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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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Introducing Brugmansia 'Raspberry Crush'

Introducing Brugmansia 'Raspberry Crush', a new Angel Trumpet I just named and registered with the International Brugmansia and Datura Society. This beautiful cultivar came about from a seedling from a JT Sessions cross involving Brugmansia Goldfinch x Peanut. It has been in my watch zone for over two years and is also playing an important role in my future hybridizing program.The raspberry is in its name because in warm weather the blooms are a very dark "raspberry' pink color.  Raspberry ...
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This Angel Trumpet graduates to "keeper" status

Here's a beautiful Angel Trumpet that has earned a spot in my "keeper" zone and is now awaiting a name so I can register it.  I grew this beauty from brugmansia seeds I purchased from JT Sessions at Country Gardens.  The cross is brugmansia Goldfinch x Peanut.The blooms are more petite than most doubles with a color that is hard to describe.  The cooler the weather, the darker the blooms.  As the blooms mature the tendrils appear to wrap even tighter towards the bloom.  This plant has ...
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A powerful Angel Trumpet for Thanksgiving Day

Today's featured Angel Trumpet seedling is from a cross between brugmansia Goldfinch x Rubirosa.  The blooms are large with a nice form and color.  This seedling is quite different from a previous seedling from brugmansia Goldfinch x Rubirosa that I commented on in August.  That seedling had petite, single white blooms.  I still have a couple more seedlings from this cross yet to bloom.  It would be great if one combined Goldfinch's color with the style of the bloom pictured above.  You ...
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Today's new Angel Trumpet, a yellow softie...

Today's featured Angel Trumpet is proudly showing off its butter yellow blooms.  This seedling is the result of a cross between brugmansia Velvet Rose x Goldfinch.  Velvet Rose is one of the most durable Angel Trumpets I have growing in my yard, while Goldfinch has been struggling to remain healthy and was recently trashed.  Perhaps this seedling has retained the best genes of both parents.As you can see below, it is not a shy bloomer.  The blooms were long lasting and very fragrant.  ...
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A jewel of an Angel Trumpet

Today's featured Angel Trumpet seedling is a carry over from 2008 that I plan to name and register this fall.  It is the result of a J.T. Session's brugmansia cross involving Goldfinch x Peanut.As you can see, the blooms tend to stay horizontal or slightly nodding.  The tendrils start out sort of wild but over the course of a couple of days they completely re-curve back.The blooms are petite and compact, like its father, Peanut.  I remember the blooms staying a light pink last winter, and ...
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Velvet's Angel Trumpets, big and small...

Today's featured whites include two brugmansia crosses with Velvet Rose as the mother.  The first involves a cross between Velvet Rose x Goldfinch.  The blooms are petite and numerous, and hold up well in the heat.If you like your blooms big, this cross between Velvet Rose x Native Habitat Double Peach should get your attention.Like it's mother, this Angel Trumpet blooms like crazy and has a pleasant fragrance.
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Less than a handful...

Today's featured Angel Trumpet seedling is a mini as you can see by the photo below.  It is the result of a cross made between brugmansia Goldfinch x Rubirosa.  The plant itself is not a mini in any way and is actually over 6 feet tall in a 3 gallon pot.  The blooms are nothing special, but they do have a good substance and hold up well in the heat.I'll keep this one around for a while to see if the blooms remain small.
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