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ground or pot ??

Posted by msjean Z6..NS...Canada (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 6, 07 at 12:24

I have 3 brugs that were sent to me last year by a wonderful lady named LAURA. I overwintered them in their pots and they did ok.
Now I'm trying to decide if I should plant them in ground...or in pots.
I have space for them in the ground...but do I cut them back and bring them in the fall?
Is there that much of a difference between pot and ground ??
If I plant them in ground....how deep do they like to go down ??


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RE: ground or pot ??

Jean, you will have better results if you plant them right in the ground and then dig them up and put them back in pots in the fall. I have family in Lunenburg and they do their 2 that way, as I do with my 40 plants here in Ontario.
Just be sure to lift them before you get a frost.


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  • Posted by msjean Z6..NS...Canada (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 3, 07 at 14:30

Thank you Ruth Ann...
I have them planted and they are doing wonderful..:)

I will do as you stated above....thank you soooooooooooo much.
Wow......40 brugs.....hard to imagine ...they must be a beautiful sight to see when in bloom.
Jean~


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You are most welcome.
You can really prune the roots when you dig them up for storage in the fall. I take 6 foot plants and dig only big enough to fit a 3 gallon pot. I cut them down to a 10 " stump and store them dormant in a cool dark place and only five about 1/2 cup of water each month.

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I knew I wasnt the only one that did this.....lol. My friends think I am crazy...lol.


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Zone 2-3 Nova12????? Wow way to go if you are managing to grow Brugs in those Zones.


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