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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Dec 21, 2016 11:49 AM CST

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I happened to look out the window today and saw a few Brugmansias trying to open. I just had to open the side of the hoophouse. I'm so glad I did. I'm fairly sure this is Eternity in a big pot with three main branches. It was the last thing to stuff in before the freeze. I just didn't have the heart to chop it down. I didn't count the buds and blooms, but will try to before I close it up this afternoon. They're white and yellow now. With a little sunshine, maybe they'll color up to pink later today.

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Name: Donald
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needrain
Dec 21, 2016 12:00 PM CST
The Eternity you sent me is still doing that. Makes the garage smell really nice in the morning. All the scent gets trapped inside, I guess. I'm still planning to chop it back and try to get some rooted cuttings to give to a couple of relatives. I just haven't done it yet.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Dec 21, 2016 12:26 PM CST

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I chopped a lot of mine back before the freeze. Here's a few pics I just took. Our cleaning lady wants the ones in the breakfast room out before she gets back. "They drop leeeeves and make a mess!" Rolling my eyes.


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The other cuttings are in four milk crates in the little greenhouse.



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Name: Donald
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needrain
Dec 21, 2016 3:14 PM CST
[quote="Bubbles"............ Our cleaning lady wants the ones in the breakfast room out before she gets back. "They drop leeeeves and make a mess!" ..............
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She is correct!! Get those things outta there Hilarious! . She might decide to put some in your salad Sticking tongue out .


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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Dec 21, 2016 4:51 PM CST

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They're all rooted already. I just need to find time to pot them up. The ones in the big hoop are still white. Not sure if it's because of the lack of sun, or the cold (today has been beautiful, tho).
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Dec 21, 2016 5:41 PM CST
Bubbles said:Our cleaning lady wants the ones in the breakfast room out before she gets back. "They drop leeeeves and make a mess!" Rolling my eyes.


So your saying the lady you pay to clean, doesn't want to have anything to actually clean? Whistling

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Dec 21, 2016 6:29 PM CST

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Hey, I get up early when she's coming so I can pick up everything before she gets here. I don't want her telling anyone how messy I am! Whistling
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 22, 2016 1:30 PM CST
I got brugs, too. And about 10 more "bloomers" as my bff's grandson calls them. I contemplated cutting them back. Sure glad I didn't. They didn't freeze! Lol. I do the same before my cleaning lady comes! She confessed she cleans for some really dirty people/houses. I don't want her to think I'm one of "those"!
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froggardener
Dec 31, 2016 7:54 PM CST
Bubbles said:Hey, I get up early when she's coming so I can pick up everything before she gets here. I don't want her telling anyone how messy I am! Whistling


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