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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Trailblaze1 » Jul 10, 2009 6:02 pm

I just got back from much vacationing and time off. I haven't voted yet, oh Angus, son of Robin. Nice to meet you.

Good job of growing this!

so ....do names like : "Angus's Pride" fit? or must it have its very own personal name.

Has anyone yet suggested 'Ava'? (or Eva). Do we know if it's a male or female plant?
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Jul 10, 2009 9:33 pm

Mangoes do sprout from the pit. Be patient though, it is even more slow-growing than your avocado!

If I remember correctly, the leaves are shiny, narrow and dark green.
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Smitty » Jul 11, 2009 1:02 am

well doesn't Bob look very happy and healthy with all his new friends :)
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby kelly_m » Jul 16, 2009 1:41 pm

Sorry Smitty...it's official....Ralph is growing nicely on Angus's desk......BUT! Frank came on strong in the end along with Ferrrrr(rolling the r)nando!
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Smitty » Jul 16, 2009 3:18 pm

well!! I'm speechless :)
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Laura » Jul 17, 2009 8:21 am

Great to know our friend has a name now ...

GROW RALPH GROW !!!

Looking forward to seeing him progress ... :D
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby MareE » Jul 17, 2009 9:14 am

Ralph's a veritable Jack's Beanstalk, eh Laura?

Must say, Angus et al, this has been a "NAME MY DESKTOP TREE" contest beyond compare and worthy of special place in CG forum history books!

Actually, only such a contest ever partook, and it was a blast! Anyone else in your office need their plant nicked? lol

MareE saluting runner-uppers Frank and Fern;o}
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby angusrobinson » Jul 17, 2009 12:06 pm

Thanks to everyone who voted - Ralph has won by a narrow margin. We have the nameplate attached to the pot, and I think Ralph is happy to finally have a name! A lot of people in the office have dropped by to congratulate Ralph - there's a chance he might be July's employee of the month! ;)

I've snapped a few pics of him with his fancy new name plate:
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Laura » Jul 17, 2009 12:22 pm

Oh my he does look happy .... he is growing ..... I wonder if some day he'll be called Tall Ralph ... :P
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Aigle » Jul 18, 2009 12:15 pm

Congrats to Ralphie boy!

I still think I am honourary Godmother since I suggested the naming *hmph*

So where do I send the water and the pamphlet I got "Proper Avocado Behaviour- It's not easy being green" that I got from the Church of Scenictology?
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