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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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Some fall color amongst my Angel Trumpets

Looks like I have another nice double orange Angel Trumpet seedling to place in my watch zone. This seedling is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'New Orleans Lady' x 'Bert'.The plant is healthy and a robust grower and the blooms fairly large. I took these photos last week when the weather was still summer-like, and as you can see, the blooms held up well in the heat. I bet the bloom color will deepen to a brighter orange when the next flush of blooms appear during cooler weather.  Even ...
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This Brugmansia seedling is a keeper for sure

Now on its second year in my watch zone, this Angel Trumpet has earned itself keeper status.  It is a Brenda Delph cross of Brugmansia Terri Schindler Shiavo x New Orleans Lady.The blooms are medium in size and carry New Orleans Lady pleasant scent.The coloring is also similar to that of its father, New Orleans Lady.  All the blooms pictured here were sliced open for pollinating following this photo session so I do not have a decent picture of a fully colored bloom.I crossed this seedling ...
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Orange, but not orange enough!

I'm not sure what to think of this new Angel Trumpet seedling.  It is a cross of brugmansia Bernstein x New Orleans Lady.If it had the bright orange color of brugmansia Bernstein it would be a winner for sure.  Better yet, a new Orleans Lady style bloom with Bernstein's color!  Maybe a cross back to its parents will do the trick?
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