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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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Thumbs up for America's baby!

As you can see by the photo below, this new seedling has already earned a thumbs up!This bloom is from a cross I made involving Jamie's Monkey Business x America.  It bloomed for the first time last December and at that time the blooms were more orange.  The first set of blooms also had dropped skirts instead of the stuffed skirts I'm seeing now.  This does not surprise me because often it takes several bloom cycles for a new double to either get its act together or not.  Sometimes they ...
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Some Angel Trumpet Monkey Business

Of course I'm referencing Angel Trumpet Jamie's Monkey Business, who happens to be the mother of this fine seedling. This seedling was the first one to bloom from a batch I have growing from the cross between brugmansia Jamie's Monkey Business x Angel's Moonlight.  At one point all the tendrils were pointing straight up, but now they are becoming a bit more relaxed.I'm awaiting a big surprise this week when this seedling's neighbor, a seedling from Jamie's Monkey Business x America, first ...
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Angel Trumpet tendrils under control...

After showing a couple of Angel Trumpet blooms with wild tendrils I thought I'd drop one in that has its whiskers under control.  This new bloom is from a cross between Brugmansia Lady Liberty and Jamie's Monkey Business.The first picture is from day one, while the picture below is what the bloom looks like on day three.  It is holding up great in the heat and has a pleasant fragrance too.  I think I'll carry this one forward to next year to see how it performs and perhaps make a few crosses ...
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Pink plus yellow equals orange

When you cross Angel Trumpets you never know what to expect.  Here's a cross of brugmansia Little Miss Lili x Jamie's Monkey Business.  LML is one of the darkest pinks I have.  Under the right conditions it almost appears red.  Jamie's Monkey Business is a bright yellow with plenty of orange genes in its family tree.This one certainly has Little Miss Lili's form.  I'm not sure what I will do with it, but any colorful, well shaped seedling that blooms during a hot Florida summer is worthy of ...
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