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seray53

September 12, 2009
8:51 PM

Post #7056194

The Brug sprout contest will continue on this forum. We hope that we can gain from the expertise exhibited on these threads. (We kinda need it LOL)

Welcome to the adventure of the Brugmansia Tribe. Join us as we race to grow our sprouts and win the pot of goodies!

The Contestants and their Positions in the Tribe:

Arejay59 Keeper of the Tribal Atlas
Mekos Keeper of the Tribal Sustenance
Mindy03 Personal Attendant to the Goddess
Locakelly Tribal Sorceress
Cue_chik High Priestess
Joeswife (Debra) Keeper of the Peace
Hollyhocklady Keeper of the Elder Scrolls
Seray53 Guardian of Treasure
MechelleT Bearer of the Sacred Light
Duchess61 The One who Favors Datura
Huneybunch_2000 Medicine Woman
Blondhavmofun Royal Tribal Jester or The One who makes us Laugh
Ridesredmule Tribal Scout "Dancing with Mules"
Skellogg Princess of the Frozen North
Fool4Flowers Queen of the Brugmansia Forest

Here's the Winner's Pot of Goodies:
1 rooted cutting of Hibiscus - Double Peach
1 rooted cutting of Night Blooming Jasmine
1 fan white daylily Joan Senior
5 cuttings Pink Brugmansia
$10 gift Certificate to Botanical Interests
1 small plumeria
2 fans yellow daylily
2 fans Kwanza daylily
1 red Amaryllis bulb
3 items from Mechelle's have list: http://davesgarden.com/community/trading/list.php?list=have&...
Chrissy Brug Cutting
Jean Pasko Brug Cutting
Iochroma Purple Queen Cutting
3 Crossandra Plants *tropic Flame*
1 Giant Dead Head Benarys Green Envy Zinnia
5 Dead heads Raspberry Wine Monarda
5 Salmon four o clocks seeds
2 Yellow pear tomatoe pods ( about 30 seeds)
2 cherry tomatoe pods "sweet 100s"
5 fans Ditch Day Lilly ( all the way from a ditchin the country from Kansas)
1 pack mixed JMGS
1 pod of My favorite Pink JMG right now.. Akatzu No Mai
2 green elephant ear bulbs
Choice of three packs of seeds
5 Kg bag of BocaBob's coconut coir
1 Brugmansia B. Bergkonigin
1 Book Brugmansia and Datura
1 brugmansia B. New Orleans Lady.
plumeria, rooted from a cutting; magnolia seed pod, and seeds from an orange sweet
pepper.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2009
9:36 PM

Post #7056355

Hello all. APOLOGIES FIRST THING ,IF I OFFENDED ANYONE. I"LL learn to keep my mouth shut one of these days.(you would think)
I understand if you guys want to drop me from here.(no nasty d-mails needed) IF not , I'm here.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 12, 2009
9:40 PM

Post #7056374

You stay put Mekos I need you to help me bug Cue.
seray53

September 12, 2009
9:43 PM

Post #7056386

DUMP OUR COOK!!!! ARE YOU NUTS!!!!!! Aren't you serving Mojitos. We kinda need a couple LOL

mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2009
9:47 PM

Post #7056397

You guys have a mojito on me, I'm having a slow screw. I need the hard stuff ,now.
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 12, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #7056482

Well mekos if you left it would be your doing not ours. WE DON'T WANT YOU GOING ANYWHERE ! You hear me ?
blondhavmofun
Orlando, FL

September 12, 2009
10:25 PM

Post #7056541

mekos you leave i will hunt you down south carolina isnt that far lol it may take me a few days walking but i will get there lol
hi everyone how is you guys doing.
blondie
seray53

September 12, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #7056548

Hi Blondie

Feeling better today?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #7056561

New Chatter thread !!! Welcome home... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037643/
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

September 12, 2009
10:31 PM

Post #7056562

I'm with you mekos! Need the hard stuff, can I have a scotch and water please? And you belong here. Don't you dare go anywhere! Also, I sure hope I haven't offended anyone either! No point in saying anything about learning to keep my big mouth shut, cuz don't guess it will ever happen, won't ever learn how. Haven't yet in all these years, so don't think it's possible for me. LOL!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2009
10:33 PM

Post #7056569

Yoo Hoo where are you????
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037643/
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2009
10:33 PM

Post #7056571

HI Blondie, hope you are feeling better. Lots of confusion here. Can't make everyone happy. Well, I guess we'll be ok where ever we go if we're all together. What can we do to help? Any ideas anyone?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #7056576

Jan we are taking head counts over here ...get in line missy
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037667/
Please
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2009
10:35 PM

Post #7056577

Well, arejay I clicked the chat thread you put up and came back here. What is up?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #7056587

Oh see that cause I made the thread instead of Cue she took the position now look !! See. Wait Ill be right back...with the right link gottcha all huh ????
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 12, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #7056589

Yeah I agree mekos but even if we move to the garden chat somebody will probably complain because we have buried their threads under all of our chatting.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #7056621

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037667/
It works I just tried it again
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #7056859

well some one always gotta complain...I certainly dont think you were wrong in speaking your mind Meko's and I dont feel you owe any one an apology...Personally I thought it was pretty darn nice to go to the seed trade forum and find everything I needed there under different threads... But we are strong in numbers and in the will to survive... We can move and still generate more activity than most threads I've looked over...So lets stay strong in numbers and in our friendships, and no matter where we are no one can tear us apart...
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2009
11:47 PM

Post #7056902

Thanks hunny, but I shouldn't have stooped to their levels. It was wrong of me. I should have kept my mouth shut and not hurt the seed collecting for the newbies. People will remember me to the fuss and tie it in with the newbie seeds thread. That is not good. The whole idea was to bring seeds in , not to hurt feelings and run them off.
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 13, 2009
12:08 AM

Post #7056970

Lol I dont think you hurt us at all... You didnt stoop to their level you simply defended what we have worked to build up for everyone especially the newbies...In the end we are all still together, and alot of times changes end up being for the best.
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #7056977

I agree with huney !!!!!!!!!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2009
12:16 AM

Post #7057015

Yes but it will take more than US to keep those newbie packs filled. That is what I'm thinking about. If I hurt their feelings, they don't give seeds. Notice on the seed thread where someone is giving seeds for postage, a couple of OURS got skipped right over. Go look.
seray53

September 13, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #7057243

People remember you Mekos because you are so GENEROUS with your seeds and trades. Arejay will have plenty of seeds. A little shaking up never hurts things and everyone will be more aware of the good the seeds packs have done. They'll be happy to share.

We're all good people here. People trade with those they know best. We just have to go to them and get to know them. You've already done that with the Pig Swamp. People who aren't newbies are bidding on the auctions. Look at Pereniallyme. She helped me with the iris trade and she wasn't a newbie. Jarodsmom is bidding on Mechelle's auction and she's not a newbie.

I always find the internet to be a challenge when it come to delicate negotiations. Hard to get exactly what you mean across in just the right way. I think lots of people find this to be true and compensate. QUIT WORRYING. :)

huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 13, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #7057250

lol yeah QUIT worrying.. were gonna be fine... We are the best

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #7057268

Found it!
seray53

September 13, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #7057301

Hi There K2

We've expanded. Like our new home? We have a greenhouse with a waterfall spa and a tropical pool. Drinks on the house.

mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7057316

Did any of you guys read the thread of a yanky pass along giving a box of plants to someone and what happened there? I wasn't involved but sure read the complaining and whinning and remember it all too well how she got so hurt over doing such sweet thing. Those were older members, too.
Edited to say, I never did find the pool. Where are you hiding it?
Glad you found it Loca. I had trouble too, but I guess we'll all get use to it soon. I got to go find the pool and cool off.

This message was edited Sep 12, 2009 9:20 PM

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
2:58 AM

Post #7057622

We're nationwide folks!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2009
3:04 AM

Post #7057645

What you mean? AM I in trouble now. AM I going to need to go find Arejay to help me get out of trouble(or as she says IN TROUBLE)

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
3:11 AM

Post #7057669

No friend - I just mean we get around - lol. Well, you know what I mean . . .
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #7057683

OH yes, we moved up in style. We got the pool now and so nice. Mojito ????

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
3:14 AM

Post #7057686

Don't mind if I do! Thanks!
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 13, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #7057688

Oh, nobody told me we were flying first class. cozy...
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2009
3:18 AM

Post #7057694

INSTANT ----IN AND OUT. SWIMMING POOL and mojitos, what more could we want?
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2009
12:55 PM

Post #7058416

mekos I was involved in the yankee pass along. All of that happened after I got and sent mine out. I was reading it too . That was such a shame. It was a nice thing that was going on. Got so many nice plants from it.
seray53

September 13, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #7058638

Hi Flower

Still trying to find my way around. Here's the link to the chit chat: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037667/
seray53

September 13, 2009
10:05 PM

Post #7060161

Old thread Lost in the Shuffle?! Here's the challenge for this week.

The Keeper of the Elder Scrolls must know all the children of the Goddess:

Name the hybridizers of the following cultivars:

1. B. Wretched Mess
2. B. Lovely Lady
3. B. Cupids' Blush
4. B. Rhapsody
5. B. Mon Amour de Mareuil
seray53

September 13, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #7060166

Hollyhock has submitted her 'application' and it has been noted. LOL
LollyJean
Florence, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #7060598

Ok. I took the camera out today and took pictures of the yellow, tall, daisy-like flowers blooming in the ditches in Northern KY right now. Anybody know what this is? I'd like to plant some in my yard and need to know how to harvest the seeds or whatever I need to do to get them.

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LollyJean
Florence, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
12:08 AM

Post #7060601

Here's another picture

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seray53

September 14, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #7060619

Hi Lollyjean

I've seen them all my life and don't know what they are. We called the daisies. There's a bunch on the Chit Chat thread post your pic there. Flower will probably know or Mekos. Here's the link.http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037667/
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2009
12:17 AM

Post #7060637

Auction is about to end tonight for this week, so if there is anyone else with a bid or up date better go now. Mechelle will be picking winner soon.
LollyJean
Florence, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
12:17 AM

Post #7060644

Seray

That link isn't working.
seray53

September 14, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #7060653

Sorry!!! Try this one: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/gardentalk/all/
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #7060667

I have those yellow flowers and the name is something that ends with cup. I'll go try to find it. I looked it up a few weeks ago.
seray53

September 14, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7060673

Hey LJ I don't think the links are transferring properly. Garden Talk forum new bee chat thread. I've tried twice to send you the right thread. I'll watch for you there. :)
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7060683

she got there.
seray53

September 14, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7060685

Great!
DeeS
Ladoga, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #7060698

LollyJean,
Looks like what we call swamp sunflowers (Helianthus angustifolius).
DeeS
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #7060862

swamp sunflowers (Helianthus angustifolius). Here too. Very easy to save let them dry on the stem...hang and crumble easily.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 16, 2009
2:45 AM

Post #7069049

Did you all think you could hide from me? I have found you all. LOL
No my computer had a virus & I had to fix that. Now I'm going to have to find & save the other thread. Have a good night all.
seray53

September 16, 2009
3:40 AM

Post #7069208

NIte Holly.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2009
3:49 AM

Post #7069238

Good night Holly. Glad you found the right place.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2009
5:38 AM

Post #7073130

I have a TON of those around my pond right now. They are kinda pretty..
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2009
4:10 AM

Post #7076376

Good Grief! How the heck can I post my sprout if I can't find you>> ?? LOL okay saving this thread..
seray53

September 18, 2009
4:37 AM

Post #7076479

We got shifted around some that's for sure. Glad you're home. Let's see that sprout! LOL We're discouraged.

I have 3 seeds of Black eyed Susan vine. Don't take them off your list and I'll send you what I have just in case.

This message was edited Sep 17, 2009 11:47 PM
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2009
6:14 AM

Post #7076678

Welcome back home, joeswife. You got mail.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2009
6:46 AM

Post #7076700

when it comes to brug seeds germinating, you can't be discouraged.. they just take their sweet time at doing everything, and teach us that old patience thing.. I will take a pic tommorrow after work and before drk..

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 18, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #7077872

Speaking of waiting on seeds. How many of you are waiting on bat seeds to sprout?
GRRRRRRRR Now that is a longgggggggg WAIT. It has been 3 months so far for me.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #7077929

I haven't planted my bat seeds yet. I'm waiting until I have a lot of other things going on so I won't be watching them everyday - lol.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 18, 2009
7:51 PM

Post #7078331

OK Loca how did you know I watched mine everyday... LOL

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2009
8:14 PM

Post #7078400

Cuz I'b be doing the same thing - lol...
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2009
9:19 PM

Post #7078650

jeez you gals are nuts ROFLOL
seray53

September 18, 2009
9:49 PM

Post #7078759

I watch mine every single day. Wouldn't want to miss the big event. LOL Haven't tried to sprout Bat seeds yet either.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 18, 2009
10:45 PM

Post #7078904

I got some, don't think they are going to sprout.
Oh, me!! Planted since April.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2009
10:48 PM

Post #7078915

April?But we only have until November. How is theis going to work Seray!! Call Cue tell her to come over here...We need the high priestess to do a little Brug sprouting dance.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 18, 2009
10:53 PM

Post #7078929

No,no,no!!! my darn Bat seeds. That's what i'm talking about.
It's Miss Open mouth, insert foot " (me ) again. Bat seeds,
not Brugs. soooooooo Sorry.
seray53

September 18, 2009
11:04 PM

Post #7078973

That's ok Ride. Our brugs aren't sprouting either. LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 18, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #7078978

thought I did it again.
whew!!!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
12:08 AM

Post #7079208

Good evening tribal members!!!

mekos - you are the mighty holder of the Divine Pink Spatula.. if you leave, then who shall make the Flapjacks and Turkey Sammiches - the Foods of the Goddess for our Tribal Feasts??? You shall park thine buttocks on yonder bench woman! You are forbidden to leave the tribe!

The High Priestess has spoken - so let it be written (ahem), so let it be done!


on another note.. everyone ready for tonights announcements???
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #7079224

They gather from afar High Priestess awaiting your pleasure.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #7079232

well, we have about 15 minutes left here.. so I'll hold off until all tribal members (or at least the 12) are gathered :)
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #7079260

I'm around here somewhere HI Cue glad you are back
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #7079271

I'm still not feeling well, but am here checking in. Never got to sleep last night and still got the migraine. After the meeting, gonna take a pain pill and knock me out so while we wait on everyone else, enjoy those turkey sammiches and mojitos and cookies for desert.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #7079274

well, You might know, I invited myself, again.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #7079275

CUE had the great night out and I got the hangover.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7079281

You are invited. Have a sammich and mojito, and a cookie.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7079284

Mekos, I been worried about you. So glad you made it.
I knew you weren't feeling good. Hope you feel better soon.
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #7079293

Welcome Mekos

Thanks for the sandwich and mojito! Hope you feel better soon!!!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7079307

Glad you're OK mekos! Take it easy - no more mojitos for you!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7079308

I hope you get to feeling better soon Mekos!
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7079309

Hi Mekos Hope you feel better soon. Hugs.
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7079314

To Refresh your memory the High Priestess has desired to appoint The Keeper of the Elder Scroll. The challenge to obtain this position was this:

The Keeper of the Elder Scrolls must know all the children of the Goddess:

Name the hybridizers of the following cultivars:

1. B. Wretched Mess
2. B. Lovely Lady
3. B. Cupids' Blush
4. B. Rhapsody
5. B. Mon Amour de Mareuil



cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7079330

And out new Keeper of the Elder Scrolls is...

Hollyhock!

Congratulations Hollyhock! may your goose feather Quill keep accurate account of Tribal happenings :)
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7079333

Congratulation Hollyhock
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7079334

Congratulations Hollhock! The challenge was met correctly by you and you only. Here are the answers:

Answers:

1. JT Sessions
2. Monika Gottschalk
3. Eric Knight
4. Ada Helms
5. Elke Duback
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7079338

Shall we all drink a mojito to our new Keeper of the Elder Scrolls?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7079343

Yeah Hollyhock!!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7079346

Yeahhhhhh!!!!!!!! for Hollyhock.
Congratulations.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7079348

Absolutely!! Congratulations Hollyhock
Hi Jan...You have been missed
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #7079351

What say you High Priestess? Are the positons adequate for our tribe?
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #7079361

Ok.. now, for the next opening...

The Bearer of the Sacred Light.

the tribal member who fulfills this position will be responsible for providing light for the tribe by keeping the 'infinite flame' of the goddess lit at the village center for all to light their nightly torches. This light should never be extinguished lest the Tribe fall. The Bearer will also carry an ember along on any tribal progress, on hunts, neighboring gatherings and or any time the tribe must travel outside of the Village. Will also be responsible for guarding the sacred flint stone and for candle making... or any flame requited by the tribe

Good luck to those who compete for this new position!

This message was edited Sep 18, 2009 8:37 PM
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7079363

The Bearer of the Sacred LIght understands that knowledge has organizing power. To win this exalted position deductions must be made with the following information.

To classify a plant four steps must be taken: Unscramble the CAPITALIZED words.

1. Choice of a TINAL name for the plant.
2. Description of their ARITTS.
3. Deposit of a typical flower, leaf, fruit etc. in a preserved form in a public RAMBHUER with exact data on where it was found and it's geographical NOTIUBRISTDI.
4. TBILCNPOUIA of all data (name, latin diagnosis, place where it was deposited, etc.) in a scientific journal or book.

Where corrections are made later, the name of the person who made the first classification is put in brackets in front of the author who made the correction.

Using the information above complete this example:

In 1753 Linnaeus classified a plant as Datura arborea. It's exact classification is D.___________ _____________. (two words) In 1895 Lagerheim classified it into the genus Brugmansia. Since then the correct classification has been B.__________ [_____________] ______________.

cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7079365

ohh... we have but more postins to be filled Sister Seray... a position for every member to fulfill...

seray53

September 19, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7079377

The tools necessary for this position will be awarded to the first tribal member that meets the challenge. 3 way candle lighter, 3 bulbs white crocus, moon flower vine seeds and red tea and fig body lotion.

If none are able to fulfill these requirements we will expand our search. LOL

arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7079380

Ready set go!!!
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7079382

I will search our treasury to ensure all positions you desire will be adequately funded HP.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7079388

they are busy unscrambling...lol
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7079403

Shall we partake of the luscious libations served by the Keeper of the Tribal Sustanence?
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #7079428

Tribe can move fast when they're motivated! LOL Too bad our Goddess' aren't as anxious. :) Patience says the Keeper of the Peace! Who plans to show us her Goddess who has arisen later this eve.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
12:56 AM

Post #7079434

Congratulations Hollyhock!
Good luck everyone with this one.
Thanks everyone for the sweet thoughts. You all are a nice bunch of flowers. Love ya bunches. Been trying to answer d-mails- more than a dozen on there.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
12:56 AM

Post #7079437

Everyone munch out.
seray53

September 19, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #7079438

You don't have to answer mine Mekos. Just checking on ya. :)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #7079466

WOW great tools for these positions. This tribe is a wealthy one. With so Many loyal members. Woo hoo.
seray53

September 19, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #7079475

That's because we have a most supreme Chef! Oh great maker of mojitos
seray53

September 19, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7079500

Good luck to the tribe members! I must go back to guarding our treasure and wish you a wonderful night.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7079520

Yes we do. Will check back in later.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7079522

Congratulations hollyhocklady!

Good luck to the rest of you on the new challenge!
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7079618

There's like 2 words I can't unscramble
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

September 19, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #7079641

This should be a piece of cake (no pun intended,LOL) for some of these members. Congrats on your new title, HH!! Way to go!Good luck everyone!

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 19, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #7079644

Well I'm late again.
Thank you all very much! And good luck to the rest of you on the new challenge!
Now I'm very sorry but I forgot what I'm suppose to do. ( waving a fan to cool off the High Priestess because she is upset with me. )


Poor mekos I know we both were on here till after 2am. I just don't sleep. I blame it on my dad & grandma cause they don't sleep either.

And it was I that started all the confusion about the bat seeds. Oh DONT give up on the bat seeds either. They will take up to 9 months. 6 more months of pregnancy that is what waiting for a bat seed is like.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #7079818

That #4 has got me stumped
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2009
3:12 AM

Post #7079932

OK, I think I got it... Ready?
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #7079937

1. Choice of a LATIN name for the plant.
2. Description of their TRAITS.
3. Deposit of a typical flower, leaf, fruit etc. in a preserved form in a public HERBARIUM with exact data on where it was found and it's geographical DISTRIBUTION.
4. PUBLICATION of all data (name, latin diagnosis, place where it was deposited, etc.) in a scientific journal or book.

Where corrections are made later, the name of the person who made the first classification is put in brackets in front of the author who made the correction.

Using the information above complete this example:

In 1753 Linnaeus classified a plant as Datura arborea. It's exact classification is D. arborea Linnaeus (two words) In 1895 Lagerheim classified it into the genus Brugmansia. Since then the correct classification has been B. Datura {LINNAEUS} Lagerheim


This message was edited Sep 19, 2009 9:34 PM
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
3:23 AM

Post #7079968

Woo hoo, sounds good Mechelle!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #7079970

By golly I think she's got it!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
3:25 AM

Post #7079971

Good night all.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2009
3:25 AM

Post #7079973

Yeah, there's a first time for everything alright, LOL
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2009
3:31 AM

Post #7079986

Did I get it? I always did like to play with fire >:-) tee hee hee
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2009
9:27 AM

Post #7080403

Mechelle...I certainly have no inside knowledge ,,,but my guess is you've got it!!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2009
1:16 PM

Post #7080689

Nice http://www.tempotwo.com.au/New_Introductions.html#0

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2009
1:30 PM

Post #7080711

Alright, I was wondering what those two were. I hope you got it MechelleT.

Hopefully, CONGRATULATIONS are for you.
seray53

September 19, 2009
2:40 PM

Post #7080903

Morning All

Arejay Thanks for the slideshow! The irises are beautiful. Great with coffee.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2009
4:25 PM

Post #7081155

hello all, just checking in for a minute. Thank you all for prayers, Sandy's brother died this morning- he is with the LORD, and I would still appreciate all prayers for the family.
I feel better today, not back to myself again, but better and appreciate all the sweet thoughts and prayers and words from everyone.
Anyone heard from Tubby? Prayers are with him for complete recovery.
Will be back later. Have a great day everyone. Love you.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2009
4:49 PM

Post #7081215

Get well Tubby. Jan my thoughts are with you and your extended family.
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #7081663

Jan please take care of your self. Prayers your way.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2009
7:49 PM

Post #7081714

Bless you all and eat plenty of
Chicken noodle soup. Get well.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2009
9:14 PM

Post #7081916

My Dragonfly!!

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2009
9:19 PM

Post #7081929

Beautiful, I don't believe I've ever seen a red one.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #7081936

arejay - i took several of those 3 - 4ft bamboo stakes and laced them around my yard. everyday now, there is a Dragonfly perched on everyone of them. red, blues, turquoise, purple,black.. and an occasional green.. they are beautiful.. and also my favorite garden bug.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2009
9:26 PM

Post #7081958

Mine too...I get red, blue and green. This is the first red one I have been able to photograph. I was excited, I only had my cell phone so it isnt perfect but I love it...
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2009
8:14 AM

Post #7090883

Great shot!
here is a baby.. in the bean patch flower garden.. can you see it?

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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
10:09 AM

Post #7090948

I think I can see it!!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2009
8:05 PM

Post #7092733

it is the one that the bugs have eaten on.. LOL out of 4 thats the only one..
seray53

September 22, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #7093209

Looks good Debra! One is better than none. LOL

You have dmail.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 23, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7093865

I'll show you mine if you show me yours... This was taken 2 weeks ago.

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seray53

September 23, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7093880

Looking Good Hollyhock!!!! I think you're ahead with Debra a length or two behind. The rest are still trying to get out of the gate. LOL Unless they are keeping secrets?!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7093902

no gate here... only teeny headstones. yup, my brug seeds are all but a dream. none made it

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 23, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #7093918

I have only 1 seed left to sprout. All the other white ones rotted on me.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 23, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #7093933

Cue,
I have you a New Orlens Lady cutting. I'm waiting on her to root.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #7093986

Hollyhock your plants are awsome.. looks like you have them under a grow light. That is how I got my seedlings over the winter.. three of them are budded now, i feel like a momma..
I would love a NOL cutting .. would you like a chrissy>?

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #7094085

I've got one that I'm still holding out hope for . . .

The others, well, I think are done for . . .

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 23, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #7094106

Is there anyone in this contest that dont have a brug?
seray53

September 23, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #7094109

I can still see my seeds. Is that not a good thing?
seray53

September 23, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #7094127

Not sure about that Holly. On Friday you could post the question. Most show up eventually.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 23, 2009
2:19 AM

Post #7094138

LOL seray, As long as there not mush.
You know me I like to experiment as I did with the white seeds & I must say the only way I can get them going is just a pot & some dirt. No covering for me with Brugs. Those 2 I lost to rot. So from now on it will be dirt & pot only.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2009
3:07 AM

Post #7094308

I experiment too.. good thing I get lots of seeds LOL

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 23, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #7094385

I planted all of my seeds that I won in the brug auction. Who gave me the Frosty Pink?
Every single on came up & fast.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2009
3:42 AM

Post #7094402

Those would have been from me I think, Hollyhock. Didn't I do the auction when you won?

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 23, 2009
4:33 AM

Post #7094571

Mekos did you plant any of the Frosty Pink? If not you can sure have one of mine.
seray53

September 23, 2009
4:56 AM

Post #7094626

Not mush yet! Maybe I'll move a couple to a pot in soil in the sun. :)

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 23, 2009
5:21 AM

Post #7094664

You have SUN? I'm Happy for you dear. There's no SUN here. Flooding though. Not as bad as GA We have not had rain in about 5 weeks & boy we have it now. I'm sure glad my burgs are in pots. ( My soil is clay)
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2009
12:17 PM

Post #7095093

my soil is clay also, but i have been "layering it" for years with leaves and compost , sand and coffee grounds. Brugs still in pots tho..
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2009
10:23 PM

Post #7097175

Hi you guys, I had company this morning and then phone calls and checked in long enough to answer a few d-mails and went out to do a little work while I could. I took the shovel and turned the lasagna bed under and I'm going to put another layer of cardboard and one green then my top soil and hopefully that will fix my hay problems, if not, then I'll just cover in plastic for a couple months. I found so many worms in there, they have multiplied for sure. BUT I also found grub worms in there. BIG ones.
Sorry about your rain flooding the areas, Hollyhock. It's been bad - we had rain for 10 days straight. Almost 20 inches in 4 days. Some places got 20 inches. Both my sons got flooded. One in Westminster where they evacuated the people around and the other in Salem where they got flooded and couldn't get in or out for a couple days. This has been a real rainy year for us. We were in a drout for the last 3 years and cooked all summer then this year it keeps raining to flood everything. More rain came through today but it went right around us and missed me this time. You watch out for it and take care. I'm praying for you.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #7097242

Evening all!

anyone going to be taking cuttings of their brugs this fall? if so and you think you will have extra's. please dmail me.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #7097263

ok, question... how long does it take a bud to grow and eventually open? i got teeeeeny buds on one of my brugs, just curious as to how long it usually takes before i get to see the bloom.. kinda impatient like that

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #7097353

You gotta be patient. I learned that. You can't rush these plants. They are very good at what they do and well
worth the wait. Make take a week or so if bud is small. I'm sure there are people out there that can give you more exact answers.
But beleive me, it is worth the wait. Enjoy, enjoy!!!!!!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2009
12:14 AM

Post #7097512

oh, I know its worth the wait, was just curious as to how long from eensy bud to bloom it was
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #7097527

Cue, my guess would be 3-4 weeks. They do take time for the blooms to grow and open. I never timed them, but as well as I can remember ,it was a few weeks. Mitt was looking for you on the chat thread just now. Headed to the Iris forum , you might catch him there.
seray53

September 24, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #7097826

I think she's right Cue. It does take awhile for them to open. I'll have NOID brugs if you want some when I trim. Yellow Anyone else is welcome to some as well. Here's what they look like. dmail me. :)

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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #7097886

Hi everybody, I been digging trenches so the house don't flood. Oh please no more rain...
Well Cue from what all I have read about 4 weeks. I am still losing my buds on the Rosalla. BUT... My N.O.L. is getting ready in about a week to bloom. Fingers are crossed. I have pollen & I'm ready...
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #7098022

Yes Cue, I thought it was gonna take FOREVER for my first one (about 6 years ago to bloom.) I'm looking for a lemon yellow and strawberry colored brug. If anyone is cutting these back and has extra pieces, I'd love some of these. I have a pink and gold color, still waiting for blooms on them.
Hollyhock, I know what you mean. I almost started building a boat or raft "just in case", it was so bad. My yard looked like a river. Still got a big pond in my driveway. (probably could lose a car in there). Thoughts and prayers are with you.
I just got an e-mail from a friend in florida, said her 3 grandbabies just came down with swine flu, and need prayers as the children are very young and having breathing problems. She asked for all our prayers. Thank you guys. I appreciate them too, I love this lady. She has been like an Angel to me.
Well, I'm going to turn in for tonight, go do some praying. Good night everyone.
seray53

September 24, 2009
2:42 AM

Post #7098083

Hollyhock So sorry you have so much work. Hopefully you won't flood.

Nite Mekos. Hope you have sweet sunny dreams.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #7098269

I have seen some bds take a couple weeks and some take up to 4 to 5 weeks.. Brugs teach us something .. bet ya can't guess what that is...
hope those of you drowning in rain dry up, and those of you that need prayers have mine along with you..
Monster White has flushed for me..( this was just a cutting last winter)

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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #7098274

Oh how sad mekos.. Yes they will be in my prayers. Oh those poor babies that's awful.

Well I think we have stopped it from getting in the house. We have some deep ruts in the driveway & the road crew was cleaning up all the gravel earlier today. ( Wish they would of put it back in the driveway.) We get it bad because there is a hill that slopes into my backyard & we get the run off from it.

seray, When I was digging I was thinking... (what a shame I'm not planting something)
The good thing is I need to get my Butterfly Bushes in the ground & as soon as it drys up enough that's what I will do. The ground is like concrete when its dry.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
3:42 AM

Post #7098302

Joeswife, Keep those pictures coming..
My N.O.L. bud is huge compared to the Rosalla.
I spotted a tiny Rosalla bud But didn't see my N.O.L. bud until it was the size of my index finger.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2009
3:59 AM

Post #7098350

Frosty Pink is teasing me with a bunch of buds..
seray53

September 24, 2009
4:51 AM

Post #7098468

Hi Joeswife

Your Monster White is pretty. It's encouraging to know that's from a cutting. I'm sending you a package tomorrow. All taped up.

seray53

September 24, 2009
4:53 AM

Post #7098475

Hi Hollyhock

So far so good with the Almond Bush. LOL I love Butterfly bushes. I grew them in FL and they always smell sooo good. I have seeds to sprout this winter to add them here. Should get your package tomorrow. Let me know if it doesn't come by Fri and I'll hunt it down. :)
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2009
5:18 AM

Post #7098509

Remember the B. suavleons seedling I watered too hard and snapped in two? Look at the bottom half now..
wait.. package? Package? I am getting a package? YIPPEE! I sent off two huge packages yesterday, and have been messing up the house all night seed sorting and collecting.. I have alot to send out, and alot to bring in before the freeze comes, and alot to get ready for fall RU ... I can't sleep! Tonight I kiped a magnolia seed from the house two blocks down, one little red seed from a huge huge tree loaded with those pod things.. *sigh* I will be long gone and in heaven if I ever get it to grow and bloom LOL

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2009
5:22 AM

Post #7098518

you can see a SPORT down below and behind it..
here is a log cutting blooming, taken from Pink Beauty...Poor Maya to the left is covered in bug dust.. she has been ate up.. she is a cutting also, the mama is the size of a tree, at AuntBs' house..

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seray53

September 24, 2009
5:30 AM

Post #7098527

Very pretty. Sport! Keep looking for that word. Grasshoppers are so full of Brug here they are sluggish. They are mostly eating the sports. Is that right - sport? I thought they were suckers. I thought a sport was a sucker or branch that was variegated or different than the parent. Is that what I'm looking at? A new kinda Brug?
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2009
5:43 AM

Post #7098545

oh well, i thought i read in the brug forums that a sport was thrown from the parent plant, from the roots, not from the stem.. I am prolly wrong.. but that second plant there behind that seedling is from that poor broken plant.. maybe the sticky thread on definations here will define that word?

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2009
5:45 AM

Post #7098550

okay u r right.. i found the definition.. : http://davesgarden.com/guides/terms/go/859/
must be a Shoot? LOL ...hey, i am still learning here..

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
5:45 AM

Post #7098552

I did not have a clue what sport meant until Joeswife told me just last night.
A sport is like a whole new plant coming from the bottom up from the main root system..
And I have one on my NOID White.

LOL... We are all learning together.

This message was edited Sep 24, 2009 1:48 AM

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
5:55 AM

Post #7098557

Well it has stopped raining & I want so bad to go check my N.O.L. But if I did the dogs would all start barking & its 1:52 am so I better not. It's killing me not to know if her bud is still there. The day before all the rain came her bud was sticking up. Yesterday it was sticking out. I hope that don't mean its going to fall off to. Please just let her bloom...
seray53

September 24, 2009
6:26 AM

Post #7098583

Well Shoot! LOL. We'll call her a shoot and if she's genetically different we'll call her a Sport! I'm glad she's doing so well. They look awesome. Amazing how they look so different. I was surprised at the different shapes in buds. I have only seen one kind and I thought they all looked the same.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2009
12:04 PM

Post #7098860

Poor Lil Hollyhock, all in a tizzy... she must want to be all dizzy.. from running around , looking up and looking down, just to see a lil NOL skirt come down... Wait and hurry, hurry and wait, we never know whats to be...bud to okra, okra to skirt, aww come on and unfurl!
All Hollyhock wants, she knows for sure, is to see her New Orleans Lady!
Good morning , brug lovers all over the world, come on in sit down have some tea..
If you are here then you are welcome, pardon me while I ask the Goddess to Bless Hollys' Brug, either hurry it up or slow Holly down..
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

September 24, 2009
2:28 PM

Post #7099259

Mekos, how sad for those three little ones. Will be praying for all them, and the rest of the family also. We were fortunate that we all just have a "viral infection" of some kind. But the doc said, not swine flu. I so feel for that family. I think I just have a bad cold.
Very happy that I collected a few seeds from a moonflower bush yesterday. At least, that's what they said it is. In full bloom. Do they always bloom in the daytime? I thought they only bloomed at night, but these had tons of huge blossoms on them.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2009
4:01 PM

Post #7099512

The moon bush opens late at night and stays open through the next day. Thanks for the prayers everyone, still waiting for more news on their conditions. One has asthma already and was really the worse of them. She has breathing problems on a good day.
Good morning everyone. Beautiful day today.
Good morning brug goddess, bless all the brugs and bring on blooms.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #7100496

Good afternoon to all. It poured down this am & now the rain has stopped. Do you know what the 1st thing I did was? Yep I went to check on my girls. And...
Here is N.O.L. ( I'm smiling from ear to ear.)

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seray53

September 24, 2009
8:39 PM

Post #7100516

I'm smiling with ya Holly! We want to see that New Orleans belle when she makes her appearance.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2009
8:47 PM

Post #7100540

Oh, Girl. all that rain isn't going to stop her. She is on the way to
a bloom for you. Hang in there She is getting ready to bloom.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
8:51 PM

Post #7100555

Joeswife,
That poem is just so so cute. And it must have worked.

Here is my Rosalla that keeps loosing her buds.

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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
8:54 PM

Post #7100567

ridesredmule, I sure hope so... I am so happy even if I only get to see just 1 bloom :)



And here is the 1st bud on Berkonigin...

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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
9:07 PM

Post #7100598

seray, My dh just now said (oh here's the mail & I opened it to see if there was anything alive in it.) I said yes Dale & that's not the only thing you opened up...
Thank you for the box of goodies. I am no longer worried about my White Memory Garden. I do need the white morning glory's & white cypress vine & my plans will be in the works.
Big Big Big Hugs!
seray53

September 24, 2009
9:47 PM

Post #7100743

Glad you got them!! I'll keep my eyes open for the MG's and the cypress vine. That sounds pretty pretty!!

He can make it up to you with a "Miranda". My mother had this down. LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #7100754

I need to go take a pic of my white one, It's skirt is showing.
I just went out and got you some pic.I want to show you the white one first.
Do you see them? blow it up, hollyhock for a good view.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2009
10:29 PM

Post #7100865

Now that is just beautiful!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2009
10:32 PM

Post #7100873

Thank you, Mekos, I am so glad you are better. I wanted to show cue the "skirts" that show
before the bloom is open. Now, I'm just waiting to see the bloom. will get one for you all.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 24, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #7100915

OMGosh I cant wait to see mine do that. :)
After all the trouble Miss Rosalla has gave me I was wondering if this was a bad ideal. I thought to myself they don't like the way I take care of them. I was thinking that I might have gone in over my head & I needed to just stay with simple things.
BUT... NOL said hey look what I can do.
Okay I know I got it bad, You don't have to tell me. I can see it getting worse :)

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #7101025

Does that help you get an idea?
Do you see the Skirt, little lady?
I love my brugs, know you do too.
See all the things it is teaching us?
Patience, which I didn't think I had, til now.
Charleen
seray53

September 25, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7101432

I'm going out in the dark to see my skirts. LOL Charleen yours are very cool. The buds are thicker than the ones I have. Amazing how they're all so different. Most of mine are open and when they do show their skirts they're swirled. Are yours like that too?

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 25, 2009
2:05 AM

Post #7101641

Yes, Thank you. This is the white one getting reAdy to open.
The skirts are swirled. Amazing , isn't it. I love the color of
your brug . That is why we love them.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2009
3:56 AM

Post #7101946

Holly, I have three kinds of white morning glorys.. no 4 kinds.. and some white 4 o clocks, and some white moon flowers, and hmm well dmail me ...

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2009
4:03 AM

Post #7101963

I sent out two boxes and a packet yesterday, and will be sending out alot of packets over the next few weeks, if you want anything be sure to dmail me so I can give you my regular email addy and correspond from work..
I have an RU this next weekend and my hubbys BD, so will be busy with that...
I have chrub X Berkonigin... seedlings going.. my miss bhavin x rubilene I gave away ( seedling) as well as a couple other crosses I grew out last winter..my star dancer x?s' are still growing.. I had a "log" in a couble tubs.. here is one of them.. pendulas pink the tag said.. last night those okras were standing straight up..

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seray53

September 25, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #7104289

BRUGMANSIA TRIBE MEETING HERE TONIGHT 8:30 ET! All invited.

Join us to learn who is the BEARER OF THE SACRED LIGHT!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2009
11:49 PM

Post #7104549

Just got home. Checking in.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 25, 2009
11:58 PM

Post #7104581

I'm watching. I thought it interesting last time. Good luck entrants all.
tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

September 26, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #7104613

Lurking lurkin lurking keep those Brugmansia's circeled..LOL
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2009
12:14 AM

Post #7104637

Keeper of the scared light that sounds important!! I hope they can make my Brug seed sprout.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #7104679

Learn thru lurkin, lurking. Very neat group.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #7104680

I'm in and out right now.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #7104687

Present
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #7104688

Holy cow it's friday night,
time to pick keeper of light,
keeper of light shine on our seeds,
show them how to grow, this is our pleed.
Tall and bushy, bright and fair,
show us the skirts, and bugs be ware.
Chants and brews and light shine on,
The brugmansia tribe, here we come.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7104696

I'm here.(could you tell?)

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7104721

I love it.
seray53

September 26, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7104737

HEAR YE HEAR YE HEAR YE The Meeting of the Brugmansia Tribe is about to begin.

Welcome to The Provider of the Tribal Sustenance who has faithfully provided us with endless most excellent Mojios
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7104739

First round of mojitos are ready for all.Here's to US!!!! The Brugmansia Tribe.
seray53

September 26, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7104741

Welcome to the Honorable Mindy and Arejay who will be competing for tonights position.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7104748

woohoo Mojitos.. yeah baby
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7104749

WOOO HOOO!!!!!
seray53

September 26, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7104752

Here's to us!

Welcome to Ridesredmule and TubbyTee Witness to the Tribal Ritual!
seray53

September 26, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #7104762

Welcome to the Honorable Mechelle who is an applicant for the position of the Bearer of the Sacred LIght! Did she answer the questions properly?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #7104763

OK, yea, what's next? Bring it on! Where did everyone go???


(Sorry we posted at the same time.) Just got impatient there.

This message was edited Sep 25, 2009 8:37 PM
seray53

September 26, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #7104768

To review: The Challenge for the Bearer of the Sacred Light was thus:

To classify a plant four steps must be taken: Unscramble the CAPITALIZED words.

1. Choice of a TINAL name for the plant.
2. Description of their ARITTS.
3. Deposit of a typical flower, leaf, fruit etc. in a preserved form in a public RAMBHUER with exact data on where it was found and it's geographical NOTIUBRISTDI.
4. TBILCNPOUIA of all data (name, latin diagnosis, place where it was deposited, etc.) in a scientific journal or book.

Where corrections are made later, the name of the person who made the first classification is put in brackets in front of the author who made the correction.

Using the information above complete this example:

In 1753 Linnaeus classified a plant as Datura arborea. It's exact classification is D.___________ _____________. (two words) In 1895 Lagerheim classified it into the genus Brugmansia. Since then the correct classification has been B.__________ [_____________] ______________.



seray53

September 26, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7104771

The answers to this challenge


1. Choice of a LATIN name for the plant.
2. Description of their TRAITS.
3. Deposit of a typical flower, leaf, fruit etc. in a preserved form in a public HERBARIUM with exact data on where it was found and it's geographical DISTRIBUTION.
4. PUBLICATION of all data (name, latin diagnosis, place where it was deposited, etc.) in a scientific journal or book.

In 1753 Linnaeus classified a plant as Datura arborea. It's exact classification is D.arborea Linnaeus. (two words) In 1895 Lagerheim classified it into the genus Brugmansia. Since then the correct classification has been B.arborea [Linnaeus] Lagerheim.

seray53

September 26, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7104778

By the power invested to me by the High Priestess of the Brugmansia Tribe I hearby declare our new Bearer of the Sacred Light to be MechelleT. Congratulations to you Mechelle!!!!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7104781

EEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS MECHELLE!!!!!!!!!
WooooHooooo!




MORE MOJITOS for the HOUSE. Come and get em!!!!!!! Turkey sammiches too. Ye ha !

This message was edited Sep 25, 2009 8:42 PM
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7104784

OW my poor eyes Congratulations Mechelle.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7104786

ok.. sorry.. am late... meeting of the tribal HP's and all...


congrats mechelle!
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #7104792

HI HIgh Preistess
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7104795

oK. next position to be filled

tribal medicine Woman...

the responsibilities include, healing teh sick tribal members, working with the Provider of tribal Sustenence on nutrition.. gotta keep our sista's healthy.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7104796

Lol, thank you thank you .. My chant is to be written shortly..
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7104798

HI Cue, Have some sammiches and Mojitos. I added little umbrellas to the glasses tonight in case it rains.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7104802

Woot, ever the clever cook you are!

your honorable HP doesnt drink mojitos tho.. did ya perhaps make a little margarites for me?? *grabs a turkey sammich*
seray53

September 26, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7104808

The medicine woman is an important position HP. This highly esteemed position must know all the properties of the Goddesses powers. To win the acclaimed position the following challenge must be met:

Unscrable the capitalized words.

"Like other weed in the 1.HSEDITGHAN family, the Brugmansia are also rich in
2. LAKDALSOI. In modern medicine the 3. TAPSODNAICISM effect of the
4. DOAKASILL has been know for a long time."

Brugmansia use for medicinal purposes is still important in many 5. DINNIA tribes. In one variety ' Amaron' it's 6. AELSEV were used to treat 7. PISSES and to alleviate 8. MEUHARITC pains. In B. 'Munchira' which is 9.EARR, it's tiny 10. SONIOUSPO leaves were pounded and used to treat 11.MEUHARITC pains, infestation of 12. MORWS and as an emetic.

Fill in the blanks using the listed words. DEATHLY SHUDDERED EXTREMITIES STARED DRINKING INCREASED POISONING BROODING SWEAT RESPIRATION

There is real danger of fatal 1.--------------- from using Angel's Trumpets.

"... Soon after 2.------------ the Tonga, the man fell into a dull 3. -------------, he 4. ------------- vacantly at the ground..."

"... Cold 5. ----------- covered his forehead. He was 6. ------------ pale... his 7. ------------------- increased and his 8. ----------------- twitched and 9. -------------- at their own accord. ... then all these actions 10. ------------------ in intensity..."




seray53

September 26, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7104816

Sammich and umbrella with mojito for me! LOL Good luck challengers!
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7104827

Shine on our seeds with loving warm glows,
Who shall grow best, one never knows.
Seeds, sprouts, and skirts, that one must perfect,
As the Bearer of Sacred Light, I shall protect.
An ever glowing warm light for all thee to see,
Iíll assume this position for our tribal committee.
High Priestess, with this light I shall never let fade,
In darkness or travel, our tribe shall not waive.
Be it candles or embers, dark shall not fall,
Be it hunting or gathering, any kind at all.
The infinite flame Iíll provide to my tribe,
Will forever be protected while Iím alive.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7104833

Chips n Salsa and Margies Anyone??
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #7104837

Margarites for Cue also. Anyone else got a request? I kinda partial to slow gin and orange/pinapple juice, very slushy, with cherrys.
seray53

September 26, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #7104839

Most excellent poem Bearer of the Sacred Light!!! Mojito for you!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #7104843

Yea Mechelle! Great chant poem. You go girl. Hold that light high.
seray53

September 26, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7104846

The Tribe is filling up nicely HP. The seeds are still sleeping although some are stirring restlessly in their beds. The Keeper of the Peace has a new seedling!!!
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7104847

I'll have one of each, been a loongg week. Still one more day of school and then off until Tues
seray53

September 26, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #7104857

Mojitos for the Witnesses Mekos. We may need more and more positions as the saga continues.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #7104861

Very grand oh, great Priestess.
I bow in great honor of this majestic moment.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #7104867

Drink up everyone! plenty where those came from. Cookies and horse durves are here. I think I may have had enough of the slow ones.
seray53

September 26, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #7104869

After careful searching through the Tribal Treasure I have determined that the winner of the Medicine Woman position will need these to complete her task.

A portable sewing kit (just in case of injury from sniffing the blooms at night) Dream catcher key chain, 5 mixed dutch iris bulbs, and 6 cloth seed collecting bags.
seray53

September 26, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7104882

Horse durves please! Where's the Keeper of the Peace we may need her with all these good libations!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7104896

Well, Seray,you didn't like the horse durves? I'll make you some piggys in the blankets.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7104909

Very grand drinks and other Libations for the soul.
All is quite Yummy.
seray53

September 26, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7104914

NO NO I was asking for more! They are quite delicious!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7104919

Oh good. Wasn't sure porkers in a blanket was on the menue back then.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7104972

LOL.. they prolly were mekos.. just int he form of minced grubs wrapped in leaves...ROTFL
seray53

September 26, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #7104974

Thank you for your attendance tonight. Thank you for all the wonderful sammiches and mojitos. Good luck to all who vie for the position. Next Friday the position must be filled or we seek to expand beyond the borders of the Inner Circle.

Now all together let's chant our chant compliments of HP Cue:

Goddess Brugmansia,
With your heavenly glow
Bless now this seed
so my brug will grow.

Shine your light
upon this soil,
so that my seed will win
the 'Big pot O'Spoils'

Let not this seed
be watered to rot
or this soil to dry out
and ruin the lot.

Allow not my seed
to wilt and die,
but let it sprout
and grow 12 inches high.

By November 1st
we need this to be
and should you come through,
we'll build statues to thee.

So make haste Dear Goddess
for we are limited in time,
and please bestow blessings
on this brug seed of mine!

seray53

September 26, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #7104975

Pass on the grubs! LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #7105037

Good luck with the next competition.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2009
5:30 AM

Post #7105557

Hello and good evening brug tribal sisters, I am kind of late for this event, as I have been readying the new home of my wonderful plants to stay for winter.. in the meantime congrats to mechelle! bring on the mojito, I like cheese sammiches, what great chats ( chants too!) I have been reading!
now i need to go dr my right foot as a large heavy hammer has dropped on it causing it to bleed and swell, but tough as I am, I just kept on bleaching and mopping.. no bugs or germs for my brugs this winter! ( one can only hope the Brug Goddess will assure me of that)
now off to bed for work tommorrow, and then to dollar general to stock up on a sticky tape.. and some cinnamon.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

September 26, 2009
11:15 AM

Post #7105820

Good morning all! Sorry I missed all the fun and excitement last night. Congrats Mechelle! Woohoo!!!
Had never heard of the cinnamon trick, but will definately try that one. Sounds interesting!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2009
11:28 AM

Post #7105838

cinnamon acts as an anti fungal and also helos prevent damp off in your soil when germinating and growing seeds... smells good, too!
sticky tape roll for those dang lil black gnats that come around in winter when I am growing things..

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

September 26, 2009
11:48 AM

Post #7105862

And just where do you put the sticky tape to catch the little things?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2009
11:51 AM

Post #7105866

Whats the cinnamon trick? Does anyone have spouted seed yet? Knats is that what is eating away at my Brug?
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2009
12:09 PM

Post #7105885

they don't eat leaves so much, but they lay larvae in the soil which destroys new roots.. yuk! and they fly around and annoy you.. and multiply ... and multiply.. and well/// they multiply. Cinnamon prevents fungus and keeps top of soil dry. I also spray a lite cover over the leaves to prevent fungus/ just a little tho.I found about 5 teeny tiny slugs and snails chomping on my brug leaves last nite and had I not used my flashlite, I wouldn't have seen them. sure don't want to bring those into the basement greenhouse ... coffee.. gotta find the coffee !
Coffee? Tea? Hot Choclate? hows about some Kripsy Kremes?
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

September 26, 2009
12:48 PM

Post #7105945

Thanks, Debra. Just started another pot of coffee. But the Krispy Kremes sound great. LOL Breakfast of champions! How much cinnamon do you use when you make the spray?
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #7106371

Yes, the cinnamon trick. Tell us more. I guess you just sprinkle a little on the top of the soil and bottom water. So you don't want the top of the soil where your seed is to be damp at all? I'm confused. Give me a live plant and I can grow it, propagate it, divide it- what have you. But this seed thing has me mixed up! Here is my Hibiscus and ROS Blue Satin. The one hibby that sprouted already went down, and the 2 sprouted are the ROS. I bottom watered them last night and will go do the cinnamon trick. Do you wait until you have a sprout before you put the cinnamon on?

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2009
5:24 PM

Post #7106603

I learned this in the brug forum last winter.. mix in some cinnamon with your potting mix, sprinkle around top after sprouted, as seedling grows, dust lightly I just put some in the palm of my hand and blow lightly.. inside seed sprouting is so different..
I found I had seedlings dying from damp off If I watered too much.. light misting was good, except it kept the top of the potting soil damp, bottom watering was good, but made it too soggy.. no fresh air.. mold came.. covered up... mold came .. it seemed the best thing that worked was using vermiculite, as the seed germinating medium, in a plastic cup, hole in the bottom, kept slightly damp instead of moist. In bright bright light. everyone trys things differently..
It is warm enough here to start them outside.. that is what I am doing right now.. in the bean patch...LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #7106637

Bean patches are good. I want to plant a brug on the side of the driveway, i have a place where I can plant several different things.
Have Iris and Daylillies. But I want my brug as a centerpiece. It will look good up there.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2009
2:35 AM

Post #7108163

Thank you joeswife. I am trying the bottom watering to see how it works. I do need to get a grow light. If anyone runs across one thats a decent price let me know ;-) Thanks
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #7108172

You can buy them at Walmart for around 10 bucks.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #7108198

No way, didn't know that.. I even looked on eBay
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #7108217

Thats where I got mine. Bought 2 of them.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2009
3:10 AM

Post #7108281

In the garden section or the fish section?
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2009
11:44 AM

Post #7108766

In the lighting section. Where they have the bulbs for the shop lights and under the counter florence(SP) lights. Or at least that is where I found mine. They aren't the great big ones but if you buy a couple you can put them together and make a long one or double.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #7110171

Hey I found some on ebay.. not too bad of a price

http://cgi.ebay.com/XL-COMBO-6500K-BULB-PRO-FIXTURE-PLANT-GROW-LIGHT-GIFT_W0QQitemZ320423901586QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9ac0b992&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2009
8:56 PM

Post #7110216

Mechelle they have them at True Value
http://www.truevalue.com/content/storefinder/results.asp?client=truevalue&address=&city=middleton&state=tennessee&postalcode=&radius=20&product=TV
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 27, 2009
9:19 PM

Post #7110300

Mechelle,Have you lost it girl?!?, those little metal light holders are only about 5 bucks around here. You can go to wal-mart and get a blue grow light to put in it. Don't you go pay that for those. Then you'd have to pay shipping too, that would be about 30.00 per light. Look around at the hardware stores and feed stores and wal-mart- home depot and lowe's. You will find some much cheeper there.
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #7110519

I know they are only about 10.bucks at wallyworld. I bought 2 and they work just fine.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 27, 2009
10:41 PM

Post #7110549

You could always use an aquarium light as well. The whole aquarium too if you like. Put blue grow lights in the hood of it and place on a heat mat. it will keep the seeds warm and moist with the grow light to help it grow faster. Keeps drafts off the seedlings and works great. I use them like this. Use to have 7 fish tanks and took them down and now have nice seed starters. Only need about 3 inches of potting soil and good to go. Use a mist bottle to water them.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 28, 2009
6:19 AM

Post #7111670

First I want to say ** Congrats Mechelle ** way to go... Sorry I wasn't around to see it.

Mekos how are the children doing that had the swine flu? I do hope they are doing much better.

I also use fish tanks to set my pots in. I use high spectrum lights on them. The kind for a salt water tank or the kind for plants. They do real well. All of my seeds are done this way with the exception of the ones I put in the coke bottles. I really think I'm stuck on the coke bottle method. You don't have to water as much & I don't use the heat mat with the bottles.

I have a question...
Has anyone shipped brugs out past October 31?
tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2009
10:18 AM

Post #7111819

holly what size coke bottles do you use..I have been looking at doing this..But the bottles I see don't look like they would work..
Thank You

Tubby
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2009
10:54 AM

Post #7111853

hollyhock, I have recieved brugs afer Ocotober 31st in the mail from people...
Hi Tubby, good to see ya!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2009
11:24 AM

Post #7111897

Hollyhock "the ones I put in the coke bottles" What do you plant in coke bottles ? Why? How do you get them out?
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2009
11:57 AM

Post #7111957

I have a brug in the ground still in its plastic water bottle planter I started in winter .. here is how I did mine..( inside for winter) this is a few ways I started seeds inside in the basement nursery for this past spring/summer..

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2009
12:40 PM

Post #7112031

Good Golly, Gee whiz. I love it. I can do that.
I love The hanger too. Got to give it a try.
You use seed starting mix?
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2009
1:08 PM

Post #7112097

You can use the large ones too. Just cut the top off and then use a piece of duct tape and tape the top back on and then can water when need too. Kind of like a lid for it with a hinge.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #7112118

Like a little green house, Neat.
Thanks
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #7112119

Great ideas Debra!!
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #7112133

GM arejay
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 28, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #7112283

with the experience of nursing for 20 years I would like to be your MEDICINE WOMAN...

Here is my answer to your puzzle

Like other weeds in the 1...nightshade family, the brugmansia are also rich in 2... alkaloids. In modern medicine the 3...antispasmodic effects of the 4...alkaloids have been known for a long time.
Brugsmansia used for medicinal purposes is still important in the 5...indian tribes...In one variety its 6...leaves are used to treat 7...sepsis and to alleviate 8..rheumatic pains. In B. munchira which is 9... rare its tiny 10...poisonous leaves were pounded and used to treat rheumatic pains, infestations of 11... worms and as an emetic..

There is real danger of fatal 1..poisoning from using Angels Trumpets.. Soon after 2...drinking the tonga, the man fell into a dull 3... brooding..He 4..stared vacantly at the ground. Cold 5.. sweat covered his forhead..He was 6... deathly pale.. His 7.. respirations incresed and his 8...extremities twitched and 9.. shuddered at their own accord, then all these actions10... increased in intensity...

Thanks for your consideration... Trish
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #7112347

GOOD morning ALL.
I am happy to say that GUS, the pigeon has gone back on his journey home. I took him out this morning and he walked around and stared at the sky for a bit looking around and made a little jump and was off toward Georgia direction. Man it was big when his wings were spread out. It was beautiful to see it fly.(little sad to see it go, but beautiful also that it was ok and could go on it's way.) It was in better health, I know and should be able to get home healthy if a hawk don't get it. At first I didn't think it was going to go, but after about 5 minutes or so, there it went. It should be good weather for this week and good flying conditions. Hope he makes it home.
Well, got to go feed other animals and water them so back later to check in.
Stay warm everyone, I'm loving this cooler weather.
Love all those little pots growing up there. New growth gets my blood pumping. Keep showing that stuff and I'll be sowing more seeds and I don't need to be doing more of that right now. Have a great day everyone.
seray53

September 28, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #7112376

Good to hear from you Huneybunch. Thanks for your most excellent application for Medicine Woman of the Tribe of Brugmansia!!!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #7112423

Looks good, Honeybunch, Friday won't be here soon enough, huh?
Another pic of my NOID Brug.

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seray53

September 28, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #7112442

She's a pretty Goddess Charleen! I have some pink sprouts growing up for next year. Can't wait.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #7112464

If yo want a piece of it, that's arrangable.
I love her, she shows me smething new about herself
all the time. To me, she's a tall girl and have to point
toward the sky to get her pic.I wonderif she will cross with a white one
I have that is getting ready to bloom. tonight it should be all the way open.
Can't wait to see the surprises she has in store for me.
Thanks, she is my Goddess, I have looked up to her all
summer. Now have another to watch. the white one is not
so tall.
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 28, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #7112526

ty seray... finally one I had a lil expertice in lol..to bad I cant be here on Friday nights for the tribal meetings tho...



awww I know you were sad to see the dove go...they are beautiful creatures I love to hear the coo... But he will complete his journey and who knows he may come your way again...
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 28, 2009
3:31 PM

Post #7112534

I'd love to have a piece of any brug you have to share... Lol guess you prob werent talking to me tho... waaaaaa

This message was edited Sep 28, 2009 10:41 AM
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #7112560

My poor Brug that Flower sent me has fought and won a few battles. Still keeping my fingers crossed!!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #7112572

You both can have one, winter is coming and she needs to be trimmed, I guess.
This is her second winter out there.
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 28, 2009
3:47 PM

Post #7112619

ty so much!!!
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2009
5:31 PM

Post #7113044

LOL, Mekos, saw your post about the lights.. Yes I think I have certifiably lost my mind, but that's besides the point! I will have a look at Walmart so I get a good deal. Those ones on eBay remind me of the ones my mom, the former hippie, used to own when I was a kid-if ya know what I mean, lol... Well she still is, but anyway, lol

I read that flourescent lighting comes closest to natural sunlight and causes photosynthesis just as fast. So I guess anything that has a flourescent bulb will do. I also found a website that had plans to make a PVC Pipe Greenhouse.. I think that's what I'm going to do.

Thanks for the advice my peeps! Mechelle (who is not a hippie by the way) LOL-Sometimes I wish I was but, nah
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2009
6:07 PM

Post #7113157

Hey Mechelle, I had the pvc pipe greenhouse until spring this year, took it down and putting up one this year with wood frame. It works good and top is rounded so you get runoff and no corners for wind to catch on but I just didn't like it so much.No way to hang pots on pvc pipe. I use lots of hanging pots. I have directions for a 12x14 somewhere around here if you need them. It was published in a magazine somewhere, and I cut it out and built mine. I used it for the past 5-6 years. I hung down 5 of those heat lamps with 60 watt light bulbs to heat it and it worked good. Very low cost on heat but if power goes off you got to have a back up plan for heat. (like keroseen heater or something to use until power comes back on.
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 28, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #7113290

I would love to have the instructions or the web site to look up that pvc greenhouse... I need something to get me thru the winter...Maybe next summer I can build something more permanent...
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2009
9:30 PM

Post #7113918

Here huneybunch.. All materials for $100.. my kind of deal!

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/postharv/green/small_greenhouse.pdf
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #7113926

Oh sorry, just read Mekos's post, lol.. I would like that too Mekos.. That link I put up above looks like about the best one. I've seen so far.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2009
9:37 PM

Post #7113955

This one I found is a wood frame with PVC and from the looks of the "T"'s across the top, they would probably be strong enough for hooks.. It looks easy enough if you just have all your pieces assembled before you get started.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #7113963

I really want to get one now so I can start my veggie seeds over the winter. That would be so awesome. And then maybe my little Brug seeds would sprout!!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2009
9:48 PM

Post #7113983

That plan looks real easy Mechelle!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2009
10:50 PM

Post #7114172

That would be my greenhouse, thank you for finding it. The only difference, I put a metal back bone down the middle instead of pvc so it would be stronger. But I hang lots of pots and that puts lot of weight right down the middle and if it falls, the whole thing comes down. So I decided to try a wood framed one so I can make hangers all around the frame. It is nice and works good, but wouldn't put much weight down the middle if I were you.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 28, 2009
11:24 PM

Post #7114269

Who can guess what this is...
HINT. ( I have been waiting for so long...)

This message was edited Sep 28, 2009 7:24 PM

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2009
11:33 PM

Post #7114296

Maybe a flower that blooms white? One for your memory garden? Maybe a brug? Maybe the one for the contest? Wooo hoooo. Great going. The goddesses are shining on you.
blondhavmofun
Orlando, FL

September 28, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #7114345

mine are dead i murdered them on accident booo hoooo
blondie

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 28, 2009
11:45 PM

Post #7114348

No...
No White, No Brug, It starts with a B though.

mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2009
11:46 PM

Post #7114356

OH SHOOT! BAT FLOWER!
blondhavmofun
Orlando, FL

September 28, 2009
11:49 PM

Post #7114367

man you are slow mekos lol i would of never guessed lol

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 28, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #7114375

Oh here is some of my bottles...
I cut them in half fill the bottom with soil, plant seed, spray with water, And tape up where I cut. This I found to be the very best for rooting plants. Here is a pic of my cherub cutting that has now took root.

I use 2 litters or 20 oz plastic.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2009
11:55 PM

Post #7114402

How long do you leave them in the bottles?

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 29, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #7114509

Sorry, I had to get the phone. Yes you are right. My first tiny leaf of the BLACK BAT.

Well lets see... How long do I leave them in the bottles? Well it depends. You can see the roots growing through the plastic. When there is a lot of roots I will transplant it. Seeds can stay for a long time.


NOL Big Bud. lol
How much longerrrrrrrrrrr?

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #7114532

How long ago did you sow seeds for the bat flower? I'm hoping mine will sprout. I'm still waiting for sprouts of black, white ,green and brown. I have a white and black in plant form already bloomed this year but sowed seeds also a while back, and nothing yet.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7114586

When You cut the bottles in half and plant the seeds. then you tape the top back on. Do you take the lid off? I know that sounds like a dumb question but ,oh well, sometimes I'm dense, muleheaded you may say...:-)))
seray53

September 29, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7114588

And I want to know if you sowed them in the bottle. Bat seeds that is? LOL

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 29, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7114614

This bat seed came from Thailand. I planted it 08/01/09 This is a short time for them to sprout really. They can take up to 9 months to sprout. I'm waiting on white, brown, purple, & green now.
seray53

September 29, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #7114660

I think I read you did leave the top on RRM. I got charcoal to fix my bottles today. Bat seeds coming. Again! LOL I've auctioned them off twice now. :)

Here's the link I found for soda bottle terrariums. http://www.stormthecastle.com/terrarium/soda-bottle-terrarium.htm

Looks like HollyH does hers like that.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 29, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7114673

Yes the bat seeds were put in 20 oz bottles.

ridesredmule, I tape it where I cut it. (Like an Easter egg)
I keep the screw lid on the bottle until I see green. When I see a sprout I take the lid off.
BUT... You have to wait to take the taped part off because they are use to humidity and you are letting out the humidity when you open where you taped.
What you have to do is get it use to the new change. Its like setting your plants outside in the Spring. Just take it slow.
This little bat will be in the taped bottle for a long time. They LOVE humidity.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7114677

Yes, it did ,didn't it. I like that. I'm going to try it out.
i love you all. always helping each other out. That,
is what makes this forum so special. Thanks.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #7114685

I wish I had started mine like that. i put mine in peat pots and they haven't done anything.
May have to order some more. I got mine from Thompson and Morgan.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7114709

They are sold out last time I checked. I got some there also and some on e-bay and a sweet lady sent me some(big smooch).

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 29, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7114720

Wow... I have never used charcoal. All that is in mine is Organic seed starting mix By Ferry-Moss. I spray it lightly every 4 days or so. I guess the charcoal helps drainage? I never water these so I have no problems with drainage. I just give them a mist. I will have to try that method.
seray53

September 29, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7114724

I just ordered some from ebay. They have them there. Or was it Amazon. LOL I think there. 8 for $3.50. Think they'll be good?

I'll take that smooch! And smooch back.

This message was edited Sep 28, 2009 8:13 PM
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #7114742

What colors did you find Seray? I'm going to see if I can find more green and brown and now that we know there is purple, maybe some of it, since I have white and black already growing.
seray53

September 29, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7114757

Well I think they had black, brown and white. I was too dumb to order the white. I like it the best. I ordered from Amazon with another seller who had the seeds cheaper. You know how you can order from side sellers. I always get used books that way.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7114769

Dog-gone, must be having a run on Bat Plants!!!!
But they are so strange looking, that is why I wanted
them. I'll have to check around.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 29, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #7114772

What are you all ordering?
seray53

September 29, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #7114779

Bat seeds.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #7114781

Well Seray, I got my white plant after I sowed the seeds but if I have one to sprout, I'll send it to you since I found the plant and bought it.
seray53

September 29, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #7114794

You're a sweetie. If I can get the black one to sprout. I'll try the white ones. You can send me some white bat seeds if yours will bloom. You'll need that plant for your Goth Garden!!! LOL
seray53

September 29, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #7114807

We need a Arisaema sikokianum Mekos. I'm hunting us one or ten. They are cool cool! I applied for a permit to import small batches of seeds. I'm looking in Europe for them now. Not the seeds the plants. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #7114838

OOOOowoowww. We'll just have to do some trading if they sprout and you find yours you are looking for. We will have a COOL garden this summer.
seray53

September 29, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #7114878

Very cool. LOL
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 29, 2009
2:05 AM

Post #7114911

Sorry I'm a little late getting back on here, but that greenhouse plan does look really easy doesn't it? Shoot even has the shopping list, lol. Works for me! and Cheap too.. I haven't seen the Bats you guys are talking about but if it comes in black, I want one for my Goth Garden!
seray53

September 29, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #7114932

Check this out:
http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/chiroptrivia/bat-flower-2.jpg

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 29, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #7114967

The bat seeds that I sent when I won the auction are from Thailand also. Who ever got those will be happy.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 29, 2009
2:19 AM

Post #7114971

that is so gorgeous.. I just saved that as my desktop.. I soooooo want ... one .. of .. those !!
tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2009
3:08 AM

Post #7115135

I went tothis site and no luck.Its the one for the PVC greenhouse..Any ideas ...http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/postharv.

Tubby
seray53

September 29, 2009
3:20 AM

Post #7115177

Hi Tubby

This is a pdf file. Try again:

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/postharv/green/small_greenhouse.pdf

tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2009
3:53 AM

Post #7115286

I tried it still won't open..I think they are having a problem..
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 29, 2009
9:57 AM

Post #7115607

LOL... *peers into Crystal ball*

i foresee a 'Bat Flower Sprouting Goth Contest' in our futures...yup yup

would make a cool winter contest :)

By the way... Gilda is packing her bags ;)

how should I handle this.. have a sign up thread/ on what forum should i put it so as not to make anyone angry?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2009
10:21 AM

Post #7115628

How about this one Cue http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/rrtrade/all/
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2009
12:15 PM

Post #7115805

awwwww, lovely lil seedling there, and love the brug and sky shot. Stayed up till 3 am bringing in plants last nite and now time for work.. I use anything that is clear, and recycle is one of my things I do.. hollyhock lady and I are on the same wave lengths...
have a great morning!
seray53

September 29, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #7116156

Sign up thread would be best probably. Wouldn't have to read through to find Gilda info.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 30, 2009
6:28 AM

Post #7118901

Anyone make flower pots out of newspaper? If so do you see mold on them? (I do.) I think I put to much water on them.
My white seedling is in one of those pots. I am replanting them tomorrow but all I have is bigger pots will that be okay? I like for my plants to get some what root bound. It will be a while before it gets root bound in the pots I have. I also watered a few of them with 1 part bleach 4 parts water. I see no mold on the ones that I watered with this & so far the seedlings don't mind but I will keep you posted on this. I didn't do them all that way I was to scared. lol
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2009
6:43 AM

Post #7118910

holly, I use plastic pop and drinking water bottles cut in half or two thirds, punch hole in bottom, I also use styrofoam cups of all sizes for winter growing,as well as cans with the hole in a bottom, plastic coffee containers etc etc.. recycle is the key for me.. big pots will give you deep root systems, tho... if that is what you are wanting..

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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 30, 2009
7:19 AM

Post #7118931

LOL we are so much a like that it is scary. lol
All of my hollyhocks I started in styrofoam cups. You cant go wrong there at all.
I guess I could put her in a bottle... I just have so many seedlings going right now. I won the auction for the brug seeds & planted them all. I did this thinking they would be big enough to ship in Oct but I don't think they will. I have a mess going is what I have. But they all have names. I guess they will go to the fish tank. I wasn't thinking. ( I never do. lol)
I have about 12 different kinds counting the ones I bought from eddiedewayne.

My NOL is soft now. Do they do that before they bloom?

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

September 30, 2009
7:27 AM

Post #7118936

Well my eyes are getting heavy, Guess I can try & go to bed now. Good night to all that are sleeping & if your awake get some sleep. lol
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2009
12:12 PM

Post #7119232

Holly, what do you mean getting soft? Uh yeal, I fell asleep and bruised my head on the lap top LOL ( not really... almost)

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 1, 2009
6:00 AM

Post #7122563

For the past 3 days the bud looks and feels soft. There is a flower in there I can feel it. I was wondering if this happens before they bloom. The outside of it don't look any bigger. But the inside seems like its getting longer. Its like putting you leg in a pair of jeans & not putting your foot all the way in. LOL I don't know how to explain it sorry that's the best I could do...
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2009
10:07 AM

Post #7122657

I think you did a fine job explaining it Hollyhock. I can see it as if it were here in my own garden!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 1, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #7124796

I got bloom pods on one of my brugs, too. Lots of them. Just noticed them yesterday. Maybe 3 inches long but will be a while before they open.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 2, 2009
12:02 AM

Post #7124824

Yeah!! It will be a week or so. The hardiest part is being
Patient. That is almost a dirty word. But you will love
them when they do bloom.
Charleen
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2009
4:45 AM

Post #7125839

Tubby, it's a pdf file. Do you have Adobe Acrobat? You have to have that to be able to open it ;(
tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2009
6:53 AM

Post #7125973

MechelleT No Adobe Acrobat..
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2009
12:44 PM

Post #7126348

Here's another one you should be able to open Tubby ;-)

http://westsidegardener.com/howto/hoophouse.html
tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #7127219

Mechelle that worked Thank You..

Tubby
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2009
10:02 PM

Post #7128068

You're welcome Tubby
seray53

October 2, 2009
10:04 PM

Post #7128073

Brug tribe meeting tonight at 8:30 ET. See ya there. :)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 2, 2009
10:56 PM

Post #7128222

Mechelle, Your baby girl is beautiful and talented. WOW!!!!! That is great.
Hi everyone. just got on here to check mail and check in. I been busy all day building on my lasagna bed. My husband caught the road crew working down the road chipping up and trimming trees along the road and got them to DELIVER 3 HUGE TRUCK LOADS of finely chipped stuff to my yard today. LOTS of brown and greens mixed together. Pine leaves and cedar and all kinds of tree leaves mixed up together. I'm in heaven . I was going to have to go buy some and was getting my trailor ready to go when they showed up and started dumping. Going to bring more next week also. I been layering cardboard all day and hauling mulch to the garden. I'm worn out.(about the amount that would be maybe 12 truck or trailor loads.) came today. It was a big boxed in truck the size of a huge u-haul truck. My garden is about 60 foot long and 12 foot wide and I'm about half way through it. Not going to plant until spring but it's coming along good. My husband is off work for 2 weeks so he is going to be helping me a lot, he sure will be ready to go back when it's his time to. Will
Check back in tonight.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 2, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #7128314

OMGosh Mekos that sounds like a bunch of WORK. But it will be beautiful flower bed. And lots of pictures to share with us.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 2, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #7128338

Got a few more minutes til the next meeting. Am I early??

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 2, 2009
11:39 PM

Post #7128370

It is 7:38 here in Shepherdsville Ky

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 2, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #7128397

Durn, leave it to me to get there to early.
I'm looking forward to this every Friday now.
Guess I'll buzz in and out til we are all
ready. Huh?
Hurry up and Wait, that's me. :-)))
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 2, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #7128466

Hi Holly and RRM. We can all hurry up and wait together. It's fun that way. I'm getting the turkey sammiches and Margaritas and Mojitos ready so sit back, have food and sip away till time.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
12:08 AM

Post #7128514

All rightee!!!! Bring on the Grub.
hehehehehe Gonna have fun tonight.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
12:09 AM

Post #7128520

YA_ HOO ! We're here. Munch away.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #7128583

Lets take a dip in the pool before we start. Shall we?

Baby Bat getting bigger.

Thumbnail by hollyhocklady
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #7128615

It's great. Where did you get purple soil?
It is beautiful. It really is growing.
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #7128616

Bat looking good!

Here ye Here Ye Here Ye

The Meeting of the Brugmansia Tribe is now called to order!
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #7128620

Gosh, don't really feel like a swim, but a short soak in the jacuzzi sounds great! Anybody want to join me? Sounds like the perfect thing to take the chill off after the last few days weather. LOL
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7128624

Our Great High Priestess has taken her Guardians tonight and is in search for a potion to awaken our sleeping Beauties. So yours truly will be conducting the meeting tonight.

Who has sprouts?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7128626

We are Ready!
Yeah, for all.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7128631

The purple soil is from my fish tank light. I have it under a marine light.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7128636

classy looking. i like it.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7128639

I just have the 1 sprout & 1 seed that is still hard. The rest are mush.

White Brug that is.

This message was edited Oct 2, 2009 8:34 PM
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7128641

The Position for Tribal Medicine Woman has been filled:

Congratulations to Huneybunch. She posted the answers and is now responsible for the health of the tribe. LOL Here's her answers:

ANSWERS:

"Like other weed in the 1.NIGHTSHADE family, the Brugmansia are also rich in
2. ALKALOIDS. In modern medicine the 3. ANTISPASMODIC effect of the
4. ALKALOIDS has been know for a long time."

Brugmansia use for medicinal purposes is still important in many 5. INDAIN tribes. In one variety ' Amaron it's 6. LEAVES were used to treat 7. SEPSIS and to alleviate 8. RHEUMATIC pains. In B. 'Munchira' which is 9.RARE, it's tiny 10. POISONOUS leaves were pounded and used to treat 11.RHEUMATIC pains, infestation of 12. WORMS and as an emetic.

Fill in the blanks using the listed words.

There is real danger of fatal 1.POISONING from using Angel's Trumpets.

"... Soon after 2.DRINKING the Tonga, the man fell into a dull 3. BROODING, he 4. STARED vacantly at the ground..."

"... Cold 5. SWEAT covered his forehead. He was 6. DEATHLY pale... his 7. RESPIRATION increased and his 8. EXTREMITIES twitched and 9. SHUDDERED at their own accord. ... then all these actions 10. INCREASED in intensity..."

seray53

October 3, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7128654

Congratulations to Huneybunch!!! She will join us later for mojitos and sammiches. WE do have those around the pool right?

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #7128657

Way to go Huneybunch!

This message was edited Oct 2, 2009 8:36 PM
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #7128659

WOOHOO!! Congrats huney!! Way to go!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
12:36 AM

Post #7128662

Got em. Congratulations Hunny. Get some grub.
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:36 AM

Post #7128663

I have seeds that look ok. No sprouts. LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #7128667

YYEEEEHHHHHAAAAWWWWWW!!!!!! Honeybunch.
Way to go. Very proud of you.
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7128671

The HP has authorized me to seek a new position for the tribe.
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7128678

This position holds a special place in HP's heart as she will reveal later to this extended tribe.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7128680

Tell us more, please!
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7128682

The title of Keeper of the Tribal Atlas will be awarded to the one who can meet this challenge.

Traveling throughout the world in constant search for new varieties the Keeper of the Tribal Atlas must be able to dispel the differences between the Goddess Brugmansia and her consort the God of Datura .

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7128683

My bat plants still haven't done anything. But I am not going to give up
I bet next year when I get my seeds, I'll have my baby bats right.
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7128687

To win this coveted title you must:

Choose between the two.

1. Which one is propagated solely by seed?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura
2. Which one is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura
3. Which one is the longest lived?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura
4. Which one is considered a gift by the gods?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura
5. Which one enjoys shower baths?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura
6. Which one has only 2 seed chambers?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura
7. Which one has a simple, smooth seed casing?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura
8. Which one usually grow by streams?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura
9. Which one was used by boys and girls at puberty to 'reach life'?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura
10. Which one was used as a food for a "Zombie"?
A. Brugmansia
B. Datura


mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7128694

OH MAN. This is a toughie. Good luck to those trying to solve it.

This message was edited Oct 2, 2009 8:45 PM
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7128696

These special tools required for travel will be awarded to the one who gets the answers correct first.

Laqured chopsticks in silk holder, Moisturing socks, 2 caldium bulbs Red Flash, 2 cladium bulbs White Queen

Good Luck to all who apply!!!!
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7128703

Mojitos for all please! Keeper of the Tribal Sustenance!!!!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7128704

Ya -Hoo, come on and eat. Chow down you guys. Thanks to our hostess tonight.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #7128705

Whew, no kidding!! Tough! Good luck to everyone!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7128709

We might need a drink
for those great questions.
I enjoy our Sessions, very much.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7128710

Wow, great food and drink again!!! Thanks! So-o-o good!
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7128711

So far Hollyhock you are leading the race! There may be more who awake in silence. LOL

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7128713

1. Which one is propagated solely by seed?
.Datura

2. Which one is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva?
Datura

3. Which one is the longest lived?
Brugmansia

4. Which one is considered a gift by the gods?
Brugmansia

5. Which one enjoys shower baths?
. Brugmansia

6. Which one has only 2 seed chambers?
Donít know.

7. Which one has a simple, smooth seed casing?
Datura

8. Which one usually grow by streams?
Datura

9. Which one was used by boys and girls at puberty to 'reach life'?
DATURA for sure

10. Which one was used as a food for a "Zombie"?
Brugmansia for sure..

BUT WHAT I DO KNOW ISÖ..
Brugmansia points DOWN & Datura points UP

This message was edited Oct 2, 2009 8:57 PM

This message was edited Oct 2, 2009 9:02 PM
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7128714

Remember tribal members Google will be your friend. You must seek him out when in doubt!
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7128717

Hollyhock You can't play you are already Keeper of the Elder Scroll. LOL But I'm sure you can do some consulting on the side. Maybe a trade for something white would buy your knowledge. ROTFL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7128724

Bringing in porkey in the blankets. (kinda chilly tonight, got to keep them warm.) Chow down.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #7128728

Mekos, Don't you have a white brug sprout to?
Someone else has one I think. Anyhow I think I am going to try something with this last seed. I will let you know if it works out.
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #7128730

Porky for me Mekos. HP is away and the tribe must play. LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #7128732

i have a white Brug. Noid

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7128735

Seray, I was gussing.. LOL How did I do? LOL
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7128736

Debra has one in the bean patch. You and she are the only ones I know about. But there's Arejay, Blondie, Huneybunch, Mekos who haven't said yeah or nay. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
12:56 AM

Post #7128739

Hey you guys, I got some seeds today that the name was worn off the plastic bag and don't have a clue what they are. The seed looks like a giant bean seed the size of my thumb and it's pink colored. Any ideas? They were traded as an extra surprise to the person I got them from (and what a surprise)so she doesn't know what they are either. Anyone got any ideas?
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #7128740

Not bad. LOL A couple not right maybe. All in all very wise Keeper of the Elder Scrolls.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #7128745

Mekos can you get a picture of the seed?
seray53

October 3, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #7128747

No clue unless it's a bean vine kinda thing with red flowers I can't think of the name of. LOL More mojitos for me I'm sure.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7128751

Scarlet runner bean? LOL
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #7128755

And there are 4 left without titles, I think??? Hmmm, very interesting! LOL
Porkies for me 2 please!! Thanks!! Gotta love those little piggies!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #7128757

I got a baby brug but mine is red. The one that isn't suppose to like the heat but thrives out there. Growing by leaps and bounds. I didn't plant my white seed yet because of all the other stuff I had growing and had just sowed, so I didn't really have space for it until more of mine was growing so I could move them. I decided to wait until spring to sow my seeds of the white ones. I sowed the red sanguine just a week prior so mine is a week older than your white ones but SO MUCH BIGGER.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #7128763

If the Witnesses participating in this meeting would like to dmail me their answers I will send a white Brug seed and a Red Brug seed to the ones that answer correctly. Plus a surprise bulb. LOL
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7128767

Maybe a red castor bean? But they are usually darker I think.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #7128770

Remember the Keeper of the ? YOU know your name Holly. LOL Too many mojitos.

She is making a white memorial garden and would be a great resource to all who seek the goodies.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7128786

ME TOO??

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7128790

Well I have bad news about my white brug seedling. I just reported it because it had mold on the soil. It don't look good but it MIGHT make it. I just don't know yet.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7128792

Keeper of the Elder Scrolls!!!! LOL
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7128797

Cool, Seray! OK, no more mojitos for me, gotta go do some research and need to be semi- coherent! LOL! Oh, heck, maybe just one more while I finish eating!
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7128798

You too what RRM. Can you dmail me with the proper answers and get Brug seeds etc. You betcha. Or are you making a white memorial garden? LOL
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7128800

Doesn't take coherence just a Mekos made Mojito!!!
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7128805

LOL!! Too many mojitos for everybody?? LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7128812

this is the bean.Definately not scarlet runner beans- way to big for that. I have those bean seeds already. The first word kinda looks like it is Camaralia then another word.

Thumbnail by mekos
Click the image for an enlarged view.

seray53

October 3, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7128815

Eat porky with it. ROTFL
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7128825

Not the bean.

Looks like the second word is gladiolus but I have seeds for some and they don't look like that.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #7128828

no, I'm going to try to do the Gothic one you all mentioned earlier.
Put some white in it too. Already got the white brug there all I have
to do is clear out some Cannas for the Goth.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #7128832

Arejay might know. She's the seed expert.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #7128839

Gonna go goth like me RRM? We'll make a thread when we get more and share stuff. LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7128841

I might see if I can answer it,
but I will have to look stuff up.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7128849

We'll start it in the SEED TRADE thread. LOL BAD BAD Too many mojitos Mekos. Need more Porkies I guess.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7128851

Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7128852

Here is my little red brug.

Thumbnail by mekos
Click the image for an enlarged view.

seray53

October 3, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7128856

Things don't come easy in Brugmansia ville. LOL Must be educated to attend the Goddess!
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7128865

That looks great Mekos!!! You maybe the only one to get anything to sprout unless we can all dance for Holly's to pull through!!!
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #7128870

Or mine or Arejays or Blondie, or Duchess. Where is Duchess?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #7128874

The little brug is so cute.
We all must bow to the Goddess Brug, for she is Great.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #7128876

Good Luck to all contestants! Next Friday 8:30 for the answers. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #7128877

Dancing for ya Holly. How is your baby doing?
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #7128879

Looking for those dmails. No tiny umbrellas please. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #7128885

Cousin Duchess is probably playing games in the game forum. She likes them.

This message was edited Oct 2, 2009 9:26 PM
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #7128891

Didn't know we had a game forum? I need to get out more huh.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #7128914

I'll be watching for those answers and those dmails. LOL Have a great evening. Off to count the tribal money. LOL

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #7128919

Seray you have d mail.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #7128937

Dang it! I missed the meeting and I have no brug sprouts:^(

But I did get a couple of nice surprises from that DG fairy seray today - some companions for Jungle Beauty!!

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #7128945

Your not to late locakelly.
Seray how did I do?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #7128949

Has anyone ever heard of Cam Aralia Gladiola??? Kinda looks like the words It also says it takes 180 days and a trellis. But that is all I can make out. Never heard of anything like that. I Typed it in the word search but couldn't get any info. on it.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7128952

Hi Loca, grab a mojito and porky and sit a spell.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7128953

You have dmail Holly.

Never heard of it Mekos. Am looking up my seed to see if it's anywhere near close to yours.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #7128961

I'll give a pack of seeds of something to who ever can find me a name and picture of what these seeds are.
seray53

October 3, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #7128983

Hey I checked my glad seeds that I had in the fridge since we did the paper towel baggy thingy and low and behold they have SPROUTED!!!! Gave up on them really. Don't look a thing like your seeds though Mekos.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #7128988

Who has white seed? Okay what about black seed? Do you have Lupine seeds?
I know the answers and can be bribed... lol
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #7128990

I posted on plant and tree ID to see if anyone could ID them, also asked Arejay if she had ever seen any like them.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #7128995

I got LUPINE seeds but don't need the answers.Hahahehe

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #7129014

Is it a kidney-shaped bean of creamy white with pink flecks Mekos?

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:02 AM

Post #7129028

Well we all need lupine seeds for are angel trumpets. I will tell you why but I have to find out where I read it first. They provide something that angel trumpets need but I lost the paper I wrote it down on. Sorry...
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #7129037

It is sword bean. They got it. Canavalia gladiata

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #7129045

Good I dont have to look no more. lol
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #7129060

Thank you Holly. You know I'd share any seeds you need anyway, if I have it. (and don't forget to send it)!?!

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #7129062

Here is a pic. Not my pic.

Thumbnail by hollyhocklady
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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:13 AM

Post #7129063

Its a cute lil bean dont ya think?
seray53

October 3, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #7129074

Pretty bean Mekos. I may have some lupine seeds Holly. I'll look and you tell us why we need them for our Brugs. :)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #7129081

Yes, nifty found a link and showed me on plant and tree ID. That is kinda cute. I got about 6 beans I think. I never seen any like these before. You need any Lupines? I have a few blue and some purple. But saving some to plant in the spring. Do you know for zone 7 when to sow seeds? Do you sow one year and get blooms the next or sow in spring and get blooms in summer. I never planted before.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #7129102

I found it...
lupine roots fix nitrogen, meaning that they work with the soil bacteria to create nitrogen for the plant & other plants nearby. It is a free fertilizer. Brugs love nitrogen.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #7129114

I dont know anything about lupine other then that. And this... ( I want some)
height 2 to 5 feet
width 2 to 3 feet
light full sun
soil moist well drained
blooms late spring
zones 4-9
this is a perennial.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #7129123

So, I could sow seeds out there now ? And they would bloom late spring?
seray53

October 3, 2009
2:32 AM

Post #7129132

So do beans but Lupines are prettier. LOL

Lupinus nanus dwarf pink fairy. I have about 30. Five each to the next five who say Brugmansia in the next five minutes. LOL



This message was edited Oct 2, 2009 9:55 PM
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
2:35 AM

Post #7129139

Brugmansia
seray53

October 3, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #7129142

Sowing time march to may.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #7129143

Brugmansia
Seray you have d mail
seray53

October 3, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #7129144

ONE! LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #7129147

I just found an article on how to grow Lupines. You sow now and let them germinate naturally. They will bloom late spring and if you prefer, you can sow inside in the winter and transplant outside when it's past frost.


BRUGMANSIA-------- those pinks would look good with my blue and purple.
seray53

October 3, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #7129155

Two!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #7129158

Hey I read they like sandy drained soil and don't need fertilized because they make their own. (like Holly said) But it says you direct sow outside in the fall and they will germinate naturally.
seray53

October 3, 2009
2:46 AM

Post #7129175

I'll send them to ya Both!!! Along with the packet info. LOL

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #7129185

Seray dear guess you need to send us our seeds for fall planting. I just love you all.
Mekos if I had half of that truck load of goodies you have I could have my Memory garden & Goth & butterfly gardens. I cant wait to see what you do.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #7129188

Thanks. I'll share some of mine with Hollyhock. Don't have many but can send a few.
seray53

October 3, 2009
2:52 AM

Post #7129192

I have plenty for all of us! Holly you have dmail. I'll get them out to you tomorrow for the next cold snap is near. LOL

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #7129206

oops I have had to many mojito. I was looking up 4 not 2. sorry.
seray53

October 3, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #7129209

Lupine offer is closed. 10 each Mekos, Hollyhock, Seray. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #7129211

Well Holly, I never learned to do that spacing it out and arrangeing it stuff, I mix mine all around and have it covered in blooms all summer with everything blooming off and on. Color every where. But this new one I'll try to get more spaced right. It will be lots of colors but filled with seeds from all my friends here so it will be full as well. I'm putting vines on the lattice fence line and canopy over the pond and having a wishing well built for the center and smaller stuff up front and just put a bird bath in there too. Not going to plant it till spring so got time to look for some ideas. I just want color.
seray53

October 3, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #7129217

Sounds really pretty. Designed and planned. LOL

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #7129218

Do you all winter garden in 2 liters? I read some place about this & I want to try it. I will have to find it again.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
3:01 AM

Post #7129223

I think I'm going to turn in so talk to you guys tomorrow. Will send this to you tomorrow, Holly. Thanks Seray.
seray53

October 3, 2009
3:01 AM

Post #7129224

Never heard of that. Sounds doable though. Tell us more Holly

Mekos what kinda things do you want for color?
seray53

October 3, 2009
3:05 AM

Post #7129237

Nite Mekos Thanks for the mojitos and porkies!

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #7129253

I will do more gardens but want to get my memory garden started 1st. Then I will move on to my Tropical garden. Then um I don't know. I took over a spot in the veggie garden for my hollyhocks. I had to start over due to the ice storm we had. What did make it I lost to Lil green worms. Tiny green worms. Don't know what they were but they got full off my hollyhocks. I sprayed & sprayed but there were to many I guess. It is so frustrating. If this next spring don't give me my once beautiful hollyhocks I give up. I have grown them for many years and never have I seen such destructive worms. It was so bad... And these suckers took over fast. Only my hollyhocks though.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #7129267

I will find that link and post it on winter gardening. I will go and try to find it now. Have a good nite Mekos. I'm sure you are tired after all the work you done.
seray53

October 3, 2009
3:14 AM

Post #7129271

They were probably army worms. Ate everything my hollyhock included. My moon vines were laced. LOL Neil sprayed Talstar that worked. :)

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
3:26 AM

Post #7129295

Winter gardening link
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/search.php?forum=&search_text=winter+gardens&limit=coldsow&search_area=body&limit_poster=&Search=Search

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
3:27 AM

Post #7129298

We should all give this a try. What do you all think?
seray53

October 3, 2009
3:30 AM

Post #7129307

That's a search link. Which tread is it?

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
3:33 AM

Post #7129317

all of them are on winter sowing.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #7129324

here's one.
http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Seed_Lists.html

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
3:39 AM

Post #7129339

Looks like are dear arejay59 can help us with this.
seray53

October 3, 2009
3:39 AM

Post #7129342

Too early for winter sowing LOL That site's down. I will look at that forum and we can find a winter group project. I'm off to do dog duties and will check back later. :)
seray53

October 3, 2009
3:41 AM

Post #7129350

Worked that time. LOL Too many mojitos.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #7129374

Night, Mekos! Thanks for all the food and drinks! Seray, you have mail. I've also been doing some research on the winter sowing, and am planning on starting several things this way this winter. I'll probably start in November with some of them.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 3, 2009
3:52 AM

Post #7129393

Nite nite every body. If I find more I will post it.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 3, 2009
4:02 AM

Post #7129424

Nite HHL, have a good one! Thanks for the links and info. Think I'll start most of mine in milk jugs, even have my DM saving them for me. But, saving some seeds for spring sowing, just in case I am a miserable failure at winter sowing. LOL!
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
8:21 AM

Post #7129795

Hi everyone. I love games. Can I have a shot at this?
Choose between the two.

1. Which one is propagated solely by seed?

B. Datura
2. Which one is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva?

B. Datura

3. Which one is the longest lived?
A. Brugmansia

4. Which one is considered a gift by the gods?

B. Datura
5. Which one enjoys shower baths?
A. Brugmansia

6. Which one has only 2 seed chambers?
A. Brugmansia

7. Which one has a simple, smooth seed casing?
A. Brugmansia

8. Which one usually grow by streams?
A. Brugmansia

9. Which one was used by boys and girls at puberty to 'reach life'?

B. Datura
10. Which one was used as a food for a "Zombie"?

B. Datura

cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2009
10:32 AM

Post #7129907

A quick g'mornin to ya all before i dash out the door to work...erm... tribal meetings and such, hee hee.

Congrats Huneybunch! Well done girl!

F4F - At the moment, the game is open to the contestants of the Brug Sprouting contest. If none have answered by Monday, then anyone can participate... so we'll keep track of your answers in case none of the 'tribal members' have fulfilled this quest :)

and whats all the discussion about Lupines??? LOL.

huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

October 3, 2009
8:45 PM

Post #7131207

Im humbely honored to be the tribal medicine woman...Sorry I couldnt be around for the drinks food and good company...Family matters took me out of state...Cheers everyone...Next round is on me!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2009
11:02 PM

Post #7131548

Very good Honeybunch.
I am so proud for you .
Hail to the New Tribal Medicine Woman.
Way to go, girl.
Charleen
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 4, 2009
4:30 AM

Post #7132512

Huney, glad you had a safe trip and hope that you at least enjoyed visiting family, even tho tough circumstances. Glad you are back! We missed you.
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 5, 2009
3:10 AM

Post #7135715

No problem, didn't realize when I posted it was for a certain group. It was fun to try and answer the questions anyway, lol. You seem like a fun bunch of folks and will check out this forum more often. Would you like me to delete my answers?
seray53

October 5, 2009
5:08 AM

Post #7135991

Heck no F4F!!!! We appreciate your input. You can play with us anytime. We'll have another one Friday. You will be one of the many Witnesses to the Brugmansia Tribe rituals. Besides they may not be right. LOL Only Friday will tell. Join us then. If none of the 12 contestants gets it right and you do you will become a member of the inner circle and be awarded The Keeper of the Tribal Atlas and all the "tools" that go along with the position. The original 12 have until Monday to submit the correct answers and then it opens to everyone.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 5, 2009
5:26 AM

Post #7136020

The 1st one that d mails me I will give the answers to. Better hurry...
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
5:50 AM

Post #7136060

Howdy all, just got home from a weekend out to RU, and then to Bonnies .. she is definately a brug queen, she sent home with me a pod of Maya... all my brugs are in the basement nursery now blooming away.. but here is a pic of a Y happening.. This is Peach Versi

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
5:52 AM

Post #7136065

This is pendulas Pink

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
5:56 AM

Post #7136072

guess who?

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Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 5, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #7137372

Very cool.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 5, 2009
7:18 PM

Post #7137957

Arejay where are you?? lol
She sent me a d mail :)
seray53

October 5, 2009
7:57 PM

Post #7138069

Brugs look great JoeW! Love the Y on the Peach Versi.

So far we have Fools4Flowers and Skellogg who have submitted their answers. Skellogg in a dmail to me. Tribal members post in this forum. Witnesses post to me. Witness will be eligible to win the position after today!

The tools for this position are: Lacquered chopsticks in red silk holder, Moisturizing socks, 2 red flash caladium bulbs, 2 White Queen caladium bulbs.

Anyone else want to play? :)
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2009
11:23 PM

Post #7138726

Hmm Laquered Chopsticks...HMM Ok
Here are the answers..Is everyone surprised?

1. Which one is propagated solely by seed?
B. Datura

2. Which one is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva?
B. Datura

3. Which one is the longest lived?
A. Brugmansia

4. Which one is considered a gift by the gods?
B. Datura

5. Which one enjoys shower baths?
A. Brugmansia

6. Which one has only 2 seed chambers?
A. Brugmansia

7. Which one has a simple, smooth seed casing?
B. Datura

8. Which one usually grow by streams?
A. Brugmansia BOTH DO.

9. Which one was used by boys and girls at puberty to 'reach life'?
B. Datura

10. Which one was used as a food for a "Zombie"?
B. Datura
seray53

October 6, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7139052

Thanks for your application Arejay! Friday at 8:30. LOL
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7139212

oh those caladiums sound wonderful...

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 6, 2009
4:40 AM

Post #7140036

Guess what???? I just checked on NOL and the end is splitting like she is ready to do her thing! No skirt yet though. How muck longer? When should I pollinate her? There are no brugs around in bloom and I have not seen a brug around this part of town. HELP!!!!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #7140535

Holly, hun... deep breath, calm down, you still have a ways to go... the skirt has to come down before you can do anything and it sounds as if she is about too.. I am so excited for you!
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 6, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #7140833

How exciting! YIPPEE for you holly!!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #7140968

Alright, Hollyhock!!! Just be patient. Lordy, I know how difficult that wait is too.
I am very happy for you.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 6, 2009
6:05 PM

Post #7141481

LOOK at her today... How much longer before I see her? When do I put the pollen on her?

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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 6, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #7141495

I know I will see a bloom now for sure. I'm just so happy now :) :) :)
I will be back on latter I have to go for now.
Wow its like having a baby or grand baby.. lol
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2009
7:25 PM

Post #7141748

Wait til the skirt is more open then you can put the pollen on it without damaging the flower. It usually works best if you apply it in the evening or early morning.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2009
9:06 PM

Post #7142052

Congratulations Hollyhock. I know you are excited. Mine finally has bloom pods in there also. I have one that never formed a Y shape to it and has a tiny bloom coming on. It has 3-4 stalks coming straight up from the ground and a bloom pod in the top.
Here is the one with bunches of bloom pods.

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locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #7142120

Oh mekos I bet you are excited! Can't wait to see it bloom!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2009
9:59 PM

Post #7142196

awsome, you guys.. the excitement mounts as we wait for our "about toos"...
Mekos that is one healthy looking brug...
Holly, grandbrugmother or not.. I am very happy for you.. I would wait until she comes on down and opens up wide before you pollinate her.. just my opinion..

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2009
10:13 PM

Post #7142234

Possibly when it is open like this, you can pollinate.
Congratulations on your new bloom.
The first one seems to take the longest.
Hang in there, Hollyhock.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #7142400

RRM- those white ones are pretty.
I keep finding big grasshoppers eating the leaves of mine. The poor things almost didn't make it. We have ants everywhere and they ate my white one and started on these and so I had to move them to save them, and it was the wrong time of year to be moving them so they didn't bloom last year. Then they got mixed up in moving them so until they bloom, I won't know which color is what. I had white, Peach, and Gold. Gonna wait until Jan. to sow the seeds of my white one, so it will be ready to go outside for summer.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #7142425

thanks Mekos. I wouldn't know one from the other either. But the leaves on my yellow (supposed to be) is not as smooth around as the pink ones.
I don't know if that will help or not. the yellow pant is also a lighter green. I got a new flower bed and I want to put a couple of brugs in it. Can't wait
til Spring and winter isn't even here yet. What's wrong with me????
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #7142556

Don't rush it now. I do want a little bit of snow this year, before it gets spring again.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 7, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #7142968

I have to say that I'm with ridesredmule on wishing it were spring. I just want to plant all my brugs and get my memory garden done. I love snow but not the cold. lol
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 7, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #7142976

Hollyhock, would you like some white lantanna seeds for your memory garden? My white one is blooming up a storm and should be making seeds anytime now.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 7, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7142997

Here is the verigated Morning Glory I was talking to someone about a few days ago- I think was Joeswife? If you want some seeds when it has them ready to catch.

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #7143134

Thats purty flower, holly.. I spent the day bringing in the rest of the brugs and the vines had to be cut and brought in since it is supposed to freeze here this weekend.. got my seedling out and she had two babies at her bottom and two blooms.. now she is pouting and wilted.. *sigh* My charles grimaldi has a lighter floilage and a yellow bloom..
I have blooms down in the basement green house right now..
My lantana white is so big and climbing everywhere.. in fact all mine are almost in again for the winter.. just hope my dallas red keeps itself together since I couldn't get all the root ball out..
I have about 12 seedlings going now..

BirdieBlue

BirdieBlue
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #7143152

I have aboput a dozen cuttings that have all gotten wonderful nubbies and roots along about 6" of the stem within 2 weeks. I can't believe it. I'm a beginner. Do I pot them up now and put in the basement for the winter ??
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2009
3:37 AM

Post #7143343

I would.. but then I grow things in my basement during winter

BirdieBlue

BirdieBlue
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
2:21 PM

Post #7144194

^_^ Thanks Debra
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #7144494

Seray off subject here but are you close to Berry College?
seray53

October 7, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #7144679

No Arejay I'm on the other side of the state. On the coast. Pretty country over 'yonder' though! :)
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2009
10:10 PM

Post #7145660

BirdieBlue you will need to keep the new cuttings growing overwinter either in a bright window or in the basement under grow lights. They can't handle going dormant until they have had a full year to grow. Just don't overwater or put in too large of a pot until they fill the size pot they are in. They do much better if you up size the pot several times instead of putting in larger pots too soon. I have had good luck putting several cuttings per pot and then seperate them in the spring when they have a better root system if you are a lazy gardener like me, lol.

BirdieBlue

BirdieBlue
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
10:38 PM

Post #7145743

thanks a lots for all the tips!! I was berry blessed to receive tyhewe generous gifts and surrely do not want to lose them

BirdieBlue

BirdieBlue
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
10:39 PM

Post #7145750

would 3 or 4 in an 8 " pot be OK??
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #7145792

How big are they? I usually put small cuttings in a 4 inch pot (one) and for several larger ones I use a window box but keep the soil sort of shallow. Staying too wet can rot them. I had 3 in a hanging basket (not hanging though, lol) Good drainage is very important in the winter. Pencil size are small thumb size or bigger won't have as much issues with drainage. I keep the racks the annuals come in that hold the pots in the spring and use those and the pots to hold cuttings in the garage. Just don't give them too much space until they are rooted well then you can either separate them or put the whole thing in a larger pot and seperate them in the spring. Am I making sense? Lol.

BirdieBlue

BirdieBlue
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
11:17 PM

Post #7145868

Yes you are These are each about 8" stalks. would a 4" pot be large enough for each one? I will surely follow you experienced people's advice on this!!
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #7148268

Yes it would be fine as long as you have enough room to put some potting soil around it. Also don't put them down very deep if you use a larger size pot I only fill it part way then once they get a lot of roots you can just take it out and put more potting soil underneath and repot in the same pot. You want to let them get a good root system before you put them in a larger pot because the worst thing over winter is soil holding too much water. If the roots start coming out of the holes before spring you can bump them up to bigger size then in the spring put them in an even larger one. I know it sounds like a lot of work but it works best that way. I had one I bought already rooted in a quart size pot and put it in a great big pot right from the start and three years later it hasn't bloomed or grown as fast as the others. I can put rooted cutting in the ground and they do fine. Don't know what the deal is with that big pot, lol. Whatever you do don't use moisture control potting soil. It stays much too wet. I use miracle grow potting soil and add extra perlite. If you can find fafard they say that is the best but they don't sell it around here. How did you all start your seeds? I soak them for a day or two. Carefully peel off the outer cork and put them in containers with clear lids like sandwich meat comes in or glad ware but if they have colored lids use saran wrap instead so they can get light and poke holes in the top and bottom and sit in on a saucer to catch drips. Wet your seed starting mix or potting soil with extra perlite. You can use a few drops of peroxide if you like to help ward off damp off. Put your peeled seeds on top and lightly cover with more mix and mist it good then cover and put under grow lights in a bright window sill or outside if the weather is warm. As they start coming up and are all the way out of the soil start moving the lid open a little more every day until you take it all the way off once the leaves are close to the top and water normally. You can start giving them a little diluted fertilizer after they are bigger but don't overdo it in the winter or they will get leggy. You want a good sturdy stem so you need bright light. If you use a grow light put it down close to them or set them up on a shelf or crate or something.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #7149699

OK you guys, just a FYI thingy here, since no one seems to have a brug growing from the contest except Hollyhock, someone has got to give her a run for her money. I'm plantinga seed tonight and we will see what it does by Nov. contest deadline. So just wanted to let you guys know, I'm working on it now.
seray53

October 9, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #7149706

Does that mean WE can replant if we want too? LOL (Like that will make a difference ROTFL)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #7149723

Why couldn't we? Nothing in rules that says we can't, but I didn't plant before, so this will be my first planting. I was waiting till spring to do mine because of having a place to grow them. But figured since no one much had anyluck, I'd go try it.
seray53

October 9, 2009
2:11 AM

Post #7149809

Just kidding really. I'm still dancing for the ones I have left. YOU GO for it!!! I'm sure you'll catch up to me. Except I do have a start on the little mushrooms growing in my medium. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #7149823

Now why would you be growing mushrooms?
seray53

October 9, 2009
2:21 AM

Post #7149842

You do wonder what they are doing in there with the brug seeds? LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #7149857

Yep.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 9, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #7149867

My little angel almost died but she is doing better. She got mold so I replanted her and gave her some bleach water. She was real sick but she looks better now. She is not growing as good as the rest of my other brug seedlings. Very slow grower.



Look at NOL now..

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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 9, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #7149881

I was talking about my white angel almost dieing.
I dug my last seed up a few days ago & soaked it in water & planted it again. lol
seray53

October 9, 2009
2:39 AM

Post #7149924

NOL Looking good Holly!

I was looking for a seed pod on my Brugs today. I know it's a long shot but when I opened a spent flower case there was a small oval smooth thingy that was about 1" long at the end of the stem. Could it be?

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 9, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #7149933

seed pod or is it a flower bud?
seray53

October 9, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #7149972

Flower already bloomed. The shell? was still there and I opened it up to see if I could see where the ovary was (nosy LOL) and there was a little pod there. None of the others had it.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #7149982

Great Holly. Won't be much longer till it opens. I got bloom pods on one of mine outside, I'm so hoping it blooms before it gets too cold for it. It's covered in what will be blooms one day. Maybe a couple more weeks. My red blooming baby is growing great.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #7149984

Seray, that is the seed pod.
seray53

October 9, 2009
2:58 AM

Post #7149991

Do I wait until it turns brown or take it off now?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
3:08 AM

Post #7150016

Got to wait.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #7150018

NOW what about the mushrooms?
seray53

October 9, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #7150076

Too wet! I'll try to get a pic tomorrow. :)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
3:53 AM

Post #7150126

Oh, you mean you didn't plant them? I thought you put them there on purpose. drat
seray53

October 9, 2009
4:15 AM

Post #7150179

Actually I have two seeds that are still sleeping. A Amorp bulbifer sprout and a little mushroom growing beside it.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
4:35 AM

Post #7150219

I feel like a mushroom sometimes. People shovel it on me and keep me in the dark.
seray53

October 9, 2009
4:45 AM

Post #7150235

HA! We could drink a mojito on that and hit the hay.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
4:57 AM

Post #7150248

Here here. Good night girl. You get some rest too. Talk to ya tomorrow.
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 9, 2009
6:27 AM

Post #7150340

I can start some with my sister tomorrow and we can help each other with ideas if anyone has a problem. It would be fun and they will be big enough to bloom next year if you start them now!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2009
12:22 PM

Post #7150642

Mornin, pass the tea please.. no mojitos until tonite.. my basement is now full of green flowering plants.. all the lights are up, it is nice and warm and pretty.. we shall seee how long that lasts once we turn on the heater.
This is a baby Maya.. she went to work with me yesterday. She is back home in her spot. Ths was a cutting that AuntB gave me with a bud. I guess yu can plant a tip stem and get good results.

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 9, 2009
1:30 PM

Post #7150855

Oh, that is so cute. Mine is just a stub.
no leaves. Just waiting...

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 9, 2009
8:22 PM

Post #7152335

I just cut all the foliage off of my Maya for winter. Now I have read that it should not have been cut to winterize it until it reaches a certain age? I got it as a cutting in Aug. It has out grew 2 pots & had lots of foliage. What do I do now? try & grow her or winterize her? HELP!

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 9, 2009
8:58 PM

Post #7152445

Here is my Red and White Sanguinea

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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 9, 2009
8:59 PM

Post #7152449

The white angel.

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hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 9, 2009
9:48 PM

Post #7152584

And here is NOL :) (She is in the house. lol)

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 9, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #7152722

Hollyhock, those are just beautiful. I didn't know there was a red and white one. Man I bet it is georgeous. Mine is red/yellow

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 9, 2009
11:11 PM

Post #7152793

Isn't the white Sanguinea the contest seed?
seray53

October 9, 2009
11:11 PM

Post #7152796

Looking good Holly!!!! They could bloom for you in the house. Mine bloom in the garage. Intoxicating :)

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #7152937

She has now opened but her antlers are closed. I guess it will take awhile.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:09 AM

Post #7152946

Im here!!! whew... made it!!!

Brugs seeds.. ummm yeah.. mine never sprouted... *sigh*

MEKOS!!!! Guess what!!!!!! my Dragons Heart Hibi opened its first ever bloom today and BOY... was it ever GORGEOUS!!!!! It earned its place int he Goth bed!!!! Im in love with it... yup yup

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
12:16 AM

Post #7152969

Cue, we want to see it..
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #7152982

I went to take a pic so I could post.. and just as i pushed the button, the darn thing went dead *stoopid batteries*. will pick some up tomorrow.. and will snap the next one that opens! will also get to see my Goth Garden.. cuz I transplanted it there today

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seray53

October 10, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7153002

Hi Holly

The white one is the contest one. It's a different variety. B. suave a lions or something like that. Can never spell the dang thing.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #7153014

I hate when that happens. It has happened to many times to me.
Where is everyone?
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #7153016

Dunno.. i hope they show up soon tho.. i have sooooo missed everyone lately!!
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7153019

They're sprucing up for Mekos' mojitos/margaritas tonight!
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7153021

We have missed you Goth... I mean HP. Did you get your writing caught up?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7153023

I'm here been bugging Cue on the other 2 threads. Whatcha been up to to miss out on our chatter Cue?
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #7153027

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Rita's .. I really need one...lol

that ice cold frothy concoction... it helps us hang on...ROTFL.. all praise the Lord of the Tropical Concoctions.. Jimmy Buffett

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #7153029

oops I thaught it was B Sanguinea.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #7153033

I did miss ya all... terribly...

only my DG friends understand my Dark Side...lol
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7153037

We'll make Jimmy and honorary member. Maker of the Potent Libations
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7153043

ROTFL... good good Seray
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7153045

Here we go! Where's Mekos
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7153047

I'm in and out right now Seray

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7153049

I got the B Sanguinea from Mekos, I just looked it up on my paper. Mekos do you know what color the B Sanguinea you sent me is?
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7153050

Here Ye Here Ye Here Ye!!!

The Brugmansia Tribe is now called to order. We welcome all the esteemed members, the valued witnesses, and the visiting dignitaries. This meeting will be presided over by The Honorable High Priestess of the Brugmansia Tribe Cue.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7153053

ok.. before i make the tribal Proclamation... who is here and who are we still missing???
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7153054

I'm here
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:36 AM

Post #7153058

Tell us about Gilda Cue while we wait for some others.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #7153064

ok.. well.. here we go...


The Title of 'keeper of the Tribal Atlas goes to...























AREJAY59!!!!!!

Congrats Robin!!! Dunno how well you will keep us on course.. your time warping habit and all.. but.. the Tribe shall go in the direction that which you point us... Goddees help us! ROTFL...

Congrats girl!! Well Done!!!!

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #7153065

I am here & want to report that NOL smells like lemons. And what a beauty she is. I am waiting for the antlers to open & I will pollinate her with LSD. ( I think )
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7153071

Congratulations Arejay! Hope you like Chinese. LOL

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7153075

Great work AREJAY59... LOL
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7153076

oops.. we cross posted seray... sorry..


OMG.. GILDA... I almost forgot... *dashes off to rescue her from the pile of junk mail she is been trapped under for a week*

you ok lil buddy??? *fluffs her up and fans her out.*
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7153077

The correct answers to the challenge are indicated by the *:

1. Which one is propagated solely by seed?
A. Brugmansia
* B. Datura *
2. Which one is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva?
A. Brugmansia
* B. Datura *
3. Which one is the longest lived?
* A. Brugmansia *
B. Datura
4. Which one is considered a gift by the gods?
A. Brugmansia
* B. Datura *
5. Which one enjoys shower baths?
* A. Brugmansia *
B. Datura
6. Which one has only 2 seed chambers?
* A. Brugmansia *
B. Datura
7. Which one has a simple, smooth seed casing?
A. Brugmansia
*B. Datura *
8. Which one usually grow by streams?
* A. Brugmansia *
B. Datura
9. Which one was used by boys and girls at puberty to 'reach life'?
A. Brugmansia
* B. Datura *
10. Which one was used as a food for a "Zombie"?
A. Brugmansia
* B. Datura *

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7153078

I'm here, you all.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7153079

LSD???? Holly.. you been smokin the wacky stuff??? HAHAHAHA
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7153081

Congratulations Robin please don't get us lost in another time.

Whew glad Gilda isn't smashed beyond repair
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7153082

Interesting contest HP

The answer to question number 8 was challenged by the Honorable Keeper of the Elder Scrolls. After much consult with the elders Ulrike and Hans-Georg Preissel and searching the ancient scrolls "Brugmansia and Datura Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples" we have come to the conclusion that yes both grow next to streams. However the elders wish to remind us that the cork surrounding the seed of the Brugmansia was "doubtless an advantage when distribution is by flowing water".
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7153086

Let's give Gilda a mojito. I think she needs one. Did LUcy keep her pinned up like that?

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7153089

LMAO... I was waiting to see who caught on to that one. Let me see if I can find a pic of LSD. BRB
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #7153095

Hear ye Hear Ye..

everyone look at Holly... now.. dont take your eyes off of her.. rumor has it she's been samplin the brug flowers o.O... trying to pollinate brugs with illegal substances...

time for tribal intervention.. now everyone.. grab your wet noodles and string her up by her overalls... its for her own good!
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7153099

We had three people apply for the position of Keeper of the Tribal Atlas.

The first to apply was the "Princess of the Frozen North" (Skellogg). She dmailed me and successfully answered correctly all but two questions.

The next to apply was the "Queen of the Brugmansia Forest" (Fool4Flowers). She successfully answered all the questions correctly but one. Later she dmailed me with her correction.


In between those two we received the application of the Honorable Arejay. She has successfully answered all the questions. Where are you Arejay we have a special mojito just for you. Compliments tonight from our Maker of the Potent Libations!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7153100

OK all the mojitos anyone can drink, also Margaritas, and turkey sammiches wit the porkers in the blankets, ALL ready for eating!! Chow down everyone!!!!!!!!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7153101

Bwahahahaha.. looks like our newly appointed Keeper of the TRIBal Atlas has gotten lost... this does not bode well for our small but primitive tribe :O
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #7153102

MMEEEEKKKKKOOOOOSSSSSS!!!!!!! *tackles*
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #7153108

Welcome RMR

Just in time for some fun! Waiting to award you a position in this intoxicated tribe of the Brugmansia clan. LOL
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7153109

Think the Map was wrong?
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #7153110

LOL.. we seem to find any old excuse to break out the booze... its tribal tradition
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7153116

not sure Seray... did we give her the right map? *rummages thru the pile of papyrus maps...*
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7153119

Tribe spread far and wide. HP Will get here eventually. Just in time for the next challenge. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7153124

Holly, the B. Sang. seed I sent you is RED/YELLOW. That is what I got growing.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7153125

thanks you all. riding a drunk mule tonight he staggered over a Brug Root and got lost.
must be something in the air.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7153126

lol.. eventually she will time warp back to this very spot.. just wait.. it'll happen sooner or later...lol

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7153127

Congratulations Robin - wherever you may be right now . . .

Welcome back, cue! We sure missed ya'!
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7153128

I'm starving What's on the menu tonight Provider of the Tribal sustenance.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7153131

Ty ty.. been a exhausting week here in the Goth house... I tell ya.. its nice to be able to sit and breathe... and chat.. and eat without having to rush thru it...lol
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7153137

seray.. tsk tsk.. whats on the menu?? well... traditional Island fare of course... pure ceremonial food... Turkey sammiches and flap jacks!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7153138

Congratulations Arejay!!!!! Ye-Ha !!! Hi Cue, it's about time you popped in. We all been hunting you girlfriend. Loca was about to call in 911 to hunt you down.
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7153142

I LOVE flap jacks. RRM will your mule eat flapjacks?
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7153144

LOL... nah.. im alright.. just had a very very busy week. and then wasnt well for a few days.. but all better now
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #7153147

Where is the Tribal Sorceress. Has she cast a spell on herself and disappeared?
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #7153150

ok.. toootally off topic here.. well kinda...

what IS the difference between a pancake.. a Flapjack and ..johnny cakes???

anyone know??
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #7153151

Did everyone miss the menue? Turkey sammiches, porkers all wrapped up and mojitos and Margaritas and of course some juicy flapjacks for Cue.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7153153

Here it is http://www.brugmansia.us/content/index.php?option=com_fabrik&view=table&tableid=10&calculations=0&Itemid=121

LSD is Ludger's Summer Dream
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7153154

Cue! juicy flapjacks sounds like vampire food to me. LOL
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7153155

she was just here... a minute ago.. I swear.. i saw her.. i think it was her.. looked just like her...

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7153159

That dog gone mule loves FlapJacks, especially these.
why he so fat. He snitches em when you aren't looking>
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #7153165

Oh well. don't worry, got another batch coming out soon. (poor mule)
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #7153167

mmmm juicy flapjacks.. yup.. its fanger food ..ROTFL... gotta love mekos for including the dietary preferences of the resident vampire
seray53

October 10, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #7153170

LOL So we have about 3 weeks left in this contest! Nov 1 ends the test of the germinators! Mekos has planted her sprout and will try to catch up with Holly. Joeswife has a sprout but can't compete since she's the judge. Anyone else with a sprout in the works?
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #7153171

figures the one with the sprout is the judge...LOl
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7153184

More fun for us, Cue. Hehe
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #7153190

The Queen of the Brugmansia Forrest (Fool4Flowers) has been offering her assistance on how to's. We should come out of this with a good how to sprout if nothing else. She has also kindly offered some cuttings to the contestants in this group. Those who's Goddesses have taken an eternal sleep! LOL

We have two more positions to fill:

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #7153195

Mule won't eat anyone flapjacks but Mekos.
she has him Ruint. Charley loves Mekos mojitos too.
That is why they disappear so fast. Poor Charley.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7153199

well.. mine definitely are eternaly sleeping.. darn things...lol... maybe i gave em too much Rita?
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #7153203

Mine are probably in the same boat. Not much action. No snores even.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #7153204

We got drunk aminals here? Have another Mojito, everyone.
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7153208

Thank you Mekos!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7153209

We are not as think as you drunk we are!
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #7153210

Haven't heard a peep out of mine either

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7153218

How about that? You too good to him.
Give him cup of coffee he will be fine.
Sober him up for ride back home.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7153219

Cue, have another Mindy and Seray, you too. Plenty drunks to go around.
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7153221

The next challenge. The next to the last challenge will be for the position of the Guardian's Watch. This is the Tribal Spy.

Anyone can play. Post your answers here if you are vying for a position. If you already have a position dmail me your answers and I'll give you the correct ones after Monday. Then you may help trade with those who might want to answer the HP call.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7153222

Woo hoo.. tomorrow shall find us all sleeping in the middle of the tribal courtyard.. half naked and wearing brug leaf undies on our heads!!!! Now thats a party!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7153223

I got one left and it's not doing a dang thing except not getting moldy...

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7153224

Don't nobody go any where I want to show you something again.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7153225

Coffee for all the drunk aminals, drunk em all up.
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7153226

WE must all drink up for we will need it as we tip toe through the Brug forum to answer the next challenge. Make em strong Honorable Mekos!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7153230

Maybe Robin should have waited for this title - she's great at disappearing and getting lost, or spying - lol... Maybe she's sitting back laughing her butt off at us?
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7153232

better keep those rita and Jitos comming mekos, or holly will be chewing the brug flowers again...
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7153233

What's moldy?
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7153241

Let's see those pics Holly
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #7153246

I'm beginning to think coffee is what we all need now. NO MORE chewing brug leaves and no brug undies on any heads, and as we tippitoe through the bruglips don't step in the nure.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #7153247

my seeds I couldn't salvage:^(

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #7153250

You all need to step away from the mijitos . . .

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7153253

My lovely first ever bloom... NOL

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cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7153254

well, im off to bed.. need some rest! wil see ya all tomorrow!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7153255

Yep, the mule finally got sober, ust sitting here waiting to see what happens.
Good strong enough for mule Coffee Mekos. Charley say Thanks.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7153256

These mojitos seem a little more potent tonight. Did someone slip them mickeys in there?

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7153258

Must have - cue's already down for the count . . .
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7153266

You be careful going home tonight RRM. Just get a room at the Motel and sleep over if you like. Might be safer for them mules. Good night Cue. Glad you feel better.
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7153268

OK Here's the tools and the challenge for the position: Guardian's Watch

The tools:

A pair of nitrile garden gloves, 2 caldium bulbs Aaron, 2 caldium bulbs Carolyn Whorton and 6 seed collecting bags.



ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7153269

That looks like a winner, Hollyhock. Very pretty. Aren't you
proud of it?
Goodnight everyone.

hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #7153273

She looks creamy white in the pic but she is yellow & I think she will turn to peach. ( Not sure)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #7153277

Did anyone ever find Arejay? I think I'm off, too. going to sleep it off and feel much better tomorrow. Isn't girls night out FUN?!?
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7153290

Here's the new challenge:

Many secrets are revealed behind the gardians' gates. The Keeper of The Gardian's watch must seek and find them to ensure the longevity of the Goddess.

Please answer the questions

1. The guardians of the Brugmansia Tribe live here.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/brugsetc/all/
Please read the two rules required to get into the kingdom.

2. Who is the Taker of Names in the Gardians domain?

3. In the thread of burgele you'll find a post from bettydee. In this post that ends with 8 and has the Aug 09 date. You'll find the story and the clue and know the parents of Mobisu. Who are they?


4. In the thread of arlene you'll find a post from Brugmansia. In this post that ends in 7 and has the date of June 01 you'll find the secret of the seed. How long does it take for the Brugmansia to self seed?



5. In the thread of arlene you'll find a post from JustJen. The next post down that ends in 4 has crossed the rules on the Guardians door. What rule number was that?



6. In the thread of pat208 you'll find a post from gone2seed. In this post that ends in 0 you'll find the relatives of the Great Goddess. Name the three.



7. In the thread of cue_chik you'll find a post from kell. In this post that ends in 4 you'll know the clue to having more. What makes the best standard?



8. In the thread of GordonHawk you'll find a post from bettydee. In that post that ends in 9 you'll find what killed her sprouts in line. What was it? How many survived?



9. In the thread of deeS you'll find a post from bettydee. In that post that ends in 2 you'll learn what you have to do. What is the best chance a brug has to survive shipping?



10. In the thread of maggidew you'll find the recipe of 2009. How many recipes are in the Goddess' kitchen? Name the cooks?









hollyhocklady

hollyhocklady
Shepherdsville, KY

October 10, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7153295

Have a good nite all. I have to go & read up on my pollinating skills. lol
Wish me luck. I see more brug contest coming in the future...

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seray53

October 10, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #7153297

Good luck everyone. Ride that mule safely RRM.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
1:30 AM

Post #7153312

Beautiful bloom Holly. good night all.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7153317

Good night everyone will check for answers tomorrow sometime. I'm about to fall alseep after all that exercise
seray53

October 10, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #7153324

Nite everyone. Have a good day tomorrow. Sleep well!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #7153352

Who comes up with all these challenges? You guys are a bunch of smart cookies!
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
3:02 AM

Post #7153575

Just have a minute to check in. My sister was delayed due to the weather for 5 hours and had a turbulent ride here so we stopped off at a bar on the way home and started without you all, lol. Congrats to Arejay! I should have read the one question more closely before I submitted my answer, lol. Will be running around with the family this weekend but I'll take a shot at the next questions if they aren't answered when I am back to normal around here. Have fun you all.
Kristy
seray53

October 10, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #7153584

Welcome Queen of the Brugmansia Forest! We started drinking without you tonight. RRM wondered off on her mule and we all dispersed to our respective palaces. Enjoy your visit with your sister. The Guardian's Watch is still open to all who apply. LOL
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
3:11 AM

Post #7153596

Thanks for the welcome. I am ashamed to admit I think I beat you all to the drinking. I picked her up at 3pm and we went straight to the bar, lol. Forgot how potent long island teas are. Night you all and be safe with that mule, lol.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 10, 2009
7:27 AM

Post #7153956

wow! lots of reading catching up.. beautiful NOL , holly...
oh I love the dragons blood hib, I have one..
all the brugs but one was inside, had to cut little jean pasko out..she is now in a rooting tub..
really great contests you have been coming up with..
made you all some cheezy bacon bisquits.. enjoy!
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #7154587

lol joeswife...after all those mojito's and rita's they will either be starving or disgusted by those cheesy bacon bisquits... They sound good to me tho...I hate I missed all the fun..

Started out to the ball game, on the way there my son's eye went to hurting within a few miles the tissue around his eyeball had swelled to the point he couldnt close his eye.. never in my 20 something years of nursing have i seen anything like that so off to the emergency room we went...


I stopped at store and bought benadryl,and allergy eye drops..but decided against putting anything in eye since it looked so bad.. by time we got to ER the benadryl helped a lil.. the itching and hurting had stopped tho still swelled.. they decided it was an allergic reaction to what who knows... so cold compresses and benadryl every 4 hours during the night and off to the drug store for prescribed drops now... It does look better tho...



when ball season is over Im gonna join you all on Friday nights for drinks and food, and I may attend the meetings too lol


I did have ten bags of potting soil in the back of my suburban sure hope he isnt allergic to that... He may not survive around here if he cant tolerate all the soil I have through out the house in pots ... poor baby...

K im off to drug store talk soon
seray53

October 10, 2009
3:17 PM

Post #7154605

Love those biscuits! *munching* Thanks a bunch!
seray53

October 10, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #7154611

We over posted Huneybunch. Sounds like a long night. We'll save you some goodies when ball season is over.

Hope your son is ok!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #7154737

Mule had a hangover, but sure enjoyed the cheezy biscuits,
We made it home o.k.,
Hang in there Honeybunch_
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
11:04 PM

Post #7155824

Charleen...I saw pictures of your babies on another thread today... they sure are cute...

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2009
11:18 PM

Post #7155862

Oh, thank You. I love my Longears,
they are such Brats. You all would love them too.
Thank you Honeybunch. they send you, donkey
kisses and one mule kiss.
Charleen

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #7155986

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1012272/

RRM - you'll love this thread from the SW Forum if you haven't seen it yet . . .

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #7156019

Oh, Thank you. No I hadn't seen it yet. But I bet I'll add my babies pic on there.
They are such Silly character. To know one is to love one.
Charleen
seray53

October 11, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7156241

Post a pic here RRM!!! I wanna see! :)

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7156270

all right! Just don't want anyone to wonder why these Donkeys are here.
They are Brugs with long ears/ ^_^

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #7156297

Here's the "drunk mule" This is Charley.
He is a very sweet mule. He's almost
too tall.

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seray53

October 11, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #7156306

Now they are so cool. Don't they have you eating out of their hoofs? LOL Wouldn't they follow you everywhere if you just let them out? Wouldn't those innocent looks be deceiving and they would be into EVERYTHING! Mischievous kinds guys?
seray53

October 11, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #7156317

He's pretty. My grandparents had mules when I was young. They were so gentle.


Thanks for sharing!!!!

This message was edited Oct 10, 2009 8:32 PM

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #7156351

They are so rotten. When we go into the pasture they are right at our heels. They are nosey and poke their noses into everything we do. We have had them to get out and believe me girls, you don't want them getting out. You will be running after them and they CAN RUN. That is why they have halters on. Once you catch them, you can hang onto them. But I wouldn't want to be without them. They make you laugh. I love all four of them. Seray, I am so glad you wanted to see my babies. Thank you.
Charleen
seray53

October 11, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #7156361

Love babies. Wish I had room for some. Specially fuzzy ones like yours. :)

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #7156398

Come on down my way and
you can love them all you want.
The Mother of the donkey colt,
Her MOM was one of the BLM
Rescue doneys from out west.
she is the furriest one of all.
I have to curry them down in the spring.
They love it, even Charley, loves it.
seray53

October 11, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #7156406

Wouldn't that be a nice trip. I may take you up on it someday. :)
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 11, 2009
1:04 PM

Post #7157270

Seray, got my seeds yesterday in the mail!! Yippee!! Now if I can get them to sprout and take off!
RRM, Charley is very good looking! Nice big mule! Would be great for hunting here. We used to have donkeys when we were kids. Had 2 different ones, both white, and my DGGM loved it! We had a little cart and Granny when in her 80's would love driving the cart. She couldn't ride anymore, but still could drive, so us kids would hook up one to the cart for her, and she could go with us when we went riding, and Granny driving the donkey with the cart. I'll bet we made quite a picture!
Congrats, Arejay!!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2009
2:01 PM

Post #7157386

skellogg, did you get any pic.? That sounds
like wonderful memory for you and your family.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 12, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7159381

Charleen, I'm sure there are some pix. I know that DM has some at her house, so I'll dig some of them up and post a couple of them for you. I distinctly remember one of Granny in the cart, so I'll see if I can find it. Granny was a very cool lady! We were very blessed to be able to live close enough to our grandparents and great grandparents to see them frequently and be able to spend alot of time with them.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 12, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7159412

Sounds wonderful. I love to see pic. of your dear Granny.
There's people down here in horse clubs got wagons with horses and mules.
It is fun when they get together on a trail ride.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 12, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #7159763

Hi everyone. Been really busy for this past week and a few more days too but wanted to check in and say hi to sweet charlie and the gang. Love them RRM. You are so blessed. I will check back in maybe Tuesday, going to be gone tomorrow till late so good night all. Don't have too much fun without me. Got my lasagna bed finished and most of the greenhouse done and lots of plants inside it but still much more to go. THANK GOD FOR PAIN PILLS!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 12, 2009
1:22 PM

Post #7160714

Yes, we need the pain pills to get us through somtime. But
Those plants deserve all our love and toil. Hang in there, mekos.
Charlie sends his love and a mule hug.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2009
6:10 PM

Post #7161709

Look at that pretty bloom getting ready to pop out!

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 12, 2009
6:32 PM

Post #7161772

Oh, Mechelle, you don't have too much longer.
That is cute as can be.
seray53

October 13, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7163042

This is the first seed pod I've ever seen on my Brugs! Not very big. Hawk moth did her job I guess. :)

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7163056

Oh, my goodness, that is great. I hope that
happens to one of mine.
good show, seray53
Charleen
seray53

October 13, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7163064

Thanks Charleen

If it produces seeds I'll send them to ya! Along with the cuttings.
seray53

October 13, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7163087

Do we need a new thread or is everyone ok with this one?

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #7163130

I'm OK but I have high speed, so those on satellite or dial-up need to speak up - lol.
seray53

October 13, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7163152

I'm ok too. DSL here. My last two seeds have bit the mush so to speak. Easier than you think to kill 5 Brug seeds. LOL

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #7163168

Hey, I only killed 4 so far - got one left - lol.
seray53

October 13, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7163218

I'll dance for it! We may have to try again in the spring. I'll be using a different technique. LOL

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #7163615

Dance on sister! She needs all the help she can get - lol.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2009
11:12 AM

Post #7164026

If I get the seed, I'll be dancing with you. No point in doing it by yorself.
Aren't we going to look grade doing our brug dance????
seray53

October 13, 2009
2:52 PM

Post #7164569

LOL See if you can't get Charley to join us. We'll dub you "Dancing with Mules" Scout of the Great Tribe of Brugmansia. Good for a couple of red and white Brug seeds. :)

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #7164580

Sounds great to me. I was hoping to get a
title, that sounds like a winner to me. ^_^
seray53

October 13, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #7164652

Welcome to the Tribe! :)

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #7164921

Thank you, oh Great and Honorable one.
I am honored and so is Charley.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2009
8:05 PM

Post #7165588

Omg...I didn't think I was going to win I you didn't tell me I could win in absentee status...Im not a very good Brug grower but I will keep trying...Thank You . But you know I had help right? What am I supposed to do now? and what is my formal title?
Remember the brug that Flower sent me months ago? I put up a picture and the leaves were falling off? Well...here is a new picture she still struggles violently to live but she has had an offspring. I wasnt not expecting...hmm unexpected birth...I would like to be able to tell you that that is the seed I planted in there but...it isn't.
Here you go

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seray53

October 13, 2009
8:10 PM

Post #7165600

RRM, Charlie and I will dance for her. That's our job. Congratulations! Help is ok.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 13, 2009
8:11 PM

Post #7165605

Congratulations arejay. That brug is just fine. keep in mind your climate is cooler and they go dormant in fall/winter so it's trying to but it looks normal to me.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #7165660

Oh no kidding dormant??? Well I feel better now. So if she is dormant why is there a new sprout there?

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2009
9:00 PM

Post #7165728

Now where have you been hiding missy?!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 13, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #7165843

She is not dormant yet, just trying to get there. There is enough heat to keep her growing but not enough to let her really grow like outside in hot summer.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2009
11:27 PM

Post #7166128

Charley and I are so happy, arejay, with your new arrival.
We are doing a little "buck and wing" and around we
swing in a light Fandango for Arejays plant to take wing.
Think that will do it, girls?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2009
11:45 PM

Post #7166190

Oh thank goodness now I can rest easy!!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #7166218

Cute little plant.
seray53

October 14, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7166385

That'll work RRM! LOL
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 14, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #7166651

They put up new shoots from the roots. Cute plant. Can you get a better shot of the leaves? It looks like it might have spider mites. That will cause the leaves to fall off as well. Usually if it the cold doing it they will just turn yellow and fall off. If they get crinkly and those sort of golden patches its a sign of mites. You can pick off the affected leaves and give it a bath if you don't want to use insecticide in the house.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 14, 2009
4:16 AM

Post #7166977

what a cute lil brug.. Congrats with that one.. don't water it too much inside, that is what I do wrong here.. I do spray all my brugs with Kens' Mix and they love it.

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MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2009
4:31 AM

Post #7167000

Hey Hollyhock, I like that link you left. I am going to try pollinating next year when I have some nice Brugs and Daylilies.

Joes Wife, what is Ken's Mix and where do you get it? I have my Bergkonkin indoors and it's about to show its first bloom. I also have cuttings of Monkey Shine and NOL inside also. Would it be a good idea to put a light on them?

None of my brugs seeds have germ'd. I can't even find the seed in there when I poke around. They're vanishing Brug seeds! With innvisible blooms! LOL
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2009
9:47 AM

Post #7167222

I think it has spider mites too. They dont seem to affect anything but the BRug? Why would that be? I have been spraying it every other day with my handy dandy homemade garlic dawn spray. It seems to be keeping them at bay but they return if I slack at all...What is Kens mix and where do I get it? I have some of those too Mechelle!! Five of them!!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 14, 2009
11:53 AM

Post #7167369

go to the brug forum and scroll down until you find the thread for the Kens Mix.. it is easy and works on most everything.. I have to go to work or I would find the time to post it... it is worth the stroll thru the brug forum threads to find.. ya'all have a great day!

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seray53

October 14, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #7167821

10. In the thread of maggidew you'll find the recipe of 2009. How many recipes are in the Goddess' kitchen? Name the cooks?

Enjoy! :)
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #7167926

Oh we are talking food recipe for the brugs not the insect spray right?

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #7167964

I have four vanishing seeds and a 5th that must be a mutant because it is still viable - lol.

Robin - all my friends out here cry about the spider mites and brugs. It's a major issue with brugs it seems . . .
seray53

October 14, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #7167966

Spider Mite soup!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2009
3:53 PM

Post #7168128

How do I get rid of them...

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2009
4:12 PM

Post #7168205

http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-spider-mites.htm

arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #7168234

Thank You KT2

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #7168349

anytime friend!
seray53

October 14, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #7168360

Or you could use the 'recipe' here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/956114/

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 14, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #7168373

This"recipe" is for the leaf feeding.
Right? Seems like it's pretty easy to make.
seray53

October 14, 2009
5:20 PM

Post #7168437

NO The recipe is for red spider mites! LOL
seray53

October 14, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #7168495

O Maybe I'm wrong! This is the Ken that F4F was talking about. Is this not the recipe for mites as well?

If I have lead you astray I beg humble apologies! :) I dmailed Ken to see if he has another recipe to share or if this is the only one you need. I think tea tree oil would kill the mites.



This message was edited Oct 14, 2009 12:54 PM
seray53

October 14, 2009
6:02 PM

Post #7168603

Here's another post for mites on the forum:

Jim, think you are making those mites stronger and tougher with all of these chemicals. Why don't you try Al Tapia's formula:

1 pint rubbing alcohol1 pint very hot water1 tsp pure, cold-pressed neem oil3-4 drops Murphy's oil soapAdd neem & soap to hot water & shake well. Add alcohol. Spritz plants thoroughly, covering all surfaces - especially underside of leaves & leaf axils. Be sure to shake vigorously as you use the spritzer to keep the neem mixed with the solution. Works great - the neem oil renders all the insects it contacts unable to complete metamorphosis or reproduce, while the alcohol provides reasonable knock-down for current generations.

Let us know how it works. Jeanette
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #7172388

Yes that one with the alcohol neem and murphy's oil soap seems to work pretty well. I use Bayer systemic for roses if I gave too many to treat by spraying. It works good too as long as you don't use it too often. They get immune to poison if you give them the same thing all the time so try different things and save that for if they are really infested.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
4:08 AM

Post #7174363

my frosty is in flush in the basement

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seray53

October 16, 2009
4:23 AM

Post #7174399

Frosty is looking GOOD JW! Bet it smells good down there.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
4:53 AM

Post #7174459

Chrissy smells the best! She has opened up and I love the way she smells.. monster white is now open too.. *sigh* smells so good..
seray53

October 16, 2009
5:02 AM

Post #7174486

My gingers are competing with my Brugs tonight. The Moths are working overtime. The air is damp and heavy so the whole neighborhood is thick with fragrance.

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
5:12 AM

Post #7174505

oh yummy! I want some of those LOL
my spiral gingers from seeds are huge, but no blooms yet..
here is chrissy

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
5:13 AM

Post #7174506

monster white

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MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2009
5:16 AM

Post #7174514

Gorgeous picture, joeswife! I love that color. Here's what I had when I got up this morning : I think the bloom weighs more than the whole plant, lol. I took it outside for a little bit and that bloom swayed so much I was afraid it was going to break off!

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MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2009
5:17 AM

Post #7174517

Those are so pretty JW
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
12:45 PM

Post #7174937

Mechelle that bloom is awsome.. I used to think the wond herre in Kansas would blow off all my blooms, but they are strong holding guys.. ( or gals)
U have a good looking form there.. what is its' name?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2009
1:05 PM

Post #7175012

Girls, those blooms on those brugs are great. I love the color of the Frosty is just fabulous, JW.
Mechelle, did you measure that bloom? It is great.
seray your ginger is so pretty. love them all.
Charleen
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 16, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #7175928

I love all those blooms, eye catchers. Seray, those gingers are my weakness too. Brandy just sent me some of spiral ginger and white butterfly ginger, I'm just loving them. Hopefully they will bloom next year. I'm going to keep them in the greenhouse for winter. My mail lady has her butterfly ginger in ground and it lives there through the winter. She doesn't take it in so maybe next year I'll plant out and leave it out and see if mine will be ok. Just don't want to take a chance this year with them so small.
Those brugs are just beautiful. I can imagine all the sweet fragrance there. I have one with blooms trying to open if the sun would finally come out and warm them a little. I started spreading more mulch and it started raining again. The rain is so saturated the ground around here, hoping the plants won't rot out there.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #7175977

Hi JW here is todays picture. It's a Bergkonigin ;-) It is Bad A, huh?

RRM- It's right about 11" long..

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #7176019

Ow-wee, That is one bad Dudette!!! Isn't she Grand???
That is a long, tall drink of Brug. wonderful. I'm going to bring
some in that is starting in pots. Think I'll put them here under the comp. desk.
Got light here :-)))))
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 16, 2009
6:06 PM

Post #7176068

Beautiful Mechelle. WOW ! Big bloom. Mine that is about to bloom must be the gold one because it looks yellow right now.

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MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #7176224

Mekos you are going to have one awesome showing in the next day or two ;-) I guess the ones without ruffles are seed pods?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2009
6:57 PM

Post #7176239

mekos, sometimes they start out yellow on the skirt then change colors.
These plants are amazing. MY pink one even start out yellow, then
after they open the color comes in. It is fantastic.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #7176245

So is the size of my bloom larger than normal or just characterisitc of this cultivar?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 16, 2009
7:08 PM

Post #7176271

Mechelle all the things hanging down are blooms. The lighter shades are closer to blooming open. Mine have never put on seed pods except once a few years ago. One of mine is gold and one is pink frost. But I have 2 of each and I moved them and forgot which was what. I've had them for several years. They die down for winter and sprout again in spring summer. They usually bloom before now but moving them must have messed up the bloom time thing and we got so much rain this year it hasn't been as warm and sunny as it usually is.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2009
7:33 PM

Post #7176372

Oh, ok.. jut me thinking ahead again. Just got my first bloom and I'm already expecting seeds :)-

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #7176384

Bless your heart.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2009
7:41 PM

Post #7176408

So do you think I am ok to put them outside or should I just keep them inside? My cuttings have rooted already, can you believe it? I have Monkey Shine, 2 new Orleans Lady and 2 Rosalla . I probably will keep them inside but put them in bigger pots today anyway. I just got them like 2-3 weeks ago.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 16, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #7176420

They make seeds sometimes but not always. I've only found one seed pod in all the years I have had mine and shocked me when I did find it. I didn't know what it was at first. My bushes use to get 7-8 foot tall and 8-10 feet around with hundreds of blooms at the same time but ants got in the stalks and ate one down completely and I moved the others and they don't do as well now. They are in full sun and they did better in part sun and shade. When it gets colder and about time to die off, I'll root a couple to put back in the other beds and just poison for the ants. They are beautiful when they have a good place to grow. The ants ate my white one completely. I use to have a peach and pink frost and gold and the white. None bloomed last year and this is my first blooms for this year so will be glad to see what survived and which colors I have left.
Edited to say we posted together, but I'd always keep a baby inside for winter because it's roots wont be strong enough to go through the winter this year. If you do plant outside do it in spring so the roots will be well established and cut a few to root during winter until you see if your climate will protect them through winter. If they do ok, then don't need to root anymore but if not then you still have some to replace the ones that didn't make it.

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2009
7:46 PM

Post #7176434

that is a very hard decision. But i am tempted to plant my new larger plants ,
take cuttings, that way I will still have my plant in case something happens and
they don't make it next spring. Want to keep your Rump covered. That way
you will have a plant in case one doesn't make it.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 16, 2009
7:49 PM

Post #7176439

I agree with RRM. You need to see what this climate is like.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2009
8:04 PM

Post #7176483

Jan,
I got a package from you. What is it Jan? It is very pretty...
Seray I got one from you also,,,It says I am the keeper of the tribal atlas and there are chop sticks in itis that what I have to use to put the aloe footies on with or do I use those to plant the Caladium bulbs??? What do the keeper of the tribal atlas do exactly? Does anyone know?
seray53

October 16, 2009
8:17 PM

Post #7176514

Traveling throughout the world in constant search for new varieties the Keeper of the Tribal Atlas must be able to dispel the differences between the Goddess Brugmansia and her consort the God of Datura . LOL

You're already the resident expert Arejay. Just put on the footies, order you some Chinese for supper and dream about how pretty those caladiums will look in a container this summer.

Mekos will make you a Mojito to go with it I'm sure! This is Friday. Brug meeting night. LOL
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2009
8:39 PM

Post #7176594

Hmmm. Ok Seray but dont tell anyone. I am not the BRug expert. Do you remember the pictures of my Brug that Flower so lovingly raised ? Do you recall I planted 5 brug seed and not one of them has shown thier pretty liiitle greenery? I can tell the difference between a Brug Brugmansia and a Datura inoxia but. My expertise and again remember Seray you are sworn to secrecy. That is the extent of my expertise.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2009
9:12 PM

Post #7176731

Not a secret now, girl. You let the cat out of the bag.
You got to do what you need to do?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2009
9:18 PM

Post #7176749

RRM what are you talking about me let the cat outta the bag? You must have heard a rumor it was Seray wasnt it????

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #7176763

Must be these long ears on this dog gone mule. He is ready for the meeting tonight for one of mekos mojitos,
getting to be a alcoholic mule. Durn Charley!! Getting me in trouble again, girls.^_^
seray53

October 16, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #7176811

We have two experts who are guiding us. The Keeper of the Peace, Joeswife and the Queen of the Brugmansia Forrest, Fool4Flowers.

We have visiting and honorary members: Princess of the Frozen North, Skellogg and the Tribal Scout "Dancing with Mules", Ridesredmule.

Our Tribal members include;

Arejay59 Keeper of the Tribal Atlas
Mekos Keeper of the Tribal Sustenance
Mindy03
Locakelly Tribal Sorceress
Cue_chik High Priestess
Joeswife (Debra) Keeper of the Peace
Hollyhocklady Keeper of the Elder Scrolls
Seray53 Guardian of Treasure
MechelleT Bearer of the Sacred Light
Duchess61
Huneybunch_2000 Medicine Woman
Blondhavmofun

Those that are not titled will be titled tonight by the High Priestess along with her devoted followers. LOL


Stay tuned!

MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #7176879

Well I put Solar Lights in some of my beds yesterday- does that count as me doing my job?? LOL Don't know if I will be back in time for the Brug Meeting.. So here, let me light the torches now so that you all can see to make it to the tribal meeting ;-)

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2009
10:18 PM

Post #7176894

Very good Mechelle that way this Eagle eye mule will see where to go.
Very wise of you.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 16, 2009
11:48 PM

Post #7177233

We are going to water down them mule drinks tonight. Got buffalo wings tonight and pigs in the blankets, I may get under the blanket with them, plenty little umbrellas for the mojitos and margaritas, thought we might try some hot cheese dip and doritos too to help warm us up as we sit by the pool and dream about our brugs blooming. Won't need any suntan oil this week.
Hi ya gang! Hope everyone is doing good. Like to have froze this morning working in the yard then got 2-3 hours of sun and been sneezing ever since. Went to town for a bit and my husbands truck broke down on the way home and stranded me and my son had to come get us and got to tow the truck in tomorrow. Been one heck of a day. I need tonight.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #7177244

But Jan what did you send me?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 16, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #7177250

Describe it Arejay, my memory isn't good. After it goes, I never remember what I send. I just finished the seeds for hunney and don't have a clue what the other seeds I sent her is. Tell me what it looks like and I should remember what it is.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 16, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #7177254

Sounds like you had a terrible day, mekos. My husband truck down too. Using my car, I've been grounded,
unless I ride that darn mule to town. He'llget there before I do. that boy can travel. Take cold medicine to keep
from catching cold. How about a shot of (UGH) Jack Daniels. That ought to cure anything. I can't stand it myself.
Like mixed drinks. Been years.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #7177281

Yes, if I get snockered I bet I'd feel better. My personal drink of choice is a slow screw. (slow gin and orange/pinapple juice with cherries on top put in the freezer for a couple hours. But can forget that none here. My husband went to work in my truck. Don't think my little goats could ride me to town again tonight. I'd have to carry them in my arms.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
12:08 AM

Post #7177296

OK, it's after 8:00pm where is everyone at?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #7177302

I'm on here Mekos reading all the threads and checking to see if anyone wants to trade a lapghan for something.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #7177306

What you looking for Mindy?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:15 AM

Post #7177312

Anything really but posted for a grapevine, red or white blooming moses in basket (yes I still have the one from you these are for a friend) purple creeping phlox or make an offer I haven't managed to sell the lapghn so thought I'd see if anyone wanted it in trade for something.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:16 AM

Post #7177317

what a Lapghan?????
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
12:17 AM

Post #7177320

I have purple creeping phlox Mindy you are welcome to it.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #7177331

When Blondie gets back from her football game ask her if she has any extra moses. She had some a while back but don't know if she still does.
Arejay, what did the plant look like you got?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:20 AM

Post #7177334

Thanks Robin the creeping phlox is for one of my nieces she's bored where she now lives just moved there so I'm getting her started on gardening she wants some of the purple phlox. You want the lapghan in trade Robine?

RRM go here to get a look at the lapghan which is a small afghan that covers your legs while sitting or is big enough for a young'un.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #7177336

I did ask Blondie she says she doesn't know for sure what color she has.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #7177343

Oh, alright. i know now. thanks.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7177355

Just dmail me the address Mindy you have done enough for me...
Jan the picture is in your email. (regular Email)
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7177358

Hi Everyone

Are we ready for those doritos? Haven't heard from our dear leader. But hopefully she'll remember us soon. Sounds like a cold wet day for everyone. Raining here too.
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #7177364

Go where Mindy?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #7177370

We got all our rain yesterday, It is colder and Windy now.
Doritos, yummy, Charley loves Doritos.
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7177375

We're getting closer to the end. Anyone have a sprout besides Holly?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7177377

The trade forum for trading other stuff beside plants. I put the link on up there.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7177378

Yes, I saw it. Are the leaves slick? It looks like a verigated Hoya.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7177381

No sprouts here my seeds have disappeared
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7177382

I'll look Mindy. All your needle work is wonderful.
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7177386

Mindy and I have no sprouts. Who else?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7177390

I don't think the link too.
Isn't it usually blue? Nothing.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7177395

Havent seen anything yet from mine I just planted. Just got the red one going, and some Daturas.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7177397

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1048424/

Dang I forgot to post it going to blame it on Mekos mojitos making me fuzzy headed already
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7177398

I saw it Seray it is beautiful.
Jan I think you are right it is a hoya!! I love it Jan thank You. Whatever made you think of me to send it to?
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #7177401

Mekos is still in the contest. Arejay said hers were gone. I think Blonde's are mush. Loca has one left. Cue's are ?. Can't remember.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #7177408

There gone are you sure maybe they are just still sleeping???
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7177411

It is pretty Mindy. Maybe we should find you some plants and get it for Tubby. Are you looking for more muscadine?
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7177415

Mine sprouts are mushed into forever land. Gone *crying*

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7177417

We gonna have to dance harder to get them all to sprout??
got to check it out, why they are not right.
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7177423

I think my dancing woke up Lucy and she ate them.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7177424

Mine are gone I dug in the dirt and even sifted it nothing

No Seray the two you sent are doing great. Remember I told you he's trying to build up a grape vine section? So I'm looking for others besides the musadines and concords though concords are fine too in case the two I have don't do anything
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7177430

What kind do you want. I'll put on my Serious Search Cap and let's see if we can come up with some for ya.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #7177439

He's interested in reds, blues other than concords, white in that order. Just no seedless or whatever they are called he claims they don't tastes as good
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7177441

While Mindy's searching for the names let's get this ball rolling.

HERE YE HEAR YE HEAR YE

The Great Tribe of Brugmansia is called to order. Please make yourself known by saying Aye and your position. LOL
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #7177445

Aye Guardian of the Tribal Treasure
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #7177446

Aye little indian no name
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7177448

is there a meeting?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7177449

Aye, keeper of sustanance. Have some horse durves and drinks.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7177450

Mindy , google for Ison's Orchard in Brooks Ga.
They may have a Grape vine for you. They have the ones
I can't pronounce. They have Muscadine and that other one , starts
with an S.
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #7177452

Give me a day or so Mindy. I'll find ya some. :)

Welcome JW Keeper of the Peace
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7177453

Aye... Keeper of the Peace ..

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7177456

RRM and mule here, Dances with mules Scout
Reporting for duty mame.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7177457

Scuppernong. I have muscadine and scuppernong. But they not small. I will look tomorrow and see if I can find some small ones out there.
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7177461

Last week HP posted a position for Tribal spy. Guardian's Watch. Since we had no applicants for it we will dump that position and go straight to the last one. All in favor say Mojito!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7177462

Jimi Hendryx, almond joys, pepsi and bourbon, I am ready..
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7177464

Aye Guardian of the tribal Atlas
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7177471

Oh that one should have been mine I am a great watcher...

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7177472

that is the word, mekos scuppernong.
Have a terrible time with it. Great tasting
grapes.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7177475

Mojito
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7177476

Aye, go fer it.
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7177477

Scuppers are white muscadines really. Good!!!!!!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7177483

Mojito!
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #7177487

This last position is for the Personal Attendant to the Goddess. It will have to be the Goddesses we already have since most of ours are ahum... dead. LOL

This is easy!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7177495

Don't need dead Goddess, Charley might bolt and ruin Party.
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7177497

Please write a poem for the Goddess telling her what you will do for her if she blooms for you. Let's have some funny sexy poems!

The Tools for the postion of Personal Attendant to the Goddess are:

Exfoliating hydro gloves, skin moisturizer, Sore muscle rub, and 3 Elvira nanus Gladiolus bulbs. Here's what they look like:


All may submit poems. If you already have a title and are chosen you may bestow yours on someone else who is still untitled or enjoy both positions. In other words you can win for your friends! You keep the tools.

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #7177505

Oh I love those bulbs ! hmmm I might have to try for this position just to write a poem...
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #7177510

Very Pretty !!
seray53

October 17, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #7177511

Since HP is out tonight we will judge as a group. LOL
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #7177513

Funny and SEXY uh oh
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7177519

If there is more than one winner I have 7 more bulbs I will spread out amongst ye. LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7177520

funny, sexy, poems.
I'm bad enough with mule poems.
^_^
Should be good...
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7177522

Yes, a brug is most sexy I think.. I love the way they look, don't you? bewitching and beguiling both at the same time as they sway gently in the wind.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #7177529

Since I haven't seen one sway in the wind or otherwise I'll have to use my imagination

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #7177535

enticing you with their sweet perfume.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #7177539

Man, I gotta find a way to keep track of my bulbs.. I just have them scattered in places right now..un identified. The only thing i ID is a brug and a morning glory, cuz I know what the other stuff is .. *sigh* Never did bulbs before this last spring..
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #7177541

Think romance novels? LOL

Her steaming petals and voluptuous flowers
hung heavy with fragrance and lasted for hours.

ROTFL
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7177549

RRM that sounds like a poem!!
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #7177554

Add to it.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #7177555

If I think romance novels and the last series of them I read then what I wrote wouldn't be allowed on here

ROFL man those were steamy and good reads
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #7177559

here is a picture of one swayinginthe wind, Mindy, this is my very first Brug ever.. last year...

Thumbnail by joeswife
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7177567

Use it, I don't care.
It would be a great honor.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7177569

Im Here! Im here!!!!
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7177574

Clothed in glory and not much more
Her smell pulled me down to the floor.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7177577

Open your blossoms and dance for us
your sent has made us swoon
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7177578

bewitching and beguiling both at the same time as they sway gently in the wind.
enticing you with their sweet perfume.
Her steaming petals and voluptuous flowers
hung heavy with fragrance and lasted for hours.
I float around them, breathing heavily
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7177581

Oh we cross posted Seray
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7177585

Welcome HP we're writing funny sexy poems to the Great Goddess. Catch up and join us.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7177588

erm...LOL.. think this thread is now PG 13...rotfl
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7177589

Cue can help us compose it once the verses are in Arejay. Keep them coming.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7177592

bewitching and beguiling both at the same time as they sway gently in the wind.
enticing you with their sweet perfume.
Her steaming petals and voluptuous flowers
hung heavy with fragrance and lasted for hours.
I float around them, breathing heavily
Clothed in glory and not much more
Her smell pulled me down to the floor.
Open your blossoms and dance for us
your scent has made us swoon
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7177594

how am I doing?
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7177595

We'll start drinking soon I can feel it. LOL
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7177596

Sorry I was late.. just came back from a tribal meeting with the Daturan Tribe. it's their Annual 'God of Datura' festival

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #7177599

Take me, Take me away from my
mad savage life, to your sweet
land of enticement to lose all
this strife.
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #7177600

Keep them coming. I have 7 extras bulbs and three for the winner. HP is here to help us decide.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #7177602

I got to do this for Blondie. She would if she could be here.
Oh great goddess of the brugs,
Shine down upon my baby please, she is so small and in need,
help her along , this is my plea. I'll sing and dance galore,
I'll clean and do all chores, I'll keep her warm and free,
I'll give her everything, from spray baths to keep her fair,
and sunshine to dress her there. Grow lights if need may be,
and cool drinks to refresh thee.
No bugs to hurt my baby in the night,
I'll preen her up just right.
I'll talk to her everyday till night and keep her close by my side,
so she will grow and look so great and dress her bush with beauty wide.
Bring blooms to her dear goddess please,
and joy will come to all of these .
The fragrance, the color is sure to be a tribute to the goddess thee.
No greater love can I behold, than see my brug in dress unfold
and shine for all to see the joy from you to me.

seray53

October 17, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7177608

Dancing for flowers is just a small thing
I think we all must give way and sing.

Mojito for me please! LOL
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7177612

Ok lets see what pops in my head






Her steaming petals and voluptuous flowers
hung heavy with fragrance and lasted for hours.

Enticing me closer, bewitching my senses
Overiding the warning of danger my brain is trying to give me

Ahh such fragnance, such beauty
The Goddess displays

Ever nearer I go heedless of the warning bells
Reaching out to touch the flower's swelling petals

Just as I reach for the perfection that is the Goddess
Icy, cold rain falls breaking the spell

But only for now For the Goddess
Knows she will entice me again.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7177615

Victorian in manner , Pristine in all you do.
You have captured our hearts, as
none other could ever do.
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7177618

Now they're coming in! HP is working on hers. She's quiet. So is Arejay.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7177620

wow, both of those are good.. mojito time..
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #7177623

OK you guys I was writing while you were and didn't get in on all that steamy stuff until I posted. I got to do some thinking here. That stuff sounds dangerous.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #7177630

Just like the Goddess LOL
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #7177631

Steam is the spice of the Brugs at night!
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #7177636

Ok I'm serving the first round of Margaritas and Mojitos! Start to loosen everyone up a bit as they refine the song of the Brug!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7177647

Slender stalk, velvet sweet leaf, ruffled up right
like hands in prayer reaching up, you close up for the night
and then your lips they open a little, your dewey drop shines sweetly
a tease you are with your closed up skirt, folded so neatly
as nights fall on us, you decide to let loose
of your sweet perfume
you loosen your skirt, and begin to unfurl
and madness fills the room
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #7177651

Did you all go back to the novels for ideas? LOL
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7177654

speaking of, i gotta go down and see who is enticing me with their perfume tonite.. BRB ( I like my mojita spicey)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7177656

I'm going to wash my eyeballs, I have virgin eyes.
Got to get some drinks down first and will be back.
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7177657

JW did! LOL
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #7177664

Where are you HP. Datura didn't carry you off did he?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
1:30 AM

Post #7177667

Victorian in manner , Pristine in all you do.
You have captured our hearts, as
none other could ever do.

We wait with baited breath to see if you will sprout
Watch with pride and anxiety while you grow
Then on pins and needles we wait
For the first bloom to open it's skirt

In thrall you hold us as you slowly open
And release your intoxicating fragance
The wait is long and breathless
But we do the Happy Dance and shout
Your glory to all the world
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7177669

Spicy mojito for you JW! Mindy and RRM spicy for you too.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7177670

Very good...
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #7177675

Cover them mules ears. They shouldn't orta hear all this stuff.
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #7177677

Where are you Arejay? You can sleep late tomorrow? No school?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #7177681

The Gods have enthralled you with
so worldly and Divine,
As the winds of nature play with you
and let your skirts unwind.
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #7177699

Slowly to open you are such a tease
Don't make me wait. I beg you please!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #7177701

Ime here Seray, but in and out...Im on a deadline here for another project..

some friends and i have just launched a new Society and we are cutting it close on getting our first gathering organized and the invites sent.. so naturally, guess who got stuck with that task...LOl

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #7177702

I got these Giant Cotton balls in there, he don't hear anything.
He would be embarassed.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #7177708

ROFL my mind's went' blank on me after reading all that stuff.
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #7177709

Ok HP you're excused. We miss ya though!

Do you need more cotton balls for Charley RRM?
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #7177731

Felled by the scent that waifs in the night. Hang in there MIndy. Somebody get her a mojito.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #7177732

thank you, I beleive he may need a couple more just to be sure.
You think??
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #7177736

Are we still waxing poetic? Or have we passed out with the effort?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #7177745

Yes. mindy, you are getting there.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7177746

Scent of A Brug
Open your blossoms and dance for us
your sent will make us swoon.
We all will fall upon our knees
To see the red, or pink or white
the blooms of yours would make our night
and oh the scent that calls on us to watch and wait
and hope
Soon we know you will begin to show your elegance
as only you my dear brug knows just how to bestow on us
We will wait for oh as long as we must to see and smell the
goddess like Brug
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #7177753

All right! I knew you were working Arejay. Who else is working to win for their friend!
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #7177762

Slowly to open you are such a tease
Don't make me wait. I beg you please!

Your scent draws me near
Your beauty lures me to peek

Just once up your skirt
To discover the secret hidden within

But I dare not give in to the desire
You inspire

For fear you will reject me
And abort the treasure I seek

Oh Goddess what torture
You doth mte out

I beg of you Open your skirt
So I may see the treasure you flirt
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #7177764

Are we drinking? Thinking? Ready to vote? Title tonight for someone.

What say you Keepers and Scouts and Bearers?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #7177766

Wow Mindy!! Bravo...
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #7177767

I'm telling you Mekos those mojitos work miracles it seems for poetic prowess! Shall we continue. LOL
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #7177780

I think I've given it my best shot LOL
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #7177785

Im ready !! I have my vote... do I have a vote?
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #7177788

Any more shooters out there? Mekos are you spicing yours up? RRM have you ridden Charlie off? We know where Joeswife is! In the basement with her Brugs. lol

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #7177791

You stand there
as an enticement for the soul
You stand there
in your beauty bold before
te world.
The scents of your Skirts
as they begin to drop and unfold
has driven many of us to dreams
of Gods and Goddess Un told.
The Strength of your beauty has many
a heart in fold for all the wonderful
wickedness the world has ever told.
Oh, Great Brugmansia you are our dream
reknown.
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #7177801

You Arejay are the Keeper of the Tribal Atlas and yes everyone here has a vote. Are we all ready to vote!!!!
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #7177812

Wow! I'm telling you it's gonna be hard to vote.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #7177813

I'm getting ready to head for the Barn, just got to pull
all these dang gum cotton balls out of Charley's ears.
Let you all finish up and we will check with you tomarrow.
goodnight, good friends.
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #7177817

Ride safe RRM. Enjoyed your wonderful poems. Check in.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #7177820

God Night RRM
seray53

October 17, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #7177821

Want to dmail me your vote?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #7177829

I'm not voiting LOL since I'm a contestant without a title yet. And too busy laughing my head off anyway. Gee I can't believe I just wrote all that about a flower ROFL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #7177839

I enjoyed them all, I would have a terrible time
chosing. Whoever you all are happy with is
fine with me. I loved them all.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #7177845

Everyone needs a title, Don't know why this dang old mule won't move ^_^
must be nosey.
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #7177855

Everyone will have a title. Next week we will as a group choose titles for those who are untitled. Right HP? lol Are you still licking stamps Cue?
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:07 AM

Post #7177861

I have two votes. Need a few more. Feel free to vote before you go Dancing with Mules. :)

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #7177864

Now! I'm heading for the barn.
Goodnight all.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #7177869

Good Night everyone great poems!!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #7177872

Do I send you a d-mail?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #7177875

Good night sleep tight sweet dreams
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #7177876

yep that'll work!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #7177878

Dmail to Seray...
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #7177883

Nite Arejay! Are you going too Mindy?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #7177894

Not quite yet writing my sister while I wait for the vote
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #7177895

We'll talk more tomorrow about your lapghan Mindy. I want it for Tubby. :)
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
2:14 AM

Post #7177909

I'm thinking about sending it to him anyway since you mentione him. Didn't think of it myself cause not all men like afghans
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:14 AM

Post #7177912

Where are you Mekos? Have you taken the Mojitos and gone to Bed?
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #7177921

He's about to go into surgery. How about if I contribute and you make another one to trade. That way your DH could buy some grapes and you could get the flowers you want.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
2:20 AM

Post #7177942

I've had ano offer of a grapevine and the phlox no trade. It's no big deal on the afghan for me I was just seeing if anyone wanted it before I gave it away anyway. Plus I'm getting ready to send him the hostas I promised him next week. So it wouldn't be any big deal to include it
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #7177954

Include it and I'll contribute. I want him to have something from all of us and this way you can include all our names. Your DH can buy a grapevine on ebay. loll
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
2:25 AM

Post #7177960

OK I'll send it and see if I can make up a nice card from us. DH doens't pick out the fruits LOL I do he just mentions from time to time what he would like to have.
I'm off now been a long day for me. Good Night
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #7177966

I'm about to give out and I think we've lost Mekos and JW. So there's been 5 Poets tonight. Mekos, Mindy, Joeswife, Ridesredmule, Arejay. Cue and I don't count.

I have three submitted votes for Mindy.

So by the authority vested in my by the Great High Priestess of the Brugmansia Tribe I hereby award the title Personal Attendant to the Goddess to Mindy!

Congratulations!!!!!! And welcome to the inner circle.

All poets will get a glad bulb from the treasury. Next week we meet to finalize our tribe and prepare to submit our pictures. LOL
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #7177978

Nite Nite All! Thanks for playing!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #7177982

Dang I missed the meeting - oops! I was spraying fish poop and talking on the phone with the Princess of the Frozen North who is now here at the Gates of Hades... They made it just fine and we are gonna meet up tomorrow and get acquainted!

Yup - I still have one seed left, but it's not doing much . . .
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #7177984

Oh thanks for the votes I really wanted those glad bulbs LOL they are another of my favorite flowers.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #7177994

Congrats Mindy!
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #7177995

Hey there Tribal Sorceress. Glad you could make it. Don't let her melt she doesn't know she's the Princess of the Frozen North. So you and Mekos and Holly. We'll dance for you. LOL I'm mojitoed out. Send us some pics of you guys! :)
seray53

October 17, 2009
2:34 AM

Post #7178009

Great now you can sleep well
with Brug skirts that swell. Geesh!

I've got to go to bed! LOL Nite all
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #7178027

Congrats Mindy. I went out to the greenhouse and gosh darn it was over when I got back. Oh well, Blondie will just have to start being here. Good night all. going to go for tonight.
Great poems everyone.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #7178083

congrats Mindy I am so happy for you, sorry to be absent for so long, my Brugs demanded attention from me, as I am their lowly slave..
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
11:26 AM

Post #7178711

Congratulations Mindy!!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
12:23 PM

Post #7178769

Good for you Mindy. I am happy for you.
Charley sends his mule love.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #7179359

Thanks everyone and especially thanks to RRM and Seray for letting me add on to their offerings. Give Charly a nice big hug from me.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #7179369

I will, Charley is our Good luck Brug mule.
He sends you a nuzzle of love.
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 19, 2009
2:46 AM

Post #7184535

Man, I missed a steamy weekend it looks like! You all had me drooling at cheese dip and then I read on, lol. Very good poetry you all! Had company all weekend for hubby's birthday and worked on the greenhouse. Its almost finished and then hopefully will have a little more free time on the weekend. I have some pics to download from the weekend and will post some of my brugs. The yard smells like a brug forrest for real right now and my queen of the night bloomed for hubby's birthday with 5 huge flowers too. Those are cool bulbs you gave as prizes. Never seen those before. Talk to you all later. Hugs and brugs to everyone, lol.
seray53

October 19, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #7184561

We wondered where you were Flower. Missed ya.

It's 39 degrees here tonight. Brrrrrr Not used to this kinda weather until late Nov. After taking serious stock of all my babies decided to put up another greenhouse. Off to HD tomorrow for PVC and plastic. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 20, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7188133

Got an unexpected frost and freeze last night and it took out my brugs so I had to cut them down and compost over them for winter. They were full of blooms.The one blooming was yellow/gold colored and smelled like lemons. I managed to save a few legs of it and some others to root in the greenhouse. Well, the greenhouse was very warm inside even without the heat lights hooked up, so it is working fine. Everything in there was toasty warm this morning. They are calling for another frost tonight so hopefully the rest of the stuff will be ok, since I had mulched and coposted most everything else already. If you haven't already, get ready for winter now, because we wern't expecting frost or freeze until Nov. by the almanac. Crazy weather.
seray53

October 20, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7188311

Sorry to hear about your Brugs Mekos. I've been scrambling to protect my alocasias and some of my tropicals. Finally just filled up the garage. It's a little warmer tonight and will warm back up this week. Gives me enough time to put up a PVC house. I'll send you some of my Brug cuttings when I cut them back if you want some.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 20, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #7188372

I have a Noid, that is beautiful Brug if you want it Mekos
I will be glad to send you a piece. I got plenty. I love
to share.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 20, 2009
3:29 AM

Post #7188823

Thanks you guys but I think I have plenty to work with. So nice to see you think of me but They would just have to stay in the greenhouse for several months, so I'll wait and see what mine do. Hollyhock sent me several new ones and I took the cuttings from mine to root, just wasn't expecting this weather so soon. My confederate rose is full of bloom buds and won't open now because of this early frost and freeze. Man. Just sneaked up on me this year. Good night all.
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 21, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7191845

So sorry to hear that mekos. If you lose anything let me know and I'll be happy to help replace some. That happened to me last year. We don't get a frost some years until February and last year we had one about this time and I was really unprepared. Trying to finish up my greenhouse and start moving some things in so I won't have quite as mad a rush when it happens this year.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #7197796

I have received the tools of the Personal Assistant to the Goddess. Next meeting all tribal members will submit to an exfoliating bath, followed by a rub for sore muscles due to tending the Goddess and a hand massage with lotion so no one touches a Goddess with rought hands.
seray53

October 22, 2009
8:45 PM

Post #7197836

Me first!!! LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 22, 2009
9:34 PM

Post #7197966

Me Three. Are we going
to have the stones too???
Charley wants to be four!!!
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 22, 2009
9:58 PM

Post #7198042

Oooh, me to me tooooo! Gotta go to son's graduation in Houston tomorrow night so will miss all the fun again it looks like.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2009
3:41 AM

Post #7199386

my hands are so bad they make a noise when I shake someones hand LOL I can't seem to keep them outta the dirt erm... SOIL..

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:16 AM

Post #7201830

Hey!!! Anybody Home?? Do we have a meeting tonight??
Is it Friday??? Ain't it at 8:30.? Are we early??
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #7201836

I'm on here Seray is running around somewhere Yes meeting is tonight scrub up, submit to a rubdown for sore muscles and a hand massage to sofetn rought hands

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7201848

It's been sort of quiet tonight. Getting rain here, so it's a rainy "night in Ga." for sure.
Get us ready for the spring, by getting rain in thewinter.
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #7201851

Hi Everyone!

Ready for that massage and general overall makeover. any one else?
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7201861

Big long thread. Hope it loads ok for everyone. Getting close to the final seed check. Anybody have sprouts except Hollyhock?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7201865

Lordy yes, we need it. Charley sends his
mule kisses to everyone. He thinks he needs a makeover
worse than anyone. HEEEEEHaWWWWWW Durn, I think he brought one of
those darn donkeys. Why did he do that?? To carry the firewood for our
campfire. I know too many critters around here.
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7201871

He may have to haul us all home RRM. Mekos has a feast planned. LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7201875

What we got tonight, mekos??
We are hungry. Ready for food. Didn't eat all day
to be prepared.
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #7201877

I think she was making those coffee cup cakes. Did you try that recipe? Sounded good.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #7201886

That does sound good. I've not tried
it may have to look it up. sounds yummy.
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #7201888

Hear Ye Hear Ye Hear Ye The Meeting of the Brugmansia Tribe is hereby called to order. Please say Aye at the next commercial break. LOL
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7201891

Looks like it's just you and Charley and me "Dancing with Mules". Shall we proceed to bestow titles on the remaining two contestants?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7201893

Aye what commercial break? I'm chatting and emailing and reading posts LOL
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7201896

LOL Mekos is still in her new greenhouse. Haven't see much of her lately.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7201902

Do we get to complain about no food to start us off?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7201903

That sounds like a winner, we will know
who they are, everyone else will have to guess.
Won't that be funny?
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7201916

Here's the last educational challenge for the untitled few. Blonde and Duchess. We'll give them a few minutes to answer the questions before we think up appropriate names for them. LOL

There are seven wild species of Brugmansia. Each one is unique and has special characteristics that belong to it alone. Match each species to it's unique characteristic.

B. arborea
B. aurea
B. insiguis
B. sanguinea
B. suaveolens
B. versicolor
B. vulcanicola

1. Which species has almost no smell?
2. Which species is the rarest of all Angel Trumpets?
3. Which species exceeds all others in it's need for warmth?
4. Which species has white hairs on it's style?
5. Which species flower corolla are the largest of all?
6. Which species has it's antlers glued to each other after opeining?
7. Which species has the largest leaves?


ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7201917

Our tribe is shrinking!!!!! help!!!
Help!!!!
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #7201921

Candy Corn anyone before I eat the whole darn bag
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7201932

As you can see I saved the best for last. LOL

Just to get the business out of the way. Next Friday at noon is the cutoff date for Brug pictures. Your white B. suaveolens picture must be submitted to joeswife who will announce the winner next Friday night. Pics must be clear and close up with a ruler to measure the growth.

If we have neck to neck sprouts we'll run to Nov. 1st. If not next Friday is our last party.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #7201933

Charley will, don't give him too much Mindy it will hurt
his teeth. Mule Dentist expensive.
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7201935

Ummm. Ready for goblins I see. I like those cherry lolipops myself.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7201939

BAh!!! Hum Bug, what we gona do then?
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7201946

Now that's a good question. What's a good winter project? Amorphs are asleep.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #7201950

Not me I have one bag of this stuff each year only time I eat it. This year I'm on my second bag and it's going to be the last one. At Easter I must have the yellow chickies no other color or shape will do LOL.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7201959

I don't know what everyone else will be doing but I plant to try starting geraniums from seed and have them bloom next year. I've started fine from seed before but lost them all to either my chickens or grasshopepers
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7201964

Let's start with Duchess. For every title you come up with I give you one answer to the questions. First 3 only. We'll save the rest for Blondie.



seray53

October 24, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #7201974

I'm starting black red and silver plants.

How about The One who lost her way. LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #7201976

We got to do something. We still doing the Goth?
How come those chickens aren't eating the grasshoppers, are they like mine -locked up?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #7201978

Joker of the tribe
Overgenerous seed saver
seray53

October 24, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #7201979

I need chickens to eat my grasshoppers. The like my Brugs. and yes some are doing the Goth. Mindy's not but she will visit our gardens occ. won't you MIndy?
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7201981

Over generous seed saver. LOL
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7201983

She't not lost just missing cause she's somewhere else. So maybe The one who favors Datura

I'm not doing the Goth LOL I don't like black
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #7201986

Here's the first two answers

1. B. sanguinea
2. B. vulcanicola

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #7201988

Mindy, you can do an Ungoth. It is white.
Does that sound better?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7201994

Well I had this beautiful pot of them sitting beside my back door and one day I seen the chickens near the pot leaves all gone so not sure if the grasshoppers visited and the chickens feasted and ripped the leaves catching them or if the chickens did it though I can't imagine why they did that day when they didn't touch them for weeks before

Yep I'll visit your Goths just won't plant any myself

seray53

October 24, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7201996

I like that: Duchess: The One who Favors Datura

seray53

October 24, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7202002

So RRM Mindy will visit us in our Goth garden. That's cool!

Are we good for Duchess?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7202004

White is better I wanted to do all white along the driveway but DH refused to let me POUT I told him I would be able to see the driveway better at night LOL

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #7202010

Chickens may have been trying to catch the grasshoppers.
i don't like grasshoppers, they nasty, they spit on you. YUK!
Love chickens.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #7202011

Suits me
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7202016

White is the most elegant garden. Classy. Find some pictures and show him. He'll relent. LOL

Check out this purse: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=7106033
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7202020

Ok for Duchess: The One who Favors Datura


Now for Blondie!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7202022

I have my moovine in window. Looks like it is growing. I hope it blooms.
This is first time with it in house.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7202030

It's not the white flowers he minds it's me blocking his access to cutting across the yard on either side with his utility vehicle

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7202033

Not moo Moonvine. Have you seen the ones in the cowboy boots? those are cute too.
I love that. Will be easy to do.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7202034

I have them along my fence and plan to run them up on old oak next year. They smell great. I don't see why it won't bloom.

Here's the answer to the next few:
3. B. insiguis
4. B. aborea
5. B. versicolor

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7202039

See how they are?/
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7202040

Purse was neat

The one who guards the rear since she's usually popping in after we are done
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #7202049

LOL Tell him that's what all OLD men say. LOL

I'm going to take black purses ( I have five already) and fill them with silver or red plants and put them on a coat tree. Each one will have one of my DG friends names on it so they will be visiting Goth Queens.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7202055

Yeah! Rear Guard or the Guardian with the Taser Light. LOL
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7202057

Should look nice make mine a mix of red and silver

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7202060

That sounds Great. I want to see too.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7202063

Here's the rest of the Answers: Aren't you glad we already have titles. LOL

6. B. sauveolens
7. B. aurea

seray53

October 24, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #7202072

Red and silver for you Mindy. I have just the purse for you. RRM what color plant in yours.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #7202074

I am LOL too tired to think all that educational stuff aftetr 4 days of hauling mulch around my yard and flower garden and I was dumb enough to ask DH to go get another load

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #7202077

Purple and pink in a black bag would be beautiful, don't you think??
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #7202079

That's ok. I think the only person I educated on this thread was myself. Unfortunately I will have forgotten it by next week. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #7202081

Sorry guys, I layed down for a minute and lost track of time. It is raining here and I got my mind off things for a minute. But horse durves is on the table and plenty drinks and sammiches with cheese cake for desert. Chow down. No drunks tonight.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #7202085

I betcha I can find just the thing. Big or small bag?

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7202091

It wasn't a very well attended meeting, was it??
Maybe next week.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7202095

Hope Charlie will like cheese cake. I swirled chocolate syrup over the top of it just for him.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7202096

Too tired to drink tonight. I'll have one of your samwiches Mekos. :) Charley's probably too tired to haul us all home. We're trying to think of a good title for Blondie. Any suggestions!
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7202098

About time we got some food I've had to resort to eating candy corn to keep from starving
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7202102

Tribal members were stolen by another Tribe I think. LOL Even our High Priestess has run off with King Datura.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7202103

Anything handy. will be fine.
Welcome mekos. We missed you.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #7202111

I found a red lolipop but it was from last year and I was afraid to eat it. We need a name for Blondie and then there will be no empty seats.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #7202113

I'm sorry you guys. Chow down. Them piggys are warm too. Got lots of tea tonight and coffee. Blondie is probably at work.
I'm no good at picking titles but I'm sure she would be happy with any.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #7202115

we were thinking of calling for help, if we could figure out who
would help us. Mule wanted to eat all Mindy's candies.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7202126

Blondie: The One Guards our Rear

The One who wields the Taser

One who makes us laugh.

mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7202129

Send out the spie to find them all and we'll start the smoke thing on them. I'll pour on them mojitos and margaretas and get them traitors drunk for the trip up the mountain. (or should we just find them and rescue them?)
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #7202137

let's just drink the mojitos ourselves and let the spy climb the mountain.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #7202140

One who makes us laugh. I like that one. She keeps me in stitches.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #7202144

One who make us Laugh. Blondhavmofun All in favor say Aye.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #7202150

We will let Charley chase them up into the hills.
He might like to do that to traitors.
He love your cheesecake, still licking is nose
from the chocolate icing that got on it.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #7202154

Aye

Though I still think over gernerous seed saver would be good

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #7202155

Aye
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #7202159

Lets give that one to Flower. She's been watching all along. :)

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #7202160

Royal tribal Jester sounds good
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #7202168

Royal Tribal Jester or the one who makes us laugh. :) Will that work

Flowerfantasy: Overgenerous seed saver Witness to the Tribe.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #7202174

OK but Flower didn't send me what was probably 400 seeds of candle bush

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7202178

Those are great.
The girls ought to like them.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #7202179

Then that won't work for Flower. LOL
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #7202181

Aye! Those both sound good.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #7202186

Flower: Witness to the Brugmansia Tribe

How's that.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #7202187

And now it's time for me to get off of here and finish writing my sister then get off of the computer and go to bed.
Good night everyone
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #7202190

Good night Mindy
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #7202194

Night Mindy. Have a good night.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7202198

My computer is sooooooo SLOOOOOOOOOW tonight.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7202200

Good night girls, it has been fun.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7202202

Mekos do you have a Brug sprout?
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #7202206

Goodnight RRM. Thanks for showing up! Ride safe.

Mine is sloowww too Mekos and I'm ready to shut it down. How about you?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #7202217

Yes, I'm sorry I was late. It's been a rough day today. No sprout yet from my white ones. The red one is so pretty though.
seray53

October 24, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #7202226

I think Holly's got it wrapped up! We'll know next week. I'm off. I have all the stuff for my greenhouse and tomorrow it goes up except for the poly. Have a good night! Love and Hugs
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #7202229

Good night Seray and RRm. Talk to ya tomorrow.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #7202231

hey! wait! golllll... i just got here..
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #7202234

Hey little buddy. Sorry about that. I was late too.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #7202238

okay well.. it was fun reading all the answers, and title suggestions.. ;D I will drink the rest of the mojitos,, thanks!
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #7202244

Hey Mekos, you package Is on its' way, and there is a little weird looking thing in it..
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #7202274

Haha what would that be? My computer is really acting up. I type and when I go to send it, there is nothing there and then all of a sudden there it pops up.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2009
2:11 AM

Post #7202293

yes it is cuz the thread is so long.. it is a itty bitty tuber..
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
2:22 AM

Post #7202340

Itty bitty tuber of what? You got me all curious now.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #7202401

oh! well.. it is a dahalia baby, I grew from seed.. it is a border dahalia, and if you like them, I am digging them up this weekend.. look at this cute lil face

Thumbnail by joeswife
Click the image for an enlarged view.

mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
2:46 AM

Post #7202424

Now that is a face anyone would love. Wow, you grew it from seeds? I didn't even know they made seeds. I have a couple little red/white blooms back in the summer but they already went down for fall. Just a little green out there now. If I can find a picture, I'll d-mail you one.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

October 24, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #7202441

Love the pix! She is so cute! Definately cheers things up here, as with the snow and then rain and fog, we haven't seen sun for days! She is like a ray of sunshine, all bright and pretty in pink! LOL
Wow, just missed all of the meeting! Then had to read all the posts on names and titles and such.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #7202483

A lot missed the meeting. I was late too. I was here, just went to lay down to wait for time and forgot.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2009
3:26 AM

Post #7202556

I grew alot of border dahlias from seeds, and now I have alot of little tubers, I am digging some up to share.. here is another one that is so cute...
I know these are not brugs, but even in the cold they are thriving so nicely..

Thumbnail by joeswife
Click the image for an enlarged view.

mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2009
3:50 AM

Post #7202612

So these are not hardy there, or are they? Do you have to dig them up for winter? Those are all pretty.
joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2009
5:47 AM

Post #7202782

oh I will leave alot in the ground, I just over seeded and need some space for brugs next year is all, yes they do over winter in the ground here, under the two feet of leaves I blanket over my flower beds..

Thumbnail by joeswife
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
12:51 PM

Post #7203043

Those dahlias are so cute. You grew a pretty bunch of babies. How tall
did they get?
We missed you all last night. maybe next week will be better.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #7203507

Sorry everyone! I was at a wedding and missed the meeting. I think holly is the only one with a sprout - lol.

Those Dahlias are sure cute joeswife!
Fool4Flowers
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 25, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7205001

Very cute dahlias! I grew my first one this year and love it. It has big red pompom looking flowers. Can someone send me the recipe for the coffee cup cakes? Bought a tractor and picked it up today. It has a front end loader and backhoe along with the other attachments. Hope to start clearing our land with it and have more room for plants, lol. I dug up one mesquite tree today just practicing. I am pooped. Have to go back out there tomorrow and get a trailer load of flat rocks for rock wall around my pond. Sorry I missed the fun again. I need one of those mojitoes some food and a bed. I'll post some pics of my brugs soon. They are loving this cool weather!
seray53

October 25, 2009
2:12 PM

Post #7206340

Hi F4F

We missed ya Friday. You have dmail. Sounds like you're having fun. Last flush for my Brugs. They are surrounded by spent flowers. Green house is in the making for the rest of the big guys.

New thread coming. This one is too long. :)
seray53

October 25, 2009
7:48 PM

Post #7207276

Here's the new thread. See ya there!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1051069/

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