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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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Brugmansia Creamsicle x Dorthea

Here's a seedling from an Angel Trumpet cross involving two classics, Brugmansia Creamsicle x Dorthea.It has a very simple, yet elegant form for a double bloom. The outer corolla skirt had a tinge of pink in it, but the color did not intensify as the bloom matured. The blooms were not quite as large as those of its mother.I plan to carry this seedling over through summer to see how it performs in our heat.
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Brugmansia Dorthea x Golden Lady

When two classic Angel Trumpet ladies join forces, you never know what to expect.  Here is the result of a cross made between two of those ladies, Brugmansia Dorthea x Golden Lady.The snow white blooms on this seedling have some of the longest corolla teeth I have spotted in a new seedling.  You can be certain that Dorthea had an influence in the striking corolla teeth found in this seedling's petite, thick textured blooms.    A recent mini-flush of blooms was an eye catcher because of the ...
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A snow white Angel Trumpet for a cold as snow day

As cold as it is down here right now, I'm giving in and featuring an Angel Trumpet seedling that is white as snow to match this crazy cold weather.  Today's featured brugmansia seedling is from a cross between American Pride and Dorthea.As you can see, this seedling proudly displays its blooms horizontally.  The blooms are very thick textured and have a porcelain like appearance.This seedling was a consistent bloomer this fall and its aurea style blooms make it worthy of carrying forward for ...
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An Angel Trumpet basking in the midnight mist

In the wee hours of the morning today I captured this Angel Trumpet bloom peaking out from a row of seedlings.  It is a seedling from a cross of brugmansia Rubirosa x Dorthea.  Although it is reaching up as if to collect the evening mist, I expect the future blooms to be more nodding.  This bloom just happened to be resting on a leaf causing it to point upwards.  I like the color and form found in this bloom and I plan to cross it back to both Rothkirch and Rubirosa soon.
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Angel Trumpet twins

Today's featured Angel Trumpet is just another single pink.  The twin blooms pictured are the result of a cross between brugmansia Rubirosa x Dorthea.  It has Dorthea's tendrils and Rubirosa's form.   The color did not get any darker than what is pictured, but it did spread up the corolla tube.
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I like it, I like it!

This white Angel Trumpet is one of my favorite single whites I'm watching this summer.  I have to admit I'm a sucker for blooms with crazy tendrils.  This seedling is from a cross made between brugmansias Creamsicle and Dorthea.The blooms are large and they appear in flushes.  I'll be anxiously waiting to see if the blooms stay white in the cooler fall weather.Oh, and the blooms have a nice fragrance too!
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