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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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Dealing with Posttraumatic Freeze Disorder

I'm not a big fan of cold weather.  I'm a Florida boy and my body and brain start to shut down when the temps drop below 40f.  :)  Even in my athletic days I would not bike if it was below 50 and unless I was racing I would not run when the temperatures dropped below 40.  As a nurseryman I hate cold weather even more.  I recently discovered I have Posttraumatic Freeze Disorder, or PTFD for short.  PTFD can be defined as a condition characterized by intense fear, helplessness, or horror ...
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Orange, but not orange enough!

I'm not sure what to think of this new Angel Trumpet seedling.  It is a cross of brugmansia Bernstein x New Orleans Lady.If it had the bright orange color of brugmansia Bernstein it would be a winner for sure.  Better yet, a new Orleans Lady style bloom with Bernstein's color!  Maybe a cross back to its parents will do the trick?
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This Angel Trumpet would make daddy proud

Here's an Angel Trumpet seedling that bears a strong resemblance to its father, Rosalie.  Today's featured seedling is a cross between brugmansia Bernstein x Rosalie.  Now if we could just get Bernstein's bright orange color into this bloom, and add Rosalie's hardiness and blooming ability, we would surely have a winner.  This seedling has potential and will be used in further hybridizing.
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An Angel Trumpet that came back from the dead

Here's another Angel Trumpet that was carried over from last year's watch zone.  It is a seedling from a cross of brugmansia Bernstein x New Orleans Lady.This seedling is blooming for the first time this year after coming back from the dead following last winter's freezes. I think it is still worthy of watching and crossing back to its father, New Orleans Lady.
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