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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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If you like your Angel Trumpets white and flouncy...

This Angel Trumpet seedling was placed in my watch zone last summer and now it has earned keeper status.  It is from a cross involving Brugmansia Pink Perfektion x Orange Sunshine.The blooms are thick textured and long lasting.  I really like their flouncy look too.This seedling has been a frequent bloomer and its snow white blooms are an eye-catcher.It would have been nice if some of Brugmansia Orange Sunshine's color would have carried over to these blooms.  Perhaps a second generation ...
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It's a yellow Angel Trumpet fiesta!

The past few weeks I have had bunches of angel trumpet seedlings bloom for the first time, including an abundance with yellow blooms. One of the standouts from the yellow group was this seedling from a cross between Brugmansia Rosalie x Inca Sun.With their shiny glaze, the blooms almost appear to made out of porcelain.What I really like about this seedling is that it appears it took the best traits of both its parents, Brugmansia Rosalie and Inca Sun. The blooms are a very bright ...
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America & The Chief in one Angel Trumpet...Oh my!

Last week during my Brugmansia Bloomapalooza, I was greeted by an Angel Trumpet bloom that took my breath away.  It was on a seedling from a Brugmansia cross involving (Jacayna x The Chief) #5 x America. Brugmansia Jacayna x The Chief #5 is a nice single yellow/orange Angel Trumpet I grew out from seeds obtained from Liz Fichtl.  The golden blooms are similar to Orange Zest, another seedling from the same cross that was registered last fall.  America is an Alice Harris introduction and is ...
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