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Last season I ramped up my brugmansia hybridizing efforts using brugmansias with mutant and deeply serrated foliage.  The results of those...

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Sommer Gardens / Monday, January 4, 2010 / Categories: Brugmansia, Weather

Mother nature wreaks havoc on my Angel Trumpets.

This year is off to a frigid start as cold air plummets south and puts Florida in a deep freeze.  We have already had two nights of below freezing temperatures and now the forecast shows below freezing temperatures through the weekend.

This is how Rosalie looked this morning when I went out to check on my brugs. 

brugsonice2010.jpgI rely on sprinklers to protect a large percentage of my new seedlings.  I started the sprinklers at 1:00am last night and kept them on till 10:00am this morning.  It will most likely be the same scenario tonight.

I also have lots of my special brugs under the cover of frost cloth and plastic, and also a bunch stashed away in a large enclosed trailer.

I hate cold weather!!!!!!

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