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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
May 11, 2010 9:07 AM CST
I got a new brug from one of Charley's girls. (My mule has a lot of girls) I have a fella got me some brugs too.
But here is my newest Brug from Mollymistsmith. then I show my others too. I want everyone to know Ilove all the brugs I got and love you all for sharing. But just realized , there is two brugs here, One on left from Kenboy and then Tami's SunRay Yellow Brug. Ken's is a cross; Will be interesting to see what we got, huh? Ken.

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
May 11, 2010 9:13 AM CST
Debra's cute little Maya

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Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
May 21, 2010 3:23 PM CST
I just accidently came upon this website for brugs if anyone is interested http://www.brugmansia.us/content/
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
May 21, 2010 4:01 PM CST
Susan, that Country Gardeshown on there is JT's, isn't it exciiting to see JT listed on there. Thanks....
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
May 22, 2010 8:01 AM CST
Thanks Charleen, I saw it was a pay subscription and left. After seeing your post I went back in. JT pretty much answers any question I ever had about brugs. He has a link to cubitz too that I didn't discover until I went to Ibrugs.
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
May 25, 2010 10:13 PM CST
This is a copy of a message that Dave posted about the possible closing of Cubits on Friday, May 28, 2010. Please pray for a positive outcome. My email address is tjbevlin@bellsouth.net but this will change once this one is shut off. Please send me your personal email address so I can notify you of my new one and so we can keep in touch until we can be together again. I will be offline for a while until we get the internet hooked up at the new place. I will try to get on here tomorrow to get everyone's email before or if Cubits goes offline Friday.

From Dave:

"I received a letter from Internet Brands today, and it was a cease and desist.

My employment agreement with NameMedia says many things, among them that I won't compete with NameMedia for a certain length of time. My doing cubits.org can easily be seen to be a competitor of Dave's Garden, but this is no problem because DG is no longer owned by NameMedia.

So, I'm not competing with NameMedia since DG is owned by someone else now. I have been very clear and public with this position. I even posted several times on DG that I do not feel like I am obligated to not compete against DG and that position was never challenged until today.

The letter from IB, however, claims that my employment agreement with NameMedia has been assigned to IB and that my agreement is with them.

Now, that's possible, but I had never been notified until today that this was the case.

They are telling me that I must shut down cubits.org by this Friday or else they will bring a lawsuit against me. They say that: "If you do not comply, we intend to pursue you for all damages you have caused, which based on our initial review of the matter appears to be well in excess of $1,000,000."

I have a call in to NameMedia as well as the general counsel at IB, to get confirmation that my employment agreement was indeed assigned over to IB. If it was in fact assigned, then there's nothing I can do and I will have to shut down cubits.org per their demands.

I think we should all prepare for the worst. I think that in the end of the day, big business is going to win and the rest of us are going to lose."

I'll try to keep you all posted.
Tami
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mekos
May 26, 2010 10:33 AM CST
We are all preparing and praying and shareing e-mail addresses to hang on till Dave and Trish are able to get us all back together.
We'll all be back when They are ready for us.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 20, 2011 8:05 PM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

OK, so now I have my brug cuttings growing.Help, LOL!

I received 10 cuttings and all rooted. The cuttings were various sizes, and I put them in quart or 1/2 gallon pots. Some are still under grow lights, the shorter ones. The taller ones are by the window. All seem to be growing happily and are from about 10inches to 2 foot.

We won't stop having frost until about the end of May. that's when I normally plant annuals.

So, do I need to take them outside then, and put them in a bigger planter? Would I want to take them out for a few days, or can I just put them in a protected area, and gradually give them more sun. What is about the smallest size planter they will grow in?

And then what do I do in the fall? I don't have anywhere to winter over large pots. Just send them to Charleen, or what. Glare
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mekos
Mar 20, 2011 10:53 PM CST
You take cuttings from each one to winter over for you and send cuttings from each one to us all. Big Grin Sounds like a plan to me. Whistling
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Mar 21, 2011 6:30 AM CST
mekos os right that is what I would do, but when you take cuttings make sure you mark if they are below or above the Y above will bloom faster next year.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Mar 21, 2011 7:07 AM CST
Yes,send me some and I will share, I believe folks with brugs love to share , just like with other plants. Gardeners are the best people in the world. You can start them out in a Gal pot and they will start growing their roots. When their little toes come out of their pots just transplant to a little larger pot. I haven't seen any growth from the ground from my brugs that are still in the soil. But the ones in the pots that is in my green house has new growth and I am so glad. Polly, you will love the blooms that is what makes it all worth the time we put into them.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 21, 2011 7:53 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

So, for this summer is a gallon planter going to be big enough to transplant them into? I'm not going to put them into the ground.

Will they bloom OK in a gallon planter?

Would I want to take them out for a few days, or can I just put them in a protected area, and gradually give them more sun?

I'm a total newbie at this. I never expected all of the 10 cuttings would make it. Kind of overwhelmed and I know some of you have hundreds.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Mar 21, 2011 11:56 AM CST
Amazing isn't it. Well, you will have to go to larger pots as they grow. I have several and I will bury the pot then dig it up before frost. The larger the pot the larger the plant will get. You are so lucky to have them all make it. You are a good Brug Mama!
Name: Veronica Dykes
central Texas
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BettyDee
Mar 21, 2011 4:04 PM CST
Polly,
One gallon containers are too small. Brugs are fast growers and their root system can get huge very quickly. Ideally, they should go into a 25 gallon containers and be re-potted every year. I use one gallon containers as interim pots once I move the rooted cuttings from their 4" pots and before I move them up to 14" pots for a few more months.

Five (5) or seven (7) gallon pots would be the minimum for a season and then I would either bury the pot or place the pot directly on top of the soil, banking some soil around the drain hole and just let the roots grow into the ground. In the fall, cut off all the roots that have grown into the soil and trim the top to compensate for root loss. You might be able to find room here or there for 10 - 5 gallon pots somewhere in your home. Otherwise, you will have to take plenty of cuttings in the fall and start all over again. Doing it that way, you won't see many blooms from any of your Brugs. The larger more established root systems are the ones that will give you the beautiful bloom flushes. By giving the potted Brugs a chance to expand their root system into the soil, you are giving them a chance to develop as many feeder roots as possible. This allows for maximum growth. Since Brugs bloom from new wood, you also get as many blooms as possible. The pot just makes it easier to move the plant indoors in the fall, but it needs to have enough room in it to hold a few good growing roots and some feeder roots so the plant is ready to go the following spring. A one gallon pot won't hold more than the trunk itself.

If you decide you need to start all over every spring, starting off with rooted cuttings taken from above the "Y" will give you a head start on getting some flowers earlier.

http://cubits.org/Brugmansia/articles/view/458/

You will need to acclimate you Brugs to sunlight gradually. Start off in filtered sunlight or very light shade. Expose them to sunlight gradually over the next maybe 2 weeks. If you expose them to direct sunlight too quickly, their leaves will scorch badly.

They are heavy feeders and will need to be fed with a complete fertilizer that contains all the micro-nutrients once or twice a week. Something like Miracle Gro. Do not use a fertilizer that is rich in phosphates (the middle number).
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 22, 2011 8:42 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

Thanks so much Betty.

I seriously doubt they would make it here over winter outside, and I have no where inside to overwinter them, so it's going to have to be cuttings. I will probably keep a couple and send the rest on to a warmer home.

I've had a lot of fun just growing them inside. They're pretty plants, even without the flowers. So, if I get a few blooms out of these I'll be happy.

Thanks Charleen! Really I had no trouble growing them. I used the water crystals with the mycroryhizzae and fertilizer on the roots when I potted them up, and they have grown quite well, especially that Kongmansia.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Mar 22, 2011 10:12 AM CST
wow! I have water crystals but not the other stuff. With a name like Kong you know it should be large... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 22, 2011 10:17 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

I use them for everything Charleen. They work wonderfully for me.

Yes, I think Kongmansia will be a big girl. I also have Miss Emily Mackenzie, Golden Dream, and Tiara. Multiples of each.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Mar 22, 2011 1:49 PM CST
Wow!!! You got some good ones. I put fertilizer MG on mine in the GH.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Mar 22, 2011 3:55 PM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

I did? Good, you might be ending up with some of them. Glad you like them, LOL.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Mar 22, 2011 4:14 PM CST
Send them on, I'll get you pictures Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I got to get over and show you how my iris are growing. Love them...

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