Brugmansias forum: Visiting with Gordon today!!!!

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Name: Kassia
Framingham, MA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Roses Composter
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kassiap
Jun 16, 2012 9:13 PM CST
I had the privilege of meeting Gordon in person today! And visiting his unique and really cool home and rooftop garden! Talk about dedication and love for gardening and Brugmansias... oh the work and love involved to grow them and keep those amazing plants alive!!! and he has ROSES also!!!!! oh it was fo great to see roses growing so high up in the sky... lovely!

Hats off to you my friend... your dedication is really inspiring... and HUGE thanks for my gifts of brugs and homemade ICE CREAM... my friend Linda and I could not stop talking about it... oh so delicious...

Look at some of the pics... oh such a great weather also... loved it... really such a wonderful thing to do... meet a really dedicated fellow gardener and a rooftop garden... love it!!!

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Tomorrow I am going to plant my brugs and post pics...
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Jun 16, 2012 10:42 PM CST
MY GOD... this is the internet.. you know you can believe litte of what you read... and you have to understand any pictures are likely photoshopped... or worse.. that said...
Well yes.. it was fun to show it all off... to Kassia and Linda... what fun to have visitors... as so few get to see my garden.. being up in the air as it is... and always nice to enjoy ice cream.. they both were wild for the basil ice cream but they still couldn't pick a favorite out of the five kinds they tasted..
thanks for the kind words and glowing complements.. and fun visit...
good luck with your brugs.. and clitorea..
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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Jun 17, 2012 6:05 AM CST
It certainly is a beautiful garden, oh to be 20 yrs younger and able to go visit friends like that, but I do visit you in my mind. nodding
Name: Chocolate Brug
Lakeland Florida zone-9 (Zone 9a)
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WilliamByrd
Jun 17, 2012 5:20 PM CST
Gorgeous
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jun 17, 2012 5:48 PM CST
Wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Name: Kassia
Framingham, MA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Roses Composter
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kassiap
Jun 17, 2012 6:16 PM CST
I am still in awe!!!
Gordon, my big cutting is in water... and the one you are not sure about it is planted... gave her some milorganite... will post a pic soon....

oh the ice cream.... just looked at the machine... will be my first purchase as soon as I get a job... totally worth it!!!!
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 22, 2012 12:29 PM CST
Hey Kassia....did ya have fun ??? Couldn't tell Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Gordon is good people. I've met him at a few plant swaps here in Florida. If ever I get to Philly to see family I'm gonna ask my sister for a day trip to Brooklyn Whistling
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Name: Kassia
Framingham, MA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Roses Composter
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kassiap
Jun 25, 2012 5:18 PM CST
Ginger,
it was really great... still can't believe how much work he has to have a roof top garden!!!!
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Jun 25, 2012 9:43 PM CST
Well... yes Kassia.. lots of things to do..I've concreted the pond and painted it a light blue called moon drops.. and got the fogger working in it tonight .. and solved a malfunction of the underwater lighting.. and got the pump going... I just have to mount a pair of hands to hold the stream of water... and you can tell Lida I made the corn ice cream she mentioned having in Rio.. and served it to another Rio native working here at the UN... she knew the corn ice cream and gave it rave reviews when it was served after her crawfish boil.. pictured in it's 80 gallon pot.. and served on a table mound..Thumb of 2012-06-26/GordonHawk/32abdf
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OH..Ginger .. I'd love to have you visit... See the garden.. and enjoy some ice cream... I've been having alot of requests for some Ginger ice cream.. so I'd have to have you try some ... and I've thought of a fres mint ice cream... there's one at a local chocolate room.. and it's so good.. I'm a bit reluctant to compete... or some other favorite.. Philys not far.. like Florala is..
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Jun 26, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Wow that's some feast you served !! Ginger ice cream...cool Smiling There was a little shop in Buffalo that made cinnamon ice cream...really yummy with hot fudge sauce.
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Jun 26, 2012 10:46 AM CST
Well.. Ginger.. I culd do a cinnamon for you.. that has also been a requested flavor.. hot fudge would put any of them over the top... for flavor.. i think cinnamon will be the next one.. just to practice for your arrival.. I'll let you know how it goes..
OH.. the new brug I got from JT at the RU in Florala.. that was named i honor of his granddaughter Karoline that accompaned him there this spring has bloomed.. a full flush of 5 or 6 flowers already.. my report is that it's an exceptional growing.. strong hardy brug..[ perhaps the strongest of any I've had ] with perhaps the strongest fragrance of any... surely a 10 on a 10 scale..

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Jun 26, 2012 11:20 AM CST
Very pretty. Sure missed being with all ya'll this spring Crying
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Kassia
Framingham, MA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Roses Composter
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kassiap
Jul 5, 2012 6:48 PM CST
Hi Gordon!
I will tell Linda about the ice cream... next week I am getting a machine (not as expensive as yours but lets see if the one I get is decent... I have been reading about ice cream history,,, fascinating... and I will tell you about my experiments..,

I will send you the mini hostas... just got them out of the weed jungle... my garden has been attack from evil weeds... can't stand it! hopefully the weather will also cooperate... don't want to kill the poor things...

my brugs are growing... do you think I can plant the one you told me to have it in water for a while???


Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
Charter ATP Member Miniature Gardening Container Gardener Region: United States of America Butterflies Garden Art
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GordonHawk
Jul 5, 2012 9:33 PM CST
well... nice... sure.. give it a try and plant it... did it show any sign of roots while it's been in the water...
good luck with your ice cream.. I've been having too much fun with mine..

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