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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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These hibiscus blooms will brighten up your day

Here's a final batch of photos of winter blooms from my hibiscus collection.  Hibiscus 'Orange Lagos' pictured below is one of the brightest oranges I have ever seen.If you like your blooms more delicate, Hibiscus 'Cajun Princess' is a good choice. It is easy to see how Hibiscus 'Flame Thrower' got its name. Below is Hibiscus 'Improved Crimson Ray'. Multicolor Hibiscus 'Gone Fishing' and its jumbo sized blooms make for one impressive plant.And finally Hibiscus 'Sun-Charm' is a real ...
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And they just keep blooming and blooming...

Here are some additional recent photos of my exotic hibiscus in bloom this winter. Above is hibiscus 'Caprice' and below is one I grew from seed, hibiscus 5th Dimension x (Jason Blue x Wallflower).Here's hibiscus 'Tahitian Golden Eye'. Below is a jumbo-sized bloom from Hibiscus 'Idolize'.I'll have one more batch of hibiscus photos to show you later this week.
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Exotic Hibiscus warm up a cold winter day...

I thought I would try and warm things up on this frigid winter day with some recent photos from my collection of exotic hibiscus.  Here is Hibiscus 'Chili Fire'.Hibiscus 'Cajun Blue' The hibiscus below is one I grew from seed.  The cross is Hibiscus (Mystic x Cajun Swamp Music) x (Nightfire x Sunshower)Hibiscus 'Chartreuse Rose'Hibiscus 'Nitro Express' More to follow later this week.
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A trio of Orange Hibiscus

With our fall weather lingering on, my brugmansia are not the only flowering plants that are loving life right now.  The exotic hibiscus have perked up and are showing off their beautiful blooms.  Here is a trio of orange hibiscus that I added to my collection this summer.  The first is Hibiscus Liberated Lady.Hibiscus Salty Dog, pictured below, certainly has alot going on with its blooms.The jumbo sized Orange Slush hibiscus is real eye catcher.I've been so busy pollinating my brugmansia ...
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Hibiscus, the final batch.

Here's another group of recent bloom photos from my collection of Exotic Hibiscus: The first and second pictures are of unnamed seedlings, and the rest are of named cultivars. I still have lots more to show you, but I'll save those for next month.The bloom below looks like it is on fire!I just started a bunch more hibiscus seeds and by this time next year I hope to be able to show you the results of those crosses.I hope one day Brugmansia will be as widespread and popular as hibiscus. Thank ...
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Exotic Hibiscus, batch three.

Here's round three of some of my recent Exotic Hibiscus blooms.  This first picture is of one I grew from seed and it is one of my favorites.The color starts out lighter with a mixture of pastels, and then the color deepens to what you see above.The color combinations available with hibiscus are totally amazing.The radiant red hibiscus pictured below is another one I grew from seed. Right now I'm just growing hibiscus for fun so I have no immediate plans to name and register any of the ...
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In the Hibiscus World, what a difference a couple of hours makes...

During one of my morning strolls through my jungle I captured this shot of a cluster of Exotic Hibiscus blooms about ready to open.You may not know this but you can actually snip off hibiscus blooms before they open and place them in a glass of water in your refrigerator to enjoy a few days later.  Just pull the buds out when you are ready and they will open wide.  You can then enjoy their beauty for the remainder of the day.Now here's the money shot of the same three buds pictured above.  ...
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More recent Exotic Hibiscus blooms....

Here's some more recent Exotic Hibiscus blooms from my collection:I like the soft pastel coloring of the bloom above.  The one below is certainly different, but I think only worthy of planting in my yard and let it fend for itself this winter.I like the shape and coloration of the bloom below.  White spotting in hibiscus blooms can be a seasonal thing so I'm looking forward to see what the coloring does this fall. I believe this lavender colored bloom is a named cultivar.  I plan to use it ...
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