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Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:17 pm

I work in a laboratory with no windows...in the winter I grow weary with little sunlight....this set up seems to work well for my Citrus aurantifolia....the light is on a timer (on for 18 hours per day). The green plus the extra light lift my spirits during the day.

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Post  my nellie on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:31 pm

Inventive and so much rewarding since it makes you feel better!
I have the same problem like yours.... working 8 hours a day in an office with NO windows... Crying or Very sad

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:47 pm

Howzit Tom,

Very cool. ThumbsUp Inventive but very cool.

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

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Post  Storm on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:49 pm

Interesting tree.
But the first thing that crossed my mind when seeing it was a woman standing on her hands..

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Post  Neil Jaeger on Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:02 pm

Is that just a 120 watt spiral-type integrated CFL? Or do they make those in special grow bulbs?

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Post  bonsaisr on Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:02 pm

Tom Simonyi wrote:I work in a laboratory with no windows...in the winter I grow weary with little sunlight....this set up seems to work well for my Citrus aurantifolia....the light is on a timer (on for 18 hours per day). The green plus the extra light lift my spirits during the day.
Regards,
Tom
When I was in a similar situation, starting 40 years ago, I got permission to bring in a 2 foot standing fluorescent fixture. My last clinical employment was in a hospital, so they put a safety cord & a three-way plug on my lamp. Nowadays, I think management is more attuned to employees' mental health, although not in the present economy. I think they are building offices with more windows, also. It never hurts to ask.
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Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:16 am

Storm wrote:Interesting tree.
But the first thing that crossed my mind when seeing it was a woman standing on her hands..

Yes, it does Storm! I love the image! Now, whenever I see this tree, I see the woman...standing on her hands. Laughing
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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:18 am

My solution was to rotate the trees on a weekly basis, with at least six weeks between visits indoors.

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Post  杰遨-jie on Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:06 pm

its interesting haha!.... I would to have keylime but i can not find them anywhere here in this climate...i grew 4 small orange tree from seed but they got scale haha

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:11 pm

Thought I would post an update of this tree after much thought and restyling....the powers that be told me I could not keep any plants in my laboratory so it is now back among my other tropicals at the house. Tom

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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:25 pm



God, that's a GIANT improvement!!!!!!!! With those roots, any chance of getting it back into that other pot?

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:19 pm

Thank you, Russell...Regarding your question, possibly...however, I think I will let it develop in its current container for some time.

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Post  Dale Cochoy on Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:57 pm

Let me know when the pie is ready.....

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Post  moyogijohn on Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:02 pm

TOM ,,,Your lime looked good to start but !! you made a great difference with that total restyleing !! A very good job with this one.. post more take care john

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:27 am

Tom,
Really nice progress.
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Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:26 pm

Thank you all for the kind words....I appreciate it. Dale: over the years the fruit I harvested (very good by the way) yielded only enough to garnish a few gin and tonics (also very good)...
Tom

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Post  Ed Trout on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:02 pm


Very nice Tom,

Funny, I'm from Key West where the key lime,( and of course key lime pie) originates, but have never thought of trying one for bonsai !! But it is now on my "to do" list thanks to you.

Happy New Year,

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:23 pm

Good day to you, Ed...thanks for the kind words...I wish you and yours a peaceful and joyful New Years as well. I would imagine you would have great stock to choose from where you are located.

Best regards,
Tom

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Post  Russell Coker on Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:26 pm

Ed Trout wrote:
Very nice Tom,

Funny, I'm from Key West where the key lime,( and of course key lime pie) originates, but have never thought of trying one for bonsai !! But it is now on my "to do" list thanks to you.

Happy New Year,

Ed


Me too Ed.

I always keep and eye out at Home Depot and Lowes, especially in Ft. Walton Beach (better variety than here). This seems to be one that I can actually find NOT grafted, a giant plus!

R

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