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Morning Glories: Winter 2010-2011: Growing plants under lights indoors! Pt 2

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:22 PM

Post #8332641

I realized that the first thread had over a 100 posts, so thought it was about time to start a new thread to continue this topic!

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1141062/

I'll start this new thread off with a pretty bloom photo. This is Diluted Fuji no Muraski. This vine has not displayed the diluted blooms, so it's possible that the genes in this cultivar are reverting back to the original true FNM vine.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:27 PM

Post #8332648

Y'all are going to have to forgive me, but I didn't mark for sure what each of these following vines are. Life is rush, rush, rush these days ... so I will just share the photos and make a guess at what they are. LOL!

I believe this one is a NOID from Colin which he labeled "Black NOID". It does have dark color blooms, but they fade to a dark lavender as the day goes on. Ironically, the fresh blooms are more of a dark reddish pink. But the past few blooms are showing an interesting color and design. Here is the entire vine.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:28 PM

Post #8332649

The majority of blooms look like this one.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:31 PM

Post #8332651

But I've had 2 blooms on the vine that looked like this. Since this vine is indoors and not exposed to rain or dew, I have no idea what is causing this color or ray pattern, but it's pretty neat looking!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:32 PM

Post #8332652

Here is a photo showing both blooms on this same vine.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:34 PM

Post #8332654

Here is another of those odd color blooms taken today. The reddish blooms with blue rays are always smaller blooms than the dark lavender blooms. Seems to be throwing some unusual gene!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:37 PM

Post #8332655

This is Antoinette's Chocolate Picotee x Ten Ten cross bloom. The speckles are more of a chocolate color, not bright pink like Ten Ten usually produces. I really like it! Thanks, Antoinette for sharing this beauty!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:39 PM

Post #8332658

In comparison, I grew two seeds from Antoinette's cross. The other vine produced blooms that had more of the pink speckles in the bloom instead of the chocolate color of the bloom above! Love the differences!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:42 PM

Post #8332661

The Ipomoea sepacutiensis has yet to bloom, but it makes a magnificent bonsai vine! Isn't this bushy vine attractive? I think so!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:43 PM

Post #8332662

I am getting just a few seed pods ripening on some of the vines. Always a plus!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:44 PM

Post #8332665

Two more seed pods on a different vine.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:46 PM

Post #8332666

Mixed NOID bloom from Onalee's JMG packet.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:48 PM

Post #8332667

Antoinette's cross showing the entire vine. This one blooms a lot! :-) :-) :-) You can see where I have to keep cutting/pruning the tops of the vines as they grow like crazy!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:50 PM

Post #8332668

Don't remember what cultivar this one was. But I love the color!♥

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:51 PM

Post #8332669

I love this massive amount of speckles on the Purple Speckles vine. This one does not want to produce seeds! Grrrr ...

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:53 PM

Post #8332670

Silver Wolf vine.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:54 PM

Post #8332671

Close-up of bloom.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:56 PM

Post #8332673

Another one that I don't remember the name of!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:57 PM

Post #8332674

A closer look at the blooms.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
9:58 PM

Post #8332675

A NOID I named Cinnamon.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
10:00 PM

Post #8332676

I was blown away by the deep color of some of the blooms on Cinnamon. Really a rusty red color!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
10:02 PM

Post #8332678

Kai no Kasumi! Beautiful bloom! Such rich character this vine has!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
10:05 PM

Post #8332680

This one seems to produce almost red blooms. Another eye-catcher!

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patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2011
10:06 PM

Post #8332681

Becky, just incredible blooms you're getting this winter, so pretty.
Can't pick a favorite but the no Kasumi is stunning as are some of the others
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2011
10:06 PM

Post #8332682

And last is one of Antoinette's lavender kikyo blooms! Love this color!

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 27, 2011
3:44 AM

Post #8332755

Beautiful flowers, Becky. Just noticed a couple of Morning Glories coming up outside yesterday!
helenahkh
Gautier, MS

January 27, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8333068

I love your gorgeous blooms Becky!! The vines look very so healthy too!!
Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

January 27, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8333100

Becky, your flowers are beautiful!

You had 100% more success growing them inside than I had growing my vines outside this past growing season. We have had sooooo much rain - I suspect the seeds rotted before they had time to germinate and the ones that did, needs more sun and heat.
I have one vine (Candy Pink or Pink Candy ??) that has produced flowers. Another three or four that that is about 7" tall, but not worth mentioning...

E
DMgardener
(Daniel) Mount Orab, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8334056

All stunners Becky!!

Here is my one MG that just popped up in a pot of stevia and coleus. It bloomed with no warning. About 3 inches tall too.

~Daniel

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PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

January 27, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8334252

Beautiful bloom, Daniel!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8334258

Thanks everyone! I've been very lucky with these indoor vines!

gardenpom - Glad to hear you have MGs popping I up!

Elsa - Sorry to hear you've had another lousy year for growing MGs.

I agree about Daniel's bloom! Most lovely!!!

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patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 27, 2011
10:09 PM

Post #8334419

A lovely shade of pink Daniel.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 2, 2011
8:02 PM

Post #8346047

My vines are really blooming a lot now. I guess the fertilizer finally kicked in! LOL!

Here are just a few. I didn't mark the names down because of time constraints. Just grabbed my camera and clicked away! Enjoy ...

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 2, 2011
8:03 PM

Post #8346050

A large bloom!

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patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 2, 2011
11:16 PM

Post #8346194

Gorgeous Becky. Nice healthy foliage too.

Clemen

Clemen
Nassau County, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 3, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8346423

DROOLING!!!!! ^_^
helenahkh
Gautier, MS

February 3, 2011
7:26 AM

Post #8346513

I agree with you guys, really gorgeous blooms Becky!!!

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 3, 2011
6:11 PM

Post #8352225

Beautiful... I am glad to see them.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:03 PM

Post #8352409

Sorry about that everyone ... I meant to post more, but just got too tired and had to go to bed. So slow uploading photos. Here are the rest. Again, I didn't write down the names, but I could probably guess at what they all are.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:05 PM

Post #8352411

Close-up of one bloom. Definitely a Jishi of some sort. I've never grown one this color. The seed came from Antoinette.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:09 PM

Post #8352423

A neat color stripe on this other one from Antoinette.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8352426

Purple Speckles.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:13 PM

Post #8352428

One of the Purple Speckles bloom up close.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:15 PM

Post #8352432

This is one of Antoinette's crosses. It's also a speckled but the color is so different. I really like it a lot! Antoinette's crosses are always so interesting and unique. I am always delighted by what she sends me! Thanks, A!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8352436

Not sure what this one is. But it has a nice color and form!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:17 PM

Post #8352439

Full Moon ... pale yellow bloom.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8352440

Pink Speckles with really lovely variegated leaves.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8352442

One of my crosses that I named Cinnamon.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8352443

NOID "black" from Colin.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:22 PM

Post #8352446

Close up of one of the blooms.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:23 PM

Post #8352447

Not sure what this one is either.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:24 PM

Post #8352448

An interesting pale pink bloomer.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:33 PM

Post #8352461

This smaller vine as been a constant bloomer! Love it!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:34 PM

Post #8352464

It continues to produce these odd blooms.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:35 PM

Post #8352467

Silver Wolf.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:37 PM

Post #8352472

And the final photo is of Debra's Pandy putting on some nice leaves. Sweet caudex plant! Thanks again Debra for sharing this with me! :-)

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2011
8:53 PM

Post #8352487

Thanks everyone for the kind compliments! I hope it brightens your winter days and gets you mentally ready for Spring sowing and growing. According to the groundhog, Spring is on it's way!

Though some of you probably feel like you'd never know it considering the current cold front that many of you have been hit by! Stay safe and warm!

Off topic, but thought you'd enjoy these links.

Interesting information and photos from a weather center:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353073/Winter-storm-Map-shows-Northern-Hemisphere-covered-snow-ice.html

Fascinating video: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9V9p4mFEYXc&vq=medium#t=15
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2011
9:49 PM

Post #8352521

Beautiful colors Becky.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2011
12:21 PM

Post #8353558

Truly beautiful. The caudex plant you have from me is a PINK moon vine, Becky. I wish it were a Pandy LOL... It looks great tho.. ;D
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

February 4, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8353907

Good looking flowers and sounds like you had good luck with the indoor growing. Keep pinching them and then put them into the 5 gallon buckets as soon as you can, I'll bet they will live a long time, I had a couple of I. nils that went on for almost 9 months.

I have one I. pandy left and it never went dormant, but has a small tuber right now, I've got that in the kitchen getting some light.
DMgardener
(Daniel) Mount Orab, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8353982

Incredible blooms Becky. Your's always put an incredible show one.

beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 4, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8354279

Thanks everyone! It's been an interesting experiment to grow them under lights this winter.

Debra - I didn't know that the Pink Moon vine had a caudex. Do you have a photo of any that you have grown? It's obviously a perennial, right?

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2011
6:36 PM

Post #8354288

I posted my caudex on various threads, and the laptop and all the thousands of pictures has gone fried. It is a prennial and will get big big big. I love mine.

I have a few more started already, and have promised two of them away to some tropical people. Yours is looking GOOD!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 4, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8354297

Thanks, Debra. I just looked it up in PlantFiles and saw this photo: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/128402/ OMG!!!! That is gorgeous! Several folks posted that the caudex on theirs was as big as a soccer ball. And it is hardy in cold temps! Works for me!!!! LOL! Thanks again.

Didn't you grow some Pandy seeds from your neck of the woods?

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8354320

Oh yes, but I have no clue where I put them. LOL they are hiding out I am sure. I have tons of seeds, plants and vines everywhere.. Pandy tubers are outside and inside both.

This little one is promised out and as soon as it warms up above freezing it goes to its new momma.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 4, 2011
7:01 PM

Post #8354342

Debra - Is that a Pandy tuber or a Pink Moonvine tuber? I can't tell them apart yet. LOL!

Jackie sent me a couple Pandy seeds which I plan to sow here very soon. I really am becoming a fan of the caudex plants! Really neat plants in every way! :-)

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8354356

That is a pink moon vine caudex. Pandy tubers are usually under ground and grow down, these grow up. Pandy leaves look different too. At least the ones here do...
My beach moon vine has a thick bottom.. I am sending it to Florida soon..It's bottom looks like a fat rope.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 4, 2011
7:40 PM

Post #8354412

From what I have read ... the Pink Moonvine caudex/plants grow pretty fast! I look forward to the blooms this year. Really pretty vine! Thanks for thinking of me and sharing it! :-) The vine I wanted to share with you last year (Calystegia pubescens) ... kicked the bucket. I was hoping to share some rooted cuttings with you and a few other folks. Didn't happen before it died. Apparently not hardy down here in this heat. Pooh!

I didn't know the Pandy's produce underground tubers. Interesting! Learn something new every day! :-)

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2011
10:05 PM

Post #8354584

Becky, the pandys that grow up north of me here, that I get seeds from, must have been there for years. I bet their tubers are 10 feet deep by now..
I was advised to keep them in pots because of the growth of their tubers.. The Indians used to eat them according to the Kansas Native Plant Society.
I. Plantesis is a great caudex to grow, Kim.
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8355822

[quote="beckygardener"]Close-up of one bloom. Definitely a Jishi of some sort. I've never grown one this color. The seed came from Antoinette.[/quote]

Another gorgeous beauty!!
LisaMary
Chippewa Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 6, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8357110

Hi Everybody! Another MG newbie here. Came upon your thread looking for Rose Silk. I have become obsessed with finding some seeds. Becky, you have opened up a whole new world to me. Thank you for posting all of your beautiful photos. Can you imagine how painful it is gardening in zone 4a? I have a long way to go before seeing anything green outside. Thankfully my loving husband agreed to adding on a small lean-to greenhouse during a home-remodel last summer. I will be starting some MG seeds today! Does anyone have some Rose Silk or should I say Yuuzuki (Thanks Becky) seeds available for purchase? The only MGs I see growing around these parts are the Heavenly Blue and Grandpa Otts. I will make it my mission to broaden the scope in this area.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 6, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8358185

Hi LisaMary - Welcome to the forum! Glad you are enjoying my vines and winter blooms! I don't have any Rose Silk seeds left as they were all given away in trades in 2009. Unfortunately, I didn't get any seeds from my Yuuzuki vine this past year because the rust killed the vine before it had the chance to make seeds. I am sure someone else here has seeds that they would be willing to share or trade with you.

You are in the north. The Rose Silk is an I. nil species of Morning Glory. The I. nils do best with heat and sunshine, so it may take them several months to grow and bloom. Have you grown any other I. nil cultivars before?
LisaMary
Chippewa Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8365020

Hi Becky. No, I haven't grown any I. nil cultivars before. Do you think I would be successful with this cultivar if I started it in my greenhouse this time of the year?
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 10, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8365096

LisaMary - What are your temps like? They like warm temps to thrive.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2011
7:54 PM

Post #8365559

Peeka boo I see you! this is a i. sp karrbilk from Australia finally coming up.

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2011
7:55 PM

Post #8365560

another stripe is smiling at me today..

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2011
7:57 PM

Post #8365566

Should I pinch this now?

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PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

February 11, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8366188

Debra I've never heard of a i. sp karrbilk? Do you have any pictures of the blooms? Also does it have a cadeux?
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 11, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8367059

Debra - I have been winding my vines around several times before I started pinching them. I wanted to make sure that I had enough growth on them before stunting their growth.

I've never heard of I. sp karrbilk. Australia? I am sure we will all be interested to see what the blooms look like and the habit of the vine. Cool!

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8368099

I have been trying to get those things to sprout and bloom for a year. This is the first sprout and the I. sp is a wild native from the township if Karrabilk is what I understand. Now if the Marrabeck would sprout I will be happty too, since those are from Austrailia as well ( natives)
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 12, 2011
10:04 PM

Post #8369239

Debra - I hope both your Australian vines do well! Keep us posted!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2011
8:49 PM

Post #8376335

Thought I would post a couple of photos taken today and then I am off to bed ...

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2011
8:51 PM

Post #8376338

Black NOID.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8376340

Speckled "quads" ... LOL!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2011
8:54 PM

Post #8376343

Cinnamon.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2011
8:55 PM

Post #8376344

Lavender Jishi.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2011
8:58 PM

Post #8376346

And this is one of two vines from the Blue Speckles (F3) displaying the variegated leaf gene. I really like the leaves. Very attractive! I am curious now to see what the blooms will look like. Love a good surprise!

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

February 16, 2011
9:25 PM

Post #8376373

Hey Donna, nice seeing you here! We got the worst cold freeze here about two weeks ago.. It reminded me of some of your photos. And we got snow.

Becky, I like your flowers there, some are showing good crosses in the leaves too, not just the flowers.

I like the blue speckle's variegated leaves.

Deborah, those plants are very interesting, Did you use bottom heat on either of those plants? Soaked, etc.?

A.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8376681

Becky your blooms are gorgeous. Thanks for the morning eye candy.
A.: I just poke the seeds into the pots.
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

February 17, 2011
9:52 AM

Post #8377127

Debra please do keep us posted on your Australian seeds. If you have any for trade...you know where you can find me.

Nice to see you here to A!

Becky luv your Speckled "quads" and the pink variegated one and basically all of them!!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 17, 2011
11:28 AM

Post #8377276

I am glad everyone enjoyed those blooms. It always makes me smile to walk into the spare room and see those colorful blooms looking back at me! It has really been a treat to see them over the winter months!♥ I am anxious to get them potted up outside and let them go crazy! :-)

Antoinette - The Blue Speckled leaves are really unusual. The only other MGs I've grow that had that much variegation on them was Cameo Elegance and Kohkan. So I am rather excited. One thing though ... I am not seeing the spots on the stem, so am not sure if they will display the speckles on the blooms. We'll see...

helenahkh
Gautier, MS

February 18, 2011
7:59 AM

Post #8378817

Gorgeous plants and blooms Debra and Becky! Really nice to see.

I couldn't help myself and got and early start this year. I have a tray of seedlings that I already I am transplanting into bigger pots. I'm trilled with their roots that already filled the little cups!

Like Dany I'll be starting another batch soon!!!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 18, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8379018

Helena - Starting seedlings is always exciting! The promise and thrill of blooms to come! They look great and I can't wait to see how they look when they are larger and are blooming! Whoo hoo!
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8379053

Those look great Helena. I may try the foam cup method this spring too. I could just cut out the bottom of the pot, trying not to cut any roots, and then just sit the cup and all in the next bigger size.
I can get 50 or so 8 oz cups from the $ store for $1.00. I am fighting white flies in the ghouse, they're awful this winter. If they hadn't been so bad, I would have started some mg's already.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

February 18, 2011
2:12 PM

Post #8379333

Jackie, sending you a dmail.. regarding those little pests..
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 18, 2011
7:08 PM

Post #8379898

Jackie - I love the styrofoam cups because I let the vines dry out enough to just "lift" the roots and plants right out of them and repot into the larger containers for their final move. You just have to squeeze the cups a little to loosen the dirt and roots from the cup. I never have any vines go into transplant shock either. You should definitely try it! :-)
helenahkh
Gautier, MS

February 18, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8379935

Thanks Becky and Jackie. I transplanted all my seedlings into a few 8 oz. cups and 20 oz styrofoam cups. I'm using them cause I think they will keep the heat in better than plastic cups.
Or protect the roots from the cold.

Jackie, I agree with Becky it's pretty easy to just squeeze the cups and have the seedling out. Mine never got transplant shock either, I really think that they are a lot tougher than we give them credit. I have transplanted even from bigger pots without much damage to the roots and still have them live and bloom. I don't baby my plants!

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2011
9:39 PM

Post #8380026

I can't wait to see your blooms, Helena. I have never lost a plant from transplanting , and I use the cups that people throw away at work all the time. I am still pretty partial to my water bottles, tho.
two blue jishis x ten ten from the seeds I grew out this past summer, from the seeds Becky sent me in 09.

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2011
9:40 PM

Post #8380028

Seeds from BlueSpiral ( Karen) from two years ago, these just won't stop.

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patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2011
10:12 PM

Post #8380052

Thanks for the tips Becky and Helena. I'll do a trial run with the foam cups.
Your vines look great Debra.
Thanks for the dmail re the whitefly's A.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 22, 2011
10:31 PM

Post #8387629

Debra - Oooh! Look at those lovely blooms/vines of yours!!! :-)

I was just going to bed and went in to turn off the lights in the grow room. I always just check all the vines to make sure none are a little wilted and need watering. Low and behold, I noticed that my Strictocardia Bereviensis was climbing all the way up to the top of the shelving unit, so I untangled the vine and as I did so, I noticed buds on it!!! Can you believe it?!! That baby vine is producing blooms already!!! I didn't think I would get blooms for another year! Just goes to show ya that blooms are possible the very first year from seed. Yeehaw!!! :-) :-) :-) I can't wait to see them open up! That vine is a monster vine and needs to be potted up and moved outside. Amazing how they are surviving in those styrofoam cups under shop lights! :-) I still can't get over it and I have been growing them all winter. And talk about blooms!!! I had a lot of blooms on all the vines. I am now seeing seed pods on many of them. I just think that is so amazing to have those results by growing them under flourescent lights. LOL!
DMgardener
(Daniel) Mount Orab, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8388843

Very nice MGs all!!!

Here is split corona from this morning.

Daniel

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 23, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8389180

Daniel - Pretty bloom! Does it have a cultivar name?
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

February 23, 2011
8:34 PM

Post #8389468

Oh Becky, I love growing seedlings under lights... the contractor building my studio has finally given a finish date of the first week in March... I sure hope so, that will mean I don't have to grow any mgs in my house anymore, and I can grow them in the studio... how I miss that.

It is great to know about Strictocardia, WOW... and I hope you guys try those sea beans... I'm going to try some as soon as I can get in that studio... I hope I have some seeds for Strictocardia, I thought I had a couple left from Ray, but don't know if I do. I may have to order some.

I wonder if the flourescents gave it the ultraviolet rays it needed... this is exciting.

A.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2011
9:22 PM

Post #8389518

I am excited for you too, Becky.. and I can't imagine a wonderful studio to grow Morning Glorys in, A. That is wonderful for you!
This moon vine mixed with I. Lind has buds and will be blooming soon. I am so happy.

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PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

February 24, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8390052

That's exciting, Becky! Hopefully I can get blooms on the ones I started.

Annette I think I have a few extras if you can't find yours. Let me know.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2011
8:06 PM

Post #8391234

My beautiful leaf and I think I missed the bloom..

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MGJapan
Houston, TX

February 24, 2011
9:08 PM

Post #8391321

Wow! beckygardener your gardening skills are off the chart. The forum is and have benefited from your passion, hard work and dedication to gardening. But we all know that right yall. :)
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 24, 2011
9:32 PM

Post #8391348

Debra - I am so jealous! I was just thinking tonight I need to plants some Moonvine seeds this weekend outside! One of my absolute favorite MGs! :-)

I look forward to your I. Lind bloom photos! What is the cultivar that you posted a photo of tonight?

Thanks, Dee! I love a good challenge and thought growing them under lights indoors over the winter months would be fun! It was a surprise how well they have done!

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2011
1:03 AM

Post #8393334

Mornin' no work tommorrow and I have been up all night having a ball..
The albas are going to be open Sunday I bet.

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helenahkh
Gautier, MS

February 26, 2011
6:18 AM

Post #8393557

Your plants look great Debra! You have a very nice set up for enjoy your plants during the winter.
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2011
11:59 AM

Post #8394144

Eager to see alba's lovely white blooms Debra. Looking forward to your pics.Hope I get to plant albas on the fence this yr.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 27, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8395257

Debra - I am planting Moonvine seeds today in a pot with high hopes to get lots of blooms! I sure missed not having any last year! Can't wait to see photos of your blooms! :-)
MGJapan
Houston, TX

February 27, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8395405

I'm just getting started. Today I'll go thru the boxes and see what seeds I have from Japan.

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patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8395807

Nice blooms Dee.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

February 27, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8395825

We are getting 60 mile an hour winds here that started sometime early morning, and it is sooooo cold.. How is everyone else doing?

It is good weather to go through seeds :) !!
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8395840

A, there goes my lovely 75 degree day, lol. I think the cold front is headed this
way. We will have a tornado threat here this evening. They've been warning us for days.
Which reminds me,. my kids told me they are wanting to cut out the entire budget for NOAH weather radio. They have a warning siren programmed into the weather radio
that is loud enough to wake us at night when we're in the path of a tornado. Can say
goodbye to that if they cut the funding. I will call tomorrow morning, our last day to call our senators and congressmen and tell them what we think about it.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2011
9:40 PM

Post #8396986

Hope you guys didn't get the hail and tornadoes that were headed your way from our area, Jackie.
Beautiful blooms, that blue silk, and Dee that bloom of yours is nice too!

Alba has decided to wait another day.. there are four buds on this one..

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joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2011
9:45 PM

Post #8396989

I am getting pods from the Shibouris. They are blooming everyday in two locations for me.

This is a nice blue one..

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patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2011
10:16 PM

Post #8397016

Thanks Debra. Love the blue
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 28, 2011
10:15 PM

Post #8399199

Debra - Did your alba bloom yet? I planted several alba seeds in a container outside by my fence. I absolutely love this species! And the scent is amazing. I hope you get lots and lots of blooms on yours! :-)

Your blue Shibori is beautiful! I had never seen a true blue flower until I started growing MGs! :-)

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2011
5:54 AM

Post #8399564

Becky, they are about too, but still nothing yet. P~ Maybe tonight if I stare at them?
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2011
9:58 AM

Post #8400160

Debra - Maybe we should ALL go back and stare at your photo and chant, "Bloom, bloom!" LOL! Having enjoyed those amazing blooms when I grew them, it is well worth the wait! :-)
MGJapan
Houston, TX

March 1, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8400487

Joeswife, that nce healthy blue glory. Blue's are my favorite...
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2011
7:36 PM

Post #8401441

I forgot to turn the grow lights on this morning so the vines went all day without lights. But ... I got some neat colors on the blooms when I went in to check on them.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8401443

Another vine with odd colored blooms.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8401450

This vine has about as close to a red bloom as I've seen on an I. nil. Small, sweet little bloom!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8401459

Last photo for the day.

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nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 1, 2011
7:45 PM

Post #8401468

Wow! There you go again, Becky! You've inspired me to try some "lights out" experiments. Too cool!

~Nick
MGJapan
Houston, TX

March 1, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8401478

Great show Becky and I love your idea with the shelves and lights. True stroke of genius.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2011
7:48 PM

Post #8401482

Nick - Who would have ever guessed you'd get such odd colors from lack of light! LOL! And the blooms were still open this late at night! Love it! Ya never know what to expect when you do something different with MGs ...
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2011
7:50 PM

Post #8401486

Thanks, Dee! Cheap and easy to assemble. :-) My kinda grow stations. :-)

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2011
8:53 PM

Post #8401574

Cool colours, Becky. I keep missing mine.. Alba is still growing very long buds.. no blooms yet.. * sigh*

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 2, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8402454

Thanks, Debra. I thought that was neat to get something to radically different than the usual sunlight blooms. Always a surprise with MGs!

Love your Purple/Blue Flaked I. purpurea!!! One of my favorite solid shaped blooming I. purps!
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2011
12:22 PM

Post #8402543

Great colors Becky.
Nice flaked Debra.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 2, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8403364

Thank you, Jackie!

What new cultivar are you looking forward to growing this year?
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 2, 2011
8:17 PM

Post #8403619

I'm going to grow out more Thumbelina mgs, they are so tiny and I'm running out of seeds for that one, they are really cute little bells and I'm thinking it will be worthwhile to grow more. Did anyone I sent seeds to grow it yet?

A.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 2, 2011
8:19 PM

Post #8403626

I don't think you sent me any of those. Or did you? I'm getting forgetful at times! LOL!
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 2, 2011
8:26 PM

Post #8403643

Yes, I sent you some, they are the smallest of the Purpureas. They would probably do well in baskets too. I found these seeds at my son's house when he first moved there, I had never seen them before.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 2, 2011
8:29 PM

Post #8403648

Oh yes! I remember now when you mentioned your son's house! I will have to grow some of them in a basket. I have just the basket for them, too! Thanks for pointing them out. I have a lot of seeds from you and others from trades and I never know what to grow each time. So many choices! I like the odd MGs. It's fun and interesting to grow something I've not grown before. :-)
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 2, 2011
8:31 PM

Post #8403652

Well ... I'm off to bed. I can't wait to see what everyone is growing this year! I know y'all have some good seeds and there are going to be lots and lots of blooms this year from everyone. The power of positive thinking ~:~:~:~:~:~:~
lblackwell
Reidsville, NC

March 3, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8404707

Does anyone have pictures of how these would be displayed outside? I thinke they are all beautiful and have two varities under my grow light now.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 3, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8405420

lblackwell - Welcome!

There a numerous threads with tons of photos of how different gardeners display their vines. This was one of the last threads from 2010:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1131229/

But you can skim through the photos of older threads to get more ideas. Or wait until many of us start posting the 2011 photos of our garden areas where we are growing MGs.
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 3, 2011
9:54 PM

Post #8405727

Becky, I hope I can find time to go thru all my pks soon to start deciding which ones to grow this yr. Still hoping DH will help me clear some fence line. I could grow an extra 20 or 30 in the ground.
Pandy takes up a lot of room on his side of the fence, lol

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 4, 2011
10:41 AM

Post #8406645

Jackie - I am sure whatever you grow this year will be a true delight to see. That chain link fence is ideal for growing vines on. Nothing better, IMHO! :-) Gee ... what can you do to talk your dh or other family members into helping you clear along the ground of the fence???? LOL! Some special meal they all like? The more people helping, the faster such a job would go! ;-)

That is a beautiful photo of your Pandy and JMG vines!!!
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2011
10:00 PM

Post #8407514

Becky, Thanks, I'm sure it will take some form of bribery, lol

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8409719

Debra, I have to add my praises for that blue-on-blue blizzard you shared with us here - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8396989

Becky, gorgeous circus of morning glories

Dany - how do we say "Circus of morning glories" in French? "Cirque du what? Cirque du Trumpets or Bells or ? I always loved the phrase "Cirque du Soleil" (Circus of the Sun)

Patootie - looking forward to your 'glorified' fence next summer heehee
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 6, 2011
9:28 PM

Post #8411202

Thanks, Karen!

One photo for the evening and then I am off to bed. Was checking my vines and saw that this bud is about to bloom on the Stictocardia Bereviensis! Whoo hoo! I'll be checking it in the morning. This vine has about 10 buds on it. Such a baby vine that I am so surprised to see so many buds!

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2011
9:44 PM

Post #8411211

I am excited for you! YAY!
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2011
11:38 AM

Post #8412338

Anxious to see your bloom pics Becky. When I 1st bought a Stictocardia, it came from Logees and was also a baby vine. It was blooming in no time, but stopped
blooming in the heat of summer, starting back in late fall, early winter
I hate it that I finally killed mine.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8412398

How did you kill it , Jackie? Mine was hacked to the bottom and it is sprouting leaves again.
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2011
6:05 PM

Post #8413240

It got so weak from the bugs that I got tired of trying to save it. Or could have been the 3 inches of water that seeps into my ghouse during the winter rains. It was in a 14 inch pot since it had been huge at one time so maybe just rotted sitting there in all that water.
When it floods overnight it is sometime the next day before I get down to the ghouse.
Thought I would just try again later from seeds.
MGMan
Norfolk, VA

March 7, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8413378

Here is a sneek peak of the F2 offspring of the 3 way cross(Early call pink x Early call blue)x Large flowered pink and white blizard NOID. Can't wait to see the flower. Nice flowers y'all;-)

Tony

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 7, 2011
9:00 PM

Post #8413603

Tony - Your babies are looking great! Nice sunny window you have them in! :-)

Debra & Jackie - This was well worth the wait! The color of those blooms is really beautiful! And the bloom was larger than I was expecting. (Though not as large as most of the JMG blooms.) It's got buds developing on the newest growing vine branches, too. How often does it bloom every year? Is it a seasonal bloomer or will it bloom all growing season? It will be in a container that I can move indoors into the garage in winter, if needed. :-)

Here is a photo of it right before it opened up. Looked like it was going to burst open! LOL!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 7, 2011
9:02 PM

Post #8413608

Here is the photo of the bloom fully open! Very attractive!

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 7, 2011
9:08 PM

Post #8413615

Final photo is a another close-up of the bloom with pollen that I dusted all over the stigma. It produced a lot of pollen, so I am going to hand pollinate each bloom in the hopes that I get seeds from this vine. The seed originally came from Reunion Island from GordonHawk. :-)

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 7, 2011
9:12 PM

Post #8413620

Most of my vines are blooming, but during the week I miss them because of work. I did manage to get this photo of the "Black NOID" from Colin. I don't know what cultivar this is, but I really, really like it a lot. I am hoping to get seeds from it. I've not seen anything quite like it before. I am sure it is a Japanese cultivar and possibly one from KU. Many of the blooms have been producing those little throat flags.

I missed the photo opportunity the day before when it had 7 blooms on it! It was really pretty! Life does distract me from my flowers much of the time! LOL!

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patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2011
10:19 PM

Post #8413674

Becky, beautiful stictocardia and Black no id.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8414243

Becky your blooms are beautiful, and the sticto looks a little different from mine. Yours looks more "flowery" . Beautiful. I found out there are more than one kind of sticto. I am after seeds of the ones I don't have. LOL
helenahkh
Gautier, MS

March 8, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8414324

Beautiful blooms Becky!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8414468

Thanks Jackie, Debra, and Helena!

Debra - Did you get any seeds from your blooms? If so ... and ... I get seeds from mine, I would love to do a trade with you! :-)
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2011
10:52 AM

Post #8414521

Debra, Beckys is beautiful. I think it's because it is more pink and less of the orange
My first blooms were always the lovely pink and then as it continued to bloom, it
would flush more orange. I liked that too but preferred the pink. :-)
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8414525

Hmmm ... I wonder if the grow lighting made my bloom look more pink. It was an odd color of orange to my eyes. I have to see if I can find your recent photos of your blooms, Debra ... for comparison. Jackie do you have any photos of yours?
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8414544

Becky, I'll see if I can find one. Seems like when Iphoto'd it in shade, it always looked more pink

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8414556

Becky as mine bloomed inside the closet, it didn't set seeds, and I kept cutting it back to get cuttings, and now it is a stump, with new leaf buds coming out. I have never had any seeds from this kind of plant. I like the wider softer pink folds on your blooms. Please remember my laptop fried along with the pictures, so any I posted are what I had and can refer too.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8414560

here is the thread, mine bloomed in the winter time..

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=8217684
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8414878

Debra - Your blooms are exactly what I was expecting mine to look like. You are right ... mine has more pink/orange in the blooms and less yellow. Interesting. I didn't have anything to compare it to until I just looked at your photo. Thanks for posting that link!

No seeds, huh? Hmmmm ... well now I am interested to see if I get seeds from mine. I wonder if it is like I. indica where it has to have two different plant genes to create a seed. Like Brugs... Hmmm... did you attempt to hand-pollinate yours?
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2011
2:17 PM

Post #8414891

I looked for over an hour Becky. I had already lost all my pics on my flash drive so I was looking back all the way to 08 threads. Didn't find it yet but will try to look more later.
This one blooms winter, spring and up to early summer for me. It apparantly doesn't
like summer heat.
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2011
2:20 PM

Post #8414898

Debra, your flowers were also lovely. Mine looked very much like your pics.
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 8, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8415307

'Seiun' moved from artificial light to windowsill. It's producing 3/4 inch seed pods biggest I've seen in a morning glory (so far).

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8415335

Nifty that is gorgeous! becky I am going to list the different sticto species in a bit.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8415353

or not.. here is a google link to a bunch of pictures
http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&biw=1345&bih=583&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=stictocardia+species&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8415417

Nick - Nice photo of 'Seiun'.

Debra - Wow! I had no idea there was such variety in the blooms. I really like mine. The color is very dark pink/orange. Though I do like the blooms with yellow throats that extend almost to the edges of the petals. They are all really gorgeous blooms!

The bloom fell off today and the remaining part is all gooey & sticky. I am hoping that it did self-pollinate to produce seeds. Time will tell. I will hand-pollinate every single bloom. I hope to get lots of seeds from this beauty! We'll see.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8415440

I found this interesting article about this tropical vine:
http://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/plant_wk/stictocardia.htm

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8415460

oh yes, I love their site. I ordered my i. plantesis from them three years ago. I hand pollinated every bloom with your brush, becky, but only got dropped buds. good luck you seed producing queen you! ;D
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8415498

Debra - Did you see pollen on your brush when you tried to hand-pollinate the blooms? My bloom had a ton of pollen. It's really weird that the bloom part is now producing all that goo and sticky stuff. I am hoping it pollinated and is transforming to make seeds from that bloom. But then again, maybe not.

Here's a not so good photo of the wilted bloom before it dropped off the plant.

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MGMan
Norfolk, VA

March 8, 2011
7:57 PM

Post #8415646

This year, I plan to do an F2 grow out with a progeny of 50 individuals of (early call pink x early call blue) x large flowered blizzard pink on white NOID. I'm very excited about the funnest part of this experiment, when I get to select some beauties! Almost 4 years of experimentation;-) What y'all saw on the window sill was just a little taste of what's to come. VERY EXCITING!!!

Tony

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2011
8:00 PM

Post #8415649

Lots of pollin, Becky.. it just didn't work for me.. I know you can do it..
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2011
8:07 PM

Post #8415665

Tony - You go!!!! I do think the crossing is the most fun in growing MGs! At least it is for me! I get excited about the surprises! You just never know what you might get. I've had some pretty interesting recessive genes show up in vines from crosses that I never saw coming! Fun is right! It's a blast! :-)

Debra - Hmmm ... well ya got me really wondering now. You had pollen, too, and did the hand-pollinating to try to get seeds and ... nadda! I wonder what the trick is to get seeds from that vine species? Well, I'm not one to give up easily ... so we'll see what happens with my vine. If nothing else, I'll certainly continue to grow and enjoy it! Thanks for all the information. :-) How's your vine doing by the way? How long did it wind up blooming for?

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2011
9:00 PM

Post #8415724

It bloomed for two months, I kept wacking at it trying to get cuttings, which is what it came from I have been informed by the seller I got it from, and it took two years, but I sure did enjoy it. Mine is now a brown woody base, with new leafs and leader sprouts, alot like my plantesis, coming out of dormancy. Three of my east wall moon vine alba blooms aborted before they coupld open. Tonight I saw one unfurling, but it is pointing downwards. The other four bloom buds are up and sideways and which ever way.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 9, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8416187

I really enjoyed looking at all the photos here.

Debra, have you tried airlayering or putting a little baggie with soil and peat moss tied on a node (without cutting the stems off the mother plant), you may get it to root that way. Just make a small nick on it to peel off a little bit of the skin off the stem.

I went crazing buying several moonflower seeds for this year and a gentleman from FLA sent me some fresh pes-carpe and a couple of other seeds, but one of the seeds he sent me was for moonflowers I. alba, but the seeds were black, have either of you guys seen a black seed for I. alba? He said it was white and native to FLA.

beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8416552

Antoinette - I have grown both tan and dark seeds for I. alba and both grew into the typical Moonflower vines. So, yes! Moonflower can have either color of seeds!

I never thought about air-layering! Good idea, A! :-)

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8417382

Yes I tried that, havn't seen anything new sprouting under the soil yet, A.
I havn't ever seen any black alba seeds, but that is okay with me. I have found two moon flowers with different names tho. go figure.
EmmaGrace
Jacksonville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2011
7:30 PM

Post #8417513

The Moon Flower Vine Ipomoea alba seed color is typically a tan/white color. However, it is not unusual to get seeds from I. alba that are a Dark Brown and even a Black color.

The True Black seeded Moon Flower Vine is
Ipomoea alba 'Meekerii'
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/136688/

which is a different cultivar/species from I. alba

More information is here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=4078828


Becky,
your Stictocardia is awesome!

Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2011
7:40 PM

Post #8417524



This message was edited Mar 11, 2011 12:18 PM
EmmaGrace
Jacksonville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8417525

You must explain that one,Jon
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2011
9:24 PM

Post #8417617

Emma and everyone - I have heard that Ipomoea alba 'Meekerii' can be quite invasive in the south. Watch that one carefully if you grow it! It produces a ton of seeds and lots of volunteers!

Jon - Do you have seeds for I. alba?

Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2011
10:50 PM

Post #8417664



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This message was edited Mar 11, 2011 12:21 PM

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:16 AM

Post #8417686

I think I would like to try the The True Black seeded Moon Flower Vine -
Ipomoea alba 'Meekerii' ...

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:27 AM

Post #8417688

My Lobata is budding. I planted some seeds from last summers grow out.

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:31 AM

Post #8417689

This moonvine on the left already bloomed earlier this winter.. it was very happy and now the clematis, to the right, I planted from seed is looking like it is ready to do something,,,

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:41 AM

Post #8417693

Today.. erm, yesterday I mailed out some morning glory seeds from my grow outs to a few people.. I have not seen them in this thread or forum, but I was sure happy someone actually wanted something I grew! I have given out about 50 packets of JMGs to some customers at work, and a couple of office managers. I can't wait to see what they get.
Anyway, This SunFlower State needs Morning Glorys of a different kind, so here is hoping I have a new trend going in this area. Japanese Morning Glorys are almost unheard of in the circles of people I am in.
This Moon Vine on the opposite wall, just gets these long beautiful buds, and then they point downward, and then they almost open, but don't. I am wondering if when ever I reach up to turn on the main grow light, I am breaking a stem or something. The I. Lindenheimer is also vining here, along with some Setosa, and a Purple evening Moonvine. No Buds on any of the others as yet.
This photo is of the dividing wall that is on the west end.. giving an pretty full shot of the set up this month.. Only the north west lights and the overhead is on in this photo.

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:44 AM

Post #8417697

This is my Pink Moon Vine, seed from Emma Last winter, grew to a pretty nice sized Caudex, then it got cold, the whole top end fell off leaves and all, I rubbed a bit of rooting dust on the wounded part, buried it in different potting medium, and here are my new sprouts..It is on the table right under the light in the above photo..

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:46 AM

Post #8417698

Here are the buds on the East Wall Vine.. They are pointing the wrong way!

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:48 AM

Post #8417699

There a few more buds on the other side of this vine mess.. They are pointing the Right Way...

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:52 AM

Post #8417700

This Pink Frost I. Batata is all over the back room corner.. I like it..

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:55 AM

Post #8417701

I am training this Blackie I. Batata to be a standard form. I should have taken the picture before I turned it. Sorry.. That is a Eupatorium that gets very big and tall it is growing with. They work well together. It is nice to seem them awake and going for the light..

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
12:58 AM

Post #8417702

I transplanted the SP. Karrabeck to their own pot.. to give the Oxalis some room to breath. The seeds are from Australia..They didn't seem to mind the move at all..

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
1:01 AM

Post #8417703

And , here is the Sticto, poor thing, but it needed to rest.

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dany12
szarvas
Hungary

March 10, 2011
3:30 AM

Post #8417762

Ipomoea alba 'Meekerii' .
It is a climber but also a runner.
Both types of seeds.

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 10, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8418204

Thanks for posting a photo of the seeds Dany,
mine are Solid Jet Black, I do have some others that are really white, some dark tan also. I'm going to have fun and compare/grow them all at the same time. I am also wondering, as far as the white and tan seeds, is this, if when the seeds are really fresh they are white, and turn tan when they completely dry or age a little. Every year for the last 10 years I've been purchasing packets of I. alba with intentions of growing them, but never have, thus I have about 12 packets.

You know, none of those links show a photo of the I. alba Meekerii flower, I assume it is the same as the tan/white seeded I. alba? Even when I googled, I could not find a photograph of just the flower itself. Anyone have a photo of one?


A.


edited to add this link: http://www.seabean.com/guide/Ipomoea_alba/ photos of the flower.

you can see the dark seeds, but the statement also says that the seeds can be tan or light colored. The leaves look like I. alba, chucks.. I wish they were the Meekerii instead, that one had very unusual leaves. I'll have to plant some of each to find out what it is.

Dany, what type of leaves do your dark seeds produce?



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dany12
szarvas
Hungary

March 10, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8418420

The flowers are a little smaller.

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dany12
szarvas
Hungary

March 10, 2011
10:52 AM

Post #8418421

Here is a picture of 2009 with the leaf and pod.

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 10, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8418476

Oh, I love those leaves... very nice. They remind me of one of the Aristolocia plants I had..
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2011
11:22 AM

Post #8418503

Debra - Love your photos!!! Your species vines look great! Did you cut the Sticto back or did it go dormant on it's own? You Pink Moonvine sprouting leaves look very healthy! Can't wait to see the blooms from that one.

What is SP. Karrabeck?

I love your Pink Frost I. Batata! The one I had unfortunately bit the dust from the frost a year ago. :-( And I love the lobata, too! Both wonderful vines, as are all the ones you have growing like gangbusters in your basement!

Antoinette - What a great idea to grow both I. alba species vines to do a comparison. I'm also wondering about the scent of the Ipomoea alba 'Meekerii' . Am curious to know if it has the same wonderful scent?

Dany - I had heard that the blooms on Ipomoea alba 'Meekerii' were smaller. I am curious as to what the leaves look like, too? Is the texture different than the tan seed I. alba? Beautiful bloom photo, btw!
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8419325

My most profound apologies to everyone including Emma. I was having a very bad day!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2011
7:33 PM

Post #8419341

Jon - We love ya! Everyone has a bad day (or two or three in my case) ... some weeks it doesn't pay to get out of bed, IMHO! lol

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
7:40 PM

Post #8419356

I was hoping someone would tell me what is wrong with my Alba buds dropping. two more uprights have turned downwards.. I am gonna chop it all back Like I did the stictocardia! *I Chopped it back* Becky. It didn't go dormant like the pink moon vine. The two weird species of seeds I got from Australia were called Marrbeck and karabeck, named after their townships I think, but were wild forms.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2011
7:48 PM

Post #8419371

Debra - Ugh! I am sorry to hear about the dropping buds. Hmmm ... have you inspected it for pests. Another thought might be that it needs watering. I had that happen when I didn't water one of my vines. The smaller buds dropped off and the blooms never fully opened until I realized what was wrong and gave it a good watering. The next day, one of the blooms opened up perfectly! Just a thought.

The Marrbeck and karabeck are Pink Moon Vines? Or some odd MGs that not much is known about?
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2011
7:54 PM

Post #8419376

Debra - I thought of something else ... my Moonflower vines usually bloom at dusk. Is it possible that yours are getting too much light at night? They may need a period of darkness to make buds and bloom fully.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2011
8:01 PM

Post #8419385

This the light blue Diluted Fuji no Muraski. It turns this lavender color as it ages. Got my attention right away when I saw these blooms. :-)

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Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8419401

Only tears fill my eye at the profound nonsense that goes on here! Why as lovers of mg can't we all be friends? Even though our perspectives may be different. Here is the hand of friendship offered to all, we all share a love of morning glories and yet seem to hate one another! I just dont see this on other forums so what is wrong with us?
I know this is about history, man put it to bed! Lets all go forward into the future and enjoy our passion! Some of us love the science and some of us just love to grow them, we possibly could not exist without the other.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2011
8:39 PM

Post #8419439

Jon - I am not sure what other folks intentions are or what their perspective is, but I personally just enjoy growing MGs, sharing information & photos, and trading/sharing seeds! I don't sell seeds. I don't have any hidden agenda. I don't think I am better than anyone else here. I'm just straight up! I have many awesome friends on this forum and they know how much I appreciate them! And Jon, you know that you are one of those awesome friends! :-) :-)

And ... I am a firm believer that you reap what you sow. I prefer to sow peace, honesty, generosity, and kindness! I like to think that others here feel the same way as I do! :-) This is a wonderful forum and I am sure it will continue to be so. :-) As we say at my workplace ... Peace, Love, and Turtle Power! :-)

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
9:07 PM

Post #8419482

Becky, I have no idea what the two Austrailian vines will bring me, like panduratas, they are hard for me to get to germinate, so when a wild mg does show, I rejoice.
The Pink Moon vine was the one that was a nice fat cuadex with leaves all summer. That one did go dormant. that was the one sprouting new leaves I showed above. The one in the closet that looks like a hump of wood is the sticto that I cut back after it bloomed. ( I was trying to make cuttings, remember>?) Anyway, the Vines all get water, no pests that I can see, and you may be right about the light. I also have a tendency to turn things, so maybe I keep severing the budding vine parts.
I am still going to cut back all the vines, the woodrose and the I. Lutea are entwined into each other fiercely..
Here is Ace of Spades, awake and being trained to a standard.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2011
9:29 PM

Post #8419498

Debra - That's neat that the Austrailian vines are a mystery! Cool! I hope you have success growing them! :-)

I actually understood about the rest of your vines. I did forget that you were cutting your Sticto to try to root cuttings, hence the dormancy of yours now. I think mine will do better once I get it moved into a bigger container! It is a challenge at times to keep all the vines under lights separated! LOL! The vines do like to travel all over the place! LOL! Your I. batatas collection is awesome!!! I never fully appreciated them until you shared them!

Something that I am wondering about ... maybe someone here on the forum knows...

Do the perennial vines need an annual dormant period? I know the hours of light is an important factor for many of them. But do they need to "rest" for a period of time to remain healthy? I have so few perennial vines, that I have little to no experience growing them until now. Mine are only about 6 months old, so I have no idea.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2011
9:55 PM

Post #8419514

If your prennials are leafing and growing they are redy to keep going, when I bring mine in, if I keep them under a lot of light and feed them they continue to grow, I let the caudex plants "rest" so that they come back stronger every eyar. This is what I do. My setosa " rested" but is now leafing out, same as the purple evening vine ( or lavender what ever)

Woodrose is vining like sticto did in the same spot last year, it is under a window, but it is a drafty area, so the light I put it under helps with the cold. Sticto did not get any of the black soot or crystals this winter in the closet. It doesn't like cold drafts.
I. Lind also went dormant, I think from the shock of being transplanted, but it is going strong now. Somewhere down here the pandy is still dormant, and so is the albivenia. When they pop up, I will know where they are LOL..

If we had a real glass green house, nothing would have to go dormant I would think, but I am not an expert.
wood rose to the right, I. Lutea to the left.. this is where sticto was last year..

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nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 10, 2011
10:24 PM

Post #8419524

Becky/Debra: I noticed a clematis in one of the earlier posts, but can't tell which species or hybrid cultivar it is. There certainly are deciduous species and hybrid clematis which need a dormant cool/cold period and/or severe pruning to bloom well. Many of the native or adapted species found in southern gardens don't need any cold to give a big & beautiful flower display.

edit: I'm thinking that the "perennial vine" comments were meant to refer to other Convolvulaceous plants... yes?/no? Sorry if I veered off the true course! ~Nick

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 11, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8421062

Turtle Power - that is a great slogan for my gang.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2011
5:31 PM

Post #8421092

Today we had the big one, now I understand why I felt the way I did yesterday I new it was coming and thought it would kill us all! Sorry to all of you.
These things I know but it's hard to interpret ones gut feelings or ones dreams.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2011
6:05 PM

Post #8421150

Jon, All I could do was worry about you today. I am so sorry for all the devastation. Truly I prayed you and your family was safe. You are very special to us here.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8421220

Jon - You know what ... I immediately thought today ... when I was emailing you last night that you must have felt or known something was "in the air" there in Japan. I've never known you to be so upset! Two hours after last corresponding with you, the earthquake hit. I get chills just thinking about it ...

I haven't stopped praying for you and your family!!!! And I will continue to do so and do anything else I can to personally help you and your family. I remember 2004 hurricane devastation here. I'll never forget. And that is nothing compared to what you are dealing with in Japan currently.

Jon - dear friend - please know that many, many folks here are thinking of and praying for you and your family. We will do what we can for you from here. {{{{{Hugs}}}}}

Please be safe. I hope Akie can be reunited with you and the boys very soon! I wish I could be over there right now to help in any way that I can. I can't imagine going through this in a foreign country (speaking just a little Japanese), with two very young children, and being separated from my spouse. Not to mention the continued danger of aftershocks. What an absolute nightmare!!!
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 11, 2011
7:21 PM

Post #8421356

I thought about that too, this morning, that Jon was feeling something that bothered him yesterday. I can't imagine having to go through what they going through.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
12:57 AM

Post #8421686

Thanks guys and you are quite right I did know, but not what!
helenahkh
Gautier, MS

March 12, 2011
6:56 AM

Post #8421993

Jon, my thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. Life is fragile handle with prayer. Praying that everything will turn out ok.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8422602

Here are a few blooms from one of Emma's mystery packs I received in the group trade. There were two seeds in the pot. Pretty little flowers...the one looks like a kikyou.

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joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8422691

Aww Ronnie those are LOVELY! I had to cut down all the vines they were choking each other out ( the moon vines) got I. Lind and Setosa off to themselves now.The long stems with buds I put in the bubbler tub in a flower frog, hope it works for rooting.,

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2011
3:08 PM

Post #8422771

Thanks Debra, I started out with quite a few others but lost a lot to whitefly infestation.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
3:13 PM

Post #8422784

Jon - Still have you and your family as well as everyone in Japan on my mind and in my prayers!

Ronnie - Nice blooms! One reminds me of "Mutant Blue Needle Leaf Nanding x Jishi" that I grew from a cross from Dee and Jishi. http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/i/54164/ Sorry you lost so many others to whitefly. Those look very healthy! How'd you keep those from the whitefly? I know others here have had problems with whitefly, too!

Debra - I think I would save any perennials over any annual vines, too!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8422842

Thanks Becky, I'll have to look at an old pic of one of my Mutant Blue Needle Leaf Nanding that I grew from Arlan a few years ago and see if there is a resemblance. The whitefly is on that one too just lucky enough to get some blooms. Funny that one is in the smallest pot of all of them and it's the biggest one (?) little 6'' green pot.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 12, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8422855

Well, maybe we could each send Jon a survival seeds package, with mgs, veggies, etc..I don't think their govt. would mind us sending garden seeds to our friends there. I don't know, what do you guys think? He would at least have that to fill his gardens.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8422891

Great Idea! ;D
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8422904

That's a nice idea. Let's ask Jon what he thinks. I offered more MG seeds to him this past Fall and he said he didn't need any as he was working on his home extension and didn't know how much gardening he was going to have time for this year. Veggie seeds would certainly be a good idea, though! Nothing like fresh picked veggies, especially if food prices start soaring there because of this disaster!

I think he is going to have his hands full doing the home repairs from the damage. It's going to take Japan quite some time to recover from all of this. The reactors have been on the news currently. I hope that doesn't become another major life-threatening issue in Japan. They don't need any more disasters!!!!
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 12, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8422922

Plants and seeds are like Jello... you always have room for Jello!
lol
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8422930

LOL! Jon can't receive plants. His mother tried to send some and customs got them. But seeds hopefully won't be an issue. I think veggie seeds would be a really useful idea. I've got some I can share with him so think I will definitely put together something to send him. :-)
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 12, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8422938

Yeah, I got some great bush bean collections and a couple of other collections of peppers and tomatoes that will be coming soon. I thought even a few couple of seeds would make a few meals, especially the bush type, those do great in containers..
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8422954

I totally agree with you on that, Antoinette! I have tomato, beans, lettuce, green peppers, cucumbers, watermelon, etc. that I could send to him! :-)
EmmaGrace
Jacksonville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8423009

Ronnie,

Your blooms are very interesting
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8422602

Are these all on the same vine?
The Kikyo photo on the left has some blizzard in the pattern that is pretty. That leaf by the photo does look like the Kikyo leaves ?? but the other leaves do not. So, you for sure have some kind of natural cross there.

Becky, I did grow your 'Mutant Blue Needle Leaf Nanding', but not your cross, in 2009. And, I agree the bloom on the right does look very much like your cross doesn't it!

My guess is that these crossed with a Blue Blizzard that I had growing near the Kikyo 'Midnight Star', or possibly reverting back to what I crossed it with which was a Dark Blue [regular MG] w/ Margined Picotee

Here is my original cross that I grew for the first time last year that I call 'Midnight Star' because of the extra white Picotee Edge especially at the edges. Some of the blooms had a slight blizzard.

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 12, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8423048

Whoa, those look a lot like Karen05's flowers.. did you use kikyo ice to cross your stuff with Emma? I think you purchased several packs of seeds from her the last couple of years. Or are they from the seeds you bought from Dee too?
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8423061

Ronnie and Emma - All I know is that they look very similar to the Mutant Blue Needle Leaf Nanding seeds that I shared with everyone from my grow-out of seeds that I originally received from Dee. Crosses are often unstable, so I look at what genes are appearing in the current vine and blooms. :-) :-) :-)
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8423088

Emma - Pretty picture of blooms! Those do look a lot like gardener2005's Kikyo Ice! I grew some of those this past year that she shared with me and they look a lot like your photo! :-)
EmmaGrace
Jacksonville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2011
6:05 PM

Post #8423125

No, these seeds were from JMG Dark Blue seed pack that I used to cross with. I also still have Kikyo seeds from dee that I haven't grown out yet. In fact, I have a lot of seeds from him that I haven't grown out yet. Seems like Kikyo Ice has more White in the blooms rather than just at the points. Another seed that came out of a JMG Kikyo MIX pack was a really large Solid Purple. Much larger than the regular Kikyo sizes. I think some of those went into the seed mix for the seed swap as well.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8423135

Emma, the flowers are on different vines in the same pot. Both seeds came from one of you packages marked #15 if that helps.

EmmaGrace
Jacksonville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2011
7:02 PM

Post #8423216

Hi Ronnie -
I did write down what seeds were in each numbered bag, but I had a computer crash so I don't have that information handy at the moment. Actually, I did just get my word docs. reformatted to my new computer, so now I just need to find where I saved the info and will LYK what MGs you have . . . Thanks!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
7:36 PM

Post #8423319

Emma - That's a shame. I hope you can recover than information.

I am glad I sent everyone the same cultivars/crosses in the seed swap. Much easier to remember what I sent! :-)

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8423338

Not me, I sent a few of everything to everyone, but not all got the same, so hope to see some grow outs from those. I love Morning Glorys of all kinds..
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 12, 2011
7:48 PM

Post #8423351

I sometimes think Flicker is the way to go, even if you lose your computer, you can always find your photos on flicker on another computer, it's a storage area for me. I love it.

Well goodnight ladies, gotta watch T.V. to get sleepy..lol
TTYL.
A.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8423355

Debra - Cool! I am sure everyone will be thrilled with what they got and grow out from you.

I always send the same to everyone. I was worried someone might feel slighted, if someone else got something they wanted. And it's easier for me to ID them if everyone gets the same cultivars/crosses. I know many folks here may not be too concerned about the ID, but it's always nice to have a name for collecting and labeling them for future trades. ;-)

I am growing out only 1 seed from each participant's seed packet. Room and containers is an issue for me, personally. And time that it takes to properly care for them!

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2011
7:57 PM

Post #8423366

I planted all five of MGMANS seeds today in cups. I planted at least one of all my bags of seeds from last year, and several from Dany and Helena and Jackie so far. I am getting more re-cycled cups from work monday, so I can grow out seeds that I didn't get grown out last year from people.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
8:02 PM

Post #8423371

Sounds like a good plan, Debra! When is the last frost date for KS?

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2011
8:04 PM

Post #8423374

Heck, who knows. I have my cups in clear plastic carry cases. I am ready for spring, but not ready to put mgs into the gorund. Sometimes we get frost in april. ugh.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
8:07 PM

Post #8423376

Geez! I thought your frost threat was over in March. Well, at least you can get them started now and then just transplant them outside whenever you feel that Spring has finally arrived. :-)

I should've started mine about a month ago. I just kept expecting February to have some more freezing temps! So thought it best to wait. Best laid plans ... ha!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2011
8:14 PM

Post #8423385

Do we change our clocks forward one hour tonight? My dh says so! Ugh!
EmmaGrace
Jacksonville, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2011
8:34 PM

Post #8423423

Yes, Luckily all of my word docs. and photos I had on my external hard drive. The computer guys that I bought my new computer from had to reformat the information since my new computer has Windows 7. I am keeping the information on my external hard drive as well as purchasing a second external HD for photos that I will take this year since I take so many. I am now learning you can't have too many external hard drives. I do good just to type and post my photos . . . lol
I think I sent each person 2 separate packets of mixed seeds, and each person got one set of each. So, actually everyone did receive the same seeds, it is just that I grew so many mixes last year on purpose so that will be fun to see who gets what seeds.

And, many are some of my new crosses. I had several Youjiro crosses that after I collected the seeds from each that I wanted, I then just let the vines go and obviously they grew among each other. So those will be fun to see if any new natural crosses come from those since they cross very easily. These are all different and unusual colors for Youjiros, including a Mauve, Magenta, Gray and a few other colors.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2011
11:15 PM

Post #8423588

My Mina Lobata has bloomed... it is so cute and tiny..

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 13, 2011
5:49 AM

Post #8423720

Deba - Love your lobata! :-) One of my top 10 favorite species MGs!♥

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2011
12:08 PM

Post #8424439

Nice Debra, I could never get them to flower here.

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2011
2:16 PM

Post #8424682

Ronnie these would do well inside with lights, or in a window.. mine are in a shower CADDY, UNDER THE CELING LIGHT DOWNSTAIRS.oops, caps lock, new laptop and me are getting to know each other.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8426604

Ronnie, one of the problems that my back issues create for me is that it's painful to tie and train things up.

So, thank you Debra, because you've just given me a great idea that might also be useful to Ronnie and others, too. What if we planted our vines to hang down from hanging pots that we hung from our arbors and trellises? In the past, DH and I made a couple of pergolas as well with which this might work.

The only downside I can think of is that - you know those so-called "squirrel-proof" bird feeders that look like Darth Vader's helmet? I don't know how DH and I are still functional, we've bumped noggins into that thing I don't know how many times - tiny garden grr. Not sure about adding hanging pots to things to dodge?

Ronnie, I have a small amount of I. lobata seed - howja like a couple so you can get an early start indoors? Maybe I'll sow my seed in a recycled water bottle, like Debra, along with a few other goodies (moonflower vine?) and suspend them in an uninhabited window:) Apologies to others that I don't have more lobata seed to go around.
-------------------------

Jon - eloquently said - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8419401 -

"Only tears fill my eye at the profound nonsense that goes on here! Why as lovers of mg can't we all be friends? Even though our perspectives may be different. Here is the hand of friendship offered to all, we all share a love of morning glories and yet seem to hate one another! I just dont see this on other forums so what is wrong with us?
I know this is about history, man put it to bed! Lets all go forward into the future and enjoy our passion! Some of us love the science and some of us just love to grow them, we possibly could not exist without the other. "
--------------------
Continuing prayers going out to Jon and everyone in Japan.

Becky - new thread? I'll repost there about the Ipomoea lobata when I get back later tonight.

Karen

We live by choice without a tv. I didn't know until just now how bad the hardships have become in the last 24 hours. Wish there was more I could do besides donate and pray. Jon, we love you.

This message was edited Mar 14, 2011 3:44 PM

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8426623

Thank you Karen I'll take you up on that offer♥

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8426630

Ronnie, how about me sending you a PLant of lobata? You have sent me plenty of things in the past..Which I have adored..
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 14, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8426959

Time to move to new thread! Thanks, Karen!

Please join us here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1164597/

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2011
4:18 PM

Post #8427055

Debra that would be soooo great!!

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8427069

Thanks Debra and Becky.
MGMan
Norfolk, VA

March 20, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8439148

Here is my 3-way cross i. nil, ((early call pink x akatsuki no umi) x tie-dye pink). a week after germination. What a large and vigorous plant!


Tony

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MGMan
Norfolk, VA

March 20, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8439157

And two weeks after.

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