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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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A new Angel Trumpet with great color, form and substance

One of the more striking blooms appearing in my watch zone this week was this one on an Angel Trumpet seedling I carried over from last summer.  The cross is Brugmansia Cassies Curls x (Ludger's Summer Dream x Creamsicle).The blooms are thick textured with the deep orange color extending all the way up the corolla tube. The bloom form is simple with an inner skirt that is often split.  I have several seedlings from this same cross in my watch zone.  All have the same rich color, but with ...
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Decision time for yet another Angel Trumpet

Today I'm featuring another Angel Trumpet seedling that was carried over from my 2008 watch zone.  It's a beautiful double pink Angel Trumpet from the Brugmansia cross of Adeline x Rosalie.  This particular seedling was labeled #4, meaning I had several from this cross bloom last year.What makes this Angel Trumpet stand out from the other double pink brugmansia seedlings I have in my watch zone is the lush, dark green foliage.  The leaves are large and slightly serrated, and the blooms ...
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Look at the whiskers on this Angel Trumpet!

A new Angel Trumpet seedling just bloomed that had to have the longest tendrils of any brugmansia seedling I have grown to date.  It is cross between Bergfuer x Super Spot.The tendrils had to be at least 3-4 inches long!  The bloom also had a nice color and fragrance.  I'll be watching this one for a while.
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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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For those of you who like them big...

If you like big blooms, then this seedling is one for you.  It is a cross between Adeline, a large double pink brugmansia x Miss Emily Mackenzie, perhaps the largest of the single pink Angel Trumpets.                        This monster sized bloom measures at least 10 inches across!  Despite its size, the blooms hold up very well in the hot Florida sun. As you can see in the second picture, the blooms carry forward the curly tendrils ...
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