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Mutant in paradise... Mutant in paradise...

Mutant in paradise...

Last season I ramped up my brugmansia hybridizing efforts using brugmansias with mutant and deeply serrated foliage.  The results of those...
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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My Angel Trumpets are telling me Spring is on the way!

While I was working in my Brugmansia forest over the weekend I noticed many of the plants are loading up with buds.  While it will be a couple of weeks until most of the new buds mature and open, a few have just started blooming.  Here's a new Angel Trumpet seedling that just bloomed for the first time.  It is from a cross I made between Brugmansia Butterfly x Angel's Exotic.It is a thick textured, wide body bloom with a flare to it.  I'm certain the color will deepen when the warm weather ...
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Pretty in Pink, an Angel Trumpet seedling with promise

Now that summer is winding down, my Angel Trumpets are gearing up for the fall Bloomapalooza.  I must have captured photos of at least a dozen new promising Angel Trumpet seedlings in bloom for the first time tonight.  Here's one that grabbed my attention right away.  The bloom is from a cross involving Brugmansia Butterfly x Day Dreams. Besides having nicely shaped blooms, this seedling also had lush, green foliage with no evidence of pest or disease problems.  The blooms are medium in size ...
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This Angel Trumpet was doubling up to impress me...

These pictures do not do really show how beautiful this Angel Trumpet seedling really is.  It is a carry over seedling from 2008 from a cross between brugmansia Butterfly x ((Tiara x Susanne) x Earth Angel).The blooms are large, long lasting, and quite showy.This one is quickly working its way up to my keeper zone.  Don't be surprised to see it named and introduced in 2010.
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A mixed marriage involving two Angel Trumpet legends

Today's featured Angel Trumpet blooms are the outcome of the mixed marriage of the America brugmansia Butterfly, and the German brugmansia Joli.  Butterfly is a classic American hybrid and Joli is a European one.When you look at the results you can see quality traits from both parents in the blooms.  So far all the blooms have been resilient, six pointers, with a nice fragrance.  The blooms have lasted nearly a week and what was surprising was that the tendrils held up equally as well.  ...
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Daydreaming with my Angel Trumpets

Today's featured Angel Trumpet bloom is another seedling with Daydreams as the father.  It's a brugmansia cross involving Butterfly and Daydreams.It had a quite impressive first bloom in our 95 degree heat.  Nice color, nice form, and great staying power.  Looks like another one to watch this fall!
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Another double pink Angel Trumpet compliments of Butterfly

Here's another nice double pink Angel Trumpet with brugmansia Butterfly as the mom.  It is a carry over from last year that I have been watching this summer.  This seedling is from a Brenda Delph seed cross of brugmansia Butterfly x (Teri Shiavo x Earth Angel).I plant to cross it back to both Teri Shiavo and Earth Angel when the weather cools.  I'll decide this fall if it deserves to be named and registered. 
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