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thebulacans
June 18th, 2004, 03:53 PM
I live in Alaska and I have a hibiscus which never sees the outdoors. I have been tempted to put it outside in the summer for the day. I have had it for about 4 years but it has only flowered twice. but it is pretty big for an indoor plant ( in a pot about 1 1/2' in diameter) any advice to get more flowers?


Mahalo

Mokihana
June 19th, 2004, 12:05 PM
I have a couple of hibiscus. I leave them outside during the summer; when it starts getting cold, I bring them in. I usually have some great blooms on it. They love the heat, but even 70's during the day will be fine for them.

aleno
June 19th, 2004, 01:01 PM
Okay,

I get one plant and someone told me a long time ago what fo do.

First....When the temperature is 76 degrees fo leave them outside. If it gets below 60 degree's bring them in. I leave them out during the spring here in California when the temp is above 76 but I put them in the shade, I figure the sun will burn it if in direct sunlight. My hibiscus is blooming right now. I got the red , pink, and the Kokia of the big island. I don't know the weathe rof Alaska but maybe it'll work for you if the temperature is right.

Aleno

thebulacans
June 19th, 2004, 03:13 PM
Okay,

I don't know the weathe rof Alaska but maybe it'll work for you if the temperature is right.

Aleno

Hmm so far low 70s for da high an 50s for da low maybe in July...sigh I wanna go back to Waimanalo...

Mokihana
June 19th, 2004, 03:35 PM
Hmm so far low 70s for da high an 50s for da low maybe in July...sigh I wanna go back to Waimanalo...

Waimanalo Blues
by Thor Wold & Liko Martin

Wind's gonna blow so I'm gonna go
Down on the road again
Starting where the mountains Ieft me
I'm up where I began

Where I will go the wind only knows
Good times around the bend
Get in my car, goin' too far
Never comin' back again

Tired and worn I woke up this mornin'
Found that I was confused
Spun right around and found I had lost
The things that I couldn't lose

CHORUS:
The beaches they sell to build their hotels
My fathers and I once knew
Birds all along sunlight at dawn
Singing Waimanalo blues

aleno
June 21st, 2004, 09:22 PM
Mokihana,

She said she like go back to Waimanalo not hear you sing the blues.....LOL

Mokihana
June 22nd, 2004, 06:16 AM
Mokihana,

She said she like go back to Waimanalo not hear you sing the blues.....LOL

:D :D Deah goes my career anden.... :rolleyes: Nomo American Idol foah me, I guess. **sigh** :)

thebulacans
June 22nd, 2004, 08:28 AM
Mokihana,

She said she like go back to Waimanalo not hear you sing the blues.....LOL

:) Actually I am a kane not a wahine but it is pretty true sometimes I get pretty blue...

Maholo plenty!

Albert
June 22nd, 2004, 09:07 AM
Even after almost fifteen years here, I am still amazed to see plants growing like weeds which I spent lots of money and hours of care trying to grow inside in London.

aleno
June 22nd, 2004, 11:17 AM
:) Actually I am a kane not a wahine but it is pretty true sometimes I get pretty blue...

Maholo plenty!

aiya,

Sorry braddah. gotta excuse me, please.

Mokihana.....the braddah no need you make him more homesick....LOL.

aleno
June 22nd, 2004, 11:19 AM
Even after almost fifteen years here, I am still amazed to see plants growing like weeds which I spent lots of money and hours of care trying to grow inside in London.


Is it true what they say....In London it rains over 200 days a year? How cold does it get during the winter month's and what is the temp during the summer month's?????

Aleno

Albert
June 22nd, 2004, 01:29 PM
"Is it true what they say....In London it rains over 200 days a year?"

Just like Manoa.

"How cold does it get during the winter month's and what is the temp during the summer month's?????"

It drops below freezing in the winter but snow is rare. And it can get VERY warm in the summer, even moreso than here in the islands (and air-conditioning isn't widely available).

The climate is definitely not a reason to live in London, as it is for Honolulu, and growing "exotic" houseplants there isn't an easy hobby. London is truly a great city, though.

Mokihana
June 22nd, 2004, 02:42 PM
"Is it true what they say....In London it rains over 200 days a year?"

Just like Manoa..

Das weah I wen grow up... I love Mânoa Valley. Plenny rain, plenny ânuenue, good place foah ti-leaf sliding! (which I wen do plenny! :D )

Krash Kolohe
July 10th, 2004, 09:49 PM
http://ihost.it-mate.co.uk/users/mind808spring/files/hibus.JPG

You mean hibiscus like dis, Mokihana ?? :p

Mokihana
July 11th, 2004, 09:41 AM
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You mean hibiscus like dis, Mokihana ?? :p


exactly!!! Oni stay red mines one...

nani da picha!!!