Debra, same thing happened to us. All the rain happened in town, skipping us
Finally when all chances of rain had passed, we got a little downpour. Hopefully you will too.
We're running our sprinklers and will for a while.
I too have tarted more seeds.. i had such good luck with vines inside last winter, I am putting them in pots so I can bring them in and enjo the late blooms. Gee now my shibouri and jamie lynn have dissapeared, no seeds tagged dangit.
Thanks Helena and Debra.I potted up most of my vines that were still in tiny pots. The really hot temps are on their way back so wanted to get all the potting up done. Will be all I can do to keep everything watered.
You two have more energy than I do to start more sds. :-)
Linda, Debra has a neat set up she'll have to tell you about.
I have a florecent light that I can move close to my seeds. I cannot keep mine inside for too long b/c I didn't have enough moisture inside. I lost a bunch that I was growing inside last winter. But I also have a gh and had them growing in there with growing lights and heat lamps for most of the winter. They weren't too happy on the coldest days but recovered. I grew them in pots with a bamboo stick for them to climb. I don't know about this winter though. I don't really want to bring the ones I have outside to the gh. I 'll have a lot of tropical plants to keep in there. It was nice to see mg blooms in winterthough.
Glad you got your mg's potted up Jackie. I have a few to do too and I just made myself more work too.
Gorgeous blooms Helena.
I only have 2 open today. Over 100 mg's and I have 2 vines blooming, just ridiculous
Guess I will carry them into the backyard. At least they will get dappled sun out there.
So hopefully more blooms.
My Blue Lav Beauty had a Lav star today, thanks to Becky for this beauty!!
Here's the progress of my project on it's 5th year, I with try to stick with this for at least 5 more years. Wish me luck;-)
#6 There were 3 identical seedlings w/ sissors, broad, and round cotyledons, I chose the one with round cotyledons because I favor the large-flowered phenotype. I'll see if the checker-like pattern still shows up.
Nice blooms Helena. Love the purply blue Tie Dye. I had a bloom similiar but the bugs ate most of it.
I took this at 6 pm last night. It was still 103 degrees here so the fog is from the outside heat and its effect on my camera. After a few minutes, that would have stopped but I couldn't stand to stay out in the heat any longer. This is the mutant faded to a lovely violet color.
#2 is the Tie Dye destroyed by the pests. Would have been my 1st Tie Dye bloom this season.
Helena I see your Tie dye is a purple, like mine. I know I planted Blue Tie Dye sds from Parks, oh well, lol
I have a Blue Tie dye in a pot so might still get my blue one.
Tony nice Tie Dyes you've got going.
Thanks jackie, your tie-dye is gorgeous even though the bugs got into it, try this organic, chemical-free remedy, puree 2 habanero peppers and let set in 1.5-2 quarts of very hot water for at least six hours, strain pulp and seeds and place in spray bottle and spray away;-) the pests are overwhelmed by the capsican of the habanero pepper and may boost the growth of your plants:-) handle habanero and ghost peppers with extreme care! hopefully that helps.
Other than that, I'm trying to get different shades of tie-dye pink and tie-dye blue on white in my F2 grow-out.
Tony, I know the Capsican pepper is effective on pests but I don't know if I have the energy to do all that
I've just used a systemic on a few of my vines to see how that works. Applying 1/2 tsp to a pot is a lot easier than trying to spray all the lvs, front and back. I've got at least 80 vines and maybe more.
I love the F! in your picture above, the pink is a beautiful shade.
Jackie, that bloom is from Q1298, the color changed a bit. I don't know if it's b/c of all the rain and humidity we are having here.
Tony, you do have some very pretty blooms. I like your tie-dyes, very pretty. I'll have to try your pepper remedy with caution. Anybody handling those peppers should wear gloves or even ziplock sandwhich bags to protect their hands. My daughter suffered burns for a couple of days after chopping them up, I thought she knew better.
Only bloom today, my potted volunteer. Started a few more seeds last night from Onalees.
It's a very pretty bloom Jackie. I do that all the time too, plant something and forget where or the name of it. Glad you got at least a little rain, I'd be glad to send you ours your way.
We have just a bit of sunshine but don't know for how long today.
Only these 2 blooming today and maybe the little red-orange ones too.
beautiful! love the lav specks in these blooms. Tye Dye is awsome. I have some large whites opening now, but the flowers look torn apart, I think my baby hummer has been feasting on everything. Or, trying too. I love a lot of blooms .. looks like you all are getting a lot!
Thanks Linda and Helena. I like your small red bloom Helena. Wish I could grow roses. I am no good at
the pruning and thats so important with roses Love your agastache. I have one but its still in a pot, needs in the
My last China doll sd and definitely not a China Doll. Its a lovely bloom but had my heart set
on a China Doll.