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Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Jackson

Interviewed by RJ La Fraugh

 

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What year did you start growing Brugmansia?
2001
 
What is your first recollection of the start of your love for Brugmansia?
My first recollection is when I got my first Brug in 2001, and it slowly grew from there,
but, in 2007, my collection really began to take off when I got my computer.

 

What is your single most favorite Brugmansia and why?
Superspot is my very favorite Brug, because it’s almost red in color when it’s mature.

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Brug Paradise!

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Elizabeth's Superspot

What is your hopes for the future of Brugmansia?
My personal goal would be to come up with a disease resistant Brug.
 
Does anyone in your family share your enjoyment of Brugmansia?
All of my family enjoy and appreciate my Brugmansia collection, and enjoy visiting when they are all in bloom. One of my daughters has three Brugmansia planted in the ground at her home, and have all grown and become large.
 
 
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A very nicely growing Snowbank 

 
Are you growing any seedlings this year?
I’ve gotten many seedlings this year to add to my collection. They are all from other Brug enthusiasts and hybridizers. I started my seedlings in February, and it’s about the time where I put them outside now.

How do you start your seedlings and over-winter your Brugmansia?
I overwinter all of my Brugs under grow lights in the basement. It’s a big job, but the payoff is the magnificent blooms!
 
What other plants do you love collecting or growing?
I have recently started collecting Clivia. I also have a nice cactus collection and some Bougainvillea among other interesting plants including some Datura.

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Cacti - another passion of Elizabeth's
 
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Beautiful Daturas - bitten by that bug too!
 
 
Here’s some more of Elizabeth’s Beautiful Brugs
 
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They're getting ready for a color explosion!
 
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 Strolling down this walkway can be quite fragrant
 
 

 

 

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gardenpaw
# gardenpaw
Monday, May 17, 2010 6:34 PM
Wonderful interview RJ. and Elizabeth!
I have been to see Elizabeths yard and the pictures capture it beautifully!
Elizabeth your yard and plants look amazing, your love for your plants really shows!
Keep up the good work!
Karen
plantlover49
# plantlover49
Monday, May 17, 2010 6:55 PM
Karen
Thank you, RJ did a wonderful job with the Pic's that I sent, it makes my yard look so much bigger with the tropical plants in it, after having Brugs, I couldn't imagine living without them, the best time of year is when the Brugs are in Bloom
Thank you RJ for taking the time to do this
Elizabeth
DeeS
# DeeS
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:14 PM
I agree, GREAT interview!
Elizabeth, next time I visit, I'm waiting for blooming(and sniffing) time! Your yard is absolute beautiful.You have the touch, that's for sure!
Dee
DeeS
# DeeS
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:16 PM
Hey, where'd that frowny face come from?...
Dee
Space Dog
# Space Dog
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:16 PM
Another interesting interview! My yard should be so neat! :)
plantlover49
# plantlover49
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5:10 PM
Liz
I have seen Pic's of your yard, it is very neat
Thank you Dee, for the nice comments, visit anytime you want too, in the fall before it gets cold, is a great time, Blooms all over the place
Teresa
# Teresa
Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:29 PM
Great interview!

You have so many gorgeous plants. Thank you, Elizabeth for sharing
your wonderful pictures!
Delisa
# Delisa
Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:05 PM
Thanks Elizabeth! It was a pleasure to tour your garden!

Delisa
RJ
# RJ
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:37 PM
Elizabeth is a great example of Brug success.
I also believe that the bigger the heart, the greener the garden :)

Kudos to Elizabeth, bloom on!
plantlover49
# plantlover49
Sunday, May 23, 2010 12:43 PM
Thank you
Teresa, Delisa, RJ, I am so glad you got to see my yard
RJ you might be on to something there, you have a big heart, & just look at your beautiful garden, we have a Georgeous day today I have
not one but 4 Brugs that have buds on them Yippee Blooms soon

Elizabeth
Charleen
# Charleen
Monday, May 31, 2010 8:33 AM
Yeah!!! So proud of you and all your blooms.
Way to go, Lady.
Charleen
carolinagal
# carolinagal
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 12:49 PM
Great interview, RJ and Elizabeth. Elizabeth, your plants look fantastic. It makes me miss mine so much more but hopefully if my health continues to improve, I'll be able to get mine back soon.
plantlover49
# plantlover49
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 1:59 PM
Good afternoon
right now I have Rosalla & Joli in Bloom, i woldn't know what too do with myself without my beloved Brugs, i hope everyone had a great Memorial day
I am so glad my GD only has two more days of school, then she's off for Summer vacation, she loves my plants & keeps me company all summer lone Yippee
my constant companion is a Brug lover, the Brugs will continue through her
DottieW
# DottieW
Monday, July 26, 2010 7:42 PM
I love your picks

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