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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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A Flaming Angel Trumpet

A quick glance at this new Angel Trumpet seedling gives you the impression the bloom is on fire!  This super-sized bloom is from a cross I made between Brugmansia  ('Inca Sun' x 'Lemon Meringue') x 'Herbstzauber'.So far the long corolla teeth have not re-curved so the illusion of flames continues through the bloom cycle.  These photos were captured a few weeks ago when the weather was still warm.  This seedling is starting a new bloom cycle now and with our cooler nights, the new blooms are ...
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Brugmansia Inca Sun X Angels Goldface

Here's another Angel Trumpet seedling from a cross I made between Brugmansia Inca Sun X Angels Goldface.   When you look at the bloom face it has a very strong resemblance to its father, Brugmansia Angels Goldface. This was the first bloom on this seedling so I'll have to wait and see if the resemblance continues.  As is often the case with new seedlings with multi-skirted blooms, the bloom form will evolve and change as the seedling matures.I still have at least a dozen more seedlings from ...
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An Angel Trumpet to rival our summer sun

My previous post featured a seedling from a cross I made between Brugmansia Angels Goldface x Inca Sun. Here's an Angel Trumpet seedling I'm watching from a reverse of that same cross.  This is just one of several seedlings in my watch zone from a cross I made between Brugmansia Inca Sun x Angels Goldface.The bloom color starts out a deep yellow and ages to a rich orange. The blooms are similar in size to those of it's mother, Inca Sun.  I like the distinct trumpet shape of the bloom and the ...
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This Brugmansia is a hand full of color

Here's one of my Angel Trumpet seedlings that has been a standout this summer.  It has been a prolific bloomer with thick textured, petite sized butter yellow blooms. The cross is Brugmansia Angels Goldface x Inca Sun.This is just one of many seedlings I have from this cross, and a reverse cross, Brugmansia 'Inca Sun' x 'Angels Goldface' that I have placed into my watch zone.  I still have at least 10 seedlings from those two crosses that have yet to bloom, and I'm certain a few of them will ...
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Angel Trumpet Brugmansia Rosalie x Inca Sun

Here's an Angel Trumpet seedling that has been in my watch zone for three years and now I'm ready to make it a keeper.  The seedling is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Rosalie' x 'Inca Sun'.The blooms have a thicker texture like those of the mother, ,Rosalie' and the color is a deeper yellow than its father, 'Inca Sun'.  It is a fast grower, frequent bloomer and has remained pest free in my growing environment.I plan to put it into production later this summer and make it available ...
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Another exotic Brugmansia fathered by Inca Sun

Here's another nice Angel Trumpet seedling from the cross I made between Brugmansia Angels Exotic x Inca Sun.As you can see it has a completely different bloom form and color than that of its sibling, Brugmansia (Angels Exotic x Inca Sun) #4, I posted yesterday.  So far the blooms on this seedling have remained snow white with separated corolla skirts.I decided to place this one in my watch zone and plan to cross it back to it's double yellow brother the next time it blooms.  I'll also be ...
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There's gold in the hills of Clermont...

I was pleasantly surprised last week to find golden blooms on one of my Brugmansia Angels Exotic x Inca Sun seedlings.I'm growing out a bunch of Angel Trumpet seedlings from this cross and so far most have been white or cream colored.  The blooms on this one started out cream, but matured to more of a creamy yellow color.  The blooms are also smaller than most brugmansia blooms. I expect this one to be a good bloomer, just like its parents.  The fact that it impressed me with a mini-flush of ...
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Brugmansia Inca Sun x Angel's Goldface

I really like the simple bloom form found in this first time bloom from a cross I made between Brugmansia Inca Sun x Angel's Goldface.I'm hoping that Inca Sun's ever-blooming characteristics have been passed on to this seedling.  This new seedling is only two feet tall and is less than 9 months old!  That's a very good sign that this cultivar may be on its way to become a bloomaholic.This seedling is tagged number 20 out of about 30 seedlings I'm growing out from this cross.  When I made the ...
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