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Jul 22, 2011 1:24 PM CST
|okay Susan you twisted my arm. We just got back from Nashville this past Sunday. This is what I came home to;..../|
Jul 22, 2011 1:33 PM CST
|None of those were open when we left on the 13th.|
Then I got some on Wednesday as well............
Lemon Twist Brugmansia.
These are all the same plant at different stages. New Orleans Lady Brugmansia
taken on the 19th
These were taken on the 20th..........
This was taken on the 21st.....
Jul 22, 2011 1:34 PM CST
|Thanks Cece, looking goooooood!|
Jul 22, 2011 1:35 PM CST
|unfortunately, it doesn't look like this morning. We had rain throughout the night and this morning. When I went out when it stopped. two of the blooms were lying on the ground. The rain was nice and steady not hard and pounding,. There was very little wind. I have no idea what happened and it is very frustrating.|
Jul 22, 2011 1:36 PM CST
|Ready to say I give up already?|
Jul 22, 2011 1:37 PM CST
|Bet your glad you got some photos, and just in time too!|
Jul 22, 2011 2:18 PM CST
|Beautiful photos. The brugmansia are gorgeous! Maybe you had some critters in there that knocked the blooms off?|
Jul 22, 2011 6:24 PM CST
|Thanks for moving it. Well sad to say the last remaining bloom fell off without fully opening not fully coloring up.|
Jul 23, 2011 6:40 PM CST
Jul 24, 2011 6:01 AM CST
Nice blooms to come home to! I think I'll have to check out the brugs! The blooms are so pretty, may have to add some to my gardens. Would the brutal heat have anything to do with the blooms falling off early? I assume, from your sad post that they are supposed to hold their blooms longer.
Jul 24, 2011 11:01 AM CST
|oh yeah much longer. That was supposed to be a double and orange. It was not fully open yet. They have such a fantastic fragrance especially at night, when it seems stronger. I don't know what the problem is with this one throwing its blooms before they open completely. So sad about it.|
Be careful getting brugs. They are highly addictive. I started out ordering one. Just to see. That was 4years and 31 brugs ago. They are not hardy here, I think zone 9 is the northern limit, so they have to be brought inside every fall and taken out every spring. That is why I don't put them in the ground. Digging 33 holes in spring and then 4 -5 months later digging them all up again makes me tired just thinking about it.
Their worth growing if you've the room to winter them over. They are definitely worth it when you get that first bit of fragrance.
I hope she'll make buds for me again by October. And actually let the blooms complete themselves. At least I am hoping.
Jul 24, 2011 1:50 PM CST
|Well, you talked me out of Brugs! I have 2 taro's that I keep inside over the winter and that's about all I have room for! They are beautiful, though. Post lots of pictures and I'll enjoy yours |
Jul 24, 2011 6:02 PM CST
|Well, hmmm, didn't mean to talk you out of them, per say, just to say be careful. I have 31 brugs, 3 Alocasia (Taro's) 6 Colocasia, 2 dwarf citrus, 3 or 4 different Jasmines, a gardenia, and a couple of vines that I couldn't begin to spell their names let alone pronounce them, that I bring in every year not to mention the canna, the geraniums, the asparagus ferns, the ivies. My husband put in a nice size 3 season room for me in 2007 and we heat in the winter but is running out of room for the plants that need to be in there. I have been taken hostage by tropicals and it doesn't get any better. Every new thing I need one but end up 3 or 5. Brugmansias do that to you. I was warning, not trying to talk you out of them|
Jul 24, 2011 7:32 PM CST
|That's okay! I have a hosta addiction, so I know what you mean about getting a little carried away....I just don't have the room inside for very many plants! They are very pretty, though. Do you keep your elephant ears alive all winter or let them dry out and store the bulbs? I have one that has multiplied over the years. |
Jul 24, 2011 7:50 PM CST
|Hubby fell in love with the elephant ears. They get the prize placement in the living room so yes they are kept going year round. Heaven forbid HIS favorite plants have to go dormant. I have enough to look after so I really think I need to stop obsessing over the brugmnsia. Oh I've Dahlia too that needs to be dug up. I'm insane .|
Jul 25, 2011 7:09 PM CST
|When you look out your windows at your lovely gardens I'm sure you are glad that you obsess!|
Jul 25, 2011 8:15 PM CST
|Well kinda. If I don't think of all the work...............|
Jul 26, 2011 5:54 PM CST
|I don't have to think about all the work...my aching bones remind me constantly!|
Jul 26, 2011 6:05 PM CST
|My husband bought me a bunch of hanging plants last week end. They were all 10 bucks a piece., He bought 10.|