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After a nearly five year hiatus, Fred's Garden Blog is back! Now you can enjoy and experience the gardening exploits and adventures of Fred in his quest to hybridize brugmansia and keep his jungle and nursery under control.

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Some fall color amongst my Angel Trumpets

Looks like I have another nice double orange Angel Trumpet seedling to place in my watch zone. This seedling is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'New Orleans Lady' x 'Bert'.The plant is healthy and a robust grower and the blooms fairly large. I took these photos last week when the weather was still summer-like, and as you can see, the blooms held up well in the heat. I bet the bloom color will deepen to a brighter orange when the next flush of blooms appear during cooler weather.  Even ...
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Name this Angel Trumpet and win it!

Here's a beautiful new Angel Trumpet I would like to register, but first it needs a name.  This seedling is from a cross made by nature, most likely by honey bees or moths. The pod parent is Brugmansia Orange Zest.  This seedling first started blooming in 2009 and really put on quite a show.  Although it was growing in a gallon size pot, it had rooted itself in the ground and the plant became quite large.  Before the freeze knocked it down to the ground, it was about 6-7 feet tall and ...
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