Brugmansias forum: Today's pretty brug

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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Sep 27, 2011 4:26 PM CST
I have a few NOID pinks planted in the ground. I took this pic this afternoon. It's just gorgeous. And my hanging basket brug is doing great also.

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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Sep 27, 2011 4:27 PM CST
Well, it didn't seem to want to put the 2nd photo on that post..........I'll try again.
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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Oct 1, 2011 4:46 PM CST
Lovely Anna... the pink is such a soft full color... flowering nicely... and the hanging one
I never think of them that way...yours is perfectly happy there... I guess there's plenty of plants that work nicely in a hanging basket... and will form a gigantic plant left to it's own unrestricted growth,,,
Bougainvillea is like that... pot , shrub , vine , hedge ... I have two of them ..growing for years in small pots..and I had one that soon took over every square inch overhead..for 40 ft... in my greenhouse at mothers.. and at the shores in say Panama... it's a gigantic dense hedge.. all wonderfully happy to do what they can..
Name: Anna Z.
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AnnaZ
Oct 1, 2011 9:27 PM CST
Gordon, the one in the basket is a cultivar that is not supposed to get "big".........Since I can't seem to find any others suitable for a basket, I guess i will take a cutting or two to see if i can start another for my 2nd huge basket.
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Oct 2, 2011 7:40 AM CST
Looking good.
Name: Veronica Dykes
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BettyDee
Oct 2, 2011 11:14 AM CST
Anna,

Kenboy posted a thread on Dave's Garden regarding hanging baskets. The one that worked best for him was one of JT's hybrids — Orange Sunshine. Unfortunately, it appears to be impossible to find. I had a small one a few years ago, but lost it when a gang of calves, looking for green grass, got into the yard, invaded my shadehouse and trampled it. I haven't been able to find a replacement. Orange Sunshire seemed to have very short internodes making the whole plant very compact. Look for other Brugs that have that characteristic. The problem I see with hanging baskets and Brugs is their high maintenance. The pots are usually very shallow and Brugs have large root systems that require frequent re-potting to maintain their good looks. It's almost better to start over with new cuttings every so often. What you want to avoid is one like this beautiful orange gold noid (The ID faded before I could make a permanent tag.)

I loved the large fragrant blooms, but this one really belonged in a huge garden. The internodes were over 2' in length. I saw only a few flowers before I had to chop it down to a manageable size again.

I bought Logee's Angel's Summer Dream, which is supposed to be fairly compact as Brugs go, in early spring. It was doing well, but the temperatures soared very early this year and it didn't really have a chance of getting established. It was part of the 75 - 80 of the Brugs I lost this year. This year was brutal on all plants. What with my back surgery, the high, high heat, lack of humidity and drought, I'm just lucky to have what few survived. The temperatures are down to the low 90s, high 80s now. Still high for fall, but better than the 90 days of 100+ temperatures we had. Didn't you mention in another thread that you thought your hanging basket Brug was one of Logee's Brugs?
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Oct 2, 2011 4:56 PM CST
BettyDee, yes, it is one of Logees.

Ok, I probably should know this after having brugs for 8 years.................but describe "internodes". I"m thinking of just starting a couple of cuttings of the one I have and giving up looking for another variety.
Name: Veronica Dykes
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BettyDee
Oct 3, 2011 1:01 AM CST
The internode is the space between the slightly swollen areas from which sprout the leaves or its remnants, the leaf scars. I tried to load a photo to show you, but for some reason the Upload an Image button wasn't working.
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Name: Veronica Dykes
central Texas
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BettyDee
Oct 3, 2011 1:17 AM CST
Now it worked! It's easier to show on a bare branch. Look at the bare branch on the far right side of the photo. The space between the leaf scars is the internode.


Another thing to consider is the distance between the "Y"s. Large distances will result in a larger and scragglier plant.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Oct 3, 2011 5:14 AM CST
I *thought* that's what you meant but wasn't sure. Thanks.

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