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Re: Tilandsia

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » August 29th, 2013, 9:04 pm

Problem with Farooqs posting is that you never know it relates to Pakistan or Canada.

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Re: Tilandsia

Post by Heinie » August 29th, 2013, 9:07 pm

I noticed below his name is Pakistan.
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Re: Tilandsia

Post by M Farooq » August 30th, 2013, 1:50 am

I am sorry for this confusion, but I always write from Pakistan's perspective (hence the reason to keep Pakistan). I don't have any garden here except few indoor plants. The weather is too harsh for any tropical plant. Therefore, consider me as a virtual gardener.

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Re: Tilandsia

Post by Heinie » August 30th, 2013, 8:46 am

No problem Farooq. I write to everybody as if they are in Pakistan because the forum is called Gardening Pakistan. I just wish I could have seen some of the areas because I cannot get my head around that heat although I always notice how the cricketers perspire when I watch a game from the region.

I am more a winter person than a summer person so I will not make it for long in your region.
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Re: Tilandsia

Post by M Farooq » August 30th, 2013, 11:35 am

I have followed your advice and pulled bark pieces off a tree for Tilandsia.... soaked the bits in water and placed Tilandsia over the bark pieces in the same glass sphere. I'll update here if I see any improvement. I think Tilandsias like moisture in the air. Here the air is ultra-dry and that's why they are not doing very well. I think you would also begin to dislike winter season if it lasts for 8 months. My father had advised that I would be going "directly from an oven (Pak) into a deep freezer (Canada)" and he was totally right :-). Our temperatures can be around 40 oC on hot days and here -40 oC ... even the deep freezers aren't that cold :-(

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Re: Tilandsia

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » August 30th, 2013, 12:22 pm

Heinie wrote:No problem Farooq. I write to everybody as if they are in Pakistan because the forum is called Gardening Pakistan. I just wish I could have seen some of the areas because I cannot get my head around that heat although I always notice how the cricketers perspire when I watch a game from the region.

I am more a winter person than a summer person so I will not make it for long in your region.
We have a saying, I am not made of wax that I will melt away or of salt that will dissolve in rains, well we have 8 months of heat and 4 of no heat.
I also love winter, when I am most comfortable playing golf. These days with humidity 40 C is like 56C.

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Re: Tilandsia

Post by mikhurram » August 30th, 2013, 5:07 pm

I hope Farooq these image attachments prove to be useful. Excerpts from NZ Gardener April 2011 issue regarding Tillandsias. Good luck.
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Re: Tilandsia

Post by M Farooq » August 30th, 2013, 8:45 pm

Thanks Khurram sb.

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Re: Tilandsia

Post by mikhurram » August 31st, 2013, 1:38 am

You are welcome.

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