Starting a new thread for Summer indoor blooms and vines!
My indoor vines are starting to bloom and many of them are getting lots of buds! Yay!
This first one is from Dany. It's Q1044. A beauty for sure! Thanks so much, Dany, for sharing seeds from that one! I really like it!
Summer 2011: Growing plants under lights indoors! Pt 1
Gorgeous blooms you're getting Becky. They bloom so nice for you indoors.
Nice to see Robbies, reminding me of a Choc Silk type.
Will be fun to see what blooms the Weird Saz produces.
:-) Thanks Jackie! I agree ... some of my vines may produce some very beautiful and interesting blooms! You just never know!
Thanks, Helena! My indoor vines are doing great. The outdoor I nils ... well, not as pristine as the indoor ones... I am liking growing them under lights so much better! My species plants like the outdoors though, so those I will plant outside. ;-) They are tougher than the I. nils.
I have some new bloomers today!
This one is from Karen2005. This is her Purple-Blue Blizzard (PB12). I grew this a few years ago and always liked it a lot. I've been meaning to grow it again and am glad I did! Beautiful first bloom. It is one of those vines where the blooms get better and more interesting as the vine ages. :-)
Karens Purple Blue Blizzard is really special Becky.
I love Karens lacy white bloom.
Nice bloom the Saz threw.
Your Blue Speckles is also special, can't wait for mine to bloom.
These are gorgeous! I didn't know so many colors and types of morning glories existed until I joined this forum. You all have amazing green thumbs! :)
big blue sky .... some status!
Thanks y'all! I agree! :-)
Work has been keeping me busy! (sigh) I wanna play, but my summer break hasn't begun yet and not for a while. I try to get photos in the mornings, but I have to be at work even earlier than normal during the summer school session. Sometimes the blooms aren't quite fully opened yet. :-(
Here's 2 blooms of Karen2005's PB12 take today.
I agree with Jackie, your blooms are beautiful Becky!!!
I'm pretty sure that bloom from my swap seeds is Aomurasaki youjiro blizzard, dark purple. And you're welcome, glad you like it!!
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Thanks Jackie and Helena!
Only blooms I had today were on my Sazanami #2 from Onalee's. Solid blooms. Hmmmm ... They don't look like they are going to change at this point. Usually by the 3rd bloom I start seeing some pattern showing up. Isn't happening on this one! The blooms look very delicate and large for one grown in a 32 oz. container! LOL! I don't know if the seed came from my grow-out 2 years ago or from the Japanese seed packet. Likely from mine. Maybe a cross. With what? ... no guess here! LOL!
Thanks Jackie and Helena!
No blooms today. :-(
Those two blues with "watermarks" are breathtaking! Not a bad bloom in the entire thread — all beautiful!
Nifty, I meant to mention those blooms too, a beautiful color.
Becky- Keep me updated about your vine I gave you, Just want to see if you're getting any luck from it. Nice blooms by the way.
Thanks to Nick and Jackie concerning the blue blooms with the watermarks. I have no idea how that happened. Usually moisture causes those marks. I don't mist mine anymore. They are just as happy dry as they are with water dew on them. LOL!
Tony - I will. I am sure they will start blooming soon. I see buds on almost all of the vines. I counted them all yesterday and there are 32 different vines. I grew one seed from each person in the seed swap. So it shall be interesting to see what I get. :-)
Today's blooms included Dany's Q1044. The bloom was wilting as you can see from the edges of the petals.
You have probably answered this elsewhere, but how much floor space have you devoted to indoor gardening? How many light fixtures do you have? Have you stayed with grow-light fluorescent bulbs? Do you water by hand or automatically? The pristine nature of your leaves and flowers is evident.
The picture shows the first bloom that came from a seed I got from Karen Burch. It wasn't what I expected. So I don't really know what it is.
Doug - I am not sure what that cultivar is, but there are some nice colors in that bloom in your photo! You should dmail Karen and ask if she knows. It might be a cross. The future blooms may produce some surprises. When I have stripes show up early in an unknown, I often get some really awesome blooms! Keep watching that beauty! :-)
I have two shelving units that were actually storage shelves from my garage. Two adjustable shelves on each unit. I have grow lights in the upper and lower light on one shelving unit and then I used Bright Outdoor Light tubes for the other shelving unit. I honestly do NOT see a difference in the plants at all. So I plan to just use the cheaper bright whites in the future when they need to be replaced. I water once a week. I water by hand with a long narrow spout watering can. I treat them just like I would if they were growing outside. Fertilize every few weeks with Bloom Booster. Run the lights to match the outdoor sunlight.
The units are against a wall in a spare room. Mine don't take up much space. They are only 18" deep. But the two shelving units do run the length of one wall. They are plugged into a socket that is connected to the wall light switch, so I just turn them all off with the flip of a switch. LOL! I don't do anything else to them except praise or threaten them! LOL! When I threaten to toss them, they will bloom for me! LOL!