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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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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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Another pink Angel Trumpet to watch in 2011

When I first started growing Angel Trumpets from seed, I expected most to turn-out to be single whites that would eventually have to be composted....at least that is what I read on all the brugmansia forums.  For the first two years that was not the case as pink prevailed and was the dominate color in my seedlings.  One single pink I carried over from last year was this seedling from a cross involving Brugmansia Earth Angel x Pink Smitty,What I really liked about it was its soft pink color ...
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Sibling rivalry amongst Angel Trumpets

Yesterday I posted photos from another Angel Trumpet seedling from this same cross involving brugmansia (Tiara x Susanne) x Earth Angel.  Had I known this one was in bloom at the same time, I would have posted these pictures in the same post.   Anyways, here is the 3rd Angel Trumpet seedling I've had bloom from Brenda Delph's cross of brugmansia (Tiara x Susanne) x Earth Angel.  I spotted it last night while I was out making my rounds. I'm forever amazed as to how I can miss some of these ...
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An Angel Trumpet rises to the top of its class

When I look back at all the single pink Angel Trumpet seedlings that bloomed this season, this one has quickly become one of my favorites.  It's a seedling from a brugmansia cross of (Tiara x Susanne) x Earth Angel.  It has been blooming for the past month and every time I study it, I like it more and more.  The picture below was taken the second day after the bloom opened.  By day three the color deepens and travels up the corolla tube.   I feel this one has great potential and I have ...
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This Angel Trumpet was doubling up to impress me...

These pictures do not do really show how beautiful this Angel Trumpet seedling really is.  It is a carry over seedling from 2008 from a cross between brugmansia Butterfly x ((Tiara x Susanne) x Earth Angel).The blooms are large, long lasting, and quite showy.This one is quickly working its way up to my keeper zone.  Don't be surprised to see it named and introduced in 2010.
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Another double pink Angel Trumpet compliments of Butterfly

Here's another nice double pink Angel Trumpet with brugmansia Butterfly as the mom.  It is a carry over from last year that I have been watching this summer.  This seedling is from a Brenda Delph seed cross of brugmansia Butterfly x (Teri Shiavo x Earth Angel).I plant to cross it back to both Teri Shiavo and Earth Angel when the weather cools.  I'll decide this fall if it deserves to be named and registered. 
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