Lovely Monica... great color and tight flower...
So that picture must have been from last summer...
[ we need to see them this time of year just to keep our enthusiasm high ]
best of luck with your crosses in this new year..
we'll await seeing them when you have the time to show us..
Just saw THE book...it will make very fascinating reading with yourself and Alistair combining your knowledge and I'm sure even though Adolpho Holguin isn't a name that's familiar to me, he is obviously someone who's opinion you respect, so we can look forward to the definitive book on Brugmansias.
So glad that you have decided on that lovely painting for the cover.
It's been a lot of work so you all deserve success with it...good luck.
Well... Monica.. is it out yet... please post the name of the book.. and it's release date... I searched about some and couldn't find it yet.. Years ago I got a signed copy of your first book.. I believe it was from a breeder here.. she was relaying them to folks here... unfortunately I loaned out that copy to someone that didn't return it.. will you be doing something similar this time or will it be carried in the major retailers.. like amazon..
I for one am looking foward to reading it...
Gordon, the book is in english and will be distributed by the Royal Horticultural Gardens of Kew - kewbooks.com. The release date is probably in April/May. The title is: Huanduj - Brugmansia and you will find information in Google.
There is perhaps a small similarity with the flowers of Miss October but the shape of the calyx is a different one. While the calyx of the Miss October flowers are rather narrow have all four of these seedlings a inflated calyx.
Walzertraum is a very nice double and has several siblings in Australia
Thanks for that explanation. I remember you lost 'Miss October', so I wondered.
The gene pool only goes so far. At some point a lot of brugs have started looking not much different from others.
As we go and with so may hybridizing now, it will be get more and more difficult to breed something all its own.