frostweed and I have been exchanging notes about the bloom cycle of the moonflowers(Datura wrighti) it is MHO that the bloom cycle is tied to the phases of the moon..When the moon was dark and waning there were no blooms or buds as the moon began to wax the Datura began to form new buds and reached it's peak blooming on the evening of the 25th and now is not blooming at all.. and all of the blooms seemed to be facing east..What do Y'all think about this and further do you think the street lights would have any effect..The pix I have of this are on another computer so will send some soon
You don't think it's like roses that bloom in cycles and the moonflowers just happens to coincide with the moon? I am seeing a ton of moonflowers this year thru the Ohio Valley- and these have blooms on them the last few evenings...
Here are my neighbor's moonflowers on the morning of 7/25. I have no idea what the lunar phase was doing, but I know that there have been times of a few blooms and other times they were covered with blooms.
7/25 was a waxing gibious which means between half and full and that is just what It said on weatherunderground .com..i was kinda hoping it would coincide with the full moon but at least for this month that ain't happening
Just talked to a man last night who has a large bed of moon flowers. He gave me and my walking partner some seeds. He says that if he waters his thoroughly they will have 75-80 blooms in about 3 or 4 days.
The moon phase is waning Gibous so in other words the last quarter and I have 14 blooms open on the two plants total I just don't see any connection there now need to try and figure why they bloom at night bet it has to do with one of the Sphinx moths
I doubt it. I don't remember how many they planted when they did the bed last year, but my neighbor told me this morning that they're growing out the back of the bed and when it cools off, she's going to thin them out. She's also going to pull out the cannas that are in there.
I found two volunteers in one of my front yard beds it was cleaned and cut down to bare earth in April so they had to have come up sometimes this summer as I mowed it down again in june ..They are growing so fast I think they will bloom soon ,looks like they are doubling in size every 3 or 4 days
I couldn't get a pic, I haven't noticed them before, but that area has them blooming- usually I might only see them on the interstates out westward, bitterweed hmmm, these are definitely overgrazed areas and not bull nettles. No, weren't sneezeweeds, white big blooms trumpets, and not those hibiscus stinkweeds usually found along the barditches of the Arkansas Delta lands. Rice is in harvest there tho.