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Old 09-05-2009, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile The best plants available are always from members here!

I've collected quite a few plants over the past year, often paying $20 or more for something about 4" tall with a shriveled choked off top that doesn't always grow well. After being in the org. a while like everyone else I started buying/ trading etc with members and they always seem to be the best plants or corms you could hope for.
A couple of weeks ago I happened to mention in passing in one of the posts that I wouldn't mind having another Dwarf Brazilian or 2 around the yard. Without delay my friend Pete (Lagniappe) mentioned he'd send some my way for a ridiculously low price.....of course I jumped on the deal thinking my new little plants would have all winter to grow a bit and get ready for next season in the heated porch I keep my seedlings in .................Then the box came!
You could have fit a small body in there......at first it didn't register what it even was. After opening it I found two corms as big as my torso and was just dumbfounded staring at their bulk (these could be Dwarfs?) What to do?.............My mind raced............as I did right to the liquor store.........huh? Yup they were getting rid of heavy 25 gallon plastic tubs meant to hold ice around a beer keg at and end of the season price and since I decided to buy a bunch got them for about nothing. After punching a few drainage hols around the base....viola! large heavy pots.
Here's a pic of the planted corms:

What you see here is only half of the larger underground portion that each had a huge pup on the way up as well. If you cant tell by the scale of the photo each portion shown is much larger than my head and the rest of the portion rooted is a bit bigger still! I expect big things from these babies!
THANKS PETE!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Hear, hear! I also congratulate Pete, as well as Bob, for sending beautiful specimens to members. Harv, Sam and Richard's generosity should also not go unnoticed! Thanks!!!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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From the responses from the Threads I've read, I couldn't agree more with the results. Treating the members well and being honest deserves my respect.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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And then Bob learned those were the corms of DB's that had allready flowered.

Nice score!
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And then Bob learned those were the corms of DB's that had allready flowered.

Nice score!
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Wow...that's AWESOME! Looks like you got quite the deal! Best of luck with em, but by the looks of it you'll have NO PROBLEMS!
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Wow...that's AWESOME! Looks like you got quite the deal! Best of luck with em, but by the looks of it you'll have NO PROBLEMS!
Thanks man, I expect them to do very well. The monster basjoo corm Pete sent in July did nothing for a month and since the beginning of August has grown almost 4' (p-stem) with 2 smaller pups. Once a big corm gets going the growth is amazing.
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Dang dude, that's RIDICULOUSLY fast for any plant to grow! Sounds like I need to invest in some corms!
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah , I couldn't believe it either. It's not real fat yet but growth is amazing. You might not have room in an apartment though. They're bigger than they look in pictures.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Wow, these R real monster corms. Well done.
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There huge
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I think I need to hit up Pete for some corms.. Congrats on the huge Corms Bob they look the size of an Infant!
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Wow! He really sent you some great corms! Way to go, Pete!
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Yeah, Pete's the man alright! He always sends great stuff.
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wow those are great !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yea Pete is the man. Pete sent me a DB amongst other plants on a trade, my first and only so far. I felt like a jerk after seeing what he sent me compared to what I sent him. Pete said there was no bad trade I don”t know about that. Hopefully one day I will get something that he wants so I could feel better about myself.
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We also got monster Basjoo from Pete, plus nice size I.C. as packing material as he put it!
The basjoo took off like a weed, the Ice Cream worried us then took off suddenly!!!
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Pete sent some Fig cuttings a month ago, and they've begun sporting growth buds and sprouting leaves!



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Thanks to Frank(Greenie) for an AWESOME AE AE!!!
And some great soil amendment & fertilization tips!!
Thank you Frank!!

Also got some WOW plants from Justin(JustJ)from his sale...
Red Iholene, Ebun Musak, PH, Velutina, DC, Dwarf Red(good size!), Thai Black, some GM's 2 Orange BOP's(YAY!!) and a few cannas!!

Traded with Cameron(Willow87) for a load of 3 different types of canna & some seeds from his beautiful Pink Oleander!!


Joe(jrozier) with his stunning package full of bananas, ginger, canna & trees!!

Scot(Capthof), Brad, Sandy, Taylor, X-MAN!! All wonderful people who have given & sold many wonderful bananas to the children & me...
AND other plants to learn, experiment & grow with!!

To anyone else I may have forgotten to mention...no good deed goes unreturned...you will be acknowledged!!

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