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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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Another beautiful Angel Trumpet seedling is earning keeper status

A Brugmansia Butterfly x Angels Exotic cross I made a couple of years ago has created many exciting seedlings.  Here's one that just came back into bloom. As you can see in the photo, this Angel Trumpet bloom is jumbo sized with great form.  Like most Brugmansia Angel's Exotic crosses in my collection, the pink color deepens as the blooms age.I like the wide-body look of the blooms,  A wide corolla tube helps keep the flower skirts from becoming stuffed inside.  Stuffed corolla skirts tend ...
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This wasn't meant to be a butterfly conservatory

My new shade house is not only providing a more controlled place for my Angel Trumpets to grow and thrive, it is also serving as a butterfly conservatory. This was not planned by any means, butterflies are an enemy of mine. While they are nice to look at, butterflies create and evolve from caterpillars, the most destructive pest I have in my Angel Trumpet jungle. I'm hoping that caterpillars will not be as big of a problem for me this year seeing how most of my Angel Trumpet plants are now ...
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Angel Trumpet 'Butterfly' inherits an exotic look

Angel Trumpet 'Angel's Exotic' casts its exotic look into this seedling from a cross I made between Brugmansia Butterfly x Angel's Exotic.This cross has already produced several keepers, each with a unique and different look.This seedling, labeled #7, also has a rather unusual look to it that is different from most commonly available multi-skirted pink brugmansia.As you can see the bloom color starts out a light pink and during the course of a couple days slowly matures to a dark pink ...
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A sleek Brugmansia Butterfly x Angels Exotic seedling

Here is a rather dramatic Angel Trumpet bloom from a cross I made between Brugmansia Butterfly x Angels Exotic.I'm growing out a bunch of Angel Trumpet seedlings from this same cross and many are already in my watch zone because of their beauty.  This cross of Brugmansia Butterfly x Angels Exotic has produced quite a diverse set of seedlings.  With 8-10 additional seedlings expected to bloom for the first time this fall, I'm certain the diversity will continue.    
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This Angel Trumpet is a keeper for sure!

Here's one of my favorite double pink Angel Trumpets I have growing in my watch zone.  It is from a cross between Brugmansia Butterfly x (Terri Shiavo x Earth Angel). I have been watching this Angel Trumpet seedling perform for over two years and now it is time to set if free. Once i dream up a suitable name for it I plan to officially register and release it.The blooms are large and full and hold up extremely well here in the Florida heat.  Like many pink brugmansia, the color deepens ...
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Brugmansia Angels Exotic fathers another one to watch

My 2009 cross involving Brugmansia 'Butterfly' x 'Angels Exotic' has yielded quite a few watchers so far.  Here's another seedling from that cross that made it into my watch zone.This Angel Trumpet seedling has a strong resemblance to its father, Angels Exotic.  The one thing that stands out if you compare the two is the white inside this seedling's inner corolla tube. The ruffled corolla skirt and crazy corolla teeth add to the unique look of this seedling.  The blooms are large in size and ...
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I guess you could call this Angel Trumpet an exotic butterfly

So far this Angel Trumpet cross involving Brugmansia Butterfly x Angels Exotic has yielded some interesting results.  Here's a recent bloomer that I placed into my watch zone.  This one I have labeled as seedling #7.The blooms are large and the corolla skirts compact. Because this was the first bloom on this seedling, it will be interesting to see what the next blooms are like.  Quite often it takes several bloom cycles for a seedling's blooms to evolve into their final form. The color was a ...
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Brugmansia Butterfly x Joli has great form

Here's a rather formal looking bloom from a Brugmansia Butterfly x Joli cross. The blooms are medium in size and thick textured.As these Angel Trumpet blooms matured the corolla tube colored up nicely.  While I was examining the bloom closer the texture and color reminded me of Rosalie.  I'm certain the double genes came from the father as Joli often throws double blooms. I have several other Brugmansia Butterfly x Joli seedlings that have recently bloomed so I crossed this one back to one ...
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