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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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Introducing Brugmansia 'Amber Glow'

I would like to officially introduce everyone to Brugmansia 'Amber Glow', a new brugmansia cultivar I recently registered. Amber Rose is the result of a cross between Brugmansia L'amour and Charles Grimaldi.This Angel Trumpet is what I would call an "over achiever".  I think it bloomed more than any brug in my collection last summer, including Inca Sun!The blooms start out a nice yellow and then turns a golden orange.  Like many orange/yellow Angel Trumpets, the color deepens in the cooler ...
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Angel Trumpet Hot Summer flushes (part 2)

Considering this plant is only two feet tall right now, Brugmansia Andrew's Gold still makes an impact. This one did not have a tag, but I am fairly certain it is Painted Lady. The blooms just opened tonight and are a very pale pink.  If it is Painted Lady, the blooms will be much darker by tomorrow.   Here's one I plan to release to the public next spring.  It is a cross between Brugmansia Adeline and Miss Emily Meckenzie.  The blooms are super sized and the plant almost always has ...
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A mellow yellow Angel Trumpet

I've had several Angel Trumpet seedlings from this cross of brugmansia L'Amour and Charles Grimaldi bloom so far and all are single yellows.  Many look almost identical to Charles Grimaldi, however this one stood out because of its smooth lines.  I'm already watching a couple of earlier seedlings from this cross, and now this one will join it's siblings in my watch zone to see how it performs in the long run.
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Yellow, yellow and more yellow...

I've had several new yellow Angel Trumpet blooms this month and this is one that may be worthy of watching.  It is a cross of brugmansia L'Amour and the classic Charles Grimaldi.It has a nice form, substance and fragrance.I wonder what the color will be like when the weather cools?
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