Yesterday was a PJ day here in Western Maine where we are going back into
miserable single digits and below.
I spent much of the day perusing www.clivianet.org, and
http://www.shieldsgardens.com /, and found an incredible wealth of
information on Clivia.
Of course, there are a lot of sirens calling on these 2 sites, especially
with the wind howling outside, and I need Temptation calling me like I need
a pierced nose ( VBG).
I thought of you, yesterday, when I turned my Monster in the Corner Clivia
and found 3 fans closest to the north window sprouting flower scapes (
ducking for cover).
This morning I picked the 4 softening berries from last "spring" blooming,
cleaned the seed and planted 5 of 6 from self-pollination. (one was
obviously not going anywhere except compost.) I tucked them gently on warm
potting mix, sealed them in a plastic zip-lock, and parked them on top of
the Fridge. Who knows what will come of it, but I sure didn't spend any
It will be a long spell of cold before I see anything outside except snow
I know this was aimed at Madgardener but I had to say thanks for the urls.
I just got a Clivia Minitata and it's currently sporting 13 beautiful orange
with a yellow throat flowers which are not quite all the way open. I don't
know much about these plants so I plan to read the information on both of
the sites you posted thoroughly.
BTW Pic posted in abpg
OOOOOOOOOOhh Shell! Lucky you! ITS Gorgeous! Looks like a good
situation for it in your home, no direct light..... heck it makes its OWN
sunshine when it blossoms like that. I can hear Maddy's shrieks and
gnashing of teeth, already..... Calm down, Maddy.. this will happen for you!
The anticipation is as good as the Event!
Its not yet ready for you to be practicing plant fertility, Shell, but when
the longer Styles open to 3 visible lobes, you can tickle the styles with
pollen from the stigma and create your own self-pollinated seed.
You are most welcome for the urls.
My writing hand is itching to make out a check to Mr. Jim Shields, LOLOL,
but the Sirens are too loud for me to decipher the Names of the Songs.
I'll practice what I learned yesterday, so maybe I'll be worthy of a
present to myself before all his goods are sold out. That Said, where the
he// am I gonna raise more Monsters of Dark Corners??????
<smacking head against short walls>
Why am I not remembering that I "gifted myself" this spring with 3 Jacobean
Lily, and those 3 have already divided and need to be tended? I planted
them as Spikes in a huge pot of Firecracker Pelargonium, now I need to tear
the whole pot down, put the Sprekklia to bed and re-pot the Pel.
Must be that time of winter when the sun is growing stonger, feeding the
Sirens, whose names are want, Want and WANT, not MUST, Must, must.
Breeze ( sue burnham)
Maddie, maddie, calm down, Shell has one scape with 13 flowers, and she
confessed it was in scape when she bought it.
Oh, yes, a PJ Day is when you stay in your PJ's all day beside the woodstove
on your day off because you are just toooooo damn sick and tired of the
"madgardener" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I've gotten up in me sleep
T-shirt and stayed in it all day because I was too lazy to change into jeans
and just turned on the ceramic heater to warm my toes. does that count?? <g>
I know it gets cold up there, but I love western Maine. Southern
Maine, too.....I love Maine, period! <G> We own a house in southern
Maine, someday we'll live up there. It was 20 below there last week.
Ann, Gardening in zone 6a
Just south of Boston, MA
sounds of trowel flying thru the air...........................you did that
just to make me jealous!! my clivia is upstairs cooling off. Hopefully when
it dries out and chills down, I will get a sign of bloom
spike..........sigh.............at least my Leudisia Jewel orchid is
blooming in the kitchen window despite the cold panes of glass behind it.
tough little booger.
madgardener wondering what PJ day is.............................
I was able to get a couple of Clivia from an interesting website for
what I consider a very reasonable price. They are seedlings, but much
cheaper than any I've seen going on ebay. Check it out at:
They don't have a lot of variety, but since I only wanted one or two
to give it a try, I figured this worked for starters. My plants
arrived very healthy and now I must wait a couple of years for blooms
oh HELL, I watered the clivia the other
day.........................................:( I'm NEVER going to get her to
bloom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sounds of me gnashing me
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