Quite a few plants that usually get carted outdoors for the summer stayed in the greenhouse this summer. One of them is a Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' that usually got plunged into the ground, pot and all each spring. When fall came, out it would come. roots that had grown out of the drainage holes into the soil would be cut and the poor plant would be thrown into the basement where it would lose all of it's foliage. It had gotten pretty large and quite unhappy in it's pot so this spring it got potted up and has rewarded me with more growth and a couple of flushes of blooms despite the spider mites trying to kill it.
Opening the greenhouse door and encountering the moist air, heavy with brugmansia perfume is an olfactory delight!
The volume of blooms is far greater this time than last. It's difficult to capture the entirety of the plant without a wide angle lens.
The height of the plant is wonderful as viewing the show from beneath is different from my usual side view.
It's grown so large that it takes up nearly a quarter of the greenhouse space up top and is large enough to have tillandsias in the crotches of it's branches and even a small plant or two hanging from it.
Three little maids from school taken in the evening with no flash.
The next sunny morning.
Thanks, Charles, for the great back to school gift!