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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 Seedling Ludger's Windsong x Tootsie

Looking at today's featured Angel Trumpet seedling, you would have a hard time guessing who the parents were.  This bloom is from a cross between brugmansia Ludger's Windsong x Tootsie.  I'm certain the salmon color comes from Tootsie's ancestry.  This is not what I had in mind when I made this cross, but that is why hybridizing is so interesting.
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Another Angel Trumpet with petite blooms

Sometimes it is a challenge to capture the true colors of an Angel Trumpet bloom.  That is the case with these blooms from a cross between brugmansia Tootsie x Little Miss Lili.The blooms start out a pale pink and then mature to very deep pink like their father, Little Miss Lili.  The plant is large, towering almost eight feet tall, but the blooms are petite.
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