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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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Golden Angel Trumpets abound this summer

Today's featured Angel Trumpet seedling is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Herenhauser Gold' and 'Langenbuscher Garten'.  It is just one of dozens of new yellow Brugmansia seedlings in my growing area that have bloomed this summer.The golden yellow blooms are large in size and thick textured.The blooms on this seedling have a slight resemblance to their mother, 'Herenhauser Gold', but with a darker color.   This is the sixth seedling from this cross to bloom, and so far all six have ...
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One more Angel Trumpet heads to my watch zone

I have lots of beautiful yellow and orange Angel Trumpets in my watch zone and now one more will join the group.  The cross is Brugmansia ('Color Point' x 'Angels Flight') x 'Langenbuscher Garten'.The blooms are large and beautiful in form.  One feature that sets these blooms apart from others is the two-tone coloration of the corolla skirt.  As you can see in the photo below, the ribs are much darker than the mid section.  This is especially noticeable on the outside of the bloom.This ...
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A golden Angel Trumpet with European roots

Here is a promising new seedling from a cross between two classic European Angel Trumpet plants. The cross is Brugmansia Joli x Langenbuscher Garten.In late March I featured another seedling from this same cross.  Although the blooms were single, they stood out because they were petite and very thick textured. The blooms on this seedling were not quite as small as those of its sibling, but they still were smaller than average. The blooms start out cream with a tinge of apricot, and then ...
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Brugmansia Joli x Langenbuscher Garten

Here is a seedling from the reverse of the Brugmansia Langenbuscher Garten x Joli cross I showcased in my previous post. This time around Brugmansia Joli is the pod parent rather than the pollen donor. This Brugmansia Joli x Langenbuscher Garten seedling has a very simple form and the blooms are very thick in texture. The thick textured blooms and great parentage justify me keeping it around for a few more seasons. The blooms started out cream and picked up a slight apricot color around the ...
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Brugmansia Langenbuscher Garten x Joli

My real job in the event business has kept me very busy the past couple of weeks, so I have not had time to show off some of my newest Angel Trumpet seedlings.  I'll start with this new seedling from a cross between Brugmansia Langenbuscher Garten x Joli that is currently in bloom.While the blooms are nice, currently they are really not special enough to convince me this one is going to be keeper.  It will be safe for another six months though because I crossed it back to its mother, ...
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A Brugmansia diamond in the rough

This new Angel Trumpet seedling grabbed my attention earlier this week when its first bloom opened.  It is from a cross I made between Brugmansia Herrenhauser Gold and Langenbuscher Garten.Because this was the very first bloom on this seedling, the bloom is sort of a mess. I think it shows great potential and I'm certain the next blooms will be much better. I have at least 20 more seedlings of this same cross yet to bloom, several of which are setting buds now.  With such great parentage,  I ...
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Another European Angel Trumpet immigrant...

Today's featured Angel Trumpet seedling is the result of a marriage between two European cultivars, brugmansia Joli x Langenbuscher Garten.  It's currently lacking in the color department, but that could change over the next couple bloom cycles when cooler winter weather settles in.  The blooms are much smaller than either Joli or Langenbuscher Garten, and have been long lasting.  I'm terrible when it comes to keeping track of fragrance so I have no report on that right now.I have already ...
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