Spring 2011 Morning Glories

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

I don't have a bloom photo yet ... but probably tomorrow morning. All volunteers! LOL! This container has volunteer I. purpurea higes. Looks like the Pink Flaked higes. :-) I sprinkled poppy seeds in the container, too, so should look interesting when everything is blooming! ;-)

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

Here's a photo of the pot showing the vines climbing up the poles!

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

This is Meremia tuberosa coming back and I also threw some poppy seeds in that container too! LOL!

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

I. indica also coming back from being frozen to the soil line. Yay!

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Mesilla Park, NM

Becky,

they look great. You guys have the best weather I'm always so envious of you. I'm anxious to get started here too.

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

I can't wait to see yours and everyone else's MGs this year! I know there are going to be some great vine and bloom photos to share here on this forum!

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

I had some I. purpurea hige blooms today.

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

Pink Flaked hige bloom. :-) I really like the I. purp higes!

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Houston, TX

Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!! That pink flaked hige is beautiful.

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

Dee - Thanks! That's a volunteer from my Fall vines. LOL! I have I. purpurea sprouts in all the containers from the Fall 2010 grow-outs. I was growing mostly I. purpureas because of rust fungus which is really bad here in Florida because of the humidity. The I. purpureas aren't usually bothered by the rust, but they sure produced a number of seeds that dropped into the containers! ;-)

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(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

Pretty Higes, Becky. Hi, Dee.. I am Debra. Welcome Home.

Gautier, MS

Love your Higes blooms Becky, they are really nice!!

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

Drop dead gorgeous higes Becky. I hope I can get something close to the beauty in your flowers, would make me so happy.
Beautiful weather here for the last 2 weeks. Went from snow and highs of 26 to balmy 65 to 75 degrees. The groundhog must have got it right this time. :-)
Blue Silk from 08

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

Thank you to Debra, Helena, and Jackie! I really like the hige cultivars, too! I must confess that I am not a big fan of I. purpurea vines, but those are truly worth growing!

Well, I was out gardening. Actually cleaning up and removing all the dead branches and plants. Everything is starting to put on new leaves. I have Coral Honeysuckle along my east fence. So had to trim that bad boy way back. It's monsterous right now! But the hummingbirds love it! :-)

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

Jackie - Your Blue Silk is always beautiful! Definitely one that deserves to be grown again every so often just for the sheer beauty of it's blooms! Thanks for sharing your 2008 photo bloom!

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Jackson, SC(Zone 8a)

ok that does it i am moving one state down during the winter just to grow glories. heehe like hubby would go for that.

Jackie love the blue silk. awesome.

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

Thanks Becky and Marie.

Melbourne, FL

Just came inside after planting seeds in several locations by my fences, Becky. A mix of seeds, some from you, some Rebecca from a couple of years ago, and some from stores. Can't wait to see what comes up. I should have some beautiful colors. You certainly got an early start with your blooms.

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

Teresa - Excellent! I've been working outside this weekend too. The weather has been wonderful, hasn't it? Can't wait to see your vines and blooms! Please share photos with all of us when they start growing and blooming! I know they are going to be beautiful! :-)

Melbourne, FL

Will do, Becky. By the way, I am amazed by your Poppies. I have a hard time growing them.

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

Teresa - I hope to get lots of poppy blooms this season. I always try to save the teeny seeds. I would be more than glad to share some with you when I do. I just toss the seeds on the soil and forget about them until they start sprouting. This year I hope to try some California poppies to see how they grow here as well. I never thought poppies would grow in Florida. Nice surprise that they do! :-)

Melbourne, FL

Maybe for you. California Poppies are one of my favorite flowers, and I have tried them repeatedly with no success. Maybe one or two flowers at most. Even when I grew the red poppies a few winters ago, I got maybe a half dozen blooms before they died.

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

Teresa - Mine bloom and then die too. But last year I was pleasantly surprised that some of the plants had numerous buds and bloomed for quite some time. I always thought one bloom per plant! LOL!

I've never grown the CA poppies before, so it will be interesting to see if they grow and bloom here. I have heard they will. I sure hope so!!!!

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

Some more blooms from the same vines taken this morning. I really like the hige I. purps!

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

I found this pale pink blooming vine in the same pot. I think there are 4 or 5 vines all growing together in that pot along with the poppies.

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Houston, TX

Becky, this is one that I don't have. HeHe you got something I want. TRADE :)

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=8401464

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

Well, that may be a small problem. I had the vines growing together in the Fall and didn't have the vines marked, so when collecting seeds, I had no idea which seeds are which. I have the pale blue, pale pink, and the pink flaked hige vine seeds collected together in a mix. Perhaps you wish to wait until seeds form on my current vines or take a chance on a mix of seeds? I haven't marked the vines yet for seed IDing. And crosses are possible since they are all growing together. It's up to you how you wish to do a trade. Dmail me. :-)

Melbourne, FL

First MG to bloom that I noticed in the garden yesterday, climbing a shrub.

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(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

a beautiful Rebecca?

Melbourne, FL

Not sure, just came up by itself. I did have a lot of Rebecca a year or so ago, though.

Tokyo, Japan(Zone 10a)

Wow! Gardenpom, I wish this year was not so cold here, nothing is growing yet! that is one pretty MG, your off to a really good start, I hope you have a fantastic year and don't forget to share them LOL! I mean photos that is.

Becky, I have the same problem Iv'e no idea at all what most of my seed will produce as they are open pollinated,
who cares they are all beautiful! Just love these and the surprises they may bring! I really don't like to manipulate nature or even try to understand it, I just love what it does for free.

Happy new growing season to everybody no-matter what your take.
Jon

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

Thanks Jon. Hope you have a great growing yr too. Love the surprises, the best part
for me.

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

Teresa - That does look very similar to Rebecca ... possibly a cross that made that beautiful bloom! Glad to see a volunteer has graced your yard and is produced some delightful flowers! I, too, have I. purpurea volunteers that are making me smile currently. They are such amazing vines! Thanks for sharing your photo and I look forward to many more pics from you this year! :-)

Jon - I am guilty of messing with Mother Nature! LOL LOL LOL But you are right! Mother Nature does a fine job without any help! :-) And the surprises (whether mine or Mother Nature's) are what keeps me growing these wonderful vines! :-)

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

I was able to get this photo of all three different hige cultivars that are growing together in a container. All volunteers from last Fall. You can see the Pink Flaked Hige, a blue and pink hige, and the white with pink hige in the background. :-) I am becoming quite smitten with those I. purpurea higes!

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Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

So partial to the pink higes.

(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

Love the different results from open pollinating. Those higes are beautiful, becky.

Gautier, MS

Me too, love your beautiful higes Becky!

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

Thank you Jackie, Debra, and Helena! I love the higes of any color!

Jackie - Instead of patootie, your member name should've been "iluvpink"! LOL! Did I send you some seeds for those Pink Flaked Higes? I know you have a preference for pink of all shades. :-)

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

LOL Becky, I think you did, I'll check later, getting ready to go thru all my sds. :-)

(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

me too! LOL going thru my seeds.. home today still sick, but feeling mucho bettero now.

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