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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue May 05, 2015 8:50 pm

i got a berry on my bahama berry !!!



i know you folks that actually live in the tropics will say: Sleep
but i live in wisconsin in north america and so i say:

YAY FOR ME geek Rolling Eyes Wink

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Post  milly.a on Thu May 07, 2015 7:25 pm

bounce bounce bounce

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Post  LanceMac10 on Fri May 08, 2015 12:57 am

Right on....not a small accomplishment there in the frozen tundra....couple hundred more, we throw into bathtub....could we cocktail the resultant swill.....?? I think my pardna' might have one of these...let me check... Cool

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri May 08, 2015 1:47 pm

what i cannot believe is what a powerful punch is packed in the tiniest of flowers on this little guy...

it flowers PROFUSELY and the scent is as intoxicating as what i would hope a tub full of berrys would be drunken

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri May 08, 2015 5:36 pm

Kevin,

if that is - I dry, I die - Nashia i.-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashia_inaguensis

Nicely done!!!

I have a friend who has a very old one, it is impressive.
Spring sprung ?
Later.
Khai......

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri May 08, 2015 6:46 pm

yes indeed that is what it is !
mine is young and small...

and spring has definitely sprung... sunny

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Post  Leo Schordje on Tue May 12, 2015 4:35 pm

Great species to use for indoor bonsai in the north. Next time you get to Florida, look for 3 or 5 gallon size ones being sold at landscape nurseries. Far south Florida it is sometimes used as a hedge. I love the fragrance, the flower smells of vanilla and something else. the leaves when crushed have a spicy verbena or scented geranium fragrance. Two different fragrances on one plant. How can you not love this species?

Oh, I know from experience, Mary Miller's nickname for them; ''I dry, I die'' is on the mark. They never want to dry out, and indoors they need very bright light or they get leggy and weak, and good air movement or they become disease susceptible. They grow best if not exposed to temperatures below 50 F, same temperature range preferred by Ficus.

Its claimed that this species was almost extinct in the wild before it was ''rediscovered'' and rescued, propagated and introduced to the commercial plant trade. It was heavily fed upon by goats introduced to the Bahama islands back in the 1500's. In the 1960's it is claimed that only 4 specimens were all that could be found left in the wild on a little island the goats couldn't get to. Now it is relatively common as a landscape plant all thru the tropics. I am a little skeptical that exactly 4 plants was all that was left, it was known from many a Bahamian garden, but very rare in the wild. It as been used in local folk medicine for centuries.

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