Friday, March 18, 2011

Scents of Spring

If only you could catch a whiff of the amazing scent these brugmansias give off in the early evening in our Laguna garden. This is a shrub about 10 feet tall and wide and although this week there are only a few random flowers, at times is covered with hundreds of blooms. It is at the back of a garden bed so the mess it potentially makes is not noticeable. Full and lush with little care, I wish I could remember the name of the hybrid so I could recommend it to you! I need to root cuttings which is so easy with these beauties, to share and add to other parts of the gardens. Just a note, they are very poisonous so they need to be kept away from pets or kids that are likely to ingest them.

3 comments:

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

daturas and brugs are such fabulous plants... i love them in the fall.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Do you have advice on caring for brugmansia? We have a very sad one, that came with our house.

Sheila said...

Hi Lisa and Robb... Nice to hear from you as I am a regular reader of your blog! Brug's are easy to grow in mild climates as long as they get enough water and fertilizer. They are heavy feeders, although some of mine bloom just fine with only the organic matter that gathers on the ground around them. I good dose of fertilizer at least once a month will keep them blooming. Good luck!