Thursday, September 25, 2014

One Last Blast

All four of my Brugmansias are flowering at the same time right now. Yesterday evening when I got home from picking Nigel up at the train station, the driveway smelled like heaven, as well it should, given the common name of these plants -- Angel's Trumpet. They've each flowered off and on over the summer, but never profusely, and not all of them all at once.









It's going to be October in one more week (how did that happen?), and chances are good that we'll have our first frost some time that month. So pretty soon I'm going to have to evict my tomatoes from the greenhouse and move these big babies in. But until then, I'm going to enjoy them outside as long as possible.

18 comments:

  1. Allison I love your Blog and your pictures. You are very talented.

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  2. Stunning, and I can just imagine the heavenly scent!

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  3. Beautiful - I can almost smell them from here.

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  4. I´ve always loved this plant and have not been able to winter them well, so I´ve never enjoyed the smell of the flowers. It must be great to have such a profusion of beautiful and aromatic flowers!

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  5. Oho! Guess I'd better go out and stick my nose in those suckers.

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  6. Aren't they wonderful? I had to walk outside and breathe that fragrance too.

    Intoxicating.

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  7. They're so impressive, aren't they? I'm glad I was able to get my hands on one this year.

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  8. Impressive. We have debated if we should try one. Maybe next spring.

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  9. Spectacular! I hope you get an Indian summer and your enjoyment is extended. My Brugmansia hasn't bloomed - another victim of inadequate water, I suppose.

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  10. Oh, those are some stunners, Alison! I can just imagine their fragrance. I have a friend who grows brugs in a cattle watering trough. I have no idea how he moves them in for the winter. We haven't had a frost yet either, but I know it's coming. And I have loads of huge cannas to dig. Ick. LOL

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  11. That's one of the most beautiful fragrances in the garden! This will be your first full year of having them in the greenhouse. I wonder if they'll do any sporadic winter blooming?

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  12. First frost in October? Say it isn't so! Seriously?

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  13. Wow! Angel Trumpets are beautiful! I've never had the opportunity to smell them and didn't realize they came in anything but white......live n learn! We've had frost warnings for a couple of weeks but nothing yet but, as you know, it won't be long!

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  14. Brugs are great, but even better with gabion piers and culvert planters.

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  15. What a wonderful collection you have Alison - I hope the first frost creep up on you rather than pounce!

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  16. Gorgeous. Do you cut them back in winter or let them carry on blooming in your greenhouse?

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  17. What a great last blast of blooms.

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