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Old 02-26-2015, 04:29 PM
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Smilerecently ordered Brug seeds


To cheer me up and ready for new challenge I ordered some seeds,
Have anyone grow this brugs?
What do you think about it ?
Will I succeed?

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Anyone grow Iochroma, is it difficult to grow, how big it is, is it fragrant ???
Did not order (yet) but love the look of it.

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Old 02-26-2015, 04:41 PM
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If I remember correctly.. In the fall they cut the plant in pieces an root them for spring planting..
I don't know all the details.

Glad you got seedy today.. Good luck with green green thumb.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:42 PM
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Thank you bali, will do my best
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:16 PM
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I had one similar as the first and others. The cigar shaped one.
I believe it was Brugmansia 'sanguinea' .
I loved the flower, but for some reason this one Brug for me, was a spider mite magnet.
Absolutely gorgeous though.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:04 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, You have a beautiful plant place there.
Are you a landscaper or something? You have great knowledge.
Don't answer if this is offensive.

I live on a small farm, but I sure don't have it landscaped as you do .
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:47 PM
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Bali, No offense taken.
I am not a landscaper. I have always enjoyed growing plants and 20yrs ago when we bought some property. We had some of it cleared for house and gardens.
I was very fortunate to have friends that gave us plants and showed me how to take cuttings and propagate. The greater percentage of plants where started from cuttings, seed and given to me by friends.
Dear friends of mine have a 1 acre property that they had been working on then for over 15yrs, now it is 35yrs for them. They showed me around their property and named all the plants. I remember saying to them, "how on earth do you remember all the names". Sandy commented to me "You will in your own garden".
Since then, I wanted to make a practice to learn all of the plants by latin names and common as I started them or purchased.

Because of all of the help and support through many people. This is why I feel so deeply about sharing and giving back what was so generously given to us when we started out.
It brings great pleasure and a wonderful feeling of good will.

Sorry for the epilogue. It means a great deal to me and I will always hold it dear to my heart.

Thanks for asking, Bali. It reminds me why I love gardening.

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Old 02-26-2015, 07:58 PM
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Now that is a very nice story. Thanks for sharing it.
Remembering all the names is something else. Just wondered what made you tick. See how much we learn here on plantswap, not only of plants but different lifestyles all over......
On tv I enjoy the scenery of different countrys an find it a good learning tool.
I been to Montreal , Canada an did enjoy the life style there.
Just keep doing what your doing.
Good job.
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:16 PM
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What a great way to kick the winter blues, Saba.
Those are some real stunners!

I have tried the red Brugs (sanguinea) from cuttings a couple of times, and in both cases they did well at first - - but I had been warned that they might not like our long, hot, humid summers - and that turned out to be true, so I gave up on that species.

Chances are that your climate will be much better for them.

Originally Posted by Saba :
Anyone grow Iochroma, is it difficult to grow, how big it is, is it fragrant ???
I have grown Iochroma cyanea 'Wine Red' for several years and I've found it to be quite tolerant and easy going.
I keep mine in a container as it would not be winter hardy here.
Not sure how large the plant would get if I didn't cut it back every year - which I must do each fall to fit it in for winter keeping - they take to pruning well and just grow back out a bit bushier each year, which suits me fine.
The umbels of flowers are really pretty and attention-getting, though each individual flower is not large by itself.
Our hummingbirds love it, but it has no noticeable scent as far as I can tell.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:43 AM
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Gorgeous Saba!

Great Story RC! Blessing!
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:35 AM
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The first picture is red sanguinea, i have grown these several times and as RC, stated is a mites magnet, too much hazzle for me to grow. The rest of the plants "lochromas" i haved also grown too. All of my plants are back home in Georgia though. I have no room to grow at the moment here in S. Florida in an apartment.
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:01 PM
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Thank you all
yes 1st pic is B.sanguinea, I grew it from seeds 8-10 years ago, the first time I fall in love with brugs,
(and it never changed) but two died very soon, another two right after budding, don't remember if bugs attacked them, but guess it's all my fault not watching it closely,
hope I will do better this time.
2nd pic is a new 2014 cross,only few seeds was available, 3rd pic-triple white- unknown name.

Richard Charles, what a great story, thanks for sharing, it still amaze me how you remember all this names,
I can hardly remember a few common names after almost 10 years of gardening.

zuzu, that's so pretty Iochroma you have, thanks for explanation but (for now) I'll stick to my love: scented brugs,
and I'm running out of winter storage space.
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:02 PM
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I wish you lots of luck with your Brug seeds Saba! Be sure to let us know how they do for you.
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:51 PM
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Thank you Sherie, I'm ready to start as soon as I get the seeds, and post right away.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:09 PM
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Got all seeds, last one today, I'll start tomorrow.

How long do you think it take to sprout, anybody recently grow brugs from seeds ?,
(I did years ago and don't remember).
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:13 PM
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Finally started today, soaking 24 hours (2-3 seeds).



Some of the seeds just poof between my fingers, (ordered from aboard) don't know if they'll sprout,
(guess that's the risk we take ordering on line, not even sure if it's worth to complain).

Tomorrow another update.
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