (sp??) are blooming.
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Postby Spider » Feb 18, 2008 5:08 pm

The Junes are growing, the lesser rooted one is a bit faster but they are both alive. Plantaginea is indeed flowering, I expect my first open bloom Wed (3 days from now) I see white in 4 places and another scape is starting from another eye. I plan on collecting pollen and saving it to use on all the other hostas on my have list :) . It feels like late April here (being from MA it just seems wrong for t-shirt weather in Feb!) Some days are light sweatshirt weather, others are hot in t-shirts.

I started Morning glory seedlings and they are outside now. I also bought 2 strawberry plants and put a finch cage over them so WE get the strawberries, not shareing with the "tree rats".
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Postby Spider » Feb 24, 2008 8:05 pm

Plantagenia opened up just at nightfall today. :) I expect the next one tomorrow night, it grew 1/2 an inch in just a few hours! (no, I really don't have anything else to do, lol)

June has 1/2 inch of leaf growth today and what looks like 3 eyes. Other June has mild (hopefully) crown rot and is wait and see.
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Oh how OC envy's you the nice weather

Postby oldcoot » Feb 25, 2008 1:22 pm

:D :D :D At least until Mother natures fury descends on you. In OC's life time he has lived in Pensacola, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, and all Mayport courtesy of the USN. When I got discharged, I was married, but registered at the University, thinking with all the time I had spent there I could get in state tuition. Unfortunate we did not have enough residence in Florida that qualified for instate tuition. SO, at the end of summer school, OC dropped out and moved back to N.C. and atteded Wake Forest University. Graduated, taught school awhile and had to take a job in Industry to support my wife and son. Pay in those days for a beginning teacher was only 240.40 a month and that was for only 9 months. When summer came I joined the Lab of Burlington Ind as a Chemist (my Major) and went from pillow to post after that, ending up as National Sales Manager for Specialty Chemicals for Hilton Davis.

When OC Developed Heart trouble, they retired Him on disability and he turned to gardening his mother was instrumental in that as she was the original green thumb. When she passed away. Old O(C inherited full truck load of her Iris, Lilies, Daylilies, CAnnas and Hosta. WE divided them among the kids and all have taken good care of them,

That was when I joined Halsons so I could learn how to take care of them and what a blessing the form has been to me. OC has built many personal friendships here, he calls it his second family.

Last October he fell and broke the ball off his right leg and drove it up into the hip socket and that required quite a bit of surgery to fix it. SO I missed all the beautiful fall leave s this past year, the 2 Snow's we had, as usual, not really much to look at, and now I am missing Spring.(still in a wheel chair) My wife has promised me that when it warms up enough she will take me and my wheelchair out to see what survived our Easter FREEZE last year Got all of O 'C's plants that were ready to bloom , and all his Liliums that weefre already up 6-8 inches. What the freeze didn't get tit aooears that the summder draught did. Oh well as gardners always say,.there is always next year

OC Glad to have you with us. Looking forward to seeing your pictures
There may be snow in the garden, but there will always be eternal springtime in the heart of this old gardner - Saying of Old Coot
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Postby Willowy » Apr 14, 2008 8:31 pm

Hi Spider,
Nice pictures of your cats. It is interesting to read about your Florida hosta growing experiences. When I read about you wrapping up your Junes to put them away for the winter, I was wondering how they would do. I'm glad they survived and are doing well for you. Good luck with your new order that's coming from Hallson! I'm sure you will be happy with the quality of the plants.
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Postby Spider » Apr 14, 2008 9:30 pm

Thanks for commenting! There is one surviving June and It's leaves are much smaller than last year. I may leave it in the pot this coming "winter" and see what happens. It had a second, tiny, eye, but it accidentally got decapitated and is now gone (I tried to root it, but the cat thought it was tastey :evil: ) Anyway, I planted 6 canna that I dug from the appartment "dump site" into 2 pots. I now have at least 20 growing! Every time I look there's new sprouts. They must really like the potting soil! Hostas will have shade like it or not!
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Postby Spider » May 08, 2008 10:19 pm

REPTILLIAN

4/24/08
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This is the second week after planting.

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5/18/08 Has a flower bud already. So does bridegroom.

5/23/08
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Postby Spider » May 08, 2008 10:24 pm

PAUL'S GLORY
Actually WHEATEN BLUE :D

4/24/08
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Here it is the second week after planting. :) I think it was over watered at this point, I let it dry a bit and it perked back up.

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5/26/08

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2009 ACTUALLY.... Paul's Glory! Guess he just had a "blue period" lol!

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Postby Spider » May 21, 2008 10:05 pm

Bridegroom

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5/26/08

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Halcyon

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5/26/08

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Phantom

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5/26/08

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Phantom's leaves were damaged by me when I unwrapped it. I rubbed the tips of 2 eyes pretty hard and this is how the damage came out.
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Postby Spider » May 25, 2008 8:05 am

I made a slideshow for my wildlife photos. Hopefully I can add to it when I get more. :) EDIT: I can, I did, and I will. :P Hope you enjoy!

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Postby Spider » Jun 15, 2008 10:32 am

A Florida hosta growing update:

I've had blooms on Reptillian, Bridegroom and Wheaten Blue (formerly Paul's Glory - color stayed blue rather than changing). Flower stalks are coming for Phantom and plantagenia while Halcyon and June are "just" growing leaves. (and that's fine, they need to :) )

Halcyon has been located to recieve the first shade on the padio and has done well there. It has held the blue color on the fist flush of leaves but the now coming second flush are comeing up green. It is fairly hot out there with the sun being directly on the dark painted padio. I have leaf burn on Reptillian (he did get a bit dryed out once early in my being owned by them), plantagenia - the older leaves, Queen Josephine - it was just shipped here and had some damage from that, Bridegroom, and June. Phantom and Wheaten Blue and Halcyon are looking great and holding up well.

I bought a cheap water meter to measure the dampness of the soil and have found the soil holding water well enough that I'm watering much less than I had been. The plants haven't dissagreed with the meter and I have less standing water in them. I don't seem to be able to give the cannas enough water, they always meter dry. I also bought some cute little gadgets from HD that use terra cotta to water the plants. You fill the cup with water and "stab" a spike into the soil (the spike is terra cotta) and the water bleeds through when the soil gets dryer than the terra cotta. I'm trying it out with Grand Tiara because it is in such a small pot I would be in danger of over watering or drying the poor thing out. So far so good. I'm seriously thinking about some shade cloth just high enough the pots don't get so hot, but I just bought two more plants from Chris and have to get at least 2 more pots, soil, mulch, and perlite, all under my housemate's radar (who complains about no more room for plants. :wink: ) :lol: I can still reach the railing... there's room!
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"If your gecko is broken you have a reptile dysfunction."

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Postby Spider » Jun 29, 2008 8:33 pm

June last year in November: (camera phone :x )

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and then this year in the same pot:

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