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#1 Tim

 
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 15:52 PM

I thought I'd liven up this section with yesterday's pic of my one lonely Catopsis. The vines are D. elephantipes from seed I sowed two years ago, and I was unaware of the morphological range of leaves between plants.
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 20:56 PM

Looking real good. Out of curiosity, how are the bees doing?

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 23:23 PM

They're doing well, Jim. I've only lost 40 out of 100 this year, which is good compared to the last couple years, believe me. I'm bringing them back from the raspberry pollination job they were doing, and now am hoping for a nice eucalyptus harvest. The weather's in the high 60s and the trees are in full bloom. Walking by the hives you can smell the honey production from several feet away, and it's one of the nicest scents in nature.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 14:48 PM

Hi Tim,

Nice Catopsis. Mine finished flowering last month and I'm waiting to see whether it'll form a pup or whether the seeds will be fertile....otherwise, I'm out of luck.

I'm also amazed by the different leaf morphologies among members of a Dioscoria species. I let my plant go dormant this time of year since I can't keep it outside (Zone 5), so it looks like a plain old turtle shell now.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 23:41 PM

I guess that one's either male or female. I've got three, so odds are that I'll get lucky. They say cuttings from that particular Dio are very hard, but I've got a few under lights in a warm propagator.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 02:15 AM

freaking awsome. I soo want one of these. :dance: