Brugmansias forum: Sharp Saw

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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Sep 25, 2015 6:30 AM CST
Well I had my Miss Doris dug up yesterday and was amazed at the huge roots she had made in the ground, also there were two trunks together and they were thick, about 4" around and had to be separated by sawing in the center, now I just pray they make it OK..
I have two more in the ground to dig up today, they do grow so much faster in the ground but it is a lot of work digging them up.
Does anyone know where William is, he has been missing a long time.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Oct 4, 2015 6:13 PM CST
I have some planted in the ground that I will dig and pot up. It will be like digging graves when I have to do that. *sigh* I also have 3 ginormous ones that are in 24 inch pots that I really, really need to root prune once.


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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Oct 4, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Forgot to add that those monsters will probably have to be pruned with a hacksaw. LOL
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Oct 4, 2015 7:36 PM CST
Yes - they ARE huge.

I only have 3 - none in the ground. Will be moving in in next 10 days or so. It has been quite cool here, but going back to mid 70s to 80 by Wednesday and I have more blooms coming.

AnnaZ - do you cut down the size and re-root? Or just pot up and move indoors? How do you over winter them? You are Zone 4?
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Oct 4, 2015 8:07 PM CST
I prune back viciously and pot up. (those are the ones that are in the ground). The ones already in the pots are cut back hard too. I don't usually root any of the cuttings unless someone wants some. I feel bad tossing all that growth, but there IS a limit, even for me. LOL

I have a 30x64 greenhouse. I overwinter large tropical plants for other people, in addition to my hobby gone bad. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Oct 4, 2015 10:11 PM CST
AnnaZ said:I prune back viciously and pot up..... in addition to my hobby gone bad. Rolling on the floor laughing


Hahaha Smiling Regarding pruning viciously. Do they have to form Ys again or you cut back hard above Ys?
I am fairly new and still learning.

I have a Brug Arborea that has not really formed a Y. It does have branching, but they are not Ys. It also has 2 buds. It is over 6 feet tall grown from seed last year. I am thinking about chopping about 3 feet and re-rooting.

TIA
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Oct 5, 2015 6:52 AM CST
David, yes, they do have to "Y" again. I usually strip back new growth about twice during the winter in the greenhouse, or they would get totally out of control.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Oct 6, 2015 6:38 AM CST
If you do cuttings above the Y they do not have to Y again, that is why people LOVE to get cuttings in the fall so they can root over winter and bloom next year.
It is a shame you do not offer cuttings for postage or even sell them if they are new.
What kind do you have.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Oct 6, 2015 9:27 AM CST
Doris, were you "talking" to me there???? If so, I would gladly send cuttings for postage, but I don't have anything spectacular and new and improved. LOL

A NOID double pink, Creamsickle, Jean Pasco, Sexy Lady, Susanne, NOID basic peach, and NOID single pink.

I have put up with Wretched Mess long enough...........I am not taking it into the g'house again.........unless I relent and take a cutting. It NEVER blooms outside, just when it is in the g'house. It's not nearly as beautiful as Creamsickle when it DOES bloom.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Oct 6, 2015 10:09 PM CST
I am thinking about taking a Sawz-All to a couple of mine. nodding That IS after all a sharp saw.
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