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Flowers at home.

Discussion in 'Flowers & Roses' started by Larisa, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Jan 28, 2016
    Larisa

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    Achimenes. These guys are much more disciplined.
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    Nyboy

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    Do you have a greenhouse?
     
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    Larisa

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    Yes, in the garden in the village. In the city I have only windows and a balcony.
     
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    digitS'

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    Windows can be of great help. I used to grow all my plant starts in a utility room window. That room could be kept cooler than the other rooms in the house on cloudy days but it had a long, narrow south window.
    A community greenhouse for the neighbors to use? That would be wonderful! I was once in a community garden and having other gardeners right there all the time was the best thing about it. Gardeners who enjoy having more some lawn grass and a tomato plant or two, are not all that common around here. Often, people only want privacy. I doubt if they even know what they are missing!

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    Smart Red

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    My mother-in-law had a gloxinia bulb that she put away in the fall after it dried up and brought back out early (February?) each spring when it started growing. She had that flower for years and years, blooming every spring.

    I tried my luck with gloxinia and wasn't successful, killing a couple of them before I gave up. That was a log time ago. I've been looking at them flowering in my favorite garden center and have come close to getting one.

    They have a beautiful bloom.
     
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    Smart Red

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    I remember, that's when I tried my hand at Saintpaulia (African Violets) as well. Bad, bad, bad, experience. Looking back, I suspect I killed them with kindness and too much water. Of course, living in the woods meant I didn't have a good window for them to grow in.
     
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    Larisa

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    @digitS',
    Our village- community gardeners. But to address common issues: water, electricity, roads ...
    Each has its own land and its own greenhouse. This not occurs just as in Kibbutz in Israel.
    We all come from Moscow. If you live in a very big and crazy city, it's also how you are alone. Of course, I have very warm relations with many people. But this is my personal nature. Almost every one of us the opportunity to appreciate the solitude. And in our village too. Although we are almost all good neighbors. We share the harvest, the plants, we can communicate well. Russian citizens who live in small towns and rural areas are different. Here they are more open to each other. They are not better or worse, just a little different. :)
     
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    Larisa

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    @Smart Red
    You need a second chance. Saintpaulia not like a lot of water, it is. But they are beautiful. I have two Saintpaulia. I hit my hand, not to buy more.
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    Gloxinia long sleeps, sometimes it is convenient.
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    All these Gesneriaceae. A similar care.


     
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    Carol Dee

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    Such beautiful flower @Larisa You have inspired my to try again! In the past any Gloxinia or African violet was bought in bloom, then never bloomed again and probably drowned! ;)
     
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    catjac1975

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    I grew african violerts for many years before I moved on to other things. They do not like a lot of water or a lot of light. They seemed to be loved by spider mites.
     
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