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A soon to be registered Angel Trumpet shows its colors

Next up on my soon to be named and registered list is this Angel Trumpet seedling from a cross I made between Brugmansia Pink Smitty and Lizzy.The blooms are medium is size and compact.  They hold up well in the heat and the plant has remained relatively pest free, all great traits to have in a new brugmansia. One feature I really like about this seedling is that so far the plants have remained below 6 feet tall.  In contrast, my Lizzy plants easily reach 8 feet tall during the course of a ...
Thursday, May 3, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (933)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Don't mess with me

This unusual bug has "don't mess with me" written all over it.  I'm not sure what it is, but it was somewhat aggressive towards me as it was resting on a brugmansia leaf.When I got closer, it curled it's body forward, scorpion style.  It was if it was preparing to sting me, or anything else that got too close. I was not certain if this was a beneficial or nuisance pest, so I let it be. It had a nice sized beak, obviously for sucking the juice out of something, either a plant or another ...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (938)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Garden Pests

Another Angel Trumpet to watch from Cassies Curls.

Brugmansia Cassies Curls is an Angel Trumpet that I used extensively in my breeding program a couple of years ago.  Since then I have been rewarded with lots of great seedlings, many of which have been moved to my watch zone.  Here's one I recently decided to place in my summer trials.This is from an unknown cross with Brugmansia Cassies Curls as the pod parent.  The color deepens and the corolla teeth turn more orange as the blooms mature.  I especially like the form and semi-nodding style ...
Monday, April 16, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (842)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Brugmansia Lizzy x Angel's Goldface

When I made this cross between Brugmansia Lizzy and Angel's Goldface I was hoping that a couple of the seedlings would produce a golden version of Lizzy's triple blooms. To date, three seedlings have bloomed and all three Angel Trumpet seedlings have yielded single yellow blooms.  Here is the most recent seedling from this cross to bloom.I'm certain that a couple of the seedlings in this batch will end up in my summer watch zone.  The blooms so far have been a nice rich yellow that deepen to ...
Monday, April 16, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (809)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Brugmansia Sommerzauber x Cassies Curls

A cross I made a few years ago between Brugmansia Sommerzauber x Cassies Curls has generated several great looking Angel Trumpet seedlings.  Here's one that is in its second year of trialing.The blooms start out a vibrant yellow and then age to a nice warm orange color. Brugmansia Sommerzauber's blooms are mostly a cream color, but under certain growing conditions will turn a nice soft yellow..  Brugmansia Cassies Curls has injected some stronger color genes into the offspring.  So far all ...
Monday, April 16, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (837)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Brugmansia Creamsicle x Dorthea

Here's a seedling from an Angel Trumpet cross involving two classics, Brugmansia Creamsicle x Dorthea.It has a very simple, yet elegant form for a double bloom. The outer corolla skirt had a tinge of pink in it, but the color did not intensify as the bloom matured. The blooms were not quite as large as those of its mother.I plan to carry this seedling over through summer to see how it performs in our heat.
Monday, April 16, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (901)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Seedlings

Birds gone wild!

Now that the majority of my Angel Trumpets are growing in an enclosed shade house I never expected birds to become a nuisance....that is until I discovered this giant birds nest with plastic plant tags as one of the primary building materials!  Now I know why so many of my plants are missing their identification tags.For the past couple of years I have had problems with birds yanking the pot tags out of my Angel Trumpets in my open growing area. I assumed the birds were after the snails that ...
Thursday, April 12, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1017)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Angel Trumpet Brugmansia Aprikola x Joli

Several years ago I made a bunch of crosses with Brugmansia Aprikola as the pod parent.  Unfortunately I lost most of those seedlings in the freezes of the winter of 2009.  Recently I noticed that one of the few lone survivors was in bloom. Here's Brugmansia Aprikola x Joli showing off some great form.I plan to hold this Angel Trumpet seedling over through the summer to see what it does.  The one advantage is has over its mother is that the blooms are not as stuffed as those of Brugmansia ...
Monday, April 9, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (861)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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