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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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Striking gold with this beautiful Angel Trumpet

Here's a nice single yellow Angel Trumpet seedling I carried over from 2010.  It is from a cross involving Brugmansia (Serendipity x Peanut) x Jamies Monkey Business.I carried this one over because the blooms had great form and the soft yellow color carried all the way through the corolla tube.Another plus for this seedling was the fact that the blooms stayed yellow throughout their life cycle.  Often yellow brugmansia cultivars develop orange tones as they mature.  I have so many great ...
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Angel Trumpet Hot Summer Flushes

I took a stroll through my brugmansia forest tonight and I was overwhelmed by all the blooms I encountered.  Even though our night-time low temperatures are breaking records (low's near 80f), and the highs are in the mid 90's, these plants are blooming like crazy.  The fragrance in the air was almost over-powering.Here is an assortment of the Angel Trumpets I found blooming tonight.  The first one's blooms are not really that special, but the seedling makes up for it with quantity.  I cannot ...
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The aftermath.....

Now that both myself and my plants have thawed out, I can assess the freeze damage.  It is not a pretty sight around here as you can see by looking at this picture of one of my larger angel trumpets, brugmansia Coral Glow.    Fortunately it did not get nearly as cold as many forecasters had predicted.  The low temperature hovered around 29 for a couple of hours and briefly dropped to 28.  That is much better than the 24-26 that was forecast to be the low.Over the weekend I was able to assess ...
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