I was shocked when I went outside this morning. That white double is now a peachy pink! I hadn't looked at it in a couple days. I'm also pretty surprised that the bloom has held up for such a long time. I'm sure the cooler temps have helped but it's lasted very well. It's just starting to turn brown on the edges. I wonder if the bloom color will be different next season? My camera didn't pick up the color very well.
Who might this brug be? It looks a lot like Creamsickle. She was one that would rarely change color for me, and if she did, it was just a slight change before she was shot. Others would get gorgeous pictures of her blooms looking all peachy and perky. Not me. For that reason I quit growing her. Just thought maybe this is who you are talking about.
Yes, I was in my bathrobe, still am as a matter of fact. lol I'm so bad that I took a shower and put my robe back on. That one is marked as a cross between L'Amour and Hawaiian Double White. The color is pinker then it looks in the pic.
Aren't brug surprises fun?! Karyn, do you have other brugs blooming? If so, are the colored ones a lot paler than they are during the summer? That might be a clue whether this brug can be expected to be darker next year.
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Thanks. She sure is a big bloom. I hope she works out for you and is a keeper. I just came in from the brug seedling bed and was only going to snap the little yellow double off and put it in water, but.....you know how it is...see a bud, check a bud. By the time I check those that had buds big enough to check, I had five more doubles to bring in. Tomorrow I'll go out and grab a piece off the bottom of the trunk that is still in the garden and root it as a back up. The tops are in water. My plan was to cut back this year and it isn't happening. LOL!
That is really pretty. I can't wait til I get a double. I didn't know they had a Hawaiian brug. I'll have to look for one for my husband. He was born and raise on the island of Kauai. That would be special for him.
Copperas Cove, Tx
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Heat Zone 9 (I learned this today,lol)
Most of my brugs are blooming more now then they did over the summer. They are probably taking a bit longer to color up and some might be lighter but not much. We are having unusually warm Oct temps. It's been in the upper 70's, near 80 almost every day. We've had a few nights in the 40's but no frost yet. We are finally getting some rain yippee!!!!!We are experiencing our worst drought in a century. BTW I'm another one that could do without winter all together. Once it's below 60 I start hibernating. lol
It worked, Karyn. I can certainly sympathize with you about the drought. We were in one for so long, and finally it was broken this year. I am still green at my house and have been all year --- an almost unheard of thing for North Texas. I am still mowing at least once a week, and some areas twice a week. NOT complaining, understand, just stating a fact.
I hope you get enough rain to help with the drought conditions. Like Carrie we have been green all year and I had thought since 2005 that this must be the beginning of the desert in Texas, lol. Enjoy your lovely flowers as long as you can. I am going to keep my flowering plant as long as I can then bring it indoors. Its too small to cut back.
It's been raining since yesterday afternoon, almost 2 inches so far I can't say that I enjoy rainy days but we've needed it so bad. This is our first significant rain since April! It's too late for most, especially the farmers, but any little bit will help. It's such a shame, because of the drought the trees aren't changing color like they normally do. The leaves on most are just dropping off. We usually take a weekend and hang out in the Shenandoah Valley (in VA) but not this year.
Karyn, I hope you get enough rain for your trees to rebound. Many of ours did not make it, but with the rain we've had this year, the ones that did look so healthy. It is heartbreaking to see a tree die !!!!
I, too, prefer sunny weather, but have been so grateful for the rainy, dreary days that have made us so green this year. Who knows what next season will bring??
I think we are to get rain tonight into tomorrow and our farmers are in a world of hurt the way it is. It's way to wet to get the crops out. If it freezes before the beans come out, they will shatter in the fields. For the farmers, I'll give up the rain that we need to go into winter.
Theresa, the brugs love that top watering that Mother Nature does.
I hear ya, Shirley, about the farmers crying because it's too wet. Neighbors of ours go back each Fall to Iowa (they've been back sinc early Sep) to help with the harvesting and from what they say, the rain has really hampered getting crops out of the fields. I understand they are really behind. Let's hope there's a break soon so they can get finished up without any losses.