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clrosner

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Wrightia religosa
« on: June 20, 2009, 07:11 PM »
Dear Members:
This is my first post, and I hope you will all bear with me.  Last night I took the attached photos.  This tree is one of my favorite flowering trees due to the fact that I prune it hard at least once a week, and then within a few days I am rewarded with at least a hundred flowers.  All those white dots are flowers about to bud.
 

clrosner

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 06:45 AM »
Hi Irene:
This tree blooms all year! The aroma of Jasmine fills my tree house during the winter when the windows are closed!

Unfortunately, there is no time when all the flowers are in full bloom.  They open for a day or two and then they fall.

I'll try to photo what the area around the tree looks like.

Carl
 

bonsaihunk

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 10:44 AM »
Carl.
Lovely tree.
One downside to the lovely white flowers is that after they fall they stain things purple. In a home keep the area around the tree covered with something to keep the fallen flowers from staining furniture etc.
Jerry
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clrosner

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 07:01 PM »
Hi Jerry:
Fortunately, I have an indoor/outdoor carpeting in my "tree House" so there is no problem with staining.  In fact I took the attached pictures this morning to show Irene how the tree opens and drops their flowers Indiscriminately..
 

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 08:26 AM »
Hi Carl, sweet tree. I to have some Wrightias, they are fast growers as are most tropicals. This one looks so healthy to me how do you keep it that way up North?
Ken
 

clrosner

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009, 07:58 PM »
Hi Ken:
Unfortunately, I am not able to put this tree or any of my other Wrightia religosa out doors. They are much happier under fluorescent lights. They all stay in my tree house. Of course, I keep the windows open all day and night, this time of the year. My dear late friend, Ron Martin, got me in the habit of feeding all my tropicals in my last watering by adding a 1/4 tsp of Super Bloom 12-55-6 five days a week.  Using clear water Saturday and Sunday. 

Warmest regards
Carl
 

ken duncan

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009, 09:56 PM »
Carl,
Looks like Ron gave You some good advice, your trees look very happy.
I miss seeing Ron, he live only about 100 miles southeast of me and I would go every year to buy supplies from him before he retired.
Ken
 

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009, 10:34 AM »
The Fragrance is AMAZING on these. Some one brought one to the Club I attend and it filled the entire room with a sweet fragrance.
 

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009, 08:22 PM »
Ryan:
You can imagine the aroma of my 8 foot by 15 foot tree house smells like when all my windows are closed.

Ken: The loss of Ron and Barbara was a terrible blow to me.  Ron and I exchanged Emails every morning.  I, also, illustrated a few of his articles that appeared in the ABS magazine.  Marilyn and I were in South Carolina with Ron and were just leaving for home, when the 9-11 disaster occurred. 
 

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009, 08:39 PM »
Carl,
I am sorry that You lost such close friends.
Ken
 

clrosner

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2009, 09:08 PM »
Ken: Unfortunately, it is a way of life!  As you get older., you seem to loose more friends and acquaintances. That doesn't stop me from still planting seeds and taking cuttings.  I'm not giving up not should anyone else.  Every day I am able to water and prune my trees or work on a painting, I consider myself lucky to be alive!

Warmest regard,
Carl
 

Leo de Leon

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2009, 02:26 AM »
Hi Carl,

You have very nice and healthy tropical trees despite the fact  that you live in New Jersey! I have just started with cuttings of Wrightia, I have a variety which has smaller leaves and the regular ones too. Hope they bloom as profusely as yours.

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Leo
 

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Re: Wrightia religosa
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2009, 09:49 PM »
Carl, I met Ron Martin about five years ago when I moved to Summerville S.C. I belonged to a club in Birmingham Al. and looked long and hard for a club here. And there was Ron with a hand full of local friends. They called it a study group not club, Ron said it sounded less exclusive and more inviting.. which it is. There were about eight members with Ron being the ring leader. Of course I joined right up. I only knew Ron for a little over two years, but he was a great teacher and man. I still miss him. Our group has stayed together and grown...we now have about 12 members! It is a great group of people. Your flowering tree looks awsome and I can only imagine the fragrance! I just had to tell you that Ron would have been Honored to see such a beautiful tree in full bloom in New Jersey in the fall! I can't think of a better way to be Honored. Thank you for sharing it with us all. Best Reguards, Don.