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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #25 on: Feb 01, 2008, 07:40:09 AM »
:giggle: Nice "bloomers" there, Bonnie!! :laughmao: :laughpound: I needed that laugh! :kissies:

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #26 on: Feb 01, 2008, 10:26:30 AM »
I don't know what tickled your funny bone this morning Bonnie, but I'm wide awake now!
(You're cheating, I just know it... that's not your waistline in the pic!) :laughmao:
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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #27 on: Feb 01, 2008, 04:11:16 PM »
I was wondering when someone would comment on the double meaning lol. 

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #28 on: Feb 05, 2008, 10:05:54 AM »
 :laughmao: :laughmao: :laughmao: :laughmao: :laughmao: :laughmao: Nice ""bloomers"" Bonnie  :Whis: :Whis: :Whis: :laughmao:

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #29 on: Feb 08, 2008, 01:07:12 AM »
    :spitcoffee-vi:  that was funny!   :laughmao:  :laughmao:  :laughmao:

 :ThumbUp: nice bloomers bonnie!  :laugh1:

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #30 on: Feb 15, 2008, 07:25:40 AM »
My kalanchoe have started to bloom.  Are anyone elses this early?  I was suprised to see them bud so soon.  I expected them more toward summer.

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #31 on: Feb 15, 2008, 05:04:31 PM »
I wish mine were blooming.  They did not do so well over the winter here and I hope they come back strong once it gets warmer.

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #32 on: Feb 16, 2008, 08:37:33 AM »
they always drop their leaves during the winter.  I'm not at all sure why.  Is that what you are talking about?

I'm assuming because JV and I are farther south ours probably bloomed before yours.  They bloom based on the amount of light they get so Maybe if you put a full spectrum light near them for a couple of hours they will start blooming?

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #33 on: Feb 18, 2008, 02:16:22 PM »
Well two of my 3 plants look pretty dead.  I have to actually get in there and clip away all the bad stuff and see what is left behind.  I have them right now on the corner shelf above my bath tub.  It gets indirect sun all and reflected light off the mirrors day long and it is very bright in there but not at all warm right now.  It will get warmer though and I hope they make it.

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #34 on: Feb 19, 2008, 12:21:05 AM »
i lost a few of my house plants this winter  :Crybaby:   coulda been lots of things,  i didnt run the humidifier like i shoulda. there was a few realy cold days,  maybe the cold got to em,  my cats knocked a few over as well. just wasnt a good year for em.
but my spider plants got babies!  :Yahoo:  i had two large ones last year n i left them hanging on the porch n we gotta frost n i lost em, lucky i had babies from them in a jar with water, now my babies are grown up n havin babies.  :giggle:
 i cant belive how fast they grew in a year!  i usaly start the babies n give em away,

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #35 on: Feb 20, 2008, 10:55:40 PM »
My Kalanchoe died. I think I must have gotten water crazy and Kept it too wet.
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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #36 on: Feb 21, 2008, 07:53:56 AM »
I do have a peace lily blooming right now- first time for me....I don't do so well with them usually. :Blush:

My Kalanchoe has spider mites.... :razberry: I can't get rid of those darn things.

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #37 on: Feb 21, 2008, 09:15:25 AM »
spider mites I hate those things.  I have an infestation of them in the kitchen.  And it doesn't matter what I do everytime I put a plant in the kitchen the spider mites kill it.  That's what happened to my oregano and my banana pepper this year.  I got so upset.  Grrrh I hate spider mites.

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #38 on: Feb 21, 2008, 10:10:02 AM »
I have a spray that is made by Ortho....the name is escaping me right now, but it works very well. Hold on- I'll get the name. **zippppp**

Ortho- Systemic Insect Killer. Works GREAT!! :Yahoo: Spray the plant wait 7-10 days and spray again. I would suggest spraying outside, tho- it STINKS!!!

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #39 on: Feb 21, 2008, 11:10:33 AM »
I've used rubbing alcohol for both spider mites & mealy bugs on my indoor plants, & it takes care of them in nothing flat. :clap: Rubbing alcohol is cheap... we have it at the dollar store here. (I used a sprayer from an empty windex bottle, & it fit on the alcohol bottle perfectly!)

I've read in a lot of places that people make a dilute solution... anywhere from 4 parts water to 3 parts rubbing alcohol, to equal amounts of both, but I've never had a problem using it full strength. :dunno:

Tonya, that Ortho- Systemic Insect Killer is great for aphids & Black Spot on roses.  Works great... IF I remember to do it on a regular basis. :Whis: (This year, I really need to discipline myself, & write down the dates that I use it.)
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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #40 on: Feb 21, 2008, 09:20:20 PM »
 :9536: I saw Bonnie's Bloomer's  :yay_jump: I saw Bonnie's Bloomers :oops: :laugh1: :laughmao: :rofl1:

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #41 on: Feb 21, 2008, 09:27:40 PM »


I don't know whether to send Aunt Bonnie to the corner for showing her bloomers or you for looking at them, Jimmy. :naughty: To be safe, both of you get in the corner! :laughmao:
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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #42 on: Feb 21, 2008, 09:44:53 PM »
She means OPPOSITE corners, not both in the same one, now.  :Whis:
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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #43 on: Feb 21, 2008, 09:59:57 PM »
 :Groaner: shucks Jim separate corners aint no fun at all   :Blush:

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #44 on: Feb 26, 2008, 07:49:21 AM »
Thanks for the ideas for getting rid of spider mites.  I'll try anything.  Horrible little buggers.

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #45 on: Feb 27, 2008, 12:30:51 PM »
Whew! I'm glad I didn't post a picture of the ones with the holes in them.
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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #46 on: Feb 27, 2008, 04:32:16 PM »
 :shock:  bonnie!  :laughmao:  :laughmao:  :laughmao:  :rofl1:  :rofl1:   your to funny!  :laughmao:

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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #47 on: Feb 27, 2008, 05:55:17 PM »
Whew! I'm glad I didn't post a picture of the ones with the holes in them.
:shock:  :Watching:
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Re: Winter Bloomers In The House...
« Reply #48 on: Feb 27, 2008, 06:55:51 PM »
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Whew! I'm glad I didn't post a picture of the ones with the holes in them.

Well, I'm glad you didn't post those either, Bonnie!   :o   :Blush:  Actually, I usually don't come to this thread since I don't have any winter bloomers of either type!!!  :smileyNo:  Geesh, I can't believe what's been going on here and what I've been missing!!!   :rofl1:  :laugh1:
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