Here are some Photo's to Start, Santa Rosa
Hazelnut Butter Cup
More, another View of Hazel nut Butter Cup
Perhaps we've all gotten a bit lazy :):)? I'm still growing
my Angels (so much work, but I love them) I'm thinking
that some are too tall, so, I have to really trim them back
in a few days. Trying to scale back.
I sent you an email. Your babies are big and beautiful.
Wonderful, Elizabeth. All of your blooms are beautiful.
I'll go check, you wouldn't believe how big one of mine got, it was almost work to dig it out
Gail, nice to see you post
I love Hazelnut Buttercup! That one is definitely on my get- list this year lol. It is going to finally start cooling off here at night-dipping into the 60's so everything here should finally start blooming like crazy.
More Blooming in my Yard
1st one is Dorthea X Pink perfection
another shot of Dorthea X Pink Perfection
Look how big that Bloom is
This one is a Staphelia Sp
I can't wait to see your Blooms, it will Probably be next Spring before I have cutting on Hazelnut Buttercup.
if there anything else you're looking for just LMK
Here's my Apricot Versicolor a few weeks back:
That's such a Pretty color
Thanks Elizabeth! It's my very first brug bloom!
I;m needing to till a nice area (row) where I can plant my
brugs in the ground next season...they do so much better. My favorite ones anyway. Some were pot bound this year and I didn't get as many blooms. Now, they are huge and
gorgeous...of course with buds that I'll have to sacrafice.
Perhaps, I'll have a very late frost date in my area :):). I'm
sure dreading having to strip them.
Everyone's blooms are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Hi you all. I have gotten lazy with mine too, lol. Put some in a new flower bed this year and they did great. Encouraged me to give the others bigger pots or put them in the ground next year. Love the new blooms Elizabeth.
Good to see you Post, it seems Like Forever, since I had Heard from you.
You Have Mail, not email but Real Mail, you should get it by Saturday
I found two more out there that you may be interested in.
I'll send you email. These ARE tagged...ha, ha, ha. Somwtimes, I forget just what I have.
Can't wait for the mail!!
I always find things, I thought I didn't have, that's the way it is when you have sooo many Plants
Finally, I am done to 4 Brugs, here's one I dug up & potted up, it was a monster getting out of the Ground, Look at the size of the Pot, I had to use
Here's the Pot
You are wise to pace yourself, Elizabeth. How many plants do you have?
We've had a very nice and mild October here in Michigan. I'm afraid I better get serious this next week if I don't want a mad scramble.
I have to count, lets just say, it takes a few weeks , at the Beginning of the season, then another 2 weeks to put them up
I will count them tomorrow, also I will post Pic's when they're all in the Basement.
I agree about the Scramble, that's why I start when I did, I would rather do them when I can be dressed in shorts.
Girl if I didn't Pace myself nothing would get done around here
Mine are loaded with buds that I hope to see opened
before frost. I always check the 5-day forcast for night
temps/frost and go from there. This week, I'll have hubby
pull them at least by the garage, so that i'm somewhat
ready, if I must pull them in. I know that Old Man Frost
has HAS to come...so.... he will not get me LOL!!
We're suckers for these brugs because they're so worth
we're doing the same thing, I only have a couple Brugs to dig
now, we are sucker's, an addiction, but there's a a lot of Things
that we could be Addicted too, Brugs are just our favorite.
Ahhh you're so sweet Elizabeth! If I don't have it by then, I will be happy to trade you for something in the spring. I have Freckles (variegated), Lady Kathryn, and gobs of other stuff: both brugs and non brugs but mostly tropicals. You can email me and remind me about it when you are ready to trade lol.
Glad to see this forum picking up. We really had some good times here back in the day. Even did xmas swaps etc.
I used to be on this forum with coffee every morning lol.
I was gone for a long time too- just busy with life.
Hi Kristy! *waves*
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I am so Glad to see the Forum Revived, also, you just might be in Luck, I just Dug Hazelnut Buttercup up so I'll check to see if I can get one more cutting.
We did have some good times, I use to do the same thing, coffee in hand on the Puter. Can you think of anything Else that you want, if I am going to send you a Box, I want it to be Stuffed
it's almost a waste to just send one Clipping.
I know exactly what you're talking about. I though you might like to see, what a Big Planter looks like
Just a Neat Plant in my Collection
That Last Pic is a Plant My Bestest Bud, Gave me
I Love it
Change of Seasons, I have a Love Hate feeling about going in to the cold months, but it does get us some Rest, Esp. for those of us who dig & Pot, then Lug them to our Basement's
Hope you enjoy the Pic's
Here's my Peaches & Creme
in the Basement, in a Huge Pot
Look what I found at a Yard sale
not a Brug, but, a Pretty thing anyway, first one is Mikey, Look how he looks in the Camera, what a Ham
Here's the Female, they are such good Company, while I am Gardening
A Rose by any other name would smell so sweet
Some New Pic's now this is a Datura, look how thick the Stem is
This is after we pulled them up, they're in my Garage.
The Seed Pod is starting to pop open
one of my Last Blooming Brugs, it has been Dug up, transplanted, but still is looking Good
You have been busy Elizabeth; your brugs and other plants are beautiful! Are those your dogs or the neighbor's? I've tried to get on here like I used to, but seems I keep running out of time. I feel like I had more time when I worked then after I retired, LOL! Good to see a couple other familiar names posting.
Love the pups! They are supervising lol.
Elizabeth, no big hurry on the trade. I don't even usually start cutting or putting the ones with seed pods in the gh until mid December here lol. It usually freezes hard anywhere from mid to late Dec. Once in a while we get a surprise freeze in mid Nov but then it bounces back up in the 70-80's again.
I agree on the shipping with one cutting being a waste lol. I need to get a HAVE list together. Gosh there is so much not sure where to start lol. I turned into a serious plant horder since I moved to FL. I also have plummies that are gonna need trimming as they have now grown higher than the greenhouse mid section which is 10 ft grrr.
A new seedling just started blooming. It has one small pink single flower. Some of the other buds look really super fat so I opened one and its a tiny triple. One of the parents is Rosalla who I have had several years and is known to throw doubles and singles (least in my yard). So I'm hoping it isn't just the weather lol- we'll see.
I spent a good part of the day hauling compost (from the bunny and chicken compost bins) to my garden and flower beds. So glad for the hand truck or I would be in serious pain haha. The chickens all chased around behind me and spread it all out for me, scratching around clucking.
I am so Glad to see you posting, I have been busy, but I am almost done, Yippee, Thank you for the Nice Comments.
the Thing is I have a wonderful DD, she has been so much Help
I couldn't have did all this without her. it's really Cute, when she needs extra Money, she ask if I have a Job for her.
the Dogs are my neighbor's but I am their Person
I know what you're saying, about only sending one thing, put together your wish list, I'll see what I have, I am really looking for Prickly Pear Cacti.
do the Plummies root easy? I have never taken Clipping from mine, I bet yours is something, wow as tall as your GH?
Hi Eloise, good to see your post! :D
I have been working in the Woman Cave, of course my Basement GH, after getting rid of about 200 Flower Pots
there's a lot more room for plants, also you can see my Really Neat Sink, it took 2 strong men to take it down there
Here's Santa Rosa, Blooming
This is Hazelnut Buttercup, Blooming Again
This is A sign I dearly Love, my Bestest Bud made for me, I love it.
I like your sign :) That seedling I have that bloomed, the single pink flower fell off and the second blossom opened and its a small orange triple! A 3 rd bloom opened and it is also a small orange triple but really tiny.
The 3rd skirt on these are stuck up inside grrr. I hope that changes. It must of been the wonky weather that the first bloom was pink...so weird!
Here's one, it's a Cross, it is Blooming in the Kitchen, after being Dug up & Potted.
I love the color of the Bloom, Pink but still Pretty, I also have Santa Rosa Blooming in the Basement, They are still Fragrant
Here's a few that are blooming now.
Ila Marie (she really puts on a show & very reliable bloomer. She is a hot mama because she makes pods very easily lol.
Strawberries and Cream oldie but goody
That crazy seedling I was posting about. Look at all the bugs!!! It has a strong fragrance but it is a sweet fragrance--more honeyed than lemony.
Another seedling I am watching. It is very often a triple but the 3rd skirt isn't dropping much at all so far. Maybe it will straighten out after it cools off a little more. It has had either buds or flowers on it since it first started blooming.
Freckles without flowers lol. Stupid rooster trying to get in the pic!
Nycanthes arbor trystis. A night blooming tree. Awesome fragrance. It is about 9 ft tall now and loaded down with buds. The flowers fall off in the morning when the sunlight touches them. There is a cool story/legend that goes along with this plant.
you've been holding out, Look at you, I'll bet the Fragrance is Fantastic in your Yard, I Love it, I know you're really Busy with all that going on, the Cross that you're watching is a Keeper for sure.
Hey, our Own Sweet Edna, has her last of the season Sale going on right now, Great price's, you can reach her through Facebook
Hi thanks. I should be fertilizing a lot more than I have been, I'm surprised they are doing so well. They are just getting going here. Most are not blooming yet but its starting to look like a jungle now. I thought I got some pics of Wretched Mess which just started blooming but now I can't find them lol. I will get some more tomorrow.
Here is Miss Emily McKenzie. She is about 10 ft by 10 ft this year and half her branches are dragging on the ground. I took 2 different pics of her and still couldn't get her all in lol.
I don't know about you but to me, this just looks wrong!!!
Aristolochia gigantea 'brasiliensis'
I can't say all that so I just call it the Pervo vine lol.
That is an Miss Emily bloom next to it that is 22 inches so you can see how large this bizzare flower is.
I used to have MEM, it was the Best, it gets Huge here also, That Flower is Amazing, I love the size of it. I am so Glad you're sharing your Beauty's with us.
Girl do you grow Cherimoya's, I saw one at the Grocery store, it was so unusual, I had to Buy it, I thought $5.00 for a small melon type Fruit was a little high.
But when I peeled it, shared it with my Hubby, it was Great, Taste like Custard. so I had to have some seeds, so I traded for them.
The seeds from the one we ate, are growing Nicely in the pot with my Plummie
What a treat to come in here and see all these beautiful photos. E - I love that sink and your sign! L - All beautiful plants esp. that apricot seedling!
what a nice thing to say, I am so glad you're posting, I love that sink also, it took 2 strong men to take it down there
Girl I had a time today, I have this Agave in a 40 gal. pot, well with no one around to help me I wrapped it in a Thick Blanket
to take it down there, what fun that was, it's suppose to snow
in the morning, I sure hope they're wrong about that
Elizabeth, you be careful. We can be strong, but one wrong move and there goes our back. The two cuttings I got from you a while back are doing well. Next season I will plant one in the ground and one in a larger pot and see how they do. Thanks.
that's so Sweet, I learned a long time ago, to not lift with your Back, use your legs, that Huge Agave, I just let it ride down the steps. I am now almost all Clutter Free. My oldest DD is a God send, we worked 4 hrs in the Garage today, I didn't realize How Big my Garage was, now you can actually Park a Car in there
I am a little bit Tired, but it's a Good Tired.
I am so Glad your Brugs are doing well, if there's any others that you would like just LMK
What a Wonderful Visit I have with my Bestest Bud
on the way home it started snowing like a Blizzard, then when we reached the Ohio line it stopped.
Thank you so much Karen for the warm Welcome to your Home
Roger, was so Happy he came with me.
Now to plant the wonderful Plants you Gave me.
Here's the Huge Agave, that I pulled down to the Basement, for awhile I thought it was going to pull me but I pulled it instead
Elizabeth, that is a huge agave! Has it bloomed for you? I too know not to lift with my back, but sometimes I do and suffer later :-( Let's see, well my MM brug is still blooming strong, as is a noid yellow-gold with great scent. The yellow-gold is planted in the yard area for my chickens and my neighbor is the one that thoroughly enjoys the blooms and scent.
I bet your neighbor's do I wish I could have Chickens, City won't allow it, I have never seen a Bloom on that Agave, would you like a small one of it, I have to take all the Pups off of it.
to have more plants to trade.
Have you ever tried a Cherimoya, you can only get them in Season. our local Grocery had one $4.99 a pound, I cut it in half so Hubby could have his half, Man was I surprized, it taste like custard, so I soaked the seed, they are growing in my Plummie pot
I have tried cherimoyas they are good! I don't have a cherimoya tree I do have a small Longan tree (relative of Lychee) that has fruit on it right now. We already picked most of them lol. They have a gelatin like texture and a large black seed in the center so they are aka Dragon Eye fruits. They taste just like juicy fruit to dh and I.
Here is a pic of a fruit on the tree this morning
I also have small starfruit tree that grows sweet fruit. Our turkey hens love it so I have to try and get it before they do.
I just started a few Jackfruit seeds that I got from the farmer's market here earlier this summer. Last year they had rambutan fruit. I need to go see if they have them again so I can get some seeds.
Here is a pic of a blue agave (tequilla agave). It is way bigger now and has some pups in with it.
This is a night blooming cereus type cactus that is very fragrant and seems to survive here in the tropics pretty good. Takes freezing with light cover.
Harissa Jusberti (sp)
That crazy white brug seedling of mine decided that it was going to bloom peachy last night...
Here is the orange seedling this morning. Looking more yellow now.
OK this is another seedling that is a very prolific super tiny single pink. Just for fun, I put a Miss Emily bloom next to it to show how little it is lol.
Wretched Mess- It rained and turned this bloom kinda brown grrr.
Yesterday I had to cut a bunch of my strictocardia (Hawiian Bell Vine) down. It, along with the blue sky vine were smothering my poor Ruby Glow passiflora, that I stupidly put between them. I stuck a bunch of cuttings and will prob do some more because the H. bell vine found a crack in the top of the greenhouse and grew through it and is going wild in there lol.
Ruby Glow passiflora
Here are a few of my Hibiscus blooming.
The Hibiscus are
WOW, what a Treat, Thank you for posting all your Beauty's
Talk about eye candy, I know the Fragrance there must be amazing
I would Love to tour your Gardens, I would not want to Leave
Thank you for sharing your amazing Plants with us
I am so Glad you're Posting again
Elizabeth, thanks for the offer, but will pass. I have tried cherimoya and some of the fruits Lenette grows or mentioned. I belong to the Calif. Rare Fruit Growers and lots of members grow very exotic plants and bring fruits to the meetings. Can you believe my family has a cherimoya tree, but they aren't into gardening or tasting? I've only seen one fruit, but the squirrels beat me to it.
Love the color of the Logan tree trunk/stems! The Hawaii Bell Vine and p. Ruby Glow are amazing! I visited this guy from our gardening group and he had this beautiful p. RG growing over an arbor -- it was full of blooms.
CB, fantastic hibiscus! I especially like the first one, Sun Shower.
Elizabeth, I think you should start 'Time to Get this Forum Lively Again 2'!!!
CB I love your tropical hibiscus!! I have some too but they aren't blooming right now. I have some pics of them when they were blooming somewhere. I need to re-pot all mine. I can't leave them in the ground here because we can sometimes freeze hard in the winter.
Eloise: That nice dark mahogany tree bark is new growth on a Starfruit tree that is in a pot right next to the Longan tree. That Longan branch is stretching across the Starfruit. Longan bark is just a plain ole brown lol.
Glad to see you still have your chickens. I remember your stories about your "Chicky" favorite hen you used to have.
Can you grow Beautyberry bushes there? I have them all over the place here and the chickens and turkey love to eat the berries. They chase me around so I will pick off the higher berries and throw them down for them.
I found a huge branch of Double Rangoon Creeper that got into the gh and is blooming way up in the top of a tree in there. It also rooted itself into the soil in a few spots. Now I know why they are called 'Creepers' lol. At least it smells wonderful in there now.
Very lovely pics ALL...I haven't even tried to post yet after
all of these years LOL!! Your plants are all so beautiful. I'm
obsessed with gardening also.....so rewarding and
Elizabeth, thanks for the feed back. My babies are making
little leaves. Hoping that yours are doing well also.
Night temps are in the 40's all week.....I left a few unstripped that had tons of buds. I can pull them out and
enjoy them for a few more days.Makes my day!!
I am so Glad yours are taking off for you, we have had our first killing Frost, Thank Goodness all mine are in the Basement. the poor castor Beans, Look like cooked Spinach, but up close to the House, the Fig Tree has all it's Beautiful Leaves