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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 Angel Trumpet that totally wowed me last night

Every so often a new Angel Trumpet seedling comes in to bloom for the first time and totally wows me.  I was wowed big time last night when I spotted this bloom on a Brugmansia Rosalie x (Pink Smitty x Miss Ellie) #1 seedling.  I was making my final rounds last night looking for blooms to pollinate almost missed seeing this one.  It was at the top of an 8 foot tall plant partially hidden by its giant leaves. Fortunately my bright headlamp illuminated the bloom face in passing and it ...
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Brugmansia Miss Ellie produces a keeper

This crisp yellow Angel Trumpet bloom is from an unknown cross with Brugmansia Miss Ellie as the pod parent.We can thank the bees for helping produce this beauty.  I had placed this seedling in my watch zone last summer and now it has earned itself keeper status. It is now in my queue of Brugmansia to be named and registered later this year.  The blooms are similar in size to those of its mother, Miss Ellie, but with longer corolla teeth and more intense color.  The plant is a vigorous ...
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A colorful new Angel Trumpet

It is not often that I encounter a multi-color bloom amongst my seedlings, but the ones I have encountered have all been nice.  Here is one I plan to name and register soon.  It is a seedling from a cross between Brugmansia Miss Ellie and Day Dreams.These pictures really do not show the beautiful color range of this Angel Trumpet.  In real life the ribs on the blooms have more golden orange in them.  The mix of soft pastel colors make this seedling stand out from the others. It is a ...
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Brugmansia Cherub continues to influence her offspring

Here is another offspring from the many crosses I made with Brugmansia 'Cherub'.  This angel trumpet  seedling is from a cross of Brumansia 'Cherub' x (Pink Smitty x Miss Ellie) #1.The picture above was taken on day one before it was fully open.  As you have most likely guessed, this bloom was sliced open after I shot these photos so it could be pollinated.  :)  The bloom did open up to a very nice full double.  The blooms on this seedling are medium in size and remain the soft pink color ...
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A rain catching Angel Trumpet

A couple of weeks ago I featured a nice double pink Angel Trumpet from a cross I made involving Brugmansia Cherub x (Pink Smitty x Miss Ellie #1).  Here's another promising seedling from that same cross.The blooms are the same soft pink color as the other seedling and are thick in texture.  Like its mother, this seedling loves our Florida weather.As you can see this seedling likes to display its blooms in an upward position.  This may be a desirable trait for a potted plant but I'm not sure ...
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A perky Angel Trumpet for a hot summer night

While browsing through my Angel Trumpet seedlings last night I came across a perky little bloom from a Brugmansia Miss Ellie x Unknown cross.The bloom has a nice golden yellow color, like its mama Miss Ellie, and cute curly tendrils.  I think I'll hang on to this one and incorporate it into my fall breeding program.  It looks like a pesky housefly is hanging on to it too!  :)
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An Angel Trumpet with lots of colors

Today's featured new Angel Trumpet bloom is from a cross between brugmansia Miss Ellie and Daydreams.  This is the second seedling from this cross to have multicolored blooms.  The blooms start out with the light pastel colors of cream, peach, and salmon. As the blooms mature the colors deepen and the blooms still maintain their multicolor look.  Last year I had another seedling from this cross bloom with the same coloration, except the blooms were all triples.  It was my most watched ...
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Petite and ruffly....

Today's featured white Angel Trumpet is a cross between brugmansia Jazzy x Miss Ellie.  Both are single yellows so I was surprised to see a double white as the result.This seedling was a carry over from last fall and it has been blooming on and off all summer.  I'm not sure it is worthy of naming and registering, but I do want to cross it back to both it's parents this fall in hopes of getting some color.  The blooms are petite with long corolla tubes.  The plant is not phased by the heat or ...
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