Attention ** All Brugmansia Growers! **

Newberry, FL(Zone 8B)

KHT, this may be too hard to do...brugs are so beautiful, it will be hard to choose. do you mean send in the pic of your personal favorite plant?

Scotia, CA(Zone 9b)

I don't have any Brugs ...YET! But I think your idea is great fun. I would love to watch the competition. Friendly contests are fun for all and make even DG a more exciting place...and I didn't think that was possible!

Instead of a Blue ribbon though how about a DG Embossed plant marker that gives the plant discription and says "I won the DG Contest Award on (date) This could be made out of a gold or blue embossable metal available at craft stores and would make a great way to show off a bit in your gardens.

Palmyra, VA(Zone 7a)

aarrgg!! I was in Homestead, FL this past weekend, I could barely keep my eyes on the road with all the nurseries on both sides. The brugs were out front, some were loaded with so many flowers, and as tall as 8feet (rough estimate moving at 60mph from about 100 yr from the road).

Wish I had a digital cam to take pics, then I'm all set for the blue ribbon!! :))

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

KHT... I have my FIRST brug plant just now... don't think I could compete... but it's a neat idea.

Zany,use, I like your suggestion(s) too!1

Bodrum, Turkey(Zone 10a)


SW, WI(Zone 4b)

I'd love to get in on this IF my camera is working at that time! It doesn't sometimes!! Only thing is, I grow mine in they probably won't hold a candle to those of you who grow yours in-ground!

Well, sounds like we container gardeners are all in the same boat.

I wouldn't show mine. Every summer mid heat, I go to war with the catapillers, they usually win. I have some five sticks of varying height with two leaves left on top. And burgs tend not to get fed enough in containers.

Let alone BLOOM! I'm on my fourth year and nary a sign of a full head of leaves let alone bloom.

No thank you, I'll wait.

It's a fun idea though.


(Zone 3a)

I have a confession, I do not know what a "brug" looks like,so I would love watching the contest progress and view the pictures.
Contests help keep us on our pun intended...LOL

Hampstead, NC(Zone 8a)

Sounds like a great idea. Question though. I am growing mine in a container, it's at least a few years old and it is doing beautifully! Since this is my first one maybe Cena can help me about the catapillers. And why should mine not do as well in a container as in the ground? I love these plants and would like to see pictures of others.
I was also told I could winter mine over if I cut it way back and protected it well. I guess that's more than one question, but I would appreciate any help.

Rethymno, Crete, Greece(Zone 10b)

Hi Karma,

it would be great if I could please have some Brug seeds - anything except white.
My seeds gone to post today - hope they reach you well. read me email



SW, WI(Zone 4b)

Bummer, Cena! I had plentiful blooms the first year from small cuttings that grew and grew and grew! Have you tried Volck Oil Spray? Someone somewhere had said that works for many insects.... and I did use it for spider mites last summer, it worked great! But I did have to reapply about a month and a half later. Also, it's widely available...if I can get it around here, I know you can. It's made by Ortho, I got it at a hardware store - around $5. Has anyone else tried it?

Scotia, CA(Zone 9b)

I have some Gold colored embossing metal left over from another project and will see what I can come up with for your contest. Any suggestions on a design for it?

Elizabethton (Stoney, TN(Zone 6b)

I just got 3 little brugs from David who got them from Calalily. I have them in containers and would love to be in the contest. Don't know if they'll be big enough this year, tho.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

I'll join in the newbie group, if mine make it that far:) I love these and hope to be growing them for the rest of my life!!

Crestview, FL(Zone 7b)

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Scotia, CA(Zone 9b)

Karma, I will be glad to use Daves artwork but think we need to pass it by him first for approval? I'll hyperlink this thread to him and see what his thoughts are on it. Don't want to anger the Number 1 Web Master!

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

im a newbie too-dont know if they will bloom this year but i sure hope so!

Franktown, CO(Zone 5a)

I'd like to try too, if mine bloom. I'm new at this too. I sent you an e-mail.

kelso, WA(Zone 8a)

I'd also like to participate...I grow mine in pots and have to winter them over...two of mine grew last year, and the other three are cuttings from these...Please keep us updated on the progress of this contest...How fun!!...meplant :) :)

Hampstead, NC(Zone 8a)

Could someone answer my question (as a Newbie grower) I asked on 5-30 as to why besides feeding that Cena mentioned why these babies don't do as well in pots as in the ground? And if meplant can overwinter them in Wash. I should be able to here in the pot in NC, right? So far mine are budding & flowering like mad, but do dry out in the pot almost daily. Don't want to water too much, right? Thanks for any help.

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Efland, NC(Zone 7a)

(Sure wish I had some Brugs so I could join in...have never grown them b4. Our local Southern States is going out of bizness...I'm heading over there to see if they have any.) I'm gonna be watching this contest!

Petaluma, CA

Say, Karma, can we add Daturas? They're SOOOOO close... I have only one of each at the moment, but more are in the works.


That will probably be fine, but if it's going to have the name Dave's Garden, I'll want to see the logo and "okay" it before you can use it.

that's not my choice - it's just the trademark law. If I don't do that kind of junk, I can lose the trademark. :(


Northern Piedmont, NC(Zone 7b)

Count me in!! Guess I am a newbie Brug grower, having received my first Brug off ebay last spring, then cuttings from Karma last fall. Currently, all are in pots except one (which survived the winter in ground).


Scotia, CA(Zone 9b)

I can do the design either way. I personally would keep Daves Garden logo as is since the contest is a DG kinda thing! I can add a Brug on the bottom before or after the winners name. But The logo represents the site and I like it!

What ever you like is fine though so let me know for sure what you want. I'll do up a sketch and e=mail it to you and Dave so you can Tweek it befor I emboss the metal. Also need to know how many catagories and their titles so we can do one for each.

As for adding the Datura...I can't say because I have never seen one! Are they as difficult to grow and as lovely? If they are comparable in the effort they require to achieve a beautiful bloom then by all means lets include them!

lagrange, GA(Zone 7a)

Sounds great and we will all be winners with our Datura's and Brug's and thier terrific aroma even if we don't win the honor. I live in Georgia and have 9 Brugs that I overwinter in the ground. (I still perfer to call them Angel Trumpet. I guess it's the Georgia red neck showing through. I used to live in Alabama also.) My Datura always comes back from the roots but I overwinter them in pots. I have an abundance of Datura's this year from seeds and the roots. They are forming buds now so it won't be long. Thanks JJsgarden for helping me determine that I did indeed have Datura.

Northern Piedmont, NC(Zone 7b)

You are most welcome Jim...good to see you here at Daves Garden!!


Hampstead, NC(Zone 8a)

Dear KHT. Boy, am I behind or I posted my thanks for your pictures someplace else and can't find where I did it. But again, the hyperlink was great. Also thanks to all of you because I now know I have Daturas also. Got them from a "little ole lady" down the street who swore she brought them from Panama years ago. I thought the leaves looked familiar, then they started to set blooms. For sure not some wierd plant, but a cultivated plant that grows wild here. Question: difference 'tween this and jimson weed?

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