I have been so busy working on the data base for our software company that I have not had much studio time or time for gardening.
Today we found a surprise in the yard. Our neighbor who is a garden designer, left some large Brugmansia cuttings. My neighbor knows that I collect Brugs. And I am sure knew how excited I would be to have a new addition to my collection.
This is an image of the flowers that were on the cuttings.
Many of my Brugs were grown from seed. When I started my collection it was sometimes difficult to find Brugs. Now it is not uncommon to find potted Brugs at neighborhood garden centers.
I love Brugs because they have large beautiful flowers that smell delicious in the morning and in the evening.
I also grow Datura. The flowers are lovely and smell equally delicious.
Both Brugs and Datura are poisonous and I use bits in my work. This is one of my poison goblets. All parts are made of poisonous plants. The bowl of the goblet was made by laying dampened flower petals in a wax mold.
My favorite places to purchase Brugmansia and Datura seeds–