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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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Brugmansia 'Minneola Sunrise' x 'Daydreams'

In my previous blog post I featured Sommer Garden's most recent Angel Trumpet introduction, Brugmansia 'Minneola Sunrise'.  I already have second generation seedlings blooming from crosses made with 'Minneola Sunrise', and here's my favorite to date;
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A Flaming Angel Trumpet

A quick glance at this new Angel Trumpet seedling gives you the impression the bloom is on fire!  This super-sized bloom is from a cross I made between Brugmansia  ('Inca Sun' x 'Lemon Meringue') x 'Herbstzauber'.So far the long corolla teeth have not re-curved so the illusion of flames continues through the bloom cycle.  These photos were captured a few weeks ago when the weather was still warm.  This seedling is starting a new bloom cycle now and with our cooler nights, the new blooms are ...
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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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