Brugmansia forum: Brugmansia At Arghya Gardens

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Imagegordo
Jun 5, 2010 5:07 PM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
Here's a compilation of photos from our Brugmansia collection. Hope you enjoy it!

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Imagetaters55
Jun 7, 2010 11:40 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Thanks for the beautiful slide show! Love the ones that are red, and orange, and yellow! Oh Heck, I love them all!
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Imagegordo
Jun 7, 2010 11:49 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
Thank you so much! Please be patient with me as I add photos to the Brugmansia database here. I just started working on my Cubit a few days ago, so it will be a while before I have all of my information and photos in place. Thank you for visiting!
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Imageweeds
Jun 11, 2010 7:30 AM CST
FL. Panhandle
Not all those who wander are lost.
Wonderful photos and the plants are great too!!!
Just looked up the word arghya and does it mean offer
water to the gods?
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Imagegordo
Jun 11, 2010 7:45 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
Something like that...
Its more like an offering of water as a sign of respect to a guest.
It means, "I am offering you this water, but I would give you the ocean."
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Imageweeds
Jun 11, 2010 7:48 AM CST
FL. Panhandle
Not all those who wander are lost.
I'll take it!
Would love to visit your gardens some day. They are beautiful and you are so talented!
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Imagegordo
Jun 11, 2010 7:53 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
Right now, our gardens are recovering from an awful freeze we had last winter. I lost almost two thirds of the garden, but we're healing up pretty well. I've had to transfer almost everything to pots (for mobility's sake).

Our biggest loss was two Ylang Ylang trees that were about 30 feet tall. Their fragrance was heavenly. They're sorely missed.
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Imageweeds
Jun 11, 2010 8:19 AM CST
FL. Panhandle
Not all those who wander are lost.
Yeah, we had that freeze too but I had already lost most of my tropicals as my zone just won't support them and I don't have a green house etc to protect them. Some things are coming back which surprised me.
I am in Panama City, Fl, do you mind telling me where you are located?
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Imagegordo
Jun 11, 2010 8:51 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
weeds wrote:Yeah, we had that freeze too but I had already lost most of my tropicals as my zone just won't support them and I don't have a green house etc to protect them. Some things are coming back which surprised me.
I am in Panama City, Fl, do you mind telling me where you are located?


I'm in Gulfport, just a bit south of St. Petersburg, but still on the peninsula. We remain a little more warmish during the winters usually, but last year we were really hit. I lost brugs, passiflora, trees, almost all of my hibiscus, and a host of flowering vines. I had a $100.00 jade vine (with buds) die. It was tragic.

Still, I can't complain. My health was not good, and the freeze gave me time to look at myself, then seek a doctor's care. I fought for the garden for so many years that I forgot about me. Now, as the garden is recovering, so am I. I really feel pretty good again and am improving every day. Its also given me time to get around at some of the gardening websites and write some articles about hybridizing and other topics. I know a lot and want to share what I've learned with others before I hit the launching pad to the stars. Hilarious!


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Imageweeds
Jun 11, 2010 9:07 AM CST
FL. Panhandle
Not all those who wander are lost.
Oh, you sure have a way with words. Can't wait to read more of your articles.
Glad you took yourself seriously and got all fixed up. Now, back to your garden!
I love that area of the state. I have relatives in Tampa and Orlando and sometimes make it down that way. My life situation at this time prevents me from doing much traveling, which use to be my greatest pleasure. Am glad I went places while I could.

Have visited St. Pete a few times but never went to Gulfport. I like the Sarasota area too. I did not realize this cold winter we had was so bad way down there!

I love all the plants you mentioned! My cousin in Orlando loves to garden but is just getting his new place going, just a yard though. I am so envious when I visit there and see the plants that thrive year round. The drawback is, you have to work out there ALL year, no breaks. Here we get a short winter break where most things stand still for a bit EXCEPT the weeds. They never take a break and even this cold weather didn't bother them a bit! That is my daily battle, hence my screen name.
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Imagegordo
Jun 11, 2010 9:22 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
weeds wrote:Oh, you sure have a way with words. Can't wait to read more of your articles.
Glad you took yourself seriously and got all fixed up. Now, back to your garden!
I love that area of the state. I have relatives in Tampa and Orlando and sometimes make it down that way. My life situation at this time prevents me from doing much traveling, which use to be my greatest pleasure. Am glad I went places while I could.

Have visited St. Pete a few times but never went to Gulfport. I like the Sarasota area too. I did not realize this cold winter we had was so bad way down there!

I love all the plants you mentioned! My cousin in Orlando loves to garden but is just getting his new place going, just a yard though. I am so envious when I visit there and see the plants that thrive year round. The drawback is, you have to work out there ALL year, no breaks. Here we get a short winter break where most things stand still for a bit EXCEPT the weeds. They never take a break and even this cold weather didn't bother them a bit! That is my daily battle, hence my screen name.


Is not too bad in Spring, Fall and Winter, but the Summer is relentless. I once placed a thermometer on a Brug leaf in July - 123 degrees in the sun. That's the kind of heat I've had to tolerate for the last six years. I also had a whopping case of broad mites last year. I had to remove every leaf and spray the entire Brug and Iochroma collection with Forbid (with a backpack sprayer loaded with 3 gallons of poison). Damn near killed me. I'm pushing 60 years old here...

This year, all I'm doing is fertilizing and watering. I'm spending most of my time indoors and letting the garden do what it wishes. As a result, my health is better and I'm getting my indoor work finished. We've been renovating our house for 10 years! Without the pressing need to attend to garden tasks, the work inside is moving along quickly AND comfortably (in air-conditioning). I'm really having fun.

When my DH was a traveling musician, I visited a lot of cities in Florida. I've not been to Orlando, but I have been to many east coast and a few west coast cities. I'm glad THAT's over!
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AlohaHoya
Jun 21, 2010 11:17 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Beautiful Liz!!! The triple yellow/orange...and that last white...to die for!!! Can't wait until you get your database together so I can know what they are.
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Imagegordo
Jun 21, 2010 12:03 PM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
Thanks, Carol! I have finished 95% of the Brug database, so have fun!
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Imagerhapsody616
Sep 2, 2013 1:30 PM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach CA
Liz, that is a beautiful video. Hurray! Is there a updated one for your newest brugs?
Rhapsody
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