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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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Angel Trumpet Brugmansia Rosalie x Inca Sun

Here's an Angel Trumpet seedling that has been in my watch zone for three years and now I'm ready to make it a keeper.  The seedling is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Rosalie' x 'Inca Sun'.The blooms have a thicker texture like those of the mother, ,Rosalie' and the color is a deeper yellow than its father, 'Inca Sun'.  It is a fast grower, frequent bloomer and has remained pest free in my growing environment.I plan to put it into production later this summer and make it available ...
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Brugmansia Adeline x Rosalie

Here's another Angel Trumpet seedling I have been watching for a couple of years and now think it is worthy of keeping.  The cross is Brugmansia Adeline x Rosalie.I like the deep pink color on this one and the fact the color runs all the way up the corolla tube. This plant has been a consistent bloomer and the blooms are always in perfect form.  This seedling has combined the best traits of both parents and it shows in its blooms.I've made several crosses with this seedling as the pod ...
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A Brugmansia rain catcher

Brugmansia Rosalie is an Angel Trumpet that tends to display its blooms in a horizontal fashion.  Occasionally it produces blooms that display upwards, as if designed to collect rain. Perhaps the bloom pictured below was designed to gather rain and water during our current dry spell?  :)Rosalie is a great Angel Trumpet for our hot Florida climate.  As with most pinks, the color deepens as the bloom matures.
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It's a yellow Angel Trumpet fiesta!

The past few weeks I have had bunches of angel trumpet seedlings bloom for the first time, including an abundance with yellow blooms. One of the standouts from the yellow group was this seedling from a cross between Brugmansia Rosalie x Inca Sun.With their shiny glaze, the blooms almost appear to made out of porcelain.What I really like about this seedling is that it appears it took the best traits of both its parents, Brugmansia Rosalie and Inca Sun. The blooms are a very bright ...
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Mother nature wreaks havoc on my Angel Trumpets.

This year is off to a frigid start as cold air plummets south and puts Florida in a deep freeze.  We have already had two nights of below freezing temperatures and now the forecast shows below freezing temperatures through the weekend.This is how Rosalie looked this morning when I went out to check on my brugs.  I rely on sprinklers to protect a large percentage of my new seedlings.  I started the sprinklers at 1:00am last night and kept them on till 10:00am this morning.  It will most ...
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Two classic ladies join forces in this new Angel Trumpet

Here's a beautiful new pink Angel Trumpet with classic brugmansia form.  It is from a cross involving brugmansia Rosalie x Rachel.This brugmansia seedling's blooms were long lasting, had great coloration and a pleasant fragrance.  Although there are lots of nice single pinks available in the U.S., there is plenty of room for improvement in disease & pest resistance and heat tolerance. This one is worthy of watching for another season to see if it raises the bar. 
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Decision time for yet another Angel Trumpet

Today I'm featuring another Angel Trumpet seedling that was carried over from my 2008 watch zone.  It's a beautiful double pink Angel Trumpet from the Brugmansia cross of Adeline x Rosalie.  This particular seedling was labeled #4, meaning I had several from this cross bloom last year.What makes this Angel Trumpet stand out from the other double pink brugmansia seedlings I have in my watch zone is the lush, dark green foliage.  The leaves are large and slightly serrated, and the blooms ...
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This Angel Trumpet would make daddy proud

Here's an Angel Trumpet seedling that bears a strong resemblance to its father, Rosalie.  Today's featured seedling is a cross between brugmansia Bernstein x Rosalie.  Now if we could just get Bernstein's bright orange color into this bloom, and add Rosalie's hardiness and blooming ability, we would surely have a winner.  This seedling has potential and will be used in further hybridizing.
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