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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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To kill or not to kill?

That was the dilemma I was faced with the other night when I spotted this giant treefrog clinging to the shade cloth on my greenhouse.I'm not a big fan of killing things, especially beneficial creatures like treefrogs. But then again, the size of this frog and the large toe pads made me think it may be a Cuban treefrog.  The Cuban treefrog is an invasive species of treefrog that is colonizing Florida. It will eat practically anything that will fit in its mouth, including our native ...
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A perfect hiding place

This little guy seems quite content in his protective steel home, a piece of emt pipe supporting a sprinkler. With the contrast between the colors of rust and bright green, he may be safer perched on a nice green brugmansia leaf.
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Could this be classified as a brown noser?

When I was out on armadillo patrol the other night I finally spotted a green tree frog amongst my Brugmansia plants. I think it has been at least a month since I have come across a green tree frog, which is really strange. Normally I would spot several on my nightly rounds through my Angel Trumpet jungle.I was talking with a gardening friend of mine yesterday and she had also had observed a shortage of frogs on her property.  Perhaps it is related to the severe drought we are in right ...
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The summer pest patrol is on watch

With our summer rainy season finally getting underway, my favorite pest patrol is out in force.You can never have enough tree frogs amongst your plants when it comes to natural pest control.Besides the great work they do munching on bugs, aren't they cute!  :)
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Spring is officially here, my creature friends are back!

After a couple of weeks of near 80 degree weather, my reptilian friends have come out of hibernation.  The tree frogs are a welcome site because there are way too many flying insects making their rounds.I'm hoping these guys stay alert as well because I have spotted a couple of nice sized snake skins amongst my seedlings.
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