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Hoping for a double...

Brugmansia 'Jessie Noel' x 'New Orleans Lady'

 

This hybrid angel trumpet seedling from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Jessie Noel' and 'New Orleans Lady' is trying very hard to become a double.

 

Thursday, July 5, 2012/Author: Fred L Sommer/Number of views (910)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Introducing Brugmansia 'Pink Ruffles'

This angel Trumpet has been in my watch zone for three years, and now it has proudly earned keeper status.  Introducing Brugmansia 'Pink Ruffles', recently registered through the International Brugmansia and Datura Society (iBrugs.com),This seedling is from a cross made between Brugmansia 'Color Point' and 'Double Dark Rosetta', by German hybridizer Volker Sanders.The blooms are all doubles with separated and flouncy skirts. At first they start out a nice soft pink, with the color deepening ...
Monday, July 2, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1356)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Brugmansia

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 ...
Sunday, June 24, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (999)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Creatures

One more Angel Trumpet heads to my watch zone

I have lots of beautiful yellow and orange Angel Trumpets in my watch zone and now one more will join the group.  The cross is Brugmansia ('Color Point' x 'Angels Flight') x 'Langenbuscher Garten'.The blooms are large and beautiful in form.  One feature that sets these blooms apart from others is the two-tone coloration of the corolla skirt.  As you can see in the photo below, the ribs are much darker than the mid section.  This is especially noticeable on the outside of the bloom.This ...
Friday, June 22, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1005)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (951)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Creatures

A pastel Angel Trumpet just in time for summer

I'm really liking the pastel coloring on the Angel Trumpet blooms pictured below from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Joli' and 'Pink Charm'.I'm excited about the multicolor look of the blooms as they mature.  They first start out a cream color and then during the course of a couple days they turn a salmon pink color.  The blooms pictured here opened a day apart and you can see the color transformation taking place.  This plant also had a newly opened cream colored bloom on it, but it was ...
Friday, June 1, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (985)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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 ...
Sunday, May 27, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (961)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Creatures

Sleeping beauty

While out pollinating the other night I stumbled across this cute little ball of feathers.  I was surprised that even though I was just inches away, the little guy did not flinch at my movement and multiple flashes. If you look closely you can see a lone eye keeping tabs on me.If it was not for the beak being visible in the photo above, you would have a hard time figuring out where this bird's head was.  The photo below was taken on another day and I'm not even sure if it is the same type of ...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (908)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Garden Pests
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