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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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Meet another curly child from Cassie

An Angel Trumpet cross involving brugmansia Cassie's Curls almost always results in curly offspring.  The seedling pictured below has an unknown father but you can still see mom's curly tendril genes carried forward.  This particular seedling had about 10 blooms open in its first bloom cycle and the overall look was quite striking.I'm growing out lots of crosses involving Cassie's Curls and I'm expecting some exciting results this fall.  Stay tuned...
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Yellow, yellow and more yellow...

I've had several new yellow Angel Trumpet blooms this month and this is one that may be worthy of watching.  It is a cross of brugmansia L'Amour and the classic Charles Grimaldi.It has a nice form, substance and fragrance.I wonder what the color will be like when the weather cools?
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Pink plus yellow equals orange

When you cross Angel Trumpets you never know what to expect.  Here's a cross of brugmansia Little Miss Lili x Jamie's Monkey Business.  LML is one of the darkest pinks I have.  Under the right conditions it almost appears red.  Jamie's Monkey Business is a bright yellow with plenty of orange genes in its family tree.This one certainly has Little Miss Lili's form.  I'm not sure what I will do with it, but any colorful, well shaped seedling that blooms during a hot Florida summer is worthy of ...
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and the winner is.....

This Angel Trumpet bloom from the brugmansia cross of Mountain Treasure x (Miss Caylie x Genevieve #7)!   It was the winner of this weekend's best new seedling to bloom in the heat of summer competition.  When I first spotted this bloom Saturday afternoon I expected it to remain white as the five or six seedlings that already bloomed from this cross had.  When I made my rounds on Sunday I was pleasantly surprised to find color. I like the curly tendrils and form so this one gets to hang ...
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I need to inject some color genes in this one...

Here's a cross just begging for some color.  This is a brugmansia cross of New Orleans Lady x (Angel's Flight x Charming).  The first couple of blooms in spring aged to a nice apricot, but during our hot summer the blooms have been white/cream with perhaps just a hint of apricot.  As you can see it has great genes in the mix so I have kept this one to use for some fall crosses.  It already has a pod from a cross I made in early Summer with a single bright yellow/orange Angel's Flight cross I ...
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Worthy of watching...

This new Angel Trumpet seedling is worthy of watching for a few more bloom cycles to see what it does.  It is a cross between brugmansias Rubirosa and Desiree.  As the bloom matures, the color deepens from the color displayed in the picture below.  If my Desiree plant ever decided to bloom, I would cross it back in hopes of getting a couple more skirts on her.
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