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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 Pink Smitty x (Dark Rosetta x Super Pink)

Here's a nice double pink Angel Trumpet I've been watching for a couple of years now.  It is a seedling from a cross I made between Brugmansia Pink Smitty x (Dark Rosetta x Super Pink).The blooms have great form and substance, and have held up well in our Florida heat.  I especially like the long corolla tube and the fact that the corolla skirts are not stuffed.  Stuffed blooms struggle here during our hot steamy summers and often end up rotting in the center before they have a chance to ...
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A curly Brugmansia Super Pink x Langenbuscher Garten seedling

If you like curly corolla teeth, then you will like this new Angel Trumpet seedling.  It is from a cross between Brugmansia Super Pink x Langenbuscher Garten.  This seedling has bloomed several times this season and each time the corolla teeth have been as coiled as the ones in these photos.I have had several seedlings from this cross bloom this summer, and so far they have all been single pinks. I featured another one in my blog in July that had giant blooms. The blooms on this seedling ...
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A variegated surprise amongst my Angel Trumpets

I'm always on the lookout for anomalies in my Angel Trumpet seedlings, especially in growth habits and foliage.  Last week I spotted this unusual variegation in a Brugmansia Dark Rosetta x Super Pink seedling. This seedling has three stalks and the variegation only appears on one.  The variegation pattern is unusual and is similar to that of Brugmansia 'Freckles'.  Only time will tell if this variegation pattern will be permanent or if it is just a temporary display triggered by ...
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