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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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Decision time for yet another Angel Trumpet

Today I'm featuring another Angel Trumpet seedling that was carried over from my 2008 watch zone.  It's a beautiful double pink Angel Trumpet from the Brugmansia cross of Adeline x Rosalie.  This particular seedling was labeled #4, meaning I had several from this cross bloom last year.What makes this Angel Trumpet stand out from the other double pink brugmansia seedlings I have in my watch zone is the lush, dark green foliage.  The leaves are large and slightly serrated, and the blooms ...
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More golden Angel Trumpets

This fall my seedlings have rewarded me with dozens of new golden yellow/orange blooms.  Yesterday I found this bloom on a brugmansia seedling from a cross between Mountain Treasure x Inca Sun.I'll be anxious to see if Inca Sun's blooming qualities are passed on to this seedling.  It has plenty of good qualities that make it worthy of watching for a few more seasons. 
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Another orange Angel Trumpet that caught my eye

While I was out taking a moonlit stroll through my Angel Trumpets last night, I came across some additional orange blooms that really caught my eye.  They are from a cross of brugmansia Cassie's Curls x an unknown father.  I have a bunch of seedlings from this cross growing and so far they have yielded quite a diverse group of blooms.The unique coloration and fat blooms were unlike any blooms I have seen on cultivars growing here in the states.  I'll be watching this one for the next few ...
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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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An intriguing Angel Trumpet seedling with unknown parentage

Why is it that the unknown brugmansia seedlings are always the first ones to catch your attention?  When I first saw this Angel Trumpet bloom I knew it was going to be one to watch.  At first it had a marbled look to it.  Although I was hoping that look would stay, I knew from past experience that total color would prevail.As the bloom matured, the color deepened.  This bloom is also unique in its form.  Most doubles and triples have a long corolla tube, while this bloom has a stubby one ...
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My favorite Angel Trumpet seedling this summer.

This Angel Trumpet seedling has to be the most promising one I'm growing this summer.  It is from a cross between brugmansia Rubirosa x The Chief.It bloomed for the first time last fall and has been putting on a non-stop show of blooms.  The blooms are always triples, they love the heat, and they have a great fragrance.Of the more than 50 seedlings I've had bloom from crosses involving "The Chief", this one is by far the best.  A special thanks to Liz Ficthl for making these seeds available ...
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An Angel Trumpet with lots of colors

Today's featured new Angel Trumpet bloom is from a cross between brugmansia Miss Ellie and Daydreams.  This is the second seedling from this cross to have multicolored blooms.  The blooms start out with the light pastel colors of cream, peach, and salmon. As the blooms mature the colors deepen and the blooms still maintain their multicolor look.  Last year I had another seedling from this cross bloom with the same coloration, except the blooms were all triples.  It was my most watched ...
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A nice pink Angel Trumpet seedling with great parents

Here's a nicely colored pink Angel Trumpet that has been blooming in our record heat.  It is from a cross between brugmansia Rubirosa and Sam.  With parentage like that you would expect this seedling to be one to watch.  I'll let this one try and impress me this fall when I decide which of the dozens of single pinks I'm watching make it to the keeper zone.
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