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Name: Brenda
NE Georgia (Zone 8a)
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3left
Nov 10, 2014 3:50 PM CST
My DIL Sandy has discovered the secret of getting Culebra to blossom. It is on it's third flush this season, blooming away inside the greenhouse. I counted 14 blossoms and buds. Mine is about to blossom in my GH.
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Name: Glenn
Chippewa, PA (Zone 6a)
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vbprog
Nov 10, 2014 4:43 PM CST
Beautiful... But what's the secret that she discovered?
If you don't lose some plants to the weather this year, you aren't trying hard enough. - Glenn Hasulak
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Nov 11, 2014 9:09 AM CST

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Yeah,share the secret.
Name: Brenda
NE Georgia (Zone 8a)
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3left
Nov 12, 2014 3:26 PM CST
Sorry, no big deal, the secret.............I have always had my plant in a pot and so Sandy followed suit. This last Spring she decided to put Culebra in the ground and with morning sun, dappled shade starting at 11 am for the rest of the day. And it loved it!!

She is so tickled that Culebra has done so well for her.

I never put my Culebra in the ground or hardly disturbed it in the pot as I was told it did not like it's roots disturbed. Looks like that advice is wrong. Mine is going in ground next year!
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
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Rhapsody616
Nov 26, 2014 11:58 PM CST
Yes, She is very pretty. Looks good!!
Rhapsody
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be!
Name: Brenda
NE Georgia (Zone 8a)
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3left
Nov 28, 2014 4:23 PM CST
Thanks, Rhapsody..........my plant is about 7 years old.

Do you remember years ago when I sent you some brugs from Georgia.............I certainly remember your name and we discussed Long Beach, near my old stamping ground of Lomita and Torrance! Sure is great to see what a beautiful collection you have now! My sister lives in Garden Grove and I have tried to talk her into taking some brug cuttings from me for years but she uses all her land for veggie and fruit gardening..........except for her roses!

Brenda
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
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Rhapsody616
Dec 1, 2014 5:14 PM CST
YES I do remember Missy! You sent some seeds as well. Most of the cutting took well and are happily growing in the yard. Nice to see you here sunshine. Your sister probably has a good idea in not getting the cuttings. They sure are addictive. ... worse the chocolate! Now my next door neighbor is hooked as well (she is one of my back up plains). I have given her 12 so far. But she is a nice older lady and it makes her day when I tell her " no way am I giving you that one"... Then I root it and 4 weeks later she is beaming with her brug in the 4 inch pot.

Thank you for remembering me Brenda Group hug
Rhapsody
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be!
Name: Brenda
NE Georgia (Zone 8a)
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3left
Jan 5, 2015 2:51 PM CST
Psssssstttttttttt!! Sandy has three seedpods on Culebra. Hurray! She also did not listen to me tell her that Culebra would not take pollen!! Joke is on me! And we are dancing around in excitement!!!

Rhapsody............such kind words............and I love your back-up plan............ and, you are sharing the joy!
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
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Rhapsody616
Jan 5, 2015 5:04 PM CST
Thank You! Sneaky and giving at the same time Brenda! She is always looking to see what I am doing so she can do the same thing... water, fertilize, sweeping the leaves off of the grass.

So are we going to get some pictures of these seed pods?
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be!

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