[gardeners] Re: Bonnie Plants

penny x stamm (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 17 Jan 2000 01:26:21 -0500

Allen, the cuttings which I have been growing under lights have 
grown so amazingly that I am being pushed out of the room -- 
did you ever see the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles"...???

I have 4 varieties of coleus with such striking markings that I could
not bear to take a chance on finding them all over again, next spring. 
I also have my specialty, the hoya carnosa  "Shooting Star" plants.
There are  3 cuttings of something someone brought in to our meeting
in December from which I took snips, which have reached 14 inches
in height. And there must be 2 dozen beautiful bright red begonias --
now obviously, I don't need to nuture them all winter, for they are easy
to find each spring, but who could resist when they were sitting there
waiting for me under the mother plants, no bigger than a half inch high
and already blooming..?  And of course they bring a fabulous garden 
look to the whole room..  .Oh yes, and there are 2 adorable cuttings
of my ornamental sweet potato with its long, pointed oxblood leaves..

As Jimmie suggested, we simply have to get some more lights! 

I worry least our current extremely high winds blow down our power
lines. We could always escape to another location to keep warm, 
but how could I bring along over a hundred plants...? 

Penny, NY

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