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    Brugs

    Ann,
    Thank you for the nice note back. A nice guy off the bulb and plant buying group, sent me 3 brug cuttings. Charles Grimaldi (I was glad to get this back), and 2 Dr. Seuss'.
    I'm going to try growing them in the ground this year. Wish me luck!
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    1st brug bloom

    Well I got my first brug bloom on the charles grimaldi. The poor thing
    is only about 2' tall or less! But the bloom is so close to the soil and
    the edge of the pot, it had a very hard time opening. I didn't even
    notice it had buds on it. Wasn't paying much attention as it is so
    small! The cutting was a nice size Y when I planted it. I did notice
    earlier today that it has about 15 buds on it.
    The Dr. Seuss are doing o.k., it's about the same size. It's next
    to storage bench in my other post. The other Dr. Seuss is just a little
    thing about 8" tall.
    Oh yeah, I decided against planting them in the ground as I want to
    try and overwinter them. I like it when they are tree size.
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    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    It looks very nice, Vicki.

    And 15 buds! That sounds great too.
    Dave

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    Good job, Vicki! You must be feeding that plant some super food to get blooms off it at 2' tall! Mine is about 4 feet tall in a container, and was blooming when I purchased it last Christmas from a greenhouse. Now it is just spitting out greenry and no blooms yet. Hope I have as good a luck as yours!

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    Well the brugs are doing great. Charles G. is full of buds.
    Dr. Seuss has buds too. Just hope I get to see them!
    My friend who lives in town, grows many many and says
    hers are good to about 40 degrees! I can hope can't I?? LOL!
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    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    These plants are so healthy that they look beautiful even without flowers.

    I find with mine that the wind is the greatest problem

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    Thanks, they are doing wonderful this year. We've had a great
    summer, only 2 days hit 90 here, and one of them was before
    'summer' started. The nights have been comfortable too, only had to
    have the air on 1 night.
    I think the Charles G. might need some fert. as I hope to be able
    to have it growing for another month. (she says with fingers crossed!)
    Here's a pic of the buds.
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    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Keylime, sorry don't recall your name. Brugs are heavy feeders and
    besides potting mine in miracle grow w/fert., I also fertilize every 10 days
    or so. They love lots of water too, and I could water them 2 times a day
    and they would be happier. I just don't have the time most days.
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Wow, just looked back through this post and seen it has
    only been a month, and my how my babies did grow!
    I didn't mean to turn this into a blog.
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Well the frost got my brugs. There are a few blooms that might open, but . . . .
    they look really sad. I counted 70 that definitely won't open on the Charles G.!
    I really dislike fall, even with all the beautiful colors.
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    My gracious Vicki, your brugs look GREAT!!! After seeing your pictures, I just know that both of mine must be dying. I just replied to Keylime's post "My brugs" and asked for some advice for my 2 brugs. I'd also like to ask you for some suggestions. If you wouldn't mind, would you please go to her posting and read about the problems I'm having with mine? I didn't know you could start new plants from cuttings, until reading this post from you! Do you take the top 6" of any branch, dip in rooting hormone and plant? Will that effect any of the flowers? My, oh my, I'm learning so much and getting excited to try new stuff!

    Thanks!
    Linda
    Linda-So. Oregon, Zones 6/7

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