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September 12th, 2010, 3:01 am #1

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
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September 12th, 2010, 12:37 pm #2

Welcome, Kathy, we are so glad to have you. And gee, lady, that is a lot of brugs. I'm sure you stay busy just watering and fertilizing them. Looking forward to chatting with you.

USDA Zone 7/8
Copper Canyon
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September 12th, 2010, 3:40 pm #3

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
LOL, Hi Kathy, welcome, we all seem to get around to all the Brug forums.
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September 12th, 2010, 6:56 pm #4

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
Welcome, Kathy. Our little forum is kind of on the quiet side, so it's always nice to have a new member join us...it will get better with more active members, so please encourage others to jump in and enjoy the forum with you.

Wow...you ARE ambitious with your brugs! I think some of us have sorta OD'd on brugs, thinking "you can never have too many". But I, for one, am in the process of picking out which ones are the best performers here & which mean the most to me, so I can reduce the size of the collection.

Please tell us what part of the country you live in, so we have an idea of your seasons & brug growing conditions.

BTW, Photobucket is one of the best ways of sharing pics here...and it's good to limit the pic size to 400 X 600 so viewers don't have to scroll to see the whole pic.



Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
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September 12th, 2010, 7:35 pm #5

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
<p>Hi Gang!</p><p>So nice to hear back from several of you- Hi Carrie, Ruth Ann & Patrick!   Thanks for the friendly welcome!  I do stay very busy with my Brugs- and yes- I have OD on them!  Just lately, I've finally gotten my gardens under control- everything is finally planted, cuttings taken, edges dug out (I hate crab grass!) and Ground Clear applied to give my back a break.  I can even go away for a weekend if I wanted to- BUT who will take care of my babies?  I guess I'm a bit compulsive!  Patrick, I need to get to that point- I will be eliminating some brugs from my gardens, because I have several of the same variety, and some just don't do anything for me. How many brugs are enough? Just one more!  I'd love to trade cuttings or receive seed for postage if anyone's interested in the future. I live in Mooresville North Carolina, zone 7 b. We just LOVE the weather here!  & 7 months of growing season! Woo Hoo!  Back home in upstate NY we had 3 months of summer if we were lucky! So we've traded tons of snow for the heat down here, and it's a great trade!  By the way, Patrick, I really like how you've got the weather of your area on your post- how do you do that?  And yes- I will use Photo Bucket and reduce my photos.  Thanks for the tip! If I hear from any of my other Brugs buddies, I'll tell them about this site!  So refreshing!</p><p>Kathy  kahsa77</p>
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September 12th, 2010, 11:52 pm #6

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
Hi Kathy, I just wanted to welcome you, and try to resist your offer of brugs. I have nowhere as many brugs as you, but I can't fit any more in the area of the basement that my hubby lets me have for the plants! I live up near Patrick, in Washington state, and in winter, they need to come indoors.
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September 13th, 2010, 1:58 am #7

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
Hi and welcome, I am resisting making a plea for some of your cuttings, due to the limited space in my basement. I am in Western Washington, and come winter, we need to put our brugs indoors, and I don't have unlimited space.

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September 13th, 2010, 3:56 am #8

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
Hi,and wellcome.
I'm also new on forum.I'm looking forward to see photo of your brugs.
Nice to "meet" you

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September 14th, 2010, 7:17 pm #9

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
Kathy, I see where you were asking about putting your weather info on here. Go to the RED info at the top when you first open the forum, click on it and go to the very bottom of the list. It will tell you how to put your weather info in your profile.

USDA Zone 7/8
Copper Canyon
North Central Texas


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September 15th, 2010, 1:49 am #10

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
<p>Well gang-</p>
<p>  So nice to hear from so many of you!  When I start cutting my brugs back for the winter, I will be excitedly searching for any one who wants to trade with me. And of course, I'll let my noids go for postage and a small S&H fee.  It looks like a little cottage industry here in the fall! My mailman thinks I have a small business going, what with all the boxes coming and going.  My middle son, (the funny one) says I'm a "BRUG" dealer! Geez, I'm the one who's addicted! (to Brugs, that is!  <img alt="happy.gif" src="/images/happy.gif" width="14" height="14"></p>
<p>I will try to properly winter mine in the ground this time.  I realized that I didn't have enough mulch blanketing my brugs, and lost all but 2 of them.  But don't feel sad for me- At the same time, I started almost 200 cuttings in my tiny cellar. It's 50-60*down there, almost too cold to start them.  But I learned so much- that I have to keep them BARELY moist, and let them go dry before watering again. I found a great heating mat for reptiles on line, 12 feet long, and I used 5 shop lights with grow lights over it.. I just left the lights on all winter. I lost a few before learning what they needed.</p>
<p> I will take cuttings of all of them, of course, and start more for next year. My dream is to start a small business out of my home selling brugs.  I found a beauty of a green house that I hope to buy. Then I'll have somewhere to keep hundreds of brugs through the winter.  (My family just shakes their heads at me)</p>





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September 15th, 2010, 2:45 am #11

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
Beautiful picture!

Please check this FAQ and see if it helps with getting the little box to show up for selecting thumbnails:

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September 15th, 2010, 1:14 pm #12

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
Good job, Kathy, and the pic is beautiful. No, I have never seen two blooms like this before.

USDA Zone 7/8
Copper Canyon
North Central Texas


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September 15th, 2010, 10:14 pm #13

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
<p>Hi Patrick!</p><p>I'm guessing you are the person I need to contact- I couldn't help but notice that someone used my photo of Kelly Ann without my permission. Please remove that photo and I will upload another one with my watermark.</p><p>Thanks!</p><p>Kathy</p>

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September 16th, 2010, 3:47 am #14

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
To get the wx icon to work properly, please close up the spaces between the first h and t, then at the end, close the space between i and f.


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September 16th, 2010, 5:16 am #15

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, just found it on the web tonight. How refreshing it is to read everyones posts, I'm really enjoying all of you! I have 12 beds on a 1/4 acre dedicated exclusively to Brugs. Last winter, I started over 150 different cuttings on a reptile heating pad and under grow lights in my cool cellar. Most of them lived! This is my 2nd year growing them and they did very well for me this year! I planted out almost 200 of them, half are named varieties. When I learn how- I will post some photos (my other hobby) of my beauties. Looking forward to sharing and trading too!
kasha77
Hi Kathy,
I was the first moderator of this forum, but have subsequently "retired" and don't have the ability to modify anyone's threads/posts. I don't think anyone is currently moderating the forum, so I'd suggest requesting that assistance from Bob (BobKy), our forum owner.

If someone used one of my photos, I would contact him/her and point out that photos posted on this site are copyrighted and it is illegal for him/her to use your photo without your written permission...demand he/she removes it from wherever he/she posted it. If that doesn't happen, report it to the moderator or owner of that site and threaten legal action.

Watermarking is a good idea. I currently just mark my images with the text that you see on those I've been posting.

Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
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