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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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Introducing Brugmansia 'Buttercup'

Meet Sommer Gardens' newest Introduction, Brugmansia 'Buttercup'!  'Buttercup' was recently registered with the International Brugmansia and Datura Society (iBrugs.com).Brugmansia 'Buttercup' evolved from an Angel Trumpet seedling I grew out from a Brenda Delph cross of Brugmansia 'Lady Liberty' x 'Jamies Monkey Business'.  The photo above shows the cool weather color and the bloom form on the first day the bloom opens.  In the warmer summer months the blooms are more of a cream color. As ...
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Brugmansia Lady Liberty x Meloncholy Baby

Here's a new Angel Trumpet seedling that has been blooming almost non-stop since summer.  It is from a Brenda Delph cross between Brugmansia Lady Liberty x Meloncholy Baby.The blooms have a rather unusual form to them and are thick in texture.  I'm not very good at detecting fragrances but this seedling has a pleasant one strong enough to grab my attention.The blooms start out a nice cream color and slowly and slowly pick up a light apricot color as they mature.I'm not sure if this bloom ...
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Brugmansia Lady Liberty has a midnight visitor...

While out for my evening stroll through my Angel Trumpet forest, I was able to capture this beautiful moth paying a visit to Brugmansia Lady Liberty.I was hoping to get some close-up shots but this fellow skirted off in search of other blooms.  
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Lady Liberty has great timing...

I was sorting through a bunch of Brugmansia photos I took this past week and I just realized that Lady Liberty was blooming on the 4th of July...how appropriate!  Having been knocked down by the freeze this past winter, this was Lady Liberty's first bloom of the year.Brugmansia Lady Liberty is a Brenda Delph hybrid from a cross involving Creamsickle and Insignis Solid Gold. I have lots of seedlings growing with Lady Liberty as the pod parent that have yet to bloom.  I had a ...
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A buttery Brugmansia treat

My Brugmansia seedlings are slowly coming back into bloom after this past winter's devastating freezes.  The first to bloom are repeats, seedlings that bloomed for the first time last fall. Here's one that I put it my keeper zone last year to see how it performs this this summer.  It is a seedling from a cross made by Brenda Delph involving Brugmansia Lady Liberty and Jamie's Monkey Business..The blooms are a light butter yellow color with a thick texture.  Now that our temperatures are up ...
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A classy Lady Liberty Angel Trumpet shows off her babies

After a couple days of featuring double pink Angel Trumpets, I decided its time to display this nice double white that came into bloom earlier this week.  These blooms are from a seedling from the brugmansia cross of Lady Liberty x Meloncholy Baby.So far the blooms have stayed snow white with no influence of color from its father, Meloncholy Baby.The blooms have staying power in the heat and this seedling likes to bloom.  As these blooms are fading it already had another flush of buds in the ...
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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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This Angel Trumpet is ready to take off!

At least that is what is looks like when you look at these buds.  With the fat corolla tube and the way the tendrils point down, the buds look like little spaceships hanging on a tree.Today's whitey is a cross between brugmansia Lady Liberty, a beautiful double white from Brenda Delph, x Rubiline.  The blooms hold up well in the heat, are thick textured and have a nice fragrance.  What to do, what to do.....Blooming at the same time I have several Brugmansia Rubiline x Lady Liberty ...
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