This is a Fuji Shibori Cross
The only bloom on the plant and it did not bloom again. I don't know if it will ever appear again in my crosses, I hope so. No seeds either. You may be able to see very few specks..
The amazing thing here is the yellow brown edging.. incredible.. it was a very large flower. Used my hand in the photo for size.
Ipomoea Nil Crosses 2009 - Gourd
This is a Fuji Shibori Cross
Thank you Nancy, it means a lot coming from you.. Thank you. I've worked hard on these babies. I can hardly wait till I can grow out some of my other crosses, if they didn't dry up in my storage box.
These were really cool, small vine, had a couple of flowers on it at a time, not too many. Maybe this coming year it will get better.. this heat is awful.
I love the speckles! I can't wait for you to grow the others out so I can see them too. What fun!!
I found one of the original photos and will look for the rest so that the copyright doesn't appear across the photos.
Hopefully you can see these better, these are from the same cross, two vines from the same cross.. very neat to see, they are like companions that go together, color coordinated.
Probably my favorite crosses of 2009
I did tag seeds for each one and the combined a few together..
Oooh, I like those! They do look like they were made for each other, don't they?
What would make a good name for these as a mix? I wonder.. Lovers?.... Bonnie and Clyde? that just came to my mind..
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I like Bonnie and Clyde.
How about Mars and Venus - so totally different but coordinating (like "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus)
ooooh, that is a good one.. I like that... it fits them Purrrrfectly.
I. nil "Mars & Venus"
They look like they're made for each other, don't they? I love your crosses!
Thank you so much. Each day is an incredible day when I do these grow outs. Some day's I'm totally shocked and delighted and some days, they are just still beautiful. My anticipation is crazy, I'm out there in my PJs early with brushes, nets, etc.. (well not this year) I took a break this year.. but am preparing for this coming year for several grow outs.
Maybe I should get into hybridizing mgs. I've been working with daylilies but it takes two years for blooms and 3 or 4 years for to see the true bloom. I'm not sure I have the patience for the daylilies.
You should try it, you can actually get two or more growing seasons if you plan it right and see results the same year. They are so much fun. Even if you just try a few pots at first, not 200 like I do..lol
I have a large privacy fence I could grow a bunch on. I left a one inch gap between the fence pickets for the very purpose of growing vines all over the fence. Maybe I'll start that next spring. You are such an enabler, Antoinette! You know I'm still gathering materials for our mosaic class. I think I'll really like doing that once I get started, just like I'm going to love working with morning glories.
lol.. go to this thread.. I found the glue you need for plexiglass.. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1071775/
I posted a photo of it read the last couple of posts.
A., is it that PT glue? I added it to my list. Plexiglass is flexible so I'm wondering if I should mosaic it. I think I'd need to mount it on plywood or something first so it won't bend and pop the tiles off. I might just use plywood or glass. I'd love to do a bunch of different butterlies to put on my fence. But that will be a winter project. I've got my hands full with the gardens. And I'm not getting much done with all this heat and humidity. You know what I'm talking about I'm sure!
Zen-Man, yes, that's a great idea, I have to start doing that, I should have tried that with some of the plant in the first photo.
Butterfly: That is the PT glue. Good stuff. I agree, use the plywood, I don't think the tiles will pop off the plexiglass, but the grout might. You would have to sand the plexiglass to make it rough, then glue the stuff on.
The following photos are crosses that I have marked and seeds tagged.
All speckled flowers for now, I'll post more as I have time.
I love the speckled ones. And look at the purple and pink posted together. Do you see a star in the center? I do!
I like those! The foliage is different from the other morning glories. It looks shinier and more textured.
The leaves are pretty stiff on this strain they even curl under, whereas the other strains of this same kikyo are small, weak and thin.
This is a I. nil Hanahubuki cross, I have to find the tag on this one to see what I crossed it with., some do not take, each grain of pollen makes a new cross, so each seed capsule has 6 seeds or less, then you can imagine how many varieties can come out of each seed when doing the growouts. Not easy to stabilize, some crosses do not even take, so it's back to the drawing board.