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Lovely blooms Debra, Love the little star shaped bloom.
Debra by 6 pm, we hit 111 too. Just dreadful. watering down my outside dog yards trying to cool them down
Did that twice today and it does help.
Another scorcher tomorrow and no relief in sight
Pretty pandy bloom Helena. I only had a couple of ugly distorted blooms this morning.I didn't even bother to take their pics. :-)
Our power was out for an hour this morning, I was so worried that it wouldn't come back on and this deadly
heat to deal with.
Helena, our weather man said today we will go back down to the 90's in a few days,.
Wonderful news. We might get some rain with the lower temps, that would be great.
Best forecast we've had in a long time.
Jackie your blooms look very nice. I'm sure the heat has something to do with them not blooming. Have you tried bloom booster. I've removed a lot of my infected leaves on DFNM and it's still hanging on making another bloom.
beUTIMUS oops beautiful.. there. LOL
I have lots of blooms now., some I have never seen before.. so many cool leaves here going on.
I too like the weird leaves. I love all the blues posted, but now I am going to love pink,,, for breats cancer awareness... my sisters cancer is back everywhere, she starts her chemo again next week, had to go to hospital to get the fluid drained off her lungs, one of the many tumors is in her plueral lining of her lung. Poor sister. I love her so much.
She is a fighter. The told her she would have to make many trips into the hospital for that and the chemo for the rest of her life. She told me the only thing is , how long is the rest of her life? Isn't she so funny under the influence of morphine? She is willing to do anything to gain more time with her 17 yr old daughter. Sorry to post this here..
Thanks Helena. I quit feeding for right now as my lvs are so sickly afraid the fert will kill the vines.
I do have about 15 that still look great. I must have sprayed those with Safer or used the systemic.
Debra, so sorry to hear about your sister. I hope that the chemo will be very effective and that
she starts to see some improvement.
Beautiful blooms, The pretty Tie Dye is my favorite but I love all your blooms.
Debra, sending positive thoughts & prayers to your sister.
So amazing that your vines are producing as many lovely flowers as they are in spite of the heat & mites. I'll bet they'll take off again in September, once each day becomes shorter than the previous one and temps cool down.
If possible, it would be wonderful if y'all could post the names of which ones produce flowers best under these conditions.
A lovely blue Saz in the rain this morning. We had storms going thru off and on all night,
just not enough rain to go with it.
Nice white Helena.
I had this strange looking white a week ago. Tag says Sunrise Mixed. The foliage and'blooms are small statured. Looks like the bloom is trying to split like a Hige and this is a nil not a purp.
I love white morning glorys of all kinds.. yours looks like one I have small, kinda of rambling, Helena?
Jackie, I sure like your Saz.. weird how sometimes they do not open all the way.. I had a whole row of blooms about to bloom and then the heat made them fall off!
I need some rain..
Tony, keep the pinks coming. All of a sudden I am partial to pinks..
Thanks Debra. I used systemic on all my vines yesterday so tired of the bugs.
Took about 40 minutes to treat them and water it in good.
I love it that you like the pinks now, like me, lol
Just my same old blooms this morning. Glad to have anything open.
Thanks Helena. I've lost 3 more vines thanks to the systemic I used. Label said up to
2 tbs per gal size pot (that sounded like a little much) so I only used 1 teaspoon and the lvs all turned black after I watered it in.
What a horrible yr I'm having.
i use windex mixed with dish soap and a little tea tree oil for my mites on everything. I had to cut off a lot of stuff damaged from those dang things.
Between the heat, lack of rain and the mites, my loaded tomatoes are loking like skeletons now, and I pick the leaves off as soon as I see the tale tale beginings on a leaf of mite infestation. all the trimmings go to the dumpster instead the the compost. last year it was mealey bugs. Year before it was aphids. *sigh*
Living walls around patio and some of the blooms coming on. Bamboo Poles and lions wool yarn make my walls solid and having the tall sunflowers really helps with instant shade during the hottest times.
Thanks Helena, can't wait to get my water bill, I only water the gardens and not the grass. Used to water at night, but got a lot of leaf mold and so now I get up early enough before work to water back and front. I use mosquitoe bits in my sprayer a long with some other stuff, miracle grow, safer soap, worm killer stuff, and epsom salts and mollasses. sometimes I add neem oil, but right now it makes burns spots if I use it. too hot for neem oil.
I use the Gardening to occupy my mind with all the problems eveyone seems to be having, it would make me crazy to not Garden a whole day once a week, but I really can;t wait to head out to the gardens every night after work.
Debtra, I used your mix, oil, windex, dishwash soap but I didn't have the tea tree oil. I just waited too long to use it when the bugs were already just horrible.
Gorgeous blooms you're getting and your foliage looks great too.
Beautiful blooms, y'all! I've missed seeing them more than I could possibly express. Mine had a quick burst of flowering in the Spring, but have really taken a beating from thrips, mites & rust since the rains tapered off about 6 weeks ago. ľNick
Glad to see you back Nick. The bugs have really taken a toll on my vines too.
I;'m sure lots of others would tell us the same thing since the drought is very wide spread.
A nice shower every now and then would have gone a long way in washing off the bugs
Thanks all for the blooms with which to start my day
Debra - good idea about planting more MG seeds now for fall & winter - thanks to Alana I sowed I. adenioides a couple of days ago and now plan to go a little wild today, sowing some nils thanks to your inspiration
Patootie - I gotcha beat in the Sea of Pots, but will spare y'all a pic
Tony - thank you for sharing the progress of your MG experiment - it's been as beautiful as it's been interesting
Helenakh - good for you keeping those hummers happy with that little red MG in your tree canopy - where would we be without our visitors in between MG flowers?
Am joining Linda & Nick in expressing appreciation for the glorious MGs here. Had to stay out of the garden for a few months, so weeds are getting ahead, but thought you might like this visitor at Hosta 'Krossa Regal' whose bloom scapes are taller than me -