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Episcia ‘Karlyn’ flower and a bonus Streptocarpella picture

Episcia ‘Karlyn’ This one flowered for me for the first time the other day, really like the colour, it’s a nice change from the usual orange-red on these things. Love the leaves too, definitely a keeper. It’s not the greatest … Continue reading

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An unfortunately timed order from an excellent company

I have been on the lookout for Amorphophallus bulbifer for a little while now. Last year I tried ordering seeds from a Canadian company and it was a failure, the seeds that needed to be sown fresh were dry an … Continue reading

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Toronto Gesneriad Society Show 2011

I’m back at work and so sore and tired so this’ll be quick. Here are some pictures I took at last week’s Toronto Gesneriad Society Show. Episcia ‘Karlyn’ (I bought a cutting of this one) Chirita ‘Patina’ Chirita minutimaculata Streptocarpus … Continue reading

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Toronto Gesneriad Society Show 2011 – New Plants

While the sales table was not as exciting as it was last year there were still some good plants to be found. Especially interesting was a table or two full of some gorgeous new Russian hybrid Saintpaulias. Saintpaulia ‘Ma’s Winter … Continue reading

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Toronto Gesneriad Society Show – My Photography Entries

The Toronto Gesneriad Society Show is this Saturday and I’ll be entering a few pictures this year. Next year I hope to have some plants good enough to go but with pictures you can show only the best parts of … Continue reading

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Foliage Followup – March 2011

I was going to head outside to get some shots of some bulb foliage that didn’t manage to bloom in time for Bloom Day but it’s raining so instead I looked around inside for a few things to shoot. Saintpaulia … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – March 2011

Mostly Gesneriads this month again. I’ve got Snowdrops and Crocus up but neither of them opened on time for today. Episcia ‘Jim’s Hall’s Choice’ – First time this one has bloomed for me. It’s got a ton of buds coming … Continue reading

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Pretty pictures

I looked over at my plant stand and noticed this fantastic accidental pairing. Graptoveria ‘Spirit of ’76’ with Crassula repestris Here’s another nice plant I’ve got on my plant stand. Depending on the angle you see this plant from it … Continue reading

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Episcia ‘Jim’s Patches’ in Semi-Hydro

We’ve traditionally had problems meeting the consistent moisture demands of Episcia, especially the hybrids with pink in their leaves (‘Pink Panther’ and ‘Unpredictable Valley’ being two that have died as a result). The problem is that they are awesome, and … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, February 2011

February’s Bloom Day brought to you by the hardworking Gesneriad family, as usual. There are no plants easier to get blooms year round than members of this family. Streptocarpus ‘Bristol’s Jumpin’ Jack’ Aeschynanthus radicans Kohleria ‘Green Goblin’ Saintpaulia ‘Rebel’s Splatter … Continue reading

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