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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Feb 4, 2010 12:01 PM CST
I think we all need to know about Brugs.
We have some very knowlegable people coming to the forums to see what they can learn and also to teach us that are fairly new to brugs a thing or two,or three. Smiling
So i want to open a new forum for Those things also.
So come on in and pull up a chair. Relax and talk about brugs, cuttings, seeds and anything else bruggy, that comes to mind.
Thank all.
Charleen

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Name: julie
Dellroy Ohio Zone 6a
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jar617
Feb 5, 2010 12:57 AM CST
Ok first question. If I get started growing them, I bring them in for the winter right? So these can be grown in containers?
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Feb 5, 2010 7:09 AM CST
Yes, you can grow them in containers. But it will be a big container and you will have to keep it fertilized and watered. They take a LOT of water in the summer. But once you bring them in for the winter, you slack up on the water for the winter months. Have you got you a brug yet??
Charleen
Name: julie
Dellroy Ohio Zone 6a
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jar617
Feb 5, 2010 7:08 PM CST
Nope, but I have my eyes wide open and reading everything you guys are posting about them so I can learn.
Name: Gary Zone 10b
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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xeriscape8321
Feb 11, 2010 6:04 PM CST
You can also winter your brugs in a dormant state. Place your containered brugs in any dark area of your home where temps will get cold but will not freeze (basements are ideal for this, some people use their garages). Water the pot very little (like once a month) just to keep the roots from completely drying out. This will force the plant to go dormant. It lose many or all leaves. The roots are what you want to keep alive. You may lose everything above the soil line even, but its those roots that count. When the weather begins to warm up (and all danger of frost is over) you can bring the container out of the dark and begin a regular watering routine. Fertilize with a weak solution until you begin to see significant rebound of the plants. This method can be used for plants that you have grown in containers all summer or those larger plants that are pruned and dug up at the end of the season.
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
Feb 11, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Where have you been? We sure do need someone to helpus ols ladies out growing our Brug Babies.
What do you know of "Leaf drop" One of my ladies have a brug that has leaf drop.
got any tips???
Charleen
Name: Gary Zone 10b
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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xeriscape8321
Feb 11, 2010 8:32 PM CST
This time of year on a brug thats been brought inside that's very common. You'll find pictures of brugs that have been brought inside for the winter that have no leaves but still have a flower or two on them. It's a reaction to the short daylight hours and the shock of being brought indoors. Even here in south florida where they thrive year round, if we get one of our cold snaps my yard look like fall in NY...i currently have over 100 brugs..
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
Feb 12, 2010 8:10 AM CST
Wonderful, Gary, Wonderful. Got Pictures?? We love pictures. I'm plantinting mine in my front yard. No mowing!!!
Name: Debra joeswife
Derby,Kansas (Zone 6b)
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joeswife
Feb 12, 2010 8:47 PM CST
Hi gary! Glad to see you here!
Your Mind is a Garden, Your Thoughts are the Seeds, You can grow Flowers or You can grow Weeds.
Name: Gary Zone 10b
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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xeriscape8321
Feb 12, 2010 9:03 PM CST
Pictures are what I'm known for but this year has been a very bad year for me.....i'm expecting some blooms within the next couple of days....but not like it has been in previous years... Thumbs down
Hello there Joes Wife!!


This is a pic of one of my winter flushes last year

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Name: Debra joeswife
Derby,Kansas (Zone 6b)
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joeswife
Feb 13, 2010 12:22 AM CST
what is your white one? curious... I have two whites that are big plants, one bloomed, called monster white, the other is a white knight.. it got ate up but now it is very big and leafy again..and the darker pink ones in the right lower.. what are those called?
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Name: Gary Zone 10b
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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xeriscape8321
Feb 13, 2010 7:19 AM CST
That's Super Nova. The brug towards the front of the picture is Pink Charm. The one alongside of Super Nova is Miss Emily Mackenzie.
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
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1AnjL
Feb 14, 2010 3:40 PM CST
wow Debra! Nice photo! I wish my brugs were that big!
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Feb 14, 2010 6:11 PM CST
xeriscape8321 Hurray! it sure is nice to see you, here or there, seems like a long time since I have seen you. hope to see a lot of you here and your pictures.

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Name: Dee
Ladoga, IN
DeeS
Feb 14, 2010 7:53 PM CST
Gary, those are beautiful!
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Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Feb 15, 2010 11:22 PM CST
Hey all! I have my brugs in my GH and they have been blooming sporadically. I now have pods on some of them. On Insignis Pink there are 10 pods. The ones I have are Charles Grimaldi, Sun Ray Yellow, Insignis Pink, Ecuador Pink, Super Nova, and Temple Goddess. I guess they were open pollinated since they are all together in the GH?
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 21, 2010 5:15 PM CST
I may have missed it somewhere. What kind of soil do you use when repotting a brug? And what do you feed it and how often. I am determined to get mine healthy and blooming this year. Rolling my eyes.
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
Feb 21, 2010 5:45 PM CST
Are you going to keep it in a pot?
Have you ever tried it in the ground?
When I leave them in a pot, I used a good potting soil, but before I put the soil in I usually put some composted manure in the bottom of the pot. Then some soil, then the plant. I want want it to get burned before it gets a chance to grow., After it starts growing, I used a masnure tea to water it with and they take a lot of water once they get growing. I'm sure someone else does it differently but this is my basics.
Charleen
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 21, 2010 5:49 PM CST
Okay, I think I will put it in the ground. Dig a big hole, put composted manure in, mix with some soil, plant brug, water in? How often should I feed it if in the ground? I saw somewhere that you take cuttings in the Fall in case Winter kills the mamma brug.
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!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Feb 21, 2010 5:54 PM CST
That is your Back-up Insurance, cause you never know if it will freeze or not. I hade mine on the west side of the house, Believe me it will WILT if it needs water. I water mine about every day unless it rained after it grew larger. It got to be a big plant. You can put the manure around it to , you can get it now doesn't doesn't burn plants. But be sure and keep it watered. They may come back from root. but if you have cuttings you don't have to worry so bad.

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