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Just what I need, another garden vice... Just what I need, another garden vice...

Just what I need, another garden vice...

Just what I need on my already overflowing plate, another garden vice! I'm totally swamped with my brugmansia hybridizing program  yet I...
An elegant brugmansia seedling earns keeper status An elegant brugmansia seedling earns keeper status

An elegant brugmansia seedling earns keeper status

I've been watching this brugmansia seedling perform for several years now and decided it was time to make it a keeper!
Looking back into the past.... Looking back into the past....

Looking back into the past....

It is hard to imagine that it has been nearly 5 years since I was actively posting to my garden blog. Today is the start of a new era as I commit to...
Introducing Brugmansia 'Audrey Lea' Introducing Brugmansia 'Audrey Lea'

Introducing Brugmansia 'Audrey Lea'

Brugmansia 'Audrey Lea' is a recent Sommer Gardens introduction with nearly red double blooms.  When you see the photo album below...

Fred's Garden Blog

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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Golden Angel Trumpets abound this summer

Today's featured Angel Trumpet seedling is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Herenhauser Gold' and 'Langenbuscher Garten'.  It is just one of dozens of new yellow Brugmansia seedlings in my growing area that have bloomed this summer.The golden yellow blooms are large in size and thick textured.The blooms on this seedling have a slight resemblance to their mother, 'Herenhauser Gold', but with a darker color.   This is the sixth seedling from this cross to bloom, and so far all six have ...
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Angel Trumpet Brugmansia Rosalie x Inca Sun

Here's an Angel Trumpet seedling that has been in my watch zone for three years and now I'm ready to make it a keeper.  The seedling is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Rosalie' x 'Inca Sun'.The blooms have a thicker texture like those of the mother, ,Rosalie' and the color is a deeper yellow than its father, 'Inca Sun'.  It is a fast grower, frequent bloomer and has remained pest free in my growing environment.I plan to put it into production later this summer and make it available ...
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Angel Trumpet Brugmansia 'Bert' x 'Naughty Nick'

Here's another Angel Trumpet seedling I have been watching for a couple of years and now must decide if should be a keeper. It is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Bert' x 'Naughty Nick'.It definitely has its father's growth genes and It is pushing up the top of my shadehouse, which is about 9 feet high in that location.  The blooms are mostly all triples and are slightly larger than those of 'Naughty Nick'.  The corolla skirts are often extended, much like those of Brugmansia 'Angels ...
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Angel Trumpet Brugmansia 'White Magic' x 'Orange Zest'

This Angel Trumpet seedling was a standout in last week's group of bloomers in my watch zone. The seedling is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'White Magic' and 'Orange Zest'.The photo above shows the color and form of a mature bloom.  When the blooms first open they are a cream color as you can see below. The blooms on this seedling are elegant and always perfectly formed.The great parentage in its family tree shows through in the blooms.  'White Magic' has 'Pink Smitty' in its gene ...
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An Angel Trumpet seedling as bright as the summer sun

One of the showiest Angel Trumpet seedlings in my shadehouse this past week was this one from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Cassies Curls' x 'Lizzy'.This seedling started blooming last year and the medium sized blooms are always doubles with separated skirts.  It has a similar growth style as its father, 'brugmansia 'Lizzy', but is not as fast a grower as 'Lizzy'. When the blooms are fully mature, like the one above, it is not uncommon to see a tinge of cantaloupe color show through.So ...
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