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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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Meet the David & Goliath of Angel Trumpets

Brugmansia come in all shapes and sizes and here's a good example of extremes in size.  The larger pink Angel Trumpet is an Ecuador Pink x Rothkirch seedling. The mini-white below it is from a cross involving Naughty Nick x Cleopatra. The Naughty Nick x Cleopatra seedling is one I first featured in my garden blog back in December of 2009.  The petite blooms are only a couple of inches across and typically have at least three skirts.  While the blooms are small, the plant is a giant.  I have ...
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Celebrating an Angel Trumpet White Christmas

In celebration of Christmas Day, I figured it would only be appropriate that I feature a nice white Angel Trumpet.  Today's featured Angel Trumpet seedling is one that I started way back in late 2007 that finally started blooming this fall.  The cross is brugmansia Ecuador Pink x Creamsicle. When you make brugmansia crosses involving double varieties, you often end up with several double whites in the group of seedlings.  Because of this, they really have to be special in order to grab your ...
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Double Pleasure

I recently was rewarded with a couple of new double blooms on my Brugmansia seedlings.  The yellow one is the one that I'm most excited about. It is a cross between Hawaiian Double White x Ecuador Pink and Jamie's Monkey Business.  It only had the one bloom when I snapped this picture but several new buds have recently formed and should be open before the new year.  This was just one of several plants I have from this cross but it is the only one with double yellow blooms. ...
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