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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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Brugmansia Pink Smitty x Rubirosa

I've been watching this Angel Trumpet seedling grow and bloom for the past two years and decided it is ready to be moved from my watch zone to keeper status.  This seedling resulted from a cross I made between Brugmansia Pink Smitty x Rubirosa.This seedling has plenty of good traits, one of which is that it is a bloomaholic.  It is also a fast grower and has remained relatively pest free here in Florida and thrives in the heat.Watch this one to be named and officially registered by summer.
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A Brugmansia with corkscrew teeth

I'm a big fan of wild corolla teeth.  When I spot a new Angel Trumpet seedling with long and crazy teeth, it almost always ends up in my watch zone.  Here is one I've been watching for the past year.  It's corkscrew tipped corolla teeth continue to grab my attention.This seedling is the outcome of an unknown cross with Brugmansia Rubirosa as the pod parent.  The long lasting blooms have remained snow white in all seasons, which is a plus.  Often blooms on a new seedling will slowly change ...
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An Angel Trumpet version of Beauty & the Beast

When I'm out snapping photos of my new blooms, often I do not see creatures that may be on or near them until I review the photos later.  While checking out some recent photos I shot of this Brugmansia Rubirosa x Sam seedling I spotted this tiny spider making his rounds.A spider sure beats seeing the pairs of eyes glowing in the background I often see on some of my nighttime photos.
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Angel Trumpet Brugmansia Rubirosa x Ludger's Windsong

This new angel trumpet seedling recently produced an impressive display of blooms.  It is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Rubirosa' x 'Ludger's Windsong'.As you can see it has it's father's style including Ludger's Windsong's crazy corolla teeth.At first I thought the blooms were going to stay snow white, but after a couple of days of aging they picked up a slight apricot color. Seeing how this was the first flush for this seedling, the final color is likely to change as the seedling ...
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Angel Trumpet Lizzy puts on a show

Brugmansia Lizzy is one great brug!  It blooms more than any double/triple brugmansia I have in my collection...and I have lots.  Here are a couple of photos I shot last night.  Despite having 3 consecutive days of record setting high temperatures, the blooms still look fresh. Lizzy is an Angel Trumpet that I grew from seed and registered last year. It came from a Liz Fichtl cross involving Brugmansia Rubirosa x The Chief.  The plant is a vigorous grower and has stayed pest free.  I hope to ...
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Angel Trumpet Hot Summer flushes (part 2)

Considering this plant is only two feet tall right now, Brugmansia Andrew's Gold still makes an impact. This one did not have a tag, but I am fairly certain it is Painted Lady. The blooms just opened tonight and are a very pale pink.  If it is Painted Lady, the blooms will be much darker by tomorrow.   Here's one I plan to release to the public next spring.  It is a cross between Brugmansia Adeline and Miss Emily Meckenzie.  The blooms are super sized and the plant almost always has ...
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An Angel Trumpet proves its points

Good thing the tendrils on this Angel Trumpet bloom are not sharp!  Today's featured brugmansia seedling is from a cross of Apricot Reise x Rubirosa.  With its long pointed tendrils and rather industrial looking bloom, this seedling better calm down and smooth things out if it wants to survive in the competitive single pink keepers division.
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