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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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An elegant new Angel Trumpet seedling

One of the more elegant double white Angel Trumpet seedlings I encountered this season was this one from a cross I made between Brugmansia Sweetheart and (Miss Caylie x Genevieve 7).The bloom on this cross is much larger than Brugmansia Sweetheart and has the flouncy look found in its father, Brugmansia Miss Caylie x Genevieve.  Despite our recent cool spell, the blooms remained white through their life span.  I plan on carrying this one over to 2012 for sure!
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Unkempt is cool with this Angel Trumpet

Sometimes when a new Brugmansia seedling blooms, it is love at first sight. That was certainly not the case with this seedling from a 2007 Brenda Delph cross involving Brugmansia Adeline x Miss Caylie. As you can see the blooms have a wrinkled and unkempt look to them.  At first I thought this may be something the plant would grow out of as the plant matured. Last fall I actually tagged the plant to be culled when I had time. I have a real hard time tossing plants tagged to be culled so I ...
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An Angel Trumpet straight from the enchanted forest..

Here's an Angel Trumpet that is suited for an enchanted forest.  These first blooms from an Angel Trumpet seedling from a cross between brugmansia Adeline x Miss Caylie have a wild and crazy look to them.  Remember, you should never judge a new brug seedling by its first set of blooms so we'll anxiously wait for the next bloom cycle to see if it can iron things out.,
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A sweeheart of an Angel Trumpet...

Actually it is a Sweetheart cross involving brugmansia Sweetheart x (Miss Caylie x Genevieve).  The picture below shows a bloom on the first day and by day 2 the green portion of the corolla tube became white.  I have several single white seedlings from this cross in bloom right now.  They really put on a show when they flush.  I'm certain at least one of these will become a keeper by fall.
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and the winner is.....

This Angel Trumpet bloom from the brugmansia cross of Mountain Treasure x (Miss Caylie x Genevieve #7)!   It was the winner of this weekend's best new seedling to bloom in the heat of summer competition.  When I first spotted this bloom Saturday afternoon I expected it to remain white as the five or six seedlings that already bloomed from this cross had.  When I made my rounds on Sunday I was pleasantly surprised to find color. I like the curly tendrils and form so this one gets to hang ...
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Better with age

That's the story with this brugmansia.  It is a cross between Miss Caylie and Genevieve and is one of several plants I have growing from this cross.  Here's what the flowers looked like when the plant first bloomed in November. It was so ugly it almost ended up in the compost pile.  Knowing that the first blooms a seedling produces may not resemble the flowers the plant produces as it matures, I decided to let the plant stay for a couple more rounds of blooms.  Over the weekend the second ...
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