Gina Morgenstein
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Lyn - Sydney replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Now late Autumn here and my Zygo (Christmas Cactus) are loaded with buds, so I am hoping this will be the year I have some spectacular displays.  Seems as I though I have finally found them all a spot in the garden where they are happy enough…"
May 5
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Its the shorter daylight hours and cooler weather that send the message to them to flower, so they would get confused bringing them indoors. Tip---don,t over water and I find they like their roots to be tight in the pot . There are different types…"
Sep 22, 2013
Barb Z-7b Okla replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"I have them planted and outside in a big yellow basket with a red wax begonia for color contrast. I see lots of new growth and I hope they bloom come next winter/spring.  I have them in different colored striped pots but U can not see…"
May 30, 2012
Barb Z-7b Okla replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Hey Grant. I saw your link on iding them.. I am not happy about how picky they are as of now the purple one is not blooming but dieing out some with the blooms.. the white one seems happy and doing fine.. O well. Learned to not get this type.. I…"
Apr 10, 2012
Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Hiya Barb,  GREAT to see your post.  Glad you're back online.  :)  I love your Easter cacti!  They are so, so pretty!  They are a different plant from Christmas and Thanksgiving cacti, but are just as nice, and…"
Apr 7, 2012
Barb Z-7b Okla replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"I FINALLY got some!! BUT they are called SPRING cactus.. IT is spring so the name seems to change with the seasons!! I got a purple and white one.. I had to have the white.. (thanks Grant for showing yours!) I will pot them in their new pots next…"
Apr 6, 2012
Karen replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion raspberries in the group New England Gardeners
"Ladies, I am delighted to have you join this group which has been longing to really start! Especially at this time of year and on this topic!     I am new to growing berries (3 years of rasp and black and 1 year blueberries) and I am…"
Mar 31, 2012
Gina Morgenstein commented on Meri Lee's group Recycle Mania
"How is the roof of the birdhouse from the pot made? BEAUTIFUL"
Feb 2, 2012
Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Hi everyone,  here's my first of the season Thanksgiving cacti starting to bloom.  Most of my others are budding up nicely and a few are flowering too, so I thought I'd just share this one in our fun discussion.  Other pics…"
Dec 6, 2011
Sharon Howell z7NC replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Thanks for info Grant, I thought I put wrong label in one of mine. My Gold Charm is more pink this year. Last year I did not have as many so I brought them in to the house. This year I put them in my unheated laundry room that is built on the back…"
Dec 6, 2011
Sharon Howell z7NC replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"WOW!!! Bob, what took you all over the world? Did you garden in each location? What an education. I have read where some are hybridized to get other colors. I'll just stick with cuttings. I found some at Lowes I did not have, people around here…"
Dec 6, 2011
Nina Williams replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Yes, the temperature did change.  I had decided to move it to my bathroom (after the discussion on here), so it would get LESS artificial light than in my kitchen.  The bathroom is probably about 10 degrees cooler, not that my kitchen…"
Nov 21, 2011
Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"Hiya Nina and all, Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti blooms can definitely look different depending on temperatures and the amount of UV light too.  I've read a lot of articles from professional and hobbyist growers who say the…"
Nov 21, 2011
Nina Williams replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"I liked the salmon color A LOT better."
Nov 21, 2011
Bob (Z9B Florida) replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"I've seen that too, particularly with the salmon colored plants .. some years the red just becomes more dominent it seems."
Nov 21, 2011
Beth Knight replied to Gina Morgenstein's discussion christmas cactus in the group Cactus & Succulents
"thanks everyone...it looks like crap during the hot summer but then when it starts to turn cooler and it sets blooms it is like a completely different plant all together.  Glad I have hung in there with it."
Nov 21, 2011

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Arden commented on Patti Sherwood's group Fairy and miniature gardens
"We are having our house painted. This has put me and my garden/ work area out of commission for a few weeks...very frustrating!"
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Arden commented on Patti Sherwood's group Fairy and miniature gardens
"love the little yellow window and the rainbow plate"
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Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Perfect Datura Bloom

"Interestingly, we've grown daturas for MANY years and have never seen tomato hornworms on them (although we have frequently had them on our tomatoes). Knock on wood -- we didn't see any of those vile things this summer!"
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Clare Oliva commented on Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9's photo
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Huernia procumbens close Sept 2014

"Thanks so much for the offer, Grant. I first want to see if the first one I bought survives. (LOL)"
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Clare Oliva commented on Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9's photo
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Stapelia gigantea 6 points tennis ball Sept 2014

"HA! Once again, I love your descriptions, Grant!"
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Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 commented on Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9's photo
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variegated Hippeastrum clump top tennis ball Sept 2014

"Thanks!  They're smaller than modern fancy hybrids, and they usually appear in pairs instead of fours, BUT they DO appear quite a few times a year so that makes up for it.  I've pollinated it many many times and have only gotten…"
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Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Perfect Datura Bloom

"Even better!  Just keep Big Mr. Caterpillar away and you'll be set, LOL.  Nice that all of those other pests leave it alone too.  Great stuff!  Happy gardening! "
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Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 commented on Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9's photo
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Garlic chives several close Sept 2014

"Thanks!  And no onion/chive scent either, LOL>  "
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