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MY CALADIUMS ARE LOVING THIS HOT WEATHER

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Re: MY CALADIUMS ARE LOVING THIS HOT WEATHER

@BklynKinsey  So nice.  they look healthy! Good looking plants!

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Re: MY CALADIUMS ARE LOVING THIS HOT WEATHER

Beautiful! 

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@BklynKinsey    Indeed, they appear to be very happy and are doing well.

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Re: MY CALADIUMS ARE LOVING THIS HOT WEATHER

Very pretty....the red/pink is so vibrant.  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: MY CALADIUMS ARE LOVING THIS HOT WEATHER

Do you take them inside for the winter months?

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@Desertdi   No, they are just outside for the season.  What I do is in the fall (late Oct. or Nov. - depending on the weather), I dig up all the bulbs.  I keep them separated by color and lay them out on newsprint on a table in my basement.  I let them dry for about 2 weeks and then pull off all the leaves and excess soil, and bag them up by color in those mesh bags that tulip bulbs come in, and let them dry another week or two.  Then, I put them in cardboard boxes covered with peat moss and they "go to bed" for the winter.  I replant them in the spring in the last week in May.  I add a few new bulbs every year but with all the old ones I have amassed several hundred bulbs in all different colors.

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@BklynKinsey      Oh my.....that is a LOT of work!    (I used to live in Chicago, so I really do know what you are doing.)  I am retired in Phoenix, so my main challenge is "no rain"...

 

You are really a dedicated gardener!  di

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Re: MY CALADIUMS ARE LOVING THIS HOT WEATHER

So vibrant and beautiful.

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Re: MY CALADIUMS ARE LOVING THIS HOT WEATHER

Your flowers are beautiful, I love caldiums.  I don't know why I don't grow them...maybe next year.  They are an annual, correct?