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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 18, 2004
3:21 AM

Post #914388

Oh my!!! This is the seedling I was showing yesterday. I guess it didn't turn light pink! LOL

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 18, 2004
3:24 AM

Post #914392

Ask me if I am thrilled? And this poor baby is only in a 2 gallon pot.

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rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2004
3:25 AM

Post #914394

That is a keeper! LOL!!
You lucky duck!!
What a Brug!!!
Do tell more!

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2004
3:27 AM

Post #914396

I would get it out of that pot,you better take it and plant it in the ground at the church!!
What did you say the address of that church was?

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 18, 2004
3:28 AM

Post #914398

Did I not tell you Root that it was almost red? And check out the tendrils!!! Sooooooooooooooooooo longgggggggggggggg!!!
I am going to repot it and beg it to grow grow grow.
REDROSE
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2004
3:41 AM

Post #914415

Wow gosh that so beautiful hope u save me one cutting if get plenty. LOL
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2004
3:49 AM

Post #914425

OMG KELL, THAT IS BREATH TAKING !
So happy for you.(while getting up off the floor )
BTW, put me on the list however long it takes.
I think yer gonna be famous =)
violabird
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2004
4:01 AM

Post #914443

WOWZERS!
That is unbelieveably gorgeous, is BF or LA a parent in there somewhere? What an exciting year this is gonna be!

Congrats kell, we all know you deserve it.
MsCritterkeeper
The Heart of Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
4:06 AM

Post #914450

That 's GORGEOUS KELL!
Congrats you deserve it for sure, but it ain't PINK and it ain't another Frosty that's for sure lol...
whatcha gonna caller her?
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2004
4:18 AM

Post #914459

Red -- wow! I didn't know there were red ones. *Drool* Shoot, there could be pink and green Polka dotted ones and I'd not know, I'm so new to 'em. ;)
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
4:32 AM

Post #914473

Kell please tell me this is for real. No doctored photo. My heart is about to beat out of my chest. Oh Yipeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
What you gonna name her????
edited to ask who are the parents??

This message was edited Jun 17, 2004 11:55 PM
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

June 18, 2004
4:42 AM

Post #914488

That is beautiful.. congratulations.. wow..
Ronna
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2004
4:59 AM

Post #914511

That is unbelievably beautiful, Kell!! More, more, more pictures please! If it's that dark in your baby pink climate, what will it look like in the rest of the country?
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
5:01 AM

Post #914513

Oh I had to come back and make sure I wasn't having a dream or died and gone to heaven.
BjsBloomers
Lewiston, CA
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2004
5:06 AM

Post #914522

Kell,
That is a "Beaut'! Waiting to hear who it's parents were & for more photos.
I want one! Whine...
Doing good girl! Keep those photos coming!
Bj
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2004
5:07 AM

Post #914527

OMG OMG OMG Kell!!! Yay!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!!
FrannieK
Angleton, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2004
5:41 AM

Post #914558

Unbelievable in every way. Red and those long tendrils. You must be on "cloud 9" I have no idea what I would do if I saw something like that in my yard. Can't wait to see her tomorrow.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 18, 2004
5:48 AM

Post #914565

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE

So many nights I sit by my window
Waiting for someone to sing me his song
So many dreams I kept deep inside me
Alone in the dark but now
You've come along

You light up my life
You give me hope
To carry on
You light up my days
and fill my nights with song

I agree...OH MY GOD!!!!

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Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 18, 2004
5:51 AM

Post #914568

Even my husband was mesmerized! And that is saying a whole lot!

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 18, 2004
5:56 AM

Post #914574

When I left, the color was going up the corolla tube.

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Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2004
6:10 AM

Post #914584

She lights up my life too! I am just tickled for you Kell!
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 18, 2004
6:17 AM

Post #914592

OMG, Kell...

I'm with ya...I died and went to heaven just looking at it!!!

If I was you, I'd be sooooo proud I would climb the highest Mountain top and scream for joy... :)

What a magical moment for you...

You deserve it, my Friend... :)

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 18, 2004
6:28 AM

Post #914606

Well, actually this is Susie's seed. My dear friend Susie. I could always count on her. It is nice I could grow this one out for her. Once again she makes my day!

LOL. Shelly! I just read your email. You are too funny! Too late now!
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 18, 2004
6:36 AM

Post #914614

Well...congratulations to Susie too...
you two are quite a pair... :)
monika
Herbstein
Germany
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2004
6:47 AM

Post #914626

Gorgeous Kell! It is gorgeous!
Dont plant it in the ground at the church. Rooty is just waiting for that. He will jump in his truck and may pay a visit to that church lol!
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 18, 2004
7:23 AM

Post #914647

Root, can you make a detour on the way to Kells house?
You know, I can carry the bolt cutter, hold the flashlight, clippers... and we can take turns driving...:)~
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2004
12:04 PM

Post #914723

Be still my heart ... absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Way to go, Kell and Susie!!!
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

June 18, 2004
12:07 PM

Post #914731

What a beauty!!! I am just overwhelmed by the color of that brug..She is a keeper for sure..Congratulations...
datdog
Medford, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2004
12:08 PM

Post #914732

YEAH KELL!!!! It's beautiful.. What a deep pink/red color. I've never seen one with such a rich color. I'm so happy for you and Susie. I know how long you've been waiting for a pink like this.
mystic
Ewing, KY
(Zone 6a)


June 18, 2004
12:28 PM

Post #914753

Wowzers!!!! That is awesome.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


June 18, 2004
12:29 PM

Post #914755

Holey Cow!! Congrats to both of you. That sure is purdy!!!!
MzMunchken
Crestview, FL
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2004
12:43 PM

Post #914769

Stunningly Beautiful!!! Congratulations Susie and Kell..
what is the parentage on this?? I looked and couldn't find it anywhere.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2004
12:49 PM

Post #914773

Kell and Susie, I have to say, that is probably the most awesome brug bloom I have ever seen from here in the states. I have got to stay up later at night...LOL! No, I would have been wishing I had that seed...all night. You should both be very proud of this one as all the others, but this one is looking to be that "special brug for 2004".

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2004
1:02 PM

Post #914787

I actually got a little misty when I saw these pix. kell, who are the parents? Do you have others growing from the same seeds? or does Suzie have some growing?
MG99
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
1:14 PM

Post #914806

Breathtaking! WTG Susie & Kell. Waiting to hear who the parents are...

Linda
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 18, 2004
1:14 PM

Post #914808

I miss a few days and goodness sakes! Wow!!! it's gorgeous! And you said you couldn't grow dark pink! It is stunning!
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2004
1:23 PM

Post #914826

I just saw this one. WOW, unbelievable. Kell, Susie, what a prize. Kell, you must be thrilled. This goes beyond dark pink. Sure looks red to me. Congrats to you both (any extra seeds from that cross laying around?)
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2004
1:24 PM

Post #914827

Had to come back and look again ... absolutely stunning color!
sewcrazy
Auburn, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
1:33 PM

Post #914834

Wow! That's simply gorgeous. (Where did you say you lived? :) ) Congratulatons to both you and Susie. How about a naming contest and the winner gets a cutting?????
hummer_nut
Montgomery, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2004
2:05 PM

Post #914866

Oh Kell. This one is too die for, absolutely beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!! I will never call you the queen of frosty ever again, that is, if I'm first in line for a cutting, a rooted one!!!!!!! LOL
delecie
Homestead, FL
(Zone 10b)

June 18, 2004
2:09 PM

Post #914871

Congratulations Kell and Susie. That flower is magnificent! When I logged onto the forum this morning I was stunned and amazed!

Plant her at the church Kell. Who knows what she'll do once she's on hallowed ground...LOL
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2004
2:17 PM

Post #914875

Congratulations! She certainly is a beauty.

Jenks
Social Circle, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2004
2:17 PM

Post #914876

OMG! I bet you did think you'd died! I'm still wondering if this is April Fools day or is this for real?
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
2:32 PM

Post #914889

OH MY!!! Kell and Susie, you really outdid yourselves here. Outstanding!! Bikini Babe??
jerodsmom
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2004
2:33 PM

Post #914890

Wow !! that is really gorgeous. You both did good.

Patricia
hesperus
Riverside, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 18, 2004
2:41 PM

Post #914906

Kell, that is surely a major milestone in Brugmansia breeding in this country! Congratulations on an amazing success.

Vickey
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2004
3:14 PM

Post #914958

I sware! I cant stop looking at it!! Kell and Susie.. wow!!! Congratulations. Im just so happy for you.
Kell! lol it wasnt too late, I was too excited to sleep! :o)
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
3:19 PM

Post #914962

It really is the best color yet. Bravo!
minigrannie
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2004
3:23 PM

Post #914966

Kell, please don't tell us this is all a trick of the paintbrush. It is just unbelievable. Next you'll be showing us a double pink. All I say is "Wow!"
lagata2
Ozark, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
3:25 PM

Post #914972

Paraentage is my question too, since I'm also growing out some of her seeds; Dare I hope?!! Beautiful Kell and Susie!

Please tell too, how is it growing for you in what zone? Greenhouse, sun, shade? Cool weather or Southern heat?

Grasping hands and hedonistic minds need to know!!
aknapp
Cassopolis, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2004
3:34 PM

Post #914980

Kell being very new to this world of brugs, even I know you have an incredible brug there.

I hope it grows like mad and produces a lot of wonderful flowers and seeds for you.

Add me to that waiting list however many years it takes!!!haha
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2004
4:42 PM

Post #915039

Like Others, I keep coming back to look at it again.

It has everthing, color, form, (I love the long tendrils) ... does it have a nice scent too?

Didn't you have this one growing at a friends house? I'd think you'd want to bring it home ... I hope it's a good friend that will understand ;-)



TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2004
5:18 PM

Post #915082

Kell and Susie I hear theres a rumer out there of a plot against you on the church grounds. LOL Fine work and we are proud of you. Ted
rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2004
5:38 PM

Post #915105

Kell and Susie, absolutely wonderful bloom Congratulations to both of you. I would say add my name to the list of wanters but I'm sure you have too many on the list already. Such a beautiful color and the tendrils. Donna
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2004
5:40 PM

Post #915107

All I can say if BEAUTIFUL !!! Love it!!
brugcrazy
Vancouver Island, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
5:43 PM

Post #915110

Congrats to both you and Susie. What a stunner!!!!!!
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
5:45 PM

Post #915115

Oh my gosh! That's just about the prettiest thing I've ever seen!!! Congratulations to you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FrannieK
Angleton, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2004
7:21 PM

Post #915187

I just had to come back today and see if I was just dreaming last night when I saw this exquisite bloom. Congrats Kell and Susie.
brugcrazy
Vancouver Island, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2004
8:06 PM

Post #915243

There sure have been a lot of people viewing this brug.

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2004
8:17 PM

Post #915426

Kell...

has it turned frosty yet???

I gotta say I'm in awe...
Its gorgeous

Even Chuck said he liked it

and told me to say send him a cutting...LOL
So it has to be awesome!
mystic
Ewing, KY
(Zone 6a)


June 18, 2004
9:02 PM

Post #915474

I had to come back and look again I saw it from work today and almost spit my Mt. Dew out. I couldn't believe my eyes. So wanted to check it and make sure. It's even prettier than, when I looked earlier. Kell you and Susie did good! Congrats on a beauty.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 18, 2004
9:14 PM

Post #915483

Kell, do you think they can handle the picture of the other seedling that just bloomed?
I just can't get over how dark this one is, especially for you Kell, since your pinks tend to be so light. Wonder what it would do in South Texas???(think she got the hint???)
FrannieK
Angleton, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2004
9:27 PM

Post #915491

Kell...Susie wants a cutting. LOL now you don't have to worry whether or not Kell got the hint...lol

We are ready for pictures Susie!

Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 18, 2004
9:30 PM

Post #915497

You have to wait till I get home, lol. It's on my computer there. I'm at work and only have the laptop.
datdog
Medford, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2004
9:39 PM

Post #915516

MORE PICTURES





PLEASE-PRETTY PLEASE

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2004
10:10 PM

Post #915556

I needed another look too. It's becoming an addiction. My spousal unit thought they were unbelievable! Still waiting to hear who the parents were..
sh1025
Woodville, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2004
10:15 PM

Post #915565

I am oh so new to brugs but have never seen one like this. It is gorgeous and such a deep, delicious color! Did you say whether it had a particularly nice scent? This just makes me want more brugs. Now I see why you are so into this. Please post more pics so we can all enjoy. Jenny
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2004
10:24 PM

Post #915577

I'm thinking it needs the heat of South Louisiana, too, hint hint.
ladyblue62
Adrian, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
12:13 AM

Post #915667

Perfection!!
Bonnie
TLynn
Matthews, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2004
12:31 AM

Post #915674

I am still in total shock! Kell I would just be happy with a dab of pollen, don't cut on that yet!!!!!!!!! Let it get nice and big a put on a private show just for you, you deserve it! Then I will just have to sell the child to pay for one!

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
12:40 AM

Post #915683

I bet you could hit Ebay and put the Kid through college on that one!!
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2004
12:40 AM

Post #915684

WOW!!!
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 19, 2004
1:05 AM

Post #915707

lol, Root...

Kell and Susie will be the first people that are contacted BY ebay requesting they put it up for auction... :)~
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
1:05 AM

Post #915708

SOMEONE CALL THE NURSE...I JUST FLATLINED HERE!!!!!!!!

Kell kell kell... I know its diseased...run outside put it in a box AND SEND IT TO ME..the DR. Here will treat it right!! ;-)

Awesome..we are getting there on near reds I see.Keep up the good work people.Now wheres the grape purple ones???? LOL
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 19, 2004
1:27 AM

Post #915738

lolol, Kyle...

Who knows what they're working on now... :)
Debby
Milo, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2004
1:41 AM

Post #915763

That brug is totally Awesome. What else can be said. Congrats to both Susie and Kell.
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 19, 2004
1:56 AM

Post #915787

Accolades from Monika AND Kyle? Kell and Susie, you must be so pleased.
Kell, get a guard dog and big lights. LOL

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2004
2:02 AM

Post #915799

No,she needs Susies crocigator to guard it!

earthling

earthling
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 19, 2004
2:04 AM

Post #915803

Congratulations to you too, I know all the hard work it took to achieve this goal and I don't know 2 more deserving people.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 19, 2004
2:04 AM

Post #915804

When I was making crosses last year, I kept thinking "What would Monika put on this?" I can't believe how dark it is, I am just amazed! I think it's really passed the test when it's dark for Kell, she's had such a hard time getting her pinks to be dark.
I picked a pod today, I hope it's gonna throw some dark seedlings too. I should send seeds to Kell to try!
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 19, 2004
2:11 AM

Post #915809

What is the cross from this one Susie I never did see it in the thread.
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2004
2:42 AM

Post #915838

Good job!!! Beautiful.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 19, 2004
2:56 AM

Post #915853

Kell please post another pic. I am having withdrawl symptoms lol.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 19, 2004
4:17 AM

Post #915938

I was just taking a quick glance at this forum and at the bottom of the screen I saw RED!!!!!!!! Congratulations Kell and Cala!! Liz *puhleaze* get on the waiting list for this beauty!!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2004
4:20 AM

Post #915940

Sorry, sushi, sushi!

Susie, throw them this way!! CC, send crocigator with monkey on back.

Thanks all. I hope we all get one of these ASAP in each of our own gardens. XXX

I think I have a name for this one. I need to chat with Susie.

Thanks all. I knew you all would be all be as hot as I felt.

This one really changes colors. The only thing that is consistent is that this is very, very DARK regardless of color!

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Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 19, 2004
4:22 AM

Post #915941

Oh kell ... it takes my breath away!! LIZ you HAVE to go ACROSS the BORDER...SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tomorrow? ;)

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 19, 2004
4:27 AM

Post #915947

p.s. while we are all in total euphoria over this one and since paddles are already nearby WHAT other little beauty is Cala refering to that we have yet to see???

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2004
4:31 AM

Post #915952

I moved it. It is in deep, deep seclusion. Oh shucks, I have got to check the tag. I will have to look later.

But read my lips. DARKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

edited to make Root happy

This message was edited Jun 18, 2004 10:47 PM

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2004
4:33 AM

Post #915956

Oh Lilypon,Miss Lizzy does not have to come across the border. She is my family!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 19, 2004
4:33 AM

Post #915957

kell I WILL cross the border for that one!! How many years before I could get a cutting? I'll plan a trip JUST for it!!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 19, 2004
4:34 AM

Post #915959

As long as it gets here somehow!! ;D
MG99
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 19, 2004
4:35 AM

Post #915962

Geez it's pretty, I have to keep coming back to look at it, does it have a wonderful scent to go with it's beauty?

Linda

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
4:41 AM

Post #915973

I have been wondering same thing on scent, Kell get out there and smell it!!!
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
4:54 AM

Post #915988

Gosh!! Just amazing!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2004
4:58 AM

Post #915994

LOL. Well, it will go like this. First to Susie. Then if she agrees to Tracey. For sale to any of us who are impatient.

So those 2 can make back some of the money they so freely give away. And to make up for those that take advantage of their big hearts when they buy from them in darkness. They do not care about that, but I do!

Then to Brugie my bud! Then to Rootie, Miss Lizzie, Frannie, Bo Fo, Jeanne, Sue, Eva, Roz, CC, Deb, and of course Peggy girl. If Monika wanted it she would get the whole plant and forget the rest of us.

Oh yea, Miss Munché, Shelly, Vickie and of course Mary and Gloria. Lillypon, and all of us regular Brug Davers because of course, we are hot and deserve such a brug in our gardens. Love and kisses.

Sushi sushi, saki, saki

When I say we are one I always meant it. Love

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Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 19, 2004
5:05 AM

Post #916000

Thank you Kell!!! :D

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2004
5:09 AM

Post #916004

scent... incredible. In the car I could have puked. Way too strong.

Susie has a big surprise for all of us. It trumps this brug.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 19, 2004
5:12 AM

Post #916007

oh boy ... I'm not sure we are ready for that! The one you have kell is so spectacular I can't begin to imagine (well maybe I can)...

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2004
5:17 AM

Post #916012

Leave it to Susie to have a double header. She is so hot, it is hard to trot to keep up!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 19, 2004
5:40 AM

Post #916029

For some reason that seems to *match* the little thought that's germinating in my head!! :^))))))))))))))))))))))))))

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
5:48 AM

Post #916036

I'm with you Kell,I think any of us would gladly give Monika anything she would ask for,imagine,having something Monika wanted!!
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
5:51 AM

Post #916037

Gosh! I got teary over this one lastnight.. I can only imagine what more Susie has up her sleeve. I dont know if my heart will stay put with any more excitement. How absolutely far the brugs have come! I hope this beauty proves herself a million times over with plentiful blooms, and the strongest of growth.
raelil
thomasville, GA
(Zone 8b)

June 19, 2004
10:33 AM

Post #916093

Kudos, Kell... what zone do you live in? Where can I purchase this beauty?
rylaff
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 19, 2004
11:42 AM

Post #916108

That is one incredible looking brug. I have returned to this thread at least 20 times, just to look at the pics.

Starzz

Starzz
Newcastle, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2004
11:45 AM

Post #916110

Congrats to you Kell...I am very happy for you..
I have only grown one brug before..from a purchased plant..and it didn't survive the winter.
I can imagine your excitement.
Your Darkkkkkkk bloom is stunning!


Cheers,
Carol

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2004
12:20 PM

Post #916121

Geez, I woke up in the middle of the night after dreaming brugs and have so many more on the list. Ma Vie, Kyle, Kristi, Larry, Gretchen, Brinda, Bambi, Linda, Donna, the Scoot, Ada and Betty on an on with all of you on this thread. So I got up (at 4 AM here) and repotted her just now and told her how many people want her. I did a grow grow grow dance in the moonlight. I spritzed her leaves with VF 11 but then panicked and waved a newspaper over her to dry her leaves, afraid she would get a fungus since it is night time. LOL. My husband thinks I am mad. This reminds me of when I had my son. It was the best of my life and the worst. Suddenly I was vulnerable to all that was bad in the world. I feel like this now with this brug. I found a green cat on her and then a mite flew by! I sure hope it is growing in all of our yards before to long. Imagine it as a double.

This message was edited Jun 19, 2004 11:31 AM

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
1:42 PM

Post #916164

Thanks Kell,Your tooooooo good to me,LOL!!!

This message was edited Jun 19, 2004 8:42 AM
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
1:58 PM

Post #916289

Boy, this thread was active last night. Kell, you are so sweet. Thank you for thinking of me. This brug is something else...time for you and Susie to get to work on the bright blue brug now.
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2004
1:59 PM

Post #916290

Can you imagine how dark it would get here, it was 97 yesterday!!!!!!!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 19, 2004
2:29 PM

Post #916317

That's what I was thinking Mary. If it is that dark where kell is, what shade will it be elsewhere?!?!?!?
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2004
2:33 PM

Post #916326

You are on a ROLL! Imagine if Monika wished for one of yours.
WTG.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 19, 2004
2:34 PM

Post #916327

Oh god Mary don't I know it. I worked in the yard from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Had to make up for a lost day sitting around waiting for someone who didn't show up or bother to call.
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2004
2:37 PM

Post #916332

Wow, Kell. I'm away for several days and look what you grew. Looking at this, I can forget about me being sick. LOL Oh and by the way, I didn't see my name on your list for this one. Be sure to add it please. LOL
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2004
2:48 PM

Post #916339

Awe!!!! Thank you Kell for including me. She is a beauty. Any new photos. It is wallpaper on computer at work ... should of heard the Wows!!!

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2004
3:34 PM

Post #916371

Where does kell live? It's cool where I am in the summers so I am hoping it will bloom here. Can I get on the list too?
BTW, what if VF 11?
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
3:51 PM

Post #916383

http://www.colehardware.com/cgi-bin/hlimages/display_all.cgi?sku=702020 This is only one reference to the VF-11 fertilizer. I'm sure a search would come up with more.
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2004
4:11 PM

Post #916390

I had never heard of it either, but I found this

http://www.californiagoldjojoba.com/html/plant_food.html

picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2004
4:17 PM

Post #916396

Woodspirit...kell lives in N.CA...zone 9...days are warm, but nights are cool!
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2004
4:22 PM

Post #916398

I'll be buying that one! LOL
JJsgarden
Northern Piedmont, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2004
4:56 PM

Post #916419

You and me too flowerjunkie. I'd buy one in a heartbeat. That is one awesome brug! Congrats to Susie and Kell!

Jean
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

June 19, 2004
5:01 PM

Post #916422

Me wanna buy one too...in the future that is...LOL...
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
5:04 PM

Post #916428

Gosh, even tho I have the picture of this brug on my desktop, I still have to come back here every once in a while and look at it and the other pictures of it that Kell posted. I can't think of a single brug that I've had or any that I've seen in the US that is as impressive as this one is. I sure hope it will continue to throw blooms just like the ones I've seen so far. There have sure been a lot of great brugs hybridized in the last year or two. Our gardens should be ablaze with color in the coming years.
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
5:25 PM

Post #916447

You are so generous Kell! Thank you for my name on the list also. I would buy her in a heartbeat! Gosh, no more pepto! You are onto a darker place now!
MiniSchnuz
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2004
5:31 PM

Post #916455

Oh my...when i saw it.. my mouth dropped..

I haven't been around here for awhile.. too busy to check out.. still fighting with spidermites on brugs.. I am all behind on those news...


It's.. soooo deep red/pink.. I never thought I would see one like this.. What is name???? I want one!!! LOL
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2004
5:41 PM

Post #916462

You are a celebrity! Everyone is buying VF11, company should give you credit for telling you use it.

Bet you didn't get much sleep last night, know I wouldn't!
It is a real beauty.
busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 19, 2004
5:43 PM

Post #916465

It is an amazing color, Kell. I am very happy for both you and Susie. I can`t wait to be able to get one of these. I am also holding my breath to see what Susie has next. Oh By The Way, Susie, I am more than willing to take some of the burden off of you and grow some of your seed-just so you can have more time to create something else we will all want.LOL. My best wishes to you both.{{{{{{{{OO}}}}}}}}}

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2004
6:30 PM

Post #916502

Thanks all. And just think, lots more have Susie's seeds and we may get an even deeper one soon! I must say this is so much fun growing from seed. Last year I got one incredible white and this year so far I have 2 real beautiful dark ones. There are so many of us now hybridzing we are going to come up with some great ones. And some have Monika genes to work with so we really will be putting on a show!

VF -11 is fantasitc. I have used it for years. Seedlings get real fat stems on them from it. And annuals bloom their little hearts out when you spray it on them. It is my favorite fertilizer, I feel it is more of a tonic. It has never burned and I have a heavy hand!
http://www.vf-11plantfood.com/
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2004
7:24 PM

Post #916532

I just wrote to her.. LOL I think I need some of that! :o)
Kell, and Susie, let me just say again, I am so happy for you. I know I have said it over and over. But Im so so proud of you 2. I know it will be much evaluated before its sent out or sold, and that makes me for one feel very confident in knowing that it will be set to high standards. Im SO anxious already. Its awsome, and as far as darkness, IMVHO nothing (that I have seen) from US brugs compares to this color, NOTHING!
sh1025
Woodville, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 19, 2004
7:36 PM

Post #916547

Kell, I know I am a newbie to the Brugs, but when you do get ready to sell cuttings, starts, seeds, or whatever of this plant please add me to the wait list. I am going to get some of the VF 11. Sounds like it can be used on everything. Jenny

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2004
8:42 PM

Post #916592

Well, If I can't get a freebie (*sigh*), can I buy a cutting?

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2004
10:31 PM

Post #916675

I do not sell anything! I do not even trade because I am a pathetic procrastinator. I just give away usually if you can wait till I get to it. However, Susie will get this to grow herself ASAP and we will see how it does for her. If it is really a keeper. I sure hope it is for I can't wait for all of us out there to have her to hybridize with it to try to get even closer to a true red.

You can see this brug across the yard. It really is amazing.

Shelly, you are so much fun! You really love this one. I do too! LOL. If only I had taken care of this one better or put her in the brug bed, she would be huge now instead of stunted in a 2 gallon pot. I do not even have any side growth on her to cut. My urge now is to kill her with kindness.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2004
10:52 PM

Post #916690

well, kell, you are too kind to us :O)
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2004
11:41 PM

Post #916741

CONGRATULATIONS!!! There aren't enough adjectives to describe her incredible beauty and radiance!!! She certainly "shines" as a Brug beacon!!

PLEASE, Please, please add me to your ever growing list of adoring Brug fans, who are trying to wait, as patiently as, so we possibly may have cuttings and/or seeds from this magnificent Brug!!! I'm in total AWE!!!!!
MzMunchken
Crestview, FL
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2004
11:47 PM

Post #916745

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~drooling.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~more drool..~ ~~~~~~~~$@#%%$@$%$!@@$@ oopsss short circuited my keyb#$d
minigrannie
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2004
11:58 PM

Post #916757

I'm going to save my pennies for this one and the one Susie is growing, because it sounds doubly delicious as well. It's gorgeous Kell and Susie.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
12:01 AM

Post #916761

LOL, That list is gonna be Huge by the time this is grown for 2 seasons.
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
12:10 AM

Post #916768

LOLOL I feel like I need to post everytime I come look. Kell I DO love this one, but I love even more that you and Susie got something YOU have wanted forever. And its in YOUR backyard! I have read WAY far back Kell, and you have always been a pink girl.
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 20, 2004
12:15 AM

Post #916772

LOLOL, MzMunchken...

I thought about my keyboard while I was drooling and kept it in...Problem then was that it shorted out my brain... :)~

picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2004
12:33 AM

Post #916793

Kell...NO DON'T DO IT !!!! I have killed too many plants with kindness!!! More than with neglect !!! :'(
Margie
moonlighting
Needville, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2004
12:33 AM

Post #916794

OUTSTANDING!!!!!
busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2004
2:34 AM

Post #916957

I hope Susie is trying for a double red. That would be the only thing to top this one.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 20, 2004
2:41 AM

Post #916966

I think she HAS a DOUBLE DARK PINK or a DOUBLE RED!!?!!
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
2:44 AM

Post #916974

I got a suggestion for a name?...Call it "Pinnacle" The top!
Cause it looks like the top to me for the USA people. :-)

Just a suggestion.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
2:47 AM

Post #916979

Good one Kyle!
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
2:58 AM

Post #917005

I like that name too. Gosh, this one has to have just the right name. What a brug!!
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 20, 2004
3:24 AM

Post #917071

I agree. It needs a fabulous name for a beautiful Brug.
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
3:29 AM

Post #917088

Well if its a beautiful name you want?..Call it Kyle..I'm beautiful..in my own mind anyway!!!LOL :-)
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
3:29 AM

Post #917090

I like that Kyle!
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 20, 2004
4:02 AM

Post #917129

LOL, Kyle

And modest too, I see... :)~
imzadi
Jackson, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2004
4:14 AM

Post #917152

me one the list begging.

JUST WOW!!!!!!! very beautiful. congrats to you both.
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
4:15 AM

Post #917154

LOL ((Singing*)) "I GOTTA BE MEEEEEEE! I GOTTA BE MEEEEEE!" LOL LOL :-)
JustJen
Gulfport, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2004
5:58 AM

Post #917236

Gorgeous Kell!!!
Between a family emergency and a graduation, i've been a bit occupied.
Now, if we could just see what calla is holding back on us, lol.
Jen
Donna, sorry you wasted a day on my account.
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2004
7:42 AM

Post #917323

WOW kell, I am so happy for you and Susie!!! What a wonderful flower that is indeed. Looks like the list is going to be very long for this brug and I can sure see why. I would love one of these someday.

**** Lani, happy dancing around my ponds just for Kell and Susie****

I can hardly wait till Susie shows us what is up HER sleeve!!!!! Don't make us wait too long of I will have to do a roadtrip. The gator won't bother me because I have a gun and know how to use it. LOL

Lani
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 20, 2004
12:53 PM

Post #917430

Kyle, I think Kyle is a beautiful name but not to put the men folk out but this one needs a more femine name. LOL
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
1:16 PM

Post #917507

Deb, empty your email. Bounced mail since yesterday morning.

Sorry Kell, I didn't know how else to get a message to her. LOL!
cherishlife
Pocola, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2004
1:41 PM

Post #917529

I think the name needs to include kell or Susie's name in it, or both.
dmichael619
Murrells Inlet, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2004
1:51 PM

Post #917537

Kell,
Before you die and go to Heaven take plenty of cuttings and get them started for us all.
That's a great flower. I knew it wouldn't be long before we got our first red one here in the states. That double pink must be coming in next.I think I have that seedling growing in my yard. (yeah right don't I wish)!!!

Are you going to consult with Susie and the two of you select a name or will you do a name that brug game like some have done on here before?

How about:

1.Kell's Show stopper
2.Cherries Jubilee
3.REDRUM (from The Shining) spell that backwards and see what you get.

WillowWasp

WillowWasp
Jones Creek, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2004
2:58 PM

Post #917583

Oh Kell, for once I am speechless...OMG that is one beautiful brug. Yep you can put me on that endless list for cuttings to...
Congratulations... :o)
Dee
makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2004
3:53 PM

Post #917636

Beautifuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul. Put me on that list also.
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2004
3:57 PM

Post #917644

...per kells post on 6/19..."on an on with all of you on this thread." I see that I have been included too!! Thank you so much kell !!!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 20, 2004
5:00 PM

Post #917698

My suggestion: Lady in Red

I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright
You were amazing
I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled,
It took my breath away
I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love as I do tonight



changed the lines because I think this stanza matches everyone's feelings ... especially kell's.

This message was edited Jun 20, 2004 9:42 PM
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2004
5:35 PM

Post #917727

I like that! Lady In Red. Or Scarlet.
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 20, 2004
5:43 PM

Post #917735

I like both of those names, Lady in Red and Scarlet.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 20, 2004
5:44 PM

Post #917736

LOL Lilypon! That is the name a few of us have been playing with. That and Tell-tale Heart. I wanted Susie French but Susie is being all modest. And we might have an even better brug around the corner to use her name on!

Liz suggested French Kiss and I think that is so funny. LOL!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 20, 2004
6:10 PM

Post #917760

kell every since I posted it took my breath away, and seeing that color, that song is all I can think of. It seemed to match the plant, your singing, and everyone's feelings. It does take my breath away!!
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
6:11 PM

Post #917763

ummm Im getting such a kick out of this thread! lolol Im hoping secretly for a double yellow from Susie.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 20, 2004
6:28 PM

Post #917779

LOL...French Kiss would certainly go well too, considering who the hybridizer is! But I don't think I can get Lady in Red out of my mind.
sewcrazy
Auburn, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2004
6:55 PM

Post #917805

I like Lady in Red, too. French Kiss could be saved for the double red. :)
Thanks for the info on the VF-11 fertilizer. I found it in gallon size at Fred Meyer.
Pennzer
Midland, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2004
8:01 PM

Post #917869

Add my congrats to you and Susie, Kell. Suggestion for name:
SUSIE'S KELLBELL

Pen
Clare_CA

(Zone 10b)

June 20, 2004
8:12 PM

Post #917883

Wow! Congratulations on your's and Susie's beautiful creation. It is the most beautiful brug I've ever seen. It looks like it could be a culebra-aurea hybrid? It is nearly the color of some Sanguineas. Amazing!
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2004
8:56 PM

Post #917920

I think it is just amazing. Any later photos, Kell?
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
10:58 PM

Post #918075

OK.. I am at Mom and Dads for fathers day, and the thing looks bright red! LIKE RED!!! On my monitor at home it looks redish, but not this red! Whats it like compared to a mater Kell??
OMG!! :o)
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2004
11:00 PM

Post #918077

Tomatoes taste better Shelly. LOL!

Been wondering when you would come to this thread for your brug fix for the day.
Studley
Rochester, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2004
12:38 AM

Post #918161

I seldom check out this forum because I only grow a few brugs. This is drop dead gorgeous, Kell! Wow! It makes me wonder what the seedling I am growing is capable of. It just Y'd. I can only hope for something as stunning!
moretz
hickory, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2004
2:03 AM

Post #918276

i would like to be added to the list if possable i lvoe that one never seen a red one would love to have it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
moretz
ShugahPop
Garner, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2004
2:53 AM

Post #918312

I think every brug I've seen is the prettiest one I've seen... I STAY mixed up...BUT this is truly beautiful...
I love it...
hugz
Lexy
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2004
3:33 AM

Post #918350

OMG Kell...look what I have missed! I've been out of town the whole week!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO and HOOOOOOOO! This is just great!!! You go, Girlie Girl!!!! I am so very happy for you! I've been up dancing around and doing that 'grow, grow, grow' dance for you from Oklahoma! Did you hear me screaming and yelling???? (DH thinks I have gone absolutely mad...LOLOL...and I don't even care) Yes, yes, yes, & YES!!! You and Susie did such a great job! I'm so happy for both of you!!! Post another pic for my addiction!!!
Gwist
Biel
Switzerland
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2004
6:16 AM

Post #918457

Oh Kell!! Oh Susie!!!! Oh WOW!!!!! Monika showed me this one,and my heart stopped.Congrats to both breeder and grower.I am sure you were both well pleased to see this one and Susie,you got the magic touch!!!!
Ronna
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2004
4:37 PM

Post #918931

Every time that I get on the computer, I come back to look at this beauty! 'Scent so strong that I almost puked' isn't USUALLY a glowing recommendation, but I know what you mean. In an enclosed space, some scents are overpowering (like a lady in a elevator wearing a strong perfume). I LOVE the name 'Lady in Red' it really fits this gorgeous flower. I'm so happy for both of you, you've worked so hard for so long for something like this!
MORE PICTURES PLEASE!!!!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 21, 2004
6:35 PM

Post #919063

It has buds that are just emerging so I will have new pics soon! I kind of messed up the flowers that are on now though they still are going strong. We still have cool weather here.

We are still debating on the name. I think we have decided not to name it Lady in Red because this one is not truly red. It is the closest we have seen but still not there. We are hoping if we cross it with EP and RK we will get a real red one!! Though we will wait on a final decison I guess, until it flowers for Susie in her heat. It might just be real red there! LOL

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 21, 2004
6:51 PM

Post #919093

The cover of the album wasn't a deep red... ;)

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LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 21, 2004
7:00 PM

Post #919106

I keep thinking about a name too. Maybe a number for now, until we see what else may come from the same cross. There may be a series. I think of 'Ruby' or maybe follow the current trend with babies and go with 'Apple' (ha). Susie may want to start a 'French' series. Whatever, it is just unbelievably beautiful.

Linda
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2004
8:46 PM

Post #919250

Let's look at the colors close together...

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picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2004
8:50 PM

Post #919254

Up closer...

This message was edited Jun 21, 2004 4:50 PM

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delecie
Homestead, FL
(Zone 10b)

June 21, 2004
8:50 PM

Post #919255

When I first saw this brug I actually gasped in shock so I call her "Breathless". :-)
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2004
8:51 PM

Post #919257

How about "Leaving me Breathless"!
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2004
8:59 PM

Post #919271

How about "Suddenly Susan"?

What is it, by the way????? Sure is gorgeous!
springsong
Brundidge, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 21, 2004
10:37 PM

Post #919419

Little Red~~who's your daddy?
Did I miss the parents on this thread some where . I really would like to know You go girl Kell!!!
Cala will be taking pictures of alliagtors with red brug blooms in their hair!!
springsong
Brundidge, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 21, 2004
10:39 PM

Post #919422

I would just be happy with some pollen LOL
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2004
11:15 PM

Post #919486

Alligator w red brugs!!!

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 22, 2004
1:30 AM

Post #919758

LOL picturelady
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2004
2:16 AM

Post #919835

Kell, I have to come back to this thread at least once or twice a day. The beauty of this brug is unbelievable. It has great class about it and deserves a wonderful name, but I think I would grow it for a while before chosing a name in case there are changes in it. You might even want to have some friends test it in different parts of the US as it may be different colors in different zones. Putting the name "red" on it might then be confusing to those people who might not be seeing red in their blooms. The only other thing I can say about this brug at this point is that it is absolutely awesome.
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 22, 2004
2:26 AM

Post #919853

I'm with ya, Shirley

It always is the first thread I go to...

What an enchanting brug, it's got us all mesmerized...lol
The idea of the different zones really makes the imagination wander, doesn't it?? lol
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 22, 2004
2:28 AM

Post #919859

I'll gladly volunteer my hot and humid saltly air gulf coast zone 8b to test it lol.
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 22, 2004
2:30 AM

Post #919861

I'm with you Shirley. It is an outstanding color. But Kell needs to send it to Susie and Tracey to see how it does in their climates.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2004
2:38 AM

Post #919886

I know I would like to see Tracey get a shot at this one,I have seen her set up,Amazing what that girl does with Brugs!
Plus Tracey is close to my climate,I want to see how it reacts to Midwest heat and Humidity.
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2004
2:47 AM

Post #919912

Me too ... have to peek in a couple times a day. I agree with Shirley and Liz ... see how it does in other climates before deciding on a name. It is one gorgeous brug!!!
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 22, 2004
2:56 AM

Post #919935

I'd volunteer to grow it on the eastern side. LOL

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 22, 2004
2:57 AM

Post #919942

Imma just a prayin' it does well and it's easy to propagate ... unlike some of the red overseas ones!!!
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2004
5:49 AM

Post #920173

I agree with Brugie! I'd like to grow some of it and check her out! :)
monika
Herbstein
Germany
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2004
6:56 AM

Post #920209

I also agree with Brugie that it would be interesting to find out, how it performs in a different climate. The color is impressive and I have a look at every time, I am in the forum.
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2004
7:13 AM

Post #920216

Well, zone 6 DRY here! Put me in! :)
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2004
7:37 AM

Post #920220

Karrie, you aren't anywhere near as dry as we are here! I can guarantee that!

Kell, I would give it a very good home. I have become a much improved brug mommy.
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2004
7:48 AM

Post #920224

No, Pondi, I'm not quite as dry as you, but I got there FIRST so there! And I am much dryer, in comparison to the costal regions, lol!

You can do a yahoo search for neighborhoods and find out the annual precipitations of all places. :)
Barandy
Franklin, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2004
1:40 PM

Post #920413

I, too, check the forum here all the time AND I have only seen one brugmansia in my life, from a distance, but just being in the forum, especially now, has so much excitement I can feel it and want to go love all my landscape.

Thanks to all of you for your love of these beautiful creations.
I will continue looking and reading. Who knows maybe someday I will venture into the "real world".

Barbara
springsong
Brundidge, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 22, 2004
2:35 PM

Post #920492

pss pss pss kell I just want a little pollen...

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 22, 2004
2:43 PM

Post #920513

LOL @ springsong!!
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2004
5:37 PM

Post #921056

If you want to test your gorgeous Brug in heat & humidity...we've got PLENTY TO SPARE! I'd be honored to test her!!!
windsurffer

(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2004
6:33 PM

Post #921104

Beautiful, just beautiful! I don't often post here because I only have two and really don't know that much about brugs but this is one I had to add my 2¢.
I am doing a happy dance with ya.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2004
6:53 PM

Post #921124

This one is sure getting the views,I had to come take another look!
Springsong,it will probably be at least 2 more growing seasons before pollen or cuttings are available,I am sure Susie and Kell are not going to rush this one out.
Wind,this one is something eh?
imzadi
Jackson, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2004
6:53 PM

Post #921125

ill volenteer for the south i am in sc/ga so its a different zone here.

its truely breathtaking. very pretty.

Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2004
7:02 PM

Post #921139

I'll settle for even seeds if you are short on cuttings. :)
jerodsmom
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2004
7:48 PM

Post #921195

I couldn't help but come back and see if there was a new picture of your brug Kell. It is the most beautiful color I have seen on a brug. I am so happy for you and Calla. You both deserve to finally get these special colored brug. for all the hard work you have put into it.

Patricia
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2004
12:30 AM

Post #921548

Yup, I looked again and this one is still INCREDIBLE! Good job you two even if I can't have one for a while I think it is great!
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 23, 2004
2:19 AM

Post #921682

I'm back for my daily fix... :)
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 23, 2004
2:39 AM

Post #921706

Me too, SD. LOL
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2004
3:02 AM

Post #921756

Me too ... then its bedtime!!
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 23, 2004
3:07 AM

Post #921776

Goodnight, waterloolily.
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2004
3:41 AM

Post #921837

Still pretty, night all...
MsCritterkeeper
The Heart of Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2004
4:38 AM

Post #921913

Think Kell's pic will get Pic of the year by veiws?
I'm back too.lol
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2004
9:29 AM

Post #922048

I keep lurking in the shadows waiting on the new pic lol.
Jenks
Social Circle, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2004
2:07 PM

Post #922361

Me too Donna! May I humbly request another picture?
sewcrazy
Auburn, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2004
2:18 PM

Post #922367

Just back for another look this morning. So pretty!
Linda
(in the mild climate Seattle area - hint, hint)
MzMunchken
Crestview, FL
(Zone 7b)

June 23, 2004
2:32 PM

Post #922389

here for my 3,294th time... still just as impressive...
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2004
6:21 PM

Post #922651

She hasn't posted for quite some time! Whatz-up????
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2004
6:23 PM

Post #922657

kell is probably busy in her 'brug field of dreams'...I know I keep watching for her to post again, too!

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


June 23, 2004
6:47 PM

Post #922672

Sigh...dreaming of maybe one day being able to see this one in person...
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2004
7:56 PM

Post #922735

Kell is busy trying to get her brugs planted at the church lot she is renting. I'm sure she will stop by when she gets some time.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 23, 2004
8:14 PM

Post #922762

I thought she was doing 24 hour guard duty.
monika
Herbstein
Germany
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2004
9:38 PM

Post #922841

I am back also, hoping to see a new picture. This brug is outstanding!
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2004
10:43 PM

Post #922916

I keep peeking in waiting for her to say it is Paintshop! LOL
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2004
10:45 PM

Post #922919

Oh Chele don't say that. I would be forever heart broken
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2004
10:53 PM

Post #922926

Ok, I'll behave. :)

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2004
11:54 PM

Post #922978

Chele, I think if I had done paintshop I would have to slink away and never to be heard from again!! LOL

Do you believe I knocked one of the 3 new about to open buds off? I kicked my self around the yard!!!

Unfortunately, I am about to go back East unexpectedly! I hope they open before I do leave and if so I will post a pic. I wonder if my Tom is teachable on how to save pollen and on how to pollinate. There are tons of little buds coming also. I had potted it from a 2 gallon to a 15 gallon and now may pull it out and put it in a 5 gallon. My DH waters when he wants, not when the plant needs it. If it rotted I would just die, and so would he. LOL


It has been cold here lately so it will be interesting to see the color now. Butterfly and L'Amour are very pale. If it is the new one is still dark, it will be truly a very special brug. The corolla coming out is very yellow again!

Wish me luck!
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


June 24, 2004
12:19 AM

Post #923002

Kell, I hope your Mom is okay. Do you know how long you'll be gone? Poor Tom is gonna be under a lot of pressure - LOL!
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

June 24, 2004
12:29 AM

Post #923011

Oh Kell, I too hope your Mother is okay!!! I hope your travel is unevenful, and that you have a good flight -- you'll be in my prayers! Gretchen
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2004
12:46 AM

Post #923026

Please don't keep repotting it, you might kill it!

Talk to Tom or email him when you are away, tell him how much water etc. Find out weather conditions, etc, and...sorry, you know what to do..
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 24, 2004
12:53 AM

Post #923036

Kell, are you taking the laptop? Or do you leave it there?
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2004
12:54 AM

Post #923037

Gosh Kell! I hope everything turns out ok. I will be thinking of you.
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 24, 2004
12:59 AM

Post #923045

Kell, I hope everything is okay and wish you a safe flight. You're in my prayers. Maybe instead of repotting it for Tom, you pot it up and take it with you. LOL
MzMunchken
Crestview, FL
(Zone 7b)

June 24, 2004
1:06 AM

Post #923056

Kell, Have a safe trip back east. Sending you big hugs to comfort you.
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2004
1:07 AM

Post #923058

We surely will miss you, hope all goes well.
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2004
1:08 AM

Post #923059

Awwwe Kell, I just had to get you to come out and play. :) It is a gorgeous flower!!

I too hope your mom is okay. You be safe and keep in touch.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2004
1:22 AM

Post #923076

Liz, she better have communication available or our phone bills will be high. Kell, take care of yourself.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 24, 2004
1:29 AM

Post #923084

Kell hope all goes well with you trip. Hugs to you and your mom

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 24, 2004
1:38 AM

Post #923096

Best wishes are being sent your Mom's way!
springsong
Brundidge, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 24, 2004
1:44 AM

Post #923105

Please keep us informed about your mom, we will be praying for her.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2004
1:50 AM

Post #923111

Kell,Have a safe trip and don't worry about the Brug,it will be fine,Tom knows better then to let anything happen to it,LOL!
mmqc
San Jose, CA

June 24, 2004
2:00 AM

Post #923129

thanks for sharing this beautiful flower with us, kell. these are the moments that make all your hard work worthwhile. i know we all want to grow beautiful ones like this and i expect it will be a long time before i will get a chance so please keep us posted with more photos. :)

p.s. when you take a photo of the flower again, can you include an item that's colored for comparison. (kind of like that photo of the red brug with the cherry tomato.) even better if you can find something rainbow-colored.
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 24, 2004
3:56 AM

Post #923387

Maybe someone can let her use a (Abads) color chart ,tomato red can have many different hue values and is not a reliable source of color reference =(
monika
Herbstein
Germany
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2004
7:44 AM

Post #923573

Kell, have a safe trip. I hope, all is well with your Mom. We are with you in our thoughts.
SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2004
1:33 PM

Post #923887

Kell, I hope all is well with your mom and that you have a safe trip. I know that it will be difficult for you to leave your beautiful brug, it is the most beautiful color I've ever seen and I'm nutz for everything about it!! I love the way you and others work together and you have certainly hit the jackpot, with a knockout brug. I cannot wait to see what you guys have coming up...when/if they are sold, I'd surely like to be on the list!!!
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2004
3:44 PM

Post #923995

My best to your mom, kell & have a safe trip!
Nothing more that I can say that hasn't been said already!
Except...Hurry back!!!
mmqc
San Jose, CA

June 24, 2004
6:50 PM

Post #924185

i think photographing with the color chart is a great idea. where can one get one of those abads color charts?
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

June 24, 2004
10:52 PM

Post #924495

mmqc: Are you a member of ABADS?

http://www.americanbrugmansia-daturasociety.org/

If my memory serves me correctly, its extremely expensive (the chart), but I think they may have copies you can purchase... Gretchen
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2004
8:47 PM

Post #925785

Just had to get my daily fix!!!!
mmqc
San Jose, CA

June 26, 2004
12:31 AM

Post #925986

i am a member of abads but i didn't see where you could order a chart from them. i guess you can always buy from the source: http://www.rhs.org.uk/publications/pubs_library_colourchart.asp
mystic
Ewing, KY
(Zone 6a)


June 26, 2004
12:42 AM

Post #926004

I wanted to see a new picture too! But Kell has more important things going on right now. I am sure Tom will take good care of her baby (or he will have heck to pay) lol Kell you could send it to me for safe keeping. ( on 2nd thought no way) I don't want to be responsible for such a beauty. Take care of yourself and your mom. That's what matters most.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 26, 2004
10:47 AM

Post #926423

Thanks all for your good wishes. My Mom has started her trip home. I am praying that it is an easy one.

Unfourtunately this brug is lighter than the first blooms were but Monika assures me it is due to the coolness here now. I can't wait to see if it holds its color when it gets to hot Texas.

Here are a few taken the other night.

Thumbnail by Kell
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 26, 2004
10:49 AM

Post #926425

and another

Thumbnail by Kell
Click the image for an enlarged view.

datdog
Medford, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2004
11:21 AM

Post #926434

I'm so sorry about your mom Kell! You'll be in my thoughts. If I can do anything while you in New Jersey please let me know.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 26, 2004
12:14 PM

Post #926464

Thanks Kristi. This one is a hard one.

I tried to post this earlier but it would not let me. I shall try again before I go back to bed! It is 5 here.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 26, 2004
12:15 PM

Post #926465

opps, I hit the wrong one!

Thumbnail by Kell
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2004
12:26 PM

Post #926483

Kell, please know that you and your Mother have been and continue to be in my prayers -- God bless you both! Gretchen
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2004
1:09 PM

Post #926624

Kell, I am so sorry to hear this! Your Mother and you and all your family will be in my prayers! Blessings dear friend!
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2004
1:41 PM

Post #926657

Kell, I think about you and your family a lot and will miss you, but know you need to go be with them all now. Be safe and be strong my friend.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2004
1:45 PM

Post #926664

I liked the name Cherrie Jubilee, but think I am brain-washed into liking Lady in Red. I also like the idea of naming it after Judy Garland (remember the ruby slippers)?
violabird
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2004
1:59 PM

Post #926682

Oh kell, I didn't know how serious it was about your Mom. So sorry to hear this, it sound like she missed your Dad too much and he called for her. My prayers are with you and your family.
Take care.
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2004
2:03 PM

Post #926687

Thinking of your ordeal with mom, hang in there. Hoping she has no pain.
minigrannie
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2004
2:15 PM

Post #926699

I just saw the posts about your mom, Kell. I'm so sorry to hear she is ill. We are all praying for her recovery and for you.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2004
2:36 PM

Post #926721

Oh Kell I'm so sorry. Try to stay strong. You and family are in my prayers.
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2004
2:37 PM

Post #926724

Oh Kell, My thoughts are constantly with you. Praying hard for you to stay stong.
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2004
2:42 PM

Post #926729

Kell, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. You're all in our prayers. If any of us can do anything to help you, just let us know. We love you and want to be there for you. Soft gentle hugs to you and Mom.
MzMunchken
Crestview, FL
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2004
2:48 PM

Post #926734

Kell, As you journey home to be with your Mom remember back to the good times shared with her and keep those memories close in your heart for they will help when the time comes. Sending you and your family strength and love to get your through these difficult and heart-wrenching times.
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2004
3:04 PM

Post #926748

Kell...how sad for you all...I will keep you & your family in my prayers. Stay well & take care of yourself.
Hugs, Margie
MG99
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2004
3:44 PM

Post #926783

Kell, safe and peaceful journey's for both you and your mum. I can't say it any better than Trish did above. Linda
groovytee
Washington, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 27, 2004
12:10 AM

Post #927222

Wow, that is a stunning beauty...

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 27, 2004
1:47 AM

Post #927313

You know I was just looking at it and I agree! It is getting darker too. I think my first pollinations took. The calyx is still hanging on each of them! I need to give them a squeeze.

Thanks all for your kind thoughts and words.
Debby
Milo, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2004
2:22 AM

Post #927352

Kell: Praying for you, your Mother and your family. Take care and God Bless.
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2004
2:27 AM

Post #927358

kell take care of your mom someday you will be thankful you did.Too late for some of us.Both of you are in my prayers...have a safe journey and and don't get too stressed out. (((HUGS))) Kyle :-)
Eglantyne
Gardiner, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2004
2:53 AM

Post #927394

Kell,
my Thoughts,Prayers and Good wishes are with you as well.
I brought my mother over from Germany and cared for her until she died in front of me.I think of her daily and miss her terribly.
Take care of Your mom and treasure every minute,
Brigitte
windsurffer

(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2004
3:44 PM

Post #927912

Kell is there anything I can offer to get a piece of this beauty? I know that everyone wants a piece but who could blame them.
Since I don't have any brugs that you don't have I thought I could bribe ya with something else, maybe your picture burned on a gourd or my big toe *giggle* I just thought I'd make ya laugh a bit.
I was serious about the gourd, you can see some of my work here http://davesgarden.com/t/377830/ of Shoe
and this one of Whiterose http://davesgarden.com/fp.php?pid=505772
SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2004
4:47 PM

Post #927989

I don't know Whiterose, but she surely is cute and the gourds are wonderful, what a clever idea!!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 27, 2004
11:33 PM

Post #928505

LOL Wind, my picture on or off a gourd would not be my first choice! LOL But your gourds are beautiful! Sounds like you have the brug virus bad! I still get that pure feeling of lust looking at some brugs! Then I look in my backyard at wall to wall brugs and realize I am insane.

I hope that anyone that fancies this one will get it, Wind. My problem is that it is small and there is nothing yet to cut on. I haven't even cut a piece for Susie yet and as the hybridizer she gets it first. As soon as it starts putting out side growth it will get cut.
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2004
2:32 AM

Post #928639

I think I would give my first born child for a cutting of that one, lol, well, not really, but understand you can't cut on it yet. We will be waiting...how about some pollen, though?
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2004
2:38 AM

Post #928648

3675 people viewed it and all want a piece. You did not know you and Susie were so popular.
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2004
3:03 AM

Post #928678

TA...3000 of those views was me re-looking at it! I'm in love with this gorgeous brug!
Debby
Milo, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2004
3:06 AM

Post #928681

I keep coming back too. It is an awesome brug.
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2004
3:07 AM

Post #928683

I will be begging next year. You did not see me but I was looking over your shoulder all the time.
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

June 28, 2004
7:18 AM

Post #928830

Back again for my daily fix... :)
windsurffer

(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2004
3:26 PM

Post #929172

Yes I do love these beautiful plants but have limited garden space but for this one I would make room. It must be nice to look in your yard and see so many of these beauites...I can only dream.
I do understand that you have obligations to Susie's and a few of your brug buddies but I thought it couldn't hurt to ask.
lindenlady
Linden, TN

June 28, 2004
6:17 PM

Post #929355

Many prayers and special thought going out for your Mother, Kell... I will add her to my prayer list. Perhaps you might wish to name this gorgeous Brug for her?? She might love knowing something like that and something so very special.
That Brug is an absolute awesome thing and althought I am a newbie here to this wonderful site, I would like to toss my name into the hat for a cutting from this lovely plant, I would most certainly cherish it...

Blessings,
Carolyn
Eglantyne
Gardiner, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2004
7:03 PM

Post #929411

OH Carolyn !...what a sweet thought...I vote for that and especially since the color is red..the color of love,
Brigitte
lady_fuchsia
Clarkesville, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2004
8:57 PM

Post #931000

Kell,

After looking at your beautiful brug over and over yesterday, I had the same thought last night. Why not name this lovely plant for your mother?

I have a couple of brugs growing in my garden that my mom gave me cuttings of this spring. I have never seen hers bloom and mine have not bloomed yet, but I swear, she says one of them is red. We will see.

You and your mother are in my prayers.

Jane
lindenlady
Linden, TN

June 29, 2004
10:51 PM

Post #931126

I have come by to read more of the posts here, and I must say, I am even more in awe of this very, very special Brug. The "whiskers" are incredable... just wow... I don't know what else to say except I can't seem to get enough of looking at this beautiful flower.

Prayers Continue for your mom, Kell.

Blessings,
Carolyn

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 30, 2004
5:38 AM

Post #931622

Thanks all! I really wish I had enough pieces and pollen to spread it around to all who want it. I hope I do not kill it with kindness! I have been feeding it like crazy! So hopefully it will grow grow grow!
sh1025
Woodville, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2004
12:12 PM

Post #931763

Kell just get it growing. We can all appreciate the pics for now and the dream of having a red one down the line. I am definitely hooked on these plants. Jenny

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2004
12:47 PM

Post #931895

yep, I'm just hoping for one in the next 2 or 3 years
springsong
Brundidge, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 30, 2004
9:23 PM

Post #932430

Kell what was the parentage on this one?

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2004
10:36 PM

Post #932526

Shhhh,it's a secret...LOL!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 1, 2004
12:01 AM

Post #932615

It is not really a secret, I just am not saying right now! LOL
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 1, 2004
1:09 AM

Post #932688

That's right just keep us in suspense lol!!!!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2004
1:54 AM

Post #932752

Just like an old dog over a bone. Don't mess with my Bone.
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2004
12:20 PM

Post #934501

We can't let this beauty drop off the first page.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 2, 2004
2:14 PM

Post #934719

I think I've looked at it every day since Kell posted it.
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2004
2:16 PM

Post #934724

Me too, Shirley. LOL
jerodsmom
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2004
2:22 PM

Post #934729

Kell, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I can only imagine how hard this is on you. I will we praying for strength for you and your family. Don't forget to take care of yourself also during this difficult time.

Best Wishes, Patricia
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

July 2, 2004
2:52 PM

Post #934768

LOL Shirley...me too and I keep coming back... :)
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2004
3:59 PM

Post #934852

Don't we all. In for my daily fix!!

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 2, 2004
4:07 PM

Post #934862

Over 4000 views,you are not alone!LOL!
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 2, 2004
4:43 PM

Post #934904

Yep I have to have a daily fix myself.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 2, 2004
5:13 PM

Post #934938

LOL! You guys!
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 2, 2004
6:10 PM

Post #935003

I guess I think it is going to change when I come in here. To top it off, your picture is on my desktop and it wouldn't be necessary to visit this thread...but hey, this is more up close and personal. LOL!
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2004
6:38 PM

Post #935023

I still think this one needs to be tested in this high desert country and very soon too! :)
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 2, 2004
8:32 PM

Post #935152

I still have to come look at the color! I love it.
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2004
9:54 PM

Post #935220

It is on my desktop at work too Shirley, along with others that you all have grown.
crimsontsavo
Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2004
2:08 AM

Post #935408

So pretty- I've looked at it alot too! Just never saw a red one before.

*steals the brug and makes way to Mexico* Muhahaha.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 3, 2004
2:56 AM

Post #935477

She has alot more buds and today was hot so maybe it will get darker if if it stays hot here! By hot, I mean 80 degrees! LOL
crimsontsavo
Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2004
3:05 AM

Post #935494

Oh be quite! LOL
Cant wait to see some new pictures!
Waits...

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2004
11:44 AM

Post #935741

How's your Mom doing Kell?
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2004
1:09 PM

Post #935791

Kell must really love this flower, I caught this picture of her after she had just run in from the beach to admire it again.

Thumbnail by MaryinLa
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ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2004
1:33 PM

Post #935925

LOL Oh Kell, you're still looking good.


Thanks for the pix, Mary.
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 3, 2004
5:55 PM

Post #936117

lol! Gosh Kell! Looks like you havent put on one stinking pound since last year! Stunning flower for sure!
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

July 4, 2004
12:12 AM

Post #936383

You haven't changed a bit Kell, but then you live in California. No one ever gets older in California do they? LOL
crimsontsavo
Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2004
1:24 AM

Post #936417

Sometimes I thinkit would be nice to live in Cali- all that warm weather for growing stuff. *drool*
That brug is still gorgeous!
*steals the rootlets she missed earlier*

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 4, 2004
3:01 AM

Post #936530

What can I say? I am just so hot! One of these days though I must buy a new bikini!
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2004
3:10 AM

Post #936537

LOL What color will the new one be, Kell?

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2004
4:46 AM

Post #936661

frosty pink bikini!!!!...
LOL
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

July 4, 2004
5:21 AM

Post #936675

I would love to buy (kill for) some seeds/cutting. Please keep me in mind.

Mind blowing!
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

July 4, 2004
10:30 PM

Post #937583

Well, I just couldn't let this beauty fade to the second page... :)
crimsontsavo
Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2004
10:53 PM

Post #937609

Second page? NEVER! LOL Thanks for bumping her up!
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 5, 2004
12:28 AM

Post #937683

4500 hits Kell you're on a roll lol.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

July 5, 2004
12:53 AM

Post #937705

Got my daily fix and lookin forward to the newest blooms!! :D
monika
Herbstein
Germany
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2004
7:51 AM

Post #938076

Kells picture of this hybrid is on the home page of a german Garden Forum! Kell is becoming famous!!!

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2004
1:04 PM

Post #938165

Kell,they are going to be asking for a picture of you next...

then what'cha gunna do...
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2004
1:35 PM

Post #938305

Kell, you'd better hurry up and get that new bikini for your picture. LOL Buy a pretty color to accent the color of this beauty.
BjsBloomers
Lewiston, CA
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2004
12:40 AM

Post #939109

Kell needs her own
To Die For forum! hehehe!
Can't stop gawkin either! SOOOO pretty!
:)
crimsontsavo
Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2004
8:31 PM

Post #940272

Gotta bump this up. It get prettier each day,LOL.
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 6, 2004
8:57 PM

Post #940304

Still love it. Any more blooms Kell?
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 6, 2004
9:32 PM

Post #940336

Come on Kell I need another fix. I'm Jones'n bad lol
Debby
Milo, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2004
11:34 PM

Post #940503

I don't post everyday, but I come back daily to check out the blooms.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2004
2:00 AM

Post #940656

Do you know what is nice about these blooms? They never wilt, need water, suffer from heat and cold, and never fall off the plant. I think it is a beaut in every way. LOL!
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 7, 2004
4:14 AM

Post #940841

What is the record for page views? Are we getting close?

Perfect color, huge blooms, great flower form - wow! Kell, I hope you have this plant in protective custody. If anyone driving by can see it, it will probably be kidnapped and wisked away one night. Please, please post more pictures when it blooms again!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

July 7, 2004
5:49 PM

Post #941601

Not at the top of the page...
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

July 7, 2004
6:30 PM

Post #941632

...where it should be... :)
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2004
6:48 PM

Post #941647

4771 views. This has to be a record.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 7, 2004
7:24 PM

Post #941682

You guys are too much! So loyal! What if she blooms Frosty next time, will you all still love me?

Here she is today. She has lots of buds. 2 of the pods look like they made it, X EP and X frozen RK pollen. So I am happy!

She has not grown and the buds sure are not moving fast. I think she is putting down lots of roots in her new huge pot.

It is cool here so do not be surprised if she blooms lighter. Monika told me not to be upset if that happens because she still has the dark genes. I won't be, I will just slit my throat.

I am half tempted to bring her back where she bloomed so dark. I have never had anything bloom dark at my house. Woe is me.

Here she is 15 minutes ago in dappled sun.

Thumbnail by Kell
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MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2004
7:28 PM

Post #941689

She sure looks happy there. A lot of my pollinations in the last couple of weeks haven't taken because of the heat and the rain, having trouble finding good pollen, too, because of the same reasons, but I did notice today that my Rosamond x Susanne pod seems to be growing, Yippee, that should be an interesting one.
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2004
1:16 AM

Post #942023

She does look happy and healthy - and safely behind your fence! Even if she only has those lovely dark flowers once a year and looks 'Frosty' the rest of the time, she's worth it.
Jenks
Social Circle, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2004
4:40 PM

Post #942851

LOL kell, don't go doin anything like that! Sure nuff, 40 more will be bright red for you as as soon as ya did!
crimsontsavo
Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2004
5:15 PM

Post #942890

You need to start another thread Kelli! This is taking forever to load. Worth it yes- but LOL- sheesh! Needs my fix fast and waiting sucks! hehe
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 8, 2004
6:39 PM

Post #942979

Ok, I keep coming back too!

Ya know, if ya need a semi-arid area (usually around 30% humidity) to test her in, Im here! :o) But seriously, Im so proud for you and Susie Kell!
crimsontsavo
Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2004
7:18 PM

Post #943014

Smacks Shelly-!!
No No NOOOOOOOO she needs to test her in OUR yard! hehehe.
Kelli- bet ya never thought your flower would start a chick fight! hehehe

TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2004
9:12 PM

Post #943137

Good thing I just signed up for DSL or I would never get to the end of this thread. Still looks and acts like (I WANT) one.
Cheers to both of you.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

July 9, 2004
12:37 AM

Post #943357

I'm #21!!! ;) (if my count was right) ;)
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

July 9, 2004
6:34 AM

Post #943754

OH MY GOSH!!!! What a beauty. Please Please Please I am groveling and begging to be added to the list.
Or better yet I am in the Houston area and it is VERY hot. I would like to help. Send plant to Sandy...Just kidding. But not about being added to this list. This is worth waiting for.
monika
Herbstein
Germany
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2004
9:09 PM

Post #944535

Germany wants one too!!!!!!!!!!! lol
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2004
1:01 PM

Post #945294

Bump!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 10, 2004
6:29 PM

Post #945640

LOL. You guys! This reminds me I need to go out and foliar spray this one!
moretz
hickory, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2004
2:30 AM

Post #946168

can i get added to the list as well? thanks
moretz
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 12, 2004
4:25 PM

Post #948499

Bump!
Back to the first page... still takes my breath away!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 16, 2004
8:37 AM

Post #954033

She is back...LOL.

Not as intense but still dark! It has been very chilly here, though we are going to get a few days of heat. Does it have to be hot at bloom conception or just at its opening??

Here she is tonight, at 3 days old.

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 16, 2004
8:39 AM

Post #954036

Here is one that has been open for a few hours!

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 16, 2004
8:41 AM

Post #954037

here is one just opening now!

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 16, 2004
8:51 AM

Post #954039

Here is the same bloom, day 1, day 2 and today -- day 3.

It does get darker each day!

Thumbnail by Kell
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rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2004
10:49 AM

Post #954079

Whew!!!

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2004
10:59 AM

Post #954086

My, my, my. A balm for covetous eyes, lol.
TLynn
Matthews, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2004
11:38 AM

Post #954109

Wow she is so pretty, I am loving this one for sure. Awesome job!!! Just awesome!
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 16, 2004
12:54 PM

Post #954305

Wow, Kell. It's a beauty. I love it.
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2004
1:59 PM

Post #954395

Oh my ... it just takes your breath away. Gorgeous!!!!!
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 16, 2004
2:05 PM

Post #954406

OMG she even prettier this time than the first time.
aknapp
Cassopolis, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2004
2:09 PM

Post #954412

Congratulations to you kell that is outstanding!!!!
minigrannie
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 16, 2004
2:11 PM

Post #954414

Gee, Kell, wonder why noone has looked at this thread? I guess nobody liked the pictures or the color on this one. LOL
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

July 16, 2004
2:12 PM

Post #954418

It's still outstanding Kell.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2004
2:20 PM

Post #954428

It is still the #1 brug in the US for red coloring that I've seen. Sangs not included. Beautiful.
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 16, 2004
2:23 PM

Post #954435

Kell...it's great! So, so pretty and dark! You must be so proud and I know I would be running all around that brug looking and sniffing!
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2004
2:47 PM

Post #954476

Missed looking for a couple days. Still a real beauty. A first for good 'ole USA!

We are so proud of you both! Just you wait, they will be wanting to see pics of momma, you know...the one who grew it! Time to go shopping for a new bathing suit.

We are happy with/for you.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 16, 2004
3:17 PM

Post #954518

That color will be hard to top won't it Kell??? It is even prettier the second time around!
Ronna
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2004
3:45 PM

Post #954550

Ok, I'll fess up, at LEAST 100 of the views are mine! Kind of silly when you consider that the first picture is my wallpaper, and has been since it was first posted. Every time that there are new posts I have to look again in case Kell has posted new pictures. IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!!!!! It's getting more gorgeous every time, can't wait to see the flowers when it blooms at Susie's house!
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2004
5:08 PM

Post #954655

Wow!! Just absolutely WOW!!!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 16, 2004
5:12 PM

Post #954657

Last night I was out pollinating and my husband was holding the flashlight. I showed him this plant and told him I would have to move it soon for it now is above the fence (its pot sits on another inverted 15 gallon pot to bring it high enough to get sun). I said to him if a flower opens above the fence, someone may steal it! He laughed and said no one would steal this plant because no one likes them but me and few of my loony friends!

Hey, I resembled that remark! LOL

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Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2004
5:21 PM

Post #954671

Well me too. Give him a "swift" kick from all of us!

Only kidding, ain't that just like a man?

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 16, 2004
5:30 PM

Post #954684

LOL. I would have Gloria but he was holding all my Sexy Lady pollen! That is the closest the poor guy comes to one! LOL LOL

Another cool day! It is 62 degrees right now, 10:30 AM. So much for our heat wave.

Went out to get pic but they are all closed!

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LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2004
5:51 PM

Post #954700

Poor Kell, 62 degrees and all those blooms. Yesterday, we hit 100 and every time I get a bud, it falls off.

Still absolutely unbelievable, Kell. What are you crossing with? Keep up the good work (and I think your hubby was just kidding with you). Linda
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 16, 2004
7:02 PM

Post #954768

It's only 62*??? Wow, I knew it was cooler up there where you are, but didn't realize it was that cool! We won't see 62 again till January, lol.
You're going to have Tom hybridizing those plants before long!
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2004
8:09 PM

Post #954838

She is just gorgeous. Hope you get some great seedlings from her pods.
SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2004
9:48 PM

Post #954942

IMO, according to the pics, this bloom is as pretty as the first one, I think they will get better and better, but I'm a newbie...
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 16, 2004
10:15 PM

Post #954973

Now now Hibiscus...don't be so quick to lump all men into a stereotype.
Some of us actually like flowers and plants...
Hibiscus
Lima, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2004
10:38 PM

Post #955004

Oops, sorry 'bout that!
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 16, 2004
10:41 PM

Post #955010

:D your forgiven...
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2004
3:11 AM

Post #955313

Again, wow!!! This is the most beautiful brug I've ever seen! The combination of color + tendrils is outstanding. Kell, it would be a tragedy if something happened to this plant. In order to ensure there are plenty of "backups" available you need to distribute cuttings to as many people as possible. Also we need to test how well it does in different climates. I will be glad to volunteer to safeguard and evaluate a plant in my backyard for you! ;-)
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2004
3:28 AM

Post #955342

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Kell. I love this one.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

July 17, 2004
3:34 AM

Post #955357

I've got the dry (most years) Prairie heat!!!
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2004
3:55 AM

Post #955398

I wonder if it would be darker in the high temps and super high humidity of the deep south. Kell hurry up and send Cala a cutting so she can grow it in south Texas.
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

July 17, 2004
4:04 AM

Post #955411

Just as beautiful as the day she opened her eyes, Kell

With over 5000 views, this thread is officially considered a Historical LandMark. Tours and Guides will be on staff daily...

:) :) :)

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 17, 2004
4:14 AM

Post #955423

I agee Tom. I wish it would put out some side growth!

Donna, I think it will be black in the heat! LOL

Here it is a little while ago just as the sun was about to go down. It is a 1 day old bloom wih one that just opened right then.

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2004
4:24 AM

Post #955433

Oh gosh Kell I'm feeling faint!!!!!!!!!! That is so incredible!!!!!!
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2004
12:25 PM

Post #955487

Well...I'm not feeling faint! I'm just down-right jealous!!!! LOL Keep up the great work Kell! And keep the pics coming, I love them all!
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 17, 2004
1:59 PM

Post #955571

Susie and Kell, between the two of you, there is an almost red brug now. I don't see how it can be topped. I think these pictures are awesome and I can't wait each day to see what new pictures will be here for us. I love the new and one day old blooms picture.
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2004
2:47 PM

Post #955605

I'm speechless and awestruck, Kell. She really is gorgeous!
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2004
11:26 PM

Post #956164

Back again for my umpteenth viewing of this gorgeous Brug! What a beautiful lady she is!!!
WaterlooLily
Grass Lake, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 18, 2004
12:06 AM

Post #956208

Oh my Kell ... love the last photo. Absolutely stunning!!!!
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2004
2:37 AM

Post #956448

Beautiful picture, Kell. The color is amazing.
springsong
Brundidge, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 18, 2004
4:50 PM

Post #957159

Thanks for keeping us updated Kell .you and susie have done a fabulous job on this Hybrid for sure,I can't wait to see what you post next. I am loving it just loving it.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 19, 2004
9:52 AM

Post #958057

All day she has been so dark. Almost red. Her tendrils do look red. I can see her from across the yard. Her best color is her 4th and 5th day so far.

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Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2004
12:36 PM

Post #958271

Oh Kell...she is just beautiful! I'm in love, in love I tell you!!! LOL 4th & 5th day? Wow! Keep up the great work! And send us more pics! (LOL... my computer goes on overload everytime I click this thread)
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2004
2:11 PM

Post #958370

It will be good to see how she does in other climates. If heat and humidity make them color up more...OMG, can you imagine????
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 19, 2004
2:57 PM

Post #958440

ahhhhhhhhhhh my daily fix
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 19, 2004
6:55 PM

Post #958724

That is so gorgeous it looks unreal. That would make a great poster or print.

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2004
7:16 PM

Post #958760

Congratulations on this beautiful flower, Kel. I just lurk and look at everyone's blooms on this thread...dreaming!...

P.S. Could you start a new thread with the next new pix? This is loading slow on DSL so I'm guessing the dial up folks are having quite a wait to see the last pix. Thanks!
Jenks
Social Circle, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 19, 2004
9:48 PM

Post #958936

Oh my. My my my my my. So nice.
springsong
Brundidge, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2004
1:57 AM

Post #959247

Kell, glad to see your brugs is still looking good!!
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2004
2:56 AM

Post #959356

hmmm pops right up on my DSL
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2004
3:57 AM

Post #959435

Only takes a few seconds on my dial-up too...may have more to do with traffic on your individual internet server.
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2004
4:08 AM

Post #959444

I have 3Mbps cable so this thread opens quickly for me too... let's see if we can break Dave's website if the view counter gets above 9999 :-P

Kell, do you have a name for this one yet? Have you thought of having a naming contest where people suggest names and then vote on a winner? Of course you and Susie have veto power!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 20, 2004
4:35 AM

Post #959479

There are a few great names on this thread that people have suggested. We actually stopped talking about it. I think we are waiting to see how it flowers for Susie in her climate. If real red we may call her Lady in Red as Lilypon suggested! I love singing sings! LOL.

It is so dark right now I am tempted to just start calling her that. She is as close to red as I have seen, not orangy at all right now. If you have any ideas for a name feel free to share.

I do not want to out stay my welcome as far as keep posting more pics. I would hate you all to get sick of it and of me!
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2004
4:43 AM

Post #959485

No way we could get sick of seeing this stunning flower.

My naming suggestion is "Ruby Slippers" ala Wizard of Oz.

This message was edited Jul 20, 2004 8:31 AM
Ponditis
Lincoln City, OR
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2004
8:12 AM

Post #959616

I think about the only thing that could top this one would be this same color in a double.

Lani
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2004
9:45 AM

Post #959635

Yes, Kell and Susie, bring out that double with this color. LOL
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 20, 2004
3:16 PM

Post #959992

I can't wait to see how it does in TX. I know my pinks are darker here than I've ever seen them before.
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2004
3:22 PM

Post #959999

The most recent photo above is just stunning. I printed out a 8 x 10 and stuck it on my wall.

Forgot to say 'Ruby Baby' would be a good name. Are you old enough to remember that song (or was it an East Coast song) from the 50s.

This message was edited Jul 20, 2004 11:25 AM

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 20, 2004
5:33 PM

Post #960147

Linda, I am a 50s baby!

I got a girl and Ruby is her name
She don't love me but I love her just the same
Ruby Baby how I want you
Like a ghost I'm gonna haunt you
Ruby Baby when will you be mine

Each time I see you baby my heart cries
I'm gonna steal you away from all those guys
>From the sunny day I met you
Made a bet that I would get you
Ruby Baby when will you be mine

I got a girl and Ruby is her name
I'd give the world just to set her heart aflame
Got some lovin' money too
Gonna give it all to you
Ruby Baby when will you be mine


We need more babies out of this pod for all these great names!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

July 20, 2004
6:46 PM

Post #960265

There are so many lines from that song that suit this Brug but the fact it will be one of the top breeders guarantees many will be looking for a little romance. ;)
http://www.angelfire.com/ut2/kbpages/ladyinred.html

I know the song was one of your choices as well Kell...there will be many after it now but she was the the first to "take our breath away"!

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 20, 2004
6:53 PM

Post #960273

Well,if Ruby Slippers is gonna be the name,there better be a piece growing in Kansas!!LOL!!
How bout Ruby in the Sky??
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2004
6:58 PM

Post #960280

Heart's Afire
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2004
7:05 PM

Post #960286

Root, I don't think she liked 'Ruby Slippers'...sounds like it will be something along the lines of 'Ruby Baby'

edited for 'fat' finger typoes...

This message was edited Jul 20, 2004 1:48 PM
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2004
7:21 PM

Post #960301

Oooohhh, Kell - I knew you wouldn't let me down. How do you remember all of the words to all of those songs.

"Ruby, Baby - when WILL you be mine???"

Linda
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

July 21, 2004
1:56 AM

Post #960723

I vote for "Ruby Baby"
MsCritterkeeper
The Heart of Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2004
3:42 AM

Post #960940

Kell,
I am so happy for you & Susie. She is a beauty!
Calla is right, this good ole Texas heat & humidity would do her proud! Please let us know when she gets a name.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 21, 2004
4:29 AM

Post #961002

LOL Linda, you are so funny! I just now got in from pollinating 2 more that are about to pop. I used hot, hot pink, brand new pollen that just mysteriously showed up in my mailbox this afternoon! I am telling you, if she isn't such a hot brug her offspring sure are going to be! LOL

Rikerbear, au contraire, I just loved Ruby Slippers! So clever. Hearts Afire is great also. This is going to be so hard to pick.

I feel this is a community brug by the way everyone has embraced this brug and fallen in love with it. So maybe we should have a contest and the name with the most votes wins! What do you all think? Susie is easy, I bet she will say OK!

Edited to say: LOL, I just was treading posts for names and saw your post Tom. Can't say if I had read it earlier or not, and it stuck! You know my mind left along time ago!

This message was edited Jul 21, 2004 8:53 AM

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 21, 2004
12:37 PM

Post #961299

With all the seedlings you have coming on I'll bet you can use ALL the names...
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2004
1:46 PM

Post #961482

No doubt CC is right, you have some real beauties Kell!
lunavox
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2004
3:47 PM

Post #961681

You know, I have never grown a brug in my life (steps are being taken to remedy that), but I've been following this thread for a while, and last night I had a DREAM about this brug!

Help!
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2004
4:15 PM

Post #961717

Oh Lunavox...tisk tisk...your a gonner. LOL
MG99
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2004
4:40 PM

Post #961746

LOL, Quick call the nursery, Lunavox has come down with brug fever! I think it's easily transmitted, very hard to cure, the symptons get worse over time. heh heh
jerodsmom
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2004
7:40 PM

Post #961956

Hey Kell, When it is in the 60's there, we are in the 80's and 90's over the hill. You can always bring her over here.

Patricia
MG99
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2004
7:51 PM

Post #961967

I'm #6000 for views!
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2004
8:59 PM

Post #962066

Not much interest here.
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2004
1:04 PM

Post #962991

Uh_Oh !

Are we bored already. Could hardly believe it's Thursday 8:08 A.M. and no new posts !!! ??
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2004
1:06 PM

Post #962996

I'm not at all bored Scoot!!! I'm loving this brug!
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2004
1:07 PM

Post #962998

:~P
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 22, 2004
4:29 PM

Post #963266

I'm not bored with it either...just nothing new to say about it.
Other than WOW!!!!! of course :-)
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2004
5:29 PM

Post #963336

Kell, Your photos of this beauty are breathtaking. It would be a wonderful story to put into book form. Beginning to bloom, the story of the life of a plant. Lots of photos. Your photo of the 19th is framed and hung now. Thanks for this delightful thread.

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springsong
Brundidge, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 22, 2004
6:50 PM

Post #963399

That makes a gorgeous photo doesn't it. I love it.
monika
Herbstein
Germany
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2004
2:20 PM

Post #970190

I just had to look at this picture again. The color is stunning!!!
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2004
2:42 PM

Post #970230

me too Monika. It is really incredible. This one is going to be on everyones wish list for a while.
TLynn
Matthews, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2004
2:45 PM

Post #970236

Yes it is!!!!!! Donna I agree.

This message was edited Jul 27, 2004 4:08 PM
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 27, 2004
4:29 PM

Post #970406

I just had to come look at this one more time. Kell, how's our baby doing today?
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2004
7:01 PM

Post #970649

I guess I'm no different. I think this one deserves a permanent place on the first page. LOL! Absolutely the darkest color I've ever seen. I thought Suzanne and MM were dark, but this one beats them both.

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2004
7:28 PM

Post #970687

I just want to know if this has set a record?????
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 27, 2004
7:54 PM

Post #970717

I wonder too CC. I know it's set a record for darkest brug in the USA!

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 28, 2004
4:00 PM

Post #972447

I deserves it! Bump!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 28, 2004
4:20 PM

Post #972476

A little limp. I gave it that bad alfalfa tea. Not as limp as others though, thank god I gave it very little. Of course I have not watered it a second time after, that is when all the problems really started. I am holding off on switching all its soil. I am afraid to lose all its pods. My First Day is a disaster and I really, really liked that brug!

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 28, 2004
4:32 PM

Post #972499

You might want to get a small bottle of Superthrive and test it on a couple of the limp ones,see what a shot of B1 does for them.
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2004
5:04 PM

Post #972575

Tell me again which one is First Day? Is that the Tonny cross?
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

July 28, 2004
5:18 PM

Post #972596

I did the alfalfa; Soaked it in a bucket overnight; next morning it was foaming. Spread it around on the top of the soil of the brugs that are in the black 20 gallon pots.

That was about 4 weeks ago and it didn't phase them in a bad way. Have also been putting on epsom salts and Peters 20-20-20. Also some B1. Everytime I water there is some sort of fertilizer (half strength) in the water. But the week I put the alfalfa on ~ I waited a week before I started up with anything else.

It kind of formed a crust as it dries out. So everytime I would walk by, I would pour a little water on it. Do you suppose it has done all it could do? I could just pull off those little crusts and through them away.

When my husband saw what I was doing, he said, "Why do you want to fee the rabbits?" I was horrified. All night I had visions of the rabbits jumping up into those pots and eating the alfalfa as well as the brugs. Whew! didn't happen . . .
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 28, 2004
5:26 PM

Post #972602

First Day is Karyn's cross.
TWLC, did you put molasses and all that other stuff in your alfalfa tea?
monika
Herbstein
Germany
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2004
9:53 PM

Post #972986

Kell, I didnt know, you were using alfalfa tea on your brugs.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 28, 2004
10:40 PM

Post #973082

I am not anymore Monika! LOL.

I started on my roses from what I learned over on that forum. They did fine. Then I did some of my brugs and they were OK. Then I added molaases and yeast and disaster has hit. Live and learn.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

July 28, 2004
10:47 PM

Post #973100

Have you rooted some cuttings already for Cala etc. Kell?
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

July 29, 2004
3:20 AM

Post #973717

Cala,
I didn't add the molasses and yeast; just soaked the alfalfa good in water and applied. Could that be the difference from what Kell did?

ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2004
4:18 AM

Post #973837

This is a beautiful colored Brug, Kell. I hope it survives the Alfalfa tea. I mixed some up and then it rained and rained so it sat for about a week. Wow, what a smell when I lifted that lid. LOL Talk about rotten.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 29, 2004
4:44 AM

Post #973892

Kell, please say you started a little piece or two before disaster hit!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 29, 2004
5:36 AM

Post #973960

I am going to take a piece now, just in case. A new flower opened up tonight. So I think it will be fine. I am moving it back to the orignial house it came from when it first opened. I can put it in more sun there and keep the soil dryer.

I was going to post another pic tonight but my photo shop program won't open! LOL
steel_datura
Whitewater, WI

July 29, 2004
5:42 AM

Post #973974

LOL, Kell

Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2004
4:05 PM

Post #974564

I dont know the 1st thing about photo shop, but doesnt it change the color of everything?? Like your white wall on the 1st picture would be a different color? Ive seen it make regular old green grass look so neon it looked like it was hit by radio-active water.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 29, 2004
8:03 PM

Post #974987

I have no clue Shelly. I have never seen it but I have put it on my Christmas wish list!
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2004
8:05 PM

Post #974989

Photo Shop would not inherently change the color of a photo that was taken by a digital camera, or even a regular camera and placed on CD. Only if you open the photo in Photo Shop and edit it would it possibly change the color of the photo.
lunavox
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 29, 2004
11:16 PM

Post #975296

In general, it's the camera itself which might not represent the colors correctly, because of an incorrect white balance, etc. (Also, some cameras just "see" intense or pure colors in a weird way, which might be why you saw the radioactive grass color.) In this case, the white wall in the background appears slightly blue. This could be corrected in Photoshop by adjusting the white balance, but that operation would only make the flower more red! So if you're wondering how truly the flowers' color is represented... they are at *least* as red as they appear in the photos.

Hm... clear as mud. Oh well =)
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2004
11:21 PM

Post #975313

Thanks lunavox. I understand what your saying.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 29, 2004
11:24 PM

Post #975320

Lunavox, you sound like you know what you are talking about. Would you mind answering my questioon? I can't get a good shot of my red roses. It blurs the petals of the red ones. Can I change my white balance if I shoot on auto? Or do I have to manually set all my settings? That would be a big leap into the big time for my little mind. LOL
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 29, 2004
11:34 PM

Post #975346

My camera just can't seem to get purples and blues correct.
The brighter the purple the more red it comes out...
So Kell my dear, your not alone. :-)
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2004
11:35 PM

Post #975349

OK Kell...does that mean your brug in the pic is really purple? Have you been holding out on us?
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2004
11:46 PM

Post #975375

Riker...my camera takes a beautiful purple and makes it bright blue but all other colors come out true. I'd love to be able to take a picture of this brug to see how it would come out on my camera. Seems like reds come out pretty true on mine.
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2004
12:05 AM

Post #975402

Gosh! Thanks lunavox!
lunavox
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 30, 2004
3:31 PM

Post #976451

Kell--
It really depends on the camera. If you want, send me e-mail with details about your camera and maybe I can offer some ideas or at least tell you where to find more info. :) (If you can, also send a rose photo that shows the problem...)
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2004
4:55 PM

Post #976594

Just a thought, but with all the questions on color perhaps a photo with a gray card next to the flower would help. The cards are usually available at camera stores for a couple bucks and provide a 'standardized' color.

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Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 30, 2004
6:04 PM

Post #976657

Oh my, I love those coleus. That card sure makes the colors stand out.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 30, 2004
6:31 PM

Post #976701

LOL Brinda! Now you know the truth! I didn't want to make you all too lustful for my purple brug. But now that the truth is known, eat your hearts out!

But Belvanie, then you have a grey card in your photo! LOL. I want that yellow coleus with purple veins. Please take a bigger pic of that one and post it.

Lunavox, thanks!! All my problems better be solved tomorrow. I am buying a new camera, I think. A Nikon coolpix 5200. I know I have been saying this for months but I have really decided this time. LOL.

Here is what I was talking about. The red colors get muted, no differentiation among the petals.

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lunavox
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 30, 2004
7:26 PM

Post #976793

It's okay, nobody panic... I was able to recover the TRUE colors of the brug with Photoshop! hee hee

Kell, a Coolpix 5200 is awesome. If you look on my photography website linked in my profile, you can see the type of macro shots I was able to take with a 3500. It's sooo fun. Just try taking shots of water drops on the highest resolution setting and see what type of cool stuff shows up in them! You can also capture the fine structures in petals and leaves. (I'm lucky enough to have a Canon EOS 300D now, but I'll have to buy a real macro lens before I can get the same quality of macro shots as I got with the Coolpix 3500!)

If you learn to set your white balance when you get it, that will help a lot with any weird color problems... Here's a good article on WB: http://www.photoxels.com/tutorial_white-balance.html

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MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2004
7:42 PM

Post #976824

My camera (Fuji Finepix S5000) takes pics that are pretty true to color, except when I try to take pics of purple flowers, they inevitably look blue in the pictures. Will adjusting the white balance straighten that out?
MzMunchken
Crestview, FL
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2004
9:04 PM

Post #976934

I've been pretty happy with my Olympus C750 as far as representing true blues/reds/purples.. but then I don't use the automatic white balance.

Kell... Molasses on a brug.. are you trying to have every bug in the world come visit your brugs????
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

July 30, 2004
10:01 PM

Post #977008

Wow Kell! What kind of molasses did you use? I'm not familiar with adding yeast... My brugs do so well with the molasses and other goodies I feed them. So sorry you had a bad experience!

MzMunchken: The molasses doesn't attract bugs...

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2004
10:58 PM

Post #977085

Kell,if you would have known in the beginning,you should have named this.
The Whopper of all threads!
I am glad I am on Cable!
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2004
1:13 AM

Post #977260

Me too, and even that is starting to take a few seconds.

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2004
1:51 AM

Post #977324

OK GUYS!!!!

Ya see the purple brug???
THATS what I want
Now fess up
who's got one?

Seriously,that is what I want,I wish there was some way to breed one
Thats the best color fake I've seen ,I reallly like it

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2004
1:55 AM

Post #977332

I thought yours was gonna be Double with frills??

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2004
2:12 AM

Post #977361

I gotta get the purple first,then I gotta work on the pink picotte edges...LOL
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2004
2:13 AM

Post #977363

How about this pretty peach colored version of Antique Lace?

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Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2004
2:16 AM

Post #977369

Nice job Mary...sure looks real to me!
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2004
2:22 AM

Post #977382

Now, that would be something to work toward.
MaryinLa
Marshfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2004
2:27 AM

Post #977388

Amazing what you can do with photo shop. I can even make my new seedling look red like Kell's here (in my dreams, lol)

I am not in any way suggesting that Kell or anybody else has altered their pics, just playing around.

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crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2004
3:01 AM

Post #977447

Wanna see purple's

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 31, 2004
7:06 AM

Post #977651

That is too cool. Esp the purple. Though a whole tree of those may make me whoozi! LOL. So tell me, what else does Photo Shop do? I would imagine you would get sick of changing your flower colors after a few.

Mary, if I could do that to all my brugs out in the yard, I sure would! I would finally have dark pinks! LOL Custom colors! I love it.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 31, 2004
1:41 PM

Post #978004

I like AL in peach.
datdog
Medford, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2004
2:52 PM

Post #978076

Who new photo shop did so much. I have it on my computer and I can't even figure out how to make a picture black and white. The only thing I know how to do is correct the levels of a picture. How did you make it purple? Heck, how do I make it black and white?

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 31, 2004
6:26 PM

Post #978371

It checks levels of a pic, Kristi? What does that mean?
datdog
Medford, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2004
8:47 PM

Post #978556

Auto Level Yes or No
Auto Contrast Yes or No
You don't have to use them.
Auto level or auto contrast will change the colors of a picture- but not to any other color then what the plant is. Not purple- how did they do that? How do you make the photos black and white?

Curves will Lighten or darken a picture- not the color but the back round.

This is all I know about photoshop... Sad, huh? Just what my husband taught me.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2004
8:56 PM

Post #978571

That is a lot more than I know about it. In fact, I don't have it. I have Paint Shop Pro I think. I don't know how to use it either, but at the time, I thought I should have it. LOL!
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2004
9:20 PM

Post #978607

Kell,Dats true, y'all has a grey card in the picher,I's still thinkin in terms of the yellow-magenta-cyan color balance for printing film negatives. Silly me! Here's the coleus 'Gays Delight'. Can we call it pseudobrugmansia to fit this forum?

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


July 31, 2004
11:14 PM

Post #978763

Kristi, beyond me, I guess.

Belvanie, was I being more dense than usual?? LOL. I do LOVE your coleus. I have to get that one next year.
datdog
Medford, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 1, 2004
1:20 AM

Post #978935

No Kell- It's a option you can choose to use or not. That is all I know. I need to see if I can find some directions or something. Actually I'm not liking my new camera and having lots of issues with picture taking lately. It's not as fun as it use to be. :(
lunavox
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

August 1, 2004
5:20 PM

Post #979940

In Photoshop, to make something B&W, you click Image -> Adjustments -> Desaturate. (I'm not sure what it is in Photoshop Elements, but probably something similar.) To make the brug purple, I did Select -> Color Range, and then clicked on the blossom in the tiny sample image. Once you have all the red selected to your satisfaction, click okay, and then go Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation and adjust the sliders there to make whatever kind of weird color you want. =)
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 1, 2004
5:43 PM

Post #979968

You need to be careful with that 'Auto Levels' feature. It's just the software's best guess as to what the color balance and contrast should be. Sometimes, especially with pictures that have a lot of a single color, it guesses wrong. I don't use the 'auto' feature very much. I try to be very conservative with adjusting pictures - the idea is to make them look as close to reality as possible, not 'better than' reality ;-)

To ensure accurate color in your pictures, include something that is pure white (like a piece of paper) in the image. Of course if you are taking a picture of a pure white brug or datura the white is already there! When you are editing your picture, use the software's color balance / color cast feature. You can click on the area that is supposed to be white and the software will adjust the color balance of the white portion to make it "true" white and adjust the colors in the rest of the image by the same amount. This adjustment will compensate for any color problems caused by lighting conditions or camera quirks.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


August 1, 2004
6:11 PM

Post #980019

Kristi, which camera did you get? I have Adobe Photo Deluxe. It only will change colors manually and it is so obvious. And you can only go darker. But it does convert to black and white with a touch of a button.

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TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

August 2, 2004
2:39 AM

Post #980706

Welcome to Daves, Tom,

Thanks for the camera info!
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2004
3:25 PM

Post #983289

Kell you moved it and started a little piece. News Flash, is everything going well.
hpluver
Canadaigua, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2004
8:41 PM

Post #994020

Bumped... to show a friend! Just beautiful Kell. Put me on the list, I'll pay! xo,Mere
Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2004
11:15 PM

Post #994215

I hope you had a good flight Kell. I'm sure your Mom is thrilled to see you.
brugcrazy
Vancouver Island, BC
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2004
11:16 PM

Post #994218

Has she arrived there? Anyone heard from her.
mjtip
central Arkansas, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2004
11:40 PM

Post #994244

Happy to see this back on the first page. So pretty. Mary

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


August 10, 2004
3:01 AM

Post #994515

LOL! Great seeing you here Tonny.

I am here!! Long flight. I got in when it was dark here but I see a huge brug on my Mom's back stoop covered in pink flowers. It looks so pretty. It is the one that Brugie sent her in April. Unfortunately, it didn't start flowering until after she went into the hospital so she still has not seen a brug bloom. When I go see her tomorrow I will bring her in one. If she has a good day, I am hoping to take her out for a few hours and bring her back to her home. She would get to see it then!

TARogers, the plant is really growing. Tiny buds. I have been fertilizing it like crazy. I am so anxious to see what it does for Susie. The cutting is still green so that is good. It is in a plastic bag on my windowsill. I tried rockwool. I sure hope it is all rooted and growing when I get home.

Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

August 10, 2004
3:09 AM

Post #994527

Glad to hear you made it Kell! Lots of love and prayers headed out east to you and your mom.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2004
3:23 AM

Post #994544

Sorry Kell I didn't know your mom was still in the hospital. Hope she recovers soon. (((Hugs)))
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2004
10:56 AM

Post #994758

Kell: Thoughts and prayers from my little corner of Texas to you and your Mother :)
ahelms
Kannapolis, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2004
3:58 PM

Post #995210

Kell, our thoughts and prayers are with your Mom and you.
brugcrazy
Vancouver Island, BC
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2004
4:49 PM

Post #995281

Thinking of you Kell. (((HUGS)))
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 6, 2004
9:30 PM

Post #1037152

Any new pic Kells???? Please
kareoke
Greensburg, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
11:09 PM

Post #1037259

Kell my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your Mom, I bet she will love seing that brug
pphil1
Brookhaven, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2004
2:22 AM

Post #1040946

Kell!

I hope your mom is doing ok!

I am sending up prayers for her and you!

Can you tell me why you won't list the parents of this flower?

Just wondering!

Huggzzzz

Phil

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


September 9, 2004
7:48 AM

Post #1041204

Gosh I must have missed this thread lately! I have tried to bring it up a few times but it wouldn't open.

Anyway thanks for asking about my Mom. She is doing remarkably well. She has about 9 more radiation treatments left out of 36. I will going back soon to get her settled back into her house or perhaps she will decide to go to an extended care for awhile to recoup.

Pphil1, I didn'lt tell just to be mean. And now I can't remember. So that serves me right! I am hoping the tag is just down below the soil line!

In looking at this thread again I had forgoten how dark she was. Gosh such a beauty! I have one bloom on her now and every day she gets lighter. LOL. It is so odd since we have had a terrible heat wave here all week. I was expecting her to be so dark. I need to ask Monika about it. Maybe it can tell it is fall?
drummat
Syracuse, NY

September 9, 2004
10:47 AM

Post #1041240

HI KELL I HOPE YOUR MOM RECOVERS I WILL KEEP HER IN MY PRAYERS. A BEUATIFUL BRUG YOU CERTAINLY HAVE THE TALENT IN GROWING THEM. MY ARE DOING FINE BUT I HAVE QUITE A FEW THAT ARE NOT BLOOMING. BOB
kareoke
Greensburg, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2004
1:56 PM

Post #1041382

kell Your Mom and you are in my prayers.
That color is unbelievable
RikerBear
Seattle, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2004
10:06 PM

Post #1042231

Kell does Susie remember the parentage of the seeds she sent you to grow? This was from Susie right?
8ftbed
Zion, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 23, 2004
9:38 PM

Post #1162214

kell - in case you're still watching this - Congratulations. New to brugs and I was just asking today if there were any true red ones like the classic tulip or applie. Brugie pointed me to this thread.

Hope it continues to bloom that same color!!
meltn
Knoxville, TN

November 24, 2004
4:36 PM

Post #1163394

Ok Kell! Now you have done it!
I have some of Susies seedlings planted in the yard and I was planning on cutting them off after the frost. After seeing that beautiful bloom, I am off to dig all of them! And I thought I was out of space but there is always room for a few more, right?

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


November 24, 2004
4:44 PM

Post #1163407

I wish this was a true red! LOL. It is a beauty! I can't wait to see if it gets darker at Susie's. I am about to move it into the hoophouse tomorrow. It had mites so I have been treating it.

I truly have no clue what parentage it is. I thought I would never forget it. I bet there is a tag down in the pot. Maybe when I move it, I will peak.

Meltn, if they have Yed, you could cut off the top to root and they would take up less room! I have lots I must winter over also. Next year will be a nightmare with 2 years worth of seedlings.

Thanks for well wishes for my Mother. She turned 86 last Saturday!

This message was edited Nov 24, 2004 11:02 AM
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

November 24, 2004
4:58 PM

Post #1163425

I just absolutely love this one!!
SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

November 24, 2004
5:56 PM

Post #1163541

Kell, I'm going to take my cuttings this week and I would like to know if you could tell me what is the absolute shortest tree you would root?? I intend to put mine in the ground, so the height has to come from the plant, since there will be no pot. I don't want to waste my time and limited space on a shorty, when I can do as you mentioned above and take cuttings above the Ys and wait until next season for more trees. TIA!!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


November 24, 2004
6:10 PM

Post #1163566

I do not quite understand your question Sherry. It depends for what you want the plant. For a seedling, most are anxious for it to take up the least amount of room and to bloom quickly. I would take a piece of the Y to plant for it would bloom quickly next spring. I am not so concerned with how a seedling looks first go round, but in its flower.

If I want an allee tree, I cut my biggest sucker at the ground level so it is as tall as possible from the beginning.

Hope this helps.
SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

November 24, 2004
6:52 PM

Post #1163638

Yes, that is exactly what I needed to know, re cutting the sucker at the ground, except, what would be the absolute shortest sucker you would cut. Assuming I root some, mine will be going in the ground. I have one that is about 7 1/2 feet tall, but I'm thinking that might not really be tall enough. Thanks so much for your reply. The temp is dropping rapidly here but I don't expect it to frost quite yet, but I gotta get busy, whew!!
I'm at the stage that I need to kick myself in the fanny and force myself to 'just do it' before the time runs out...

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


November 24, 2004
7:03 PM

Post #1163662

8 1/2 ft is fine for an allee tree. I t will still grow after it is rooted.
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 25, 2004
11:00 PM

Post #1165624

Kell let me get this straight. If I want a tall tree again next year I cut the old one at ground level and take the cutting however long and reroot it during the winter and replant come spring. If so do you trim out the top down to where? I just cut down my biggest one into cuttings. Anyone want Ericks White. got 17 cuttings in water.
Ted
SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

November 26, 2004
12:44 AM

Post #1165755

Ted, I'm not Kell, but this is what I did - about two/three months ago, I cut an almost 8 foot sucker from a two year old plant, stuck it in a pot and it rooted in no time, and it's one blossom (it was full but wind/hail got all but this one) opened today, and has started turning pink, but unknown, drats, but that is okay too, it's beautiful!! The straighter the sucker or shoot, the better, mine is okay, but next year, of course, I hope to do better. I have gotten a one week reprieve, which means I will not get a frost until next week, at least, but, I'm starting to rev up my GH where I will aerate my cuttings, using the simple, inexpensive system that LindaSC uses, and give rooting in water a go. Since everything else has worked that all of the wonderful DG mentors have told me, I figure I'll do okay rooting in water, which I've never had much luck with. In addition, I will be concentrating on seeds, which are my new passion. I hope this answers your question, I'm sure Kell or someone else with join us and fill in the gaps I might have left. This season, I learned that I can grow, root brugs and I can grow seedlings. Next season, I will concentrate on insect prevention, building up (in height) a couple of beds, and a better and more consistent water/feeding program. At this time, I'm thinking less is better, but I'm open to any and all suggestions!! Hope your T-day was a great one Ted, et al, we've had a quite, but wonderful day...

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


November 27, 2004
9:26 AM

Post #1167217

Ted, if you do not want to dig it up, just cut it at the base. Also cut the canopy back to 4 to 6 nodes off each branch of the first Y. You want to have few leaves while the stalk roots. I plant my big cuttings in a 5 gallon pot, all the way to the bottom so it puts out a good root system fast.
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 27, 2004
9:52 PM

Post #1167854

Thanks that answers my question. So, even better you could just dig it up and trim the roots back to fit the bucket and trim back the top like you said. Ted
SherryLike
SE Arky
United States
(Zone 8a)

November 27, 2004
10:49 PM

Post #1167910

I planted mine all the way to the bottom too, Kell, but did it to keep it balanced better. I'm glad to know that will help them root fast and mine surely did, so I would say you are correct!!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


November 27, 2004
11:29 PM

Post #1167959

Yes, Ted. Cut the canopy enough so the trimmed roots can support it. So as the roots grow back so will the canopy fatten out again.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

December 8, 2004
11:02 PM

Post #1185481

Bringing this up for Karen.
FrannieK
Angleton, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2004
12:33 AM

Post #1185676

Gorgeous...I am glad Brugie brought this one back up. It is still so amazing to me the color on this one. I am anxious to see it again next summer along with Kell's new beauties.
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

December 9, 2004
12:45 AM

Post #1185697

Still amazing.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


December 9, 2004
6:58 AM

Post #1186191

Thanks. It actually is blooming now, and though dark for now, it is not dark. But still an odd color! I just touched Sexy Lady and RK with her, though I bet they do not pod for me at this late date.

Still no one has her but me since Susie murdered 2 of them!!! LOL. Makes me nervous. I will try to get one off to Brugie next to trial, and I will grow one big before I send it to Susie again! LOL Unfortunately, she is a prima donna to start!
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2004
1:37 PM

Post #1186423

Kell -- how 'bout a picture of her, this time of year???
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

December 9, 2004
2:06 PM

Post #1186468

How big is she now Kell? Gosh, to have the one and only would make me nervous too.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


December 9, 2004
6:28 PM

Post #1186946

It does make me nervous. LOL I have no time to go out now. I was on the phone with my mother for 2 hours. So I am late for everything! have to go to PO. I will look tonight. It has been storming here for a couple of days so I have not even gone out to the hoophouse. I really need to! I t is so wet out there though, the blooms are weird looking ususally! If one is decent I will take a pic.

Linda, she is tall but no side branches so I have to cut from her Y to get cuttings and they are too green!
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

December 9, 2004
6:43 PM

Post #1186966

On the weather this morning, it looked like there were some pretty strong winds and very bad weather in the NW. I think one of my new projects will be to find a world map and put peoples names where they live. I didn't pay enough attention when I was supposed to be learning geography.

Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

December 9, 2004
8:19 PM

Post #1187082

I think I would be cutting that baby down and rooting the trunk in pieces to make sure it isn't lost. It's just too pretty.
brugcrazy
Vancouver Island, BC
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2004
8:21 PM

Post #1187086

I'd be bringing it in the livingroom to live for the winter. You can't lose her, she is way too special.
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2004
11:31 PM

Post #1187423

I have to agree with Shirley on her advice. That's what I did with two of mine that I just loved. I have five trunk cuttings of each one. They may prove unworthy of sharing, but in case they end up being keepers, I at least have them (barring disaster!).

Sending the Brug Fairy to bless this one for you :)

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hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 10, 2004
5:01 AM

Post #1187912

Oh my Kell, I just saw this thread for the 1st time today, and am Star Struck, that is the most beautiful Brug I have ever seen, I had to pick up my mouth from the floor and so did my DH!!!!!!! I've spent the last hour reading this entire thread, someday when you run out of friends to share it with, I would love a cutting, Red and Purple are my favorite colors!!!
I wish your Mother well, Chemo is difficult I know since I've been there, I wish and pray for her health to get better, know I'm thinking of you, Annie

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


December 10, 2004
6:00 AM

Post #1187969

Thanks Annie. The rate I am going no one is ever going to have this brug. LOL. Maybe I should move it inside. It is doing very well in the hoophouse though. Sexy Lady is having a heart attack out there. All, and I mean all her leaves are yellow.

I was watering her everyday outside and just realized her roots must be so rootbound I should have been watering her everyday in the hoophouse. Her pods still look OK. Woe is me esp when I do such a dumb maneuver.

Here is red this morning! No flowers left.

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


December 10, 2004
6:05 AM

Post #1187976

It is dropping its little buds though. I have a few baby pods on the ends, some have fallen - - see the tags. If they fall I will try cutting back one part of the Y now and rooting it.

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hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 11, 2004
4:02 PM

Post #1190230

OH NO!!!!!!! Well, I'm wishing Sexy Lady a fast recouperation as well, sigh... and hope she'll be well in no time!!!!! Oh, but what a beautifull show she put on, looks like she fainted, maybe just a little too much limelight! a little tender care from you and I'm sure we'll see RED again soon, Annie
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

December 11, 2004
4:07 PM

Post #1190235

Bummer, Kell! From the looks of her trunk, she probably does need a root and canopy trim. I'll be hoping for her speedy recovery!!!
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2006
4:26 PM

Post #2661464

Kell & Susie,

What ever happen with this beautiful brug!!! Is it being sold now? I just happened upon it while doing research on Bayer & Cutter... don't know how this thread turned up on my list.

Drooling here.

Judy
tednugent
Dripping Springs, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 26, 2006
8:38 PM

Post #2662206

Not that I can add to what has already been said but, Fantastic,cant begin to tell you how thrilled I am with your plant Bravo!!!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


August 26, 2006
10:09 PM

Post #2662437

Oh what fun to see this brug again. Look at that scrumptious color.

What a real thrill this brug was. I still remember when I first saw it. I just could not believe my eyes!!! I had a terrible time getting it to root though. It has not been released. A few people got cuttings to trial. Susie had an almost red one grow up where she planted Red though she had thought it died, so she may still have it. And I know another friend has it growing. Mine got cucumber mosaic virus and was destroyed. However, I still have tons of pollen frozen and sent out lots of Red seed. I think I even have some Double Pink X Red seeds. YUM YUM Good. LOL
BamaBelle
Headland, AL
(Zone 8a)

August 27, 2006
9:27 PM

Post #2665596

Must...have...rootlings...(gasp)...must...have...
LoraB
Billerica, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2006
4:32 PM

Post #2668028

Hi Kell,
If you still have any of those seeds left, would you consider sending a couple my way for postage? I'm not a real grower, so I don't need names or anything like that. I just would like to have another brug to keep my lovely, unknown white company. And if the seeds turn out even close to the one you originally posted about, I'm sure it will be lovely.
If not though, that's ok.
LoraB.
Anna_Z
Monroe, WI
(Zone 4b)

August 28, 2006
5:18 PM

Post #2668185

Oh, gosh...there is way too much here to read...kell, what is the brug you are talking about here????

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


August 28, 2006
6:37 PM

Post #2668482

I bet I do have some seeds, but I am pathetic in getting them mailed out. I will have to look.

LOL Anna, we were tlaking a lot about a brug I grew out for Susie, nicknamed Red. She has great color!
busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2006
10:31 PM

Post #2669159

Kell,
I sure hope you find the seed because I would love to have a couple of them also. Just let me know what you would like or postage. I would be very grateful for them.

caraboof
Spring, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 28, 2006
11:55 PM

Post #2669387

Kell, I haven't had time to post to the brugs forum lately but WOW I am speachless! It is a dream. I have had my own brugs issues...

I am so new to them that I don't understand where the seeds come from?

Mine is still plugging along.. Think it is in the afternoon sun that is not a good thing in Houston. Do you strip the lower leaves?
tombaak
High Desert, NV
(Zone 5a)

August 29, 2006
10:45 PM

Post #2672926

Kell, I was feeling so frustrated with brugs and bugs and wind and heat that i was threatening to give them up. Today i found this thread and WOW how lovely. I have 11 babies going strong from seed you sent. They are several months old and last week another one germinated (go figure) well seeing this thread makes me think i can make it through another winter.

No mites this winter though (fingers and toes crossed)

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


August 30, 2006
7:03 AM

Post #2674392

LOL Melissa, mites are on everyone's mind lately! The scourge of brugs.

Listen, I got my first report back on my seeds and out of what I believe was 4 or 5 seeds I sent, the person got 2 double pinks! So I have high hopes for your seeds too!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


August 30, 2006
7:53 AM

Post #2674424

Hi Robin! Glad you came back to visit us!

I would think morning sun would be easier on your brugs where you live.

If I am growing a standard, I will strip any side shoots that come out unless I want some extra cuttings. Usually the lower leaves have fallen off on their own. I keep as many leaves on as possible when I am trying to grow it up tall though because leaves make food to help it grow fast.

So you want to have a talk about the birds and the bees huh? LOL

If you have 2 different kinds of brugs, you just take (or a insect takes) the pollen from one and puts it on the stigma of another. It won't work if you try it on flowers from the same cultivar of brug. Here is a great thread about it written by Susie who taught a lot of us old times how to grow brugs.
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/362576/

If it takes, you will get a pod which has lots of seeds in it, each seed is capable of making a unique and glorious brug!

Here is a ripe seed pod full of seeds!

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ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 30, 2006
8:23 AM

Post #2674440

I have a need for one of these so beautiful brugs. Notice it is not just a want. It is a very big need. :o)
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2006
3:37 AM

Post #2680478

Hey Now!!
Congratulations Kell!!
I was told of the red brug and had to see it for myself!!
ZOWIE!!
WELL DONE!!
SHES LOVELY!
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2006
8:10 PM

Post #2682464

Wow absolutely georgeous!! Someday when I can figure out how to keep these alive I would love a red one.
drummat
Syracuse, NY

September 2, 2006
9:02 PM

Post #2685439

Kell simply goregous bloom what a joy i tell you youur the first lady of brugs. bob
xomed28
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 3, 2006
10:17 AM

Post #2686836

Kell... I finally made it to the bottom of the line to tell you how beautiful your brug is. I am always amazed with what you will come up with next. Congratutions on another beauty. Cindy
farizona
Bowie, AZ
(Zone 8B)

September 20, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #5574193

No comments in 2007. Is "Red" still around? Did I miss something? It was so exciting to see this coming out.
farizona
LindaCA
Concord, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2008
3:30 PM

Post #5580359

Me too. I would love one of these. Anyone know her name and if its available.
Beautiful.
Linda
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2008
6:58 PM

Post #5581097

Linda, I believe this one is called Red. I ran across Kell's post in another thread where she link to this post. Look at Kell's 5th post in this thread:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/619239/

I doubt Red is around any more. Kell says in her post that Red was very hard to root. About 2 winters ago. she lost many of her Brugs to that unusually cold and prolonged cold spell California had.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 21, 2008
8:36 PM

Post #5581377

Well that was quite an adventure ...the ending was a bit sad though ...did any of the seedlings go on to be registered or has the bloodline run out? ...did anyone ever remember what the cross was? and did it die of the cold or just because the cuttings would not "catch" what a shame. I can't even imagine how anyone would feel finding a bloom like that ...wow ...thankyou for a peek at paradise lost ...never mind most of us will never know the joy of meeting such a bloom ...
chrissy
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 22, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #5582551

chrissy, the parents aren't listed in the Register of Brugmansias. In fact, the only thing I found in the Register is the cultivar name. Kell mentioned Callalily, that's Susie French, somewhere in one of the threads, but I'm not sure whether the seed came from her or from some other cross of hers. Kell used to grow so many Brugs that she ran out of room in her yard. At one point, she had a number of growing plots spread throughout the little town of Crockett. That cold spell killed many (most?) of her Brugs. Not long after that she quit posting on this forum. I always enjoyed her comments. I was mostly lurking back then since I was such a novice.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 22, 2008
1:48 AM

Post #5582797

What a shame ...I feel sad to know that.Thanks for the feedback ...I notice a lot of those names are not names I see any longer ...such a big adventure breeding coloured Angels ...I guess you all have so many ...it is no longer the huge challenge it once was ...we are just beginning that challenge here and the total love and joy ...and yes even the sadness teaches us so much ...it wasn't very long ago I was too shy to ask any questions ...I was dying to know what a noid was ...ha ha ha I felt such a dill when I was finally told ...and the magical day when I was cruising the Classic threads and came across callalily instructing us how to make seeds ...what a huge revelation that was ...people like the wonderful gardener who started this exciting thread have so inspired us ...and the lovely friendly answers to our novice questions is so appreciated ...thanks so much to you and everyone in this and all the wonderful Brugmansia threads!
chrissy
BlueGlancer
South/Central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #5582859

I don't know how I missed this thread and such a beautiful brug. Way to go, Kell. : )
~Lucy
LindaCA
Concord, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2008
2:28 PM

Post #5584507

I live in the same basic area of CA as Kell and also lost lots of plants that winter. Very rare here to get a freeze at all let alone for a couple of weeks. I remember saying my garden looked like a grave yard. lol. Alot of my plants came back from the roots. Thank goodness. very depressing winter mostly because we are not used to that. Kell had some beautiful brugs. It was always so much fun reading her posts. She is so funny and nice. I have seen her post on the coleus treads.
Sure wish I had one of these brugs.
Linda
pensacolagarden
Pensacola, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #5586643

Wow beautiful Kell congratulations I hope you do well with this one I would deffinately call her Ruby for sure...LOL

James
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2008
3:11 AM

Post #5587609

James, she was called Red and may not be around anymore. Kell has not posted in the Brug forum for quite a while.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


September 24, 2008
3:56 AM

Post #5591932

Brin emailed me that this thread was up. Oh Veronica, I am not around here only because I am not in love with brugs as I once was. I still have too many and too many seedlings too but I must say mites put a huge damper on my enthusiasm. I am sick of feeling like I have a toxic waste dump for a yard. I rarely get any other insects, just mites on the brugs. But I so loved all the brug people here. I remember when I literally lived here. LOL. I find my taste has evolved too from gaud brug blooms to elegant rustling bamboo and even more lately to the textures and colors of succulents. What a switch from weedy brugs!

Yes, Red bit the dust. I think it got cucumber mosaic if I recall correctly. (Though I lost tons of brugs in that freeze we had, Linda. That was a bad winter.) A friend or 2 may still have it. I loved the color but not the form. It was a Susie cross. I will try to remember who the parents were. It never got officially named but Red was a nickname from someone on here.

So let it be a lesson to anyone who grows out a seedling they love, take a cutting or 2 ASAP in case the seedling drops dead.

BlueGlancer
South/Central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2008
4:16 AM

Post #5591981

Well, Kell, it was purdy while it lasted. At least, we know one like that is possible. : ) May it rest in peace. : )
~Lucy
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2008
5:22 AM

Post #5592137

Hi Kell,
I guess everyone evolves. I've run across your posts here and there. Glad to hear you're still growing Brugs. I don't have much of a problem with mites living so far from any other Brugs, but I almost lost most of my collection last year. I developed a slight complication after surgery and couldn't water my plants. DH made such a fuss about watering, I let them go. Those Brugs that survived had grown into the ground — about 5 of them. I've acquired a few more in the past few months.

I've diversified into caudiciformes, plumerias and fruit trees.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 24, 2008
12:58 PM

Post #5592602

Hi Kell ...thankyou so much for giving us an end to the story ...RIP
dear little Red ...gardens and gardeners evolve, such a shame you had all that trouble after such excitment ...however you do realize that we now have the story of that mystical ...magical Red ...it surely will be forever a story to rival most treasure hunts ...thanks for the map ...hmmmm Susan huh? ...ha ha ha ...good on you mate!
chrissy
farizona
Bowie, AZ
(Zone 8B)

September 24, 2008
9:00 PM

Post #5594530

Thanks for the update, Kell. Really sorry to hear of the fate of such a pretty one. But someday...there will be a true red, I hope.
Still like brugs here but space is an issue for overwintering, and aphids and mites a problem inside in the winter. High winds and hot dry climate is rough on them here, too.
farizona
gordo
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 24, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #5595181

A winner for sure. Did I miss the parentage on this one?
Can someone post info regarding parentage?
Well done, Kell!!!
emh48
Premont, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #5595346

((((((((((((((((((((((( Kell))))))))))))))))))))))))
Hi Girlfriend! Good to see you!

Hugs
Elva
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 25, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #5595439

Liz, you might try contacting Susie French. Kell mentioned it was one of Susie's crosses.
emh48
Premont, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #5595636

Susie isnt growing brugs anymore.. she now lives in a condo..
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 25, 2008
2:47 AM

Post #5596134

Liz may just want to know the Red's parentage.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


September 25, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #5596249

Oh Veronica, I just received 2 variegated and oh so fancy plumeria from Thailand via eBay yesterday and both are rotting on delivery. I never learn. I just bought my first caudiciforms 2 weeks ago, HELP! I wonder if I can buy just 1. LOL I am so sorry about your plants. I would have bopped my DH on the head for sure.

Hello Chrissy from Australia! We are getting so many Australian plants here in California now. I love them! I would love to come to see your homeland.

I hear you farizona. Brugs are so bug prone, they are challenging!

Oh Elva, a big HELLO to you. I feel so guilty that I suck at emailing. I am so good at putting responding off till tomorrow but tomorrow never comes. I have no clue what I do all day. I have kept tabs on you thru Ada though. I miss your sunshine personality and your enthusiasm for life!

Actually Susie now lives in a huge house that is so beautiful and has a huge garden and even a fruit orchard. She rents out that condo. She is painting a lot now, watercolors. She has shows for her artwork. I do not think she is into brugs at all anymore but to tell the truth we have not talked brugs in a couple of years. LOL, how things change. I doubt she knows Red's parents, she sent me hundreds of seeds. I can ask her though. She lost the cutting of Ruthie I gave her years ago, I do believe.

Hi Liz, I know I have the parents written some where on my computer along with Ruthie's. I have been meaning to answer your email but as I mentioned above I so suck at it. I actually went out to check if I had some side shoots on Ruthie for you but I do not. It is about 16 feet high and grew from a dead stump from winter up thru a forest over winter. She is a natural standard. It is towering over everything now. I thought I had lost Ruthie forever. But Ruthie is such a survivor. When I went into the jungle to check for you, I could not believe that I had a new shoot from another dead Ruthie stump from 2 YEARS AGO!! No growth at all for over 2 years, so surely that plant must have been dead but it resurrected itself. How is that even possible. Got to admire a plant like that.

I will be cutting her down soon to root for I dare not tempt fate a 3rd time. I can get a couple end pieces for you then.

Here is the shoot from a stump that is over 2 years dead.

Thumbnail by Kell
Click the image for an enlarged view.

cannagirl
DeRidder, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2008
3:16 AM

Post #5596285

Kell, What a flamboyant beauty you have! She is so tropical looking! Enjoyed all those gorgeous photos...I'm green with envy :) Hoping this beauty grows well in the hot, humid south. If she does, I would love to purchase one.

You & your Mom are in my prayers.

Dollie
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 25, 2008
3:22 AM

Post #5596304

A survivor that determined deserve to have its genes passed on.
emh48
Premont, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2008
7:59 AM

Post #5596786

Kell save ma a cutting of Ruthie...I lost mine
gordo
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2008
6:20 PM

Post #5598529

Thanks, Kell. I would appreciate the information.
napdognewfie
Cumberland, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #5598855

Kell, I can sympathize with you over the bugs. I have had more bugs of more kinds than I have ever seen before in my life. I try to not use pesticides except as a last resort since I don't want a toxic dump either. We had a cool summer so the brugs didn't scent the yard like previous years. I said that if this was my first year growing them, I probably wouldn't do it again. I hope next year will be better. I'd hate to think I'm dragging in 150 + brugs for this little bit of reward.

Linda
LindaSC
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

September 27, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #5606122

Hi Kell, glad to 'see' ya. My few remaining brugs have not bloomed at all this summer. Not 1 bloom. When I start hauling tropicals etc into the gh for the winter, my few will hit the street. The only 1 I will keep is Culebra which is slow growing, never bloomed but maybe one day. I just love the different leaves on that one. I guess I just got burned out on brugs. They work you to death. It was fun for a few years tho, growing out the seeds and seeing what they produced (not much for me as I lack sunshine). What I enjoyed most was chatting with all my brug friends.
LindaSC
AmandaTaylor7
Alvin, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 2, 2008
8:18 PM

Post #5626157

Sorry for the late post, I've been offline for the last 3 weeks altogether. CONGRATS Kell!! GORGEOUS!!
tonyjr
Union City, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2008
9:28 PM

Post #5626423

Kell , Try the H202 in / when watering - it kill the fungus / rot on a lot of plants .
Between relatives dying in Mexico , premature births , the wife's heart and my Cataracts have not been around for months .
When I finally got back to a regular routine my subscription had expired and Daves only took CC payments from paypal . Had to add CC info again .
Just read some of the post on "red" sorry it died . Were any cuttings taken and if so who is selling them ?
allgr8dogs
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2008
1:58 AM

Post #5627298

I had a bad year, micro burst storm that smashed and stripped three brugs and left only stumps. I'm still watering, but the stumps are not showing signs of reviving. I still have a noid white, and an Inca Sun, but noid pink, Frosty Pink and MEM are apparently RIP. sigh... I guess I'll start over in the spring... Too, too bad about that beautiful red brug.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


October 3, 2008
6:49 PM

Post #5629792

Elva, if I can cut off enough extra pieces off the end I will send you one. I want a real tall standard for me. LOL

allgr8dogs, too bad about that storm. Do not be quick to dig out those stumps. I had 2 now come back after looking dead for 2 years. They sent up side shoots from the roots.

Sorry things have been so bad for you Tony. I hope your family is doing better. A couple had Red but I do not know if they still do.

Thanks Amanda, it was such fun to get that one.

Gosh LindaSC, no blooms? I wonder why! They sure are not worth it if you do not get blooms. Even with blooms they may not be worth it. Too bad they are such mite magnets. I have had Culebra for a few years too. It finally bloomed this year. A shout out to my dear friend Ada. She sent me hers. It is such a fun one in that it is so different.

napdognewfie Linda, I hear you! I still would be in love with brugs probably except for the mites. They ruined brugs for me.
tonyjr
Union City, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2008
6:08 AM

Post #5631696

Thanks Kell . It just shows how lucky we are . There's always someone worst off . We are worried about our plants and people on Galveston Texas can't even find their house much less their plants .
I was wondering if all the storm surges put enough salt in ground to kill the plants ?
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2008
7:24 AM

Post #5631779

Hi tonyjr, haven't seen your posts in ages. Most of the island was underwater. The bad thing is that they import their water from the mainland because there is saltwater intrusion into all the shallow aquifers (less than 1,000 feet). Because of the severe drought we are in, they won't be allowed to leach the salt out. They will have to wait for rain. They were lucky the surge was lower than predicted. It would also have been worse if the island was still at its original level. After the disaster of 1900, when between 5,000 and 8,000 lives were lost in a hurricane, the entire island was raised by at least 5 ft. and a 17' high seawall was built to protect the seaward side of the larger part of the island. The problem was that people continued to build all the way out to the end of the island where the highest part of the island is maybe 3ft. above sea level.
tonyjr
Union City, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2008
3:42 PM

Post #5632672

Kell - sorry for hi-jacking your post .
Thanks , I was wondering how people were dealing with the salt water .
About 15 years ago I dug a well . My brother lives about 1/2 mile away and hit water at 8 feet . I went down 15 , not much water and so I had it tested result- to much salt - it was killing plants . I just turn off electricity to it .
Too much going on this year so in June I dug another on about 50 feet away closer to a creek behind house . went down about 25 feet . watered a few plants in pots [ annuals ] that get replaced every year . They lived so I started using . I run out after 3 minutes but 5 minutes later it will run for another 3 .
A couple of years ago we had too much rain , so I got some 5 inch PVC pipe [ was scrap off jobs- construction electrician ] , cut it into 18 inch pieces and put in ground around yard . Then I just pumped out the water and into old well . Now / since then I use for deep watering . The problem is that sump pump burned up and the only ones I can find that fit inside the pipe are fountain pumps . If any of you do the same get at least 6 inch pipe - easier to find pumps that fit inside . Lowes sells auger - 2 , 4 , 5 , 6 and 8 inch - I have the 6 and 8 inch ones .
If you are considering it get either gray [ electrical ] or black [ sewer pipe ] The white pipe does have any UV protection and breaks / cracks after a few years . I also drop the worms , food stakes , B-1 , 0-10-10 and other plant foods into the pipes - follow directions for a gallon of water .

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2008
9:46 AM

Post #5634946

So Kell, After all this time I am out of the loop. Do you still have the Red and is it consistant. Have you been able to successfully propogate babies? After not seeing the pictures in some time, I just gasped at the color at the color and tendrils.
ladyblue62
Adrian, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #5644384

Just sending LOVE!! We've missed you and are glad to hear from you!
Bonnie

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #5644974

Me? Well I have been absent a lot. Health issues, you know, but seem trivial compared to some of those ailments others have here. thanks for your concern.
Kell! Where are you?
AmandaTaylor7
Alvin, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 8, 2008
3:43 PM

Post #5647046

tonyjr -

I live about 20 minutes from Galveston, Tx and weathered through the wrose of Ike from my house. Not something I'd do again. But to possibly help with your question, from what I can tell the storm surge hasn't killed plants (at least not yet). It seems whatever the wind actually didn't demolish is still thriving. The weird thing is, until yesterday, we hadn't had any siginificant sort of rain, period, in this area since the night Ike hit us. So now that some much-needed water has arrived with this "cold front" "how weird is it to anyone else that 70 degree morning temps are cold fronts to us?), things should start growing like crazy soon. But so far, plants that weren't killed from the hurricane force winds (which are very few) are still thriving. Even in Galveston and Kemah.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


October 8, 2008
5:49 PM

Post #5647586

No problem Tony! Sure hope things get a lot better for so many folks having such a tough time. Amanda, I hope your garden rebounds too! If 70 degrees is a cold front, I feel so sorry for you!

Hi Betty. Sorry to hear you have been sick. I do not have this one anyone. I am not sure if anyone does.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2008
8:34 AM

Post #5649989

I am surprised. It seemed like the brug of the decade. What happened? Did it fail to hold up?

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


October 9, 2008
7:22 PM

Post #5651907

I talk about it at the end of this thread, Betty. It died and I did not have a back up.
Rhapsody616
Long Beach, CA

January 13, 2013
11:55 PM

Post #9384170

Old thread but very nice plant. Hope she is still alive... she is a looker!

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