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Linda, I'll probably start my seeds mid or even end ofFeb. The weather here warms up so that I can have my plants outside by the end of March.
I don't do pinching back but I imagine that at 3ft you can pinch them back (the size of the 3 0r 4ft bamboo sticks).
Here's my Hatsu Arashi this morning, we had a light sprinkle so I'm sure this is due to the humidity.
Oh thats gorgeous Helena even if it was the humidity. :-) Love it when they do these crazy things they like to do.
Linda, I agree with everything Helena said. So hot next summer where you're at, that your vines will be huge in no time from an inside the house March sowing. I don't pinch mine, not on purpose anyway.
I;m in too big of a hurry for blooms and pinching sets them back a few weeks but the end result, more blooms, is probably worth it.
Beautiful Kikyo Lace
Pink Tie Dye, 1st bloom in a while now
Really pretty blooms this morning Helena. I appreciate the purpurea blooms more now than I used to.
They just pretty much take care of themselves, unlike our pickier nils. I do think my unknown in the g house is Silver Shadows. Beautiful blooms on your vine.
I had a bloom on a short Youjiro this morning, Helena. I agree that its the cool weather
I know I didn't need anymore plants but look at this Cordyline I found at Lowes just 9.99. I like the
red edge on the leaves. This is a big plant already.
A pretty little Mandevilla just 3.99 from HD's.
I love your beautiful blooms Jackie. Your other plants are neat too. I get tempted to buy plants whenever I'm in Lowes but I also bought a lot of hummingbird plants over the internet that I grew long time ago and lost. I'm going to grow quite a few from seeds too.
Love your beautiful blooms too Debra. The big blooms sure make a statement.
It was quite cool here this am. Had 3 ridiculously small blooms but Berlin Blue was nice & the purps.
I looked today and do have a few seed pods of some of the blooms I have posted, thank goodness I have duplicates in the stash here.
Beautiful blooms, Helena. I too love the purps you showed.
Jackie Pink Tye dye has so many beautiful variations here. so do the no mais. It is funny.. some were almost white, some almost all pink.
Ronnie, my lobata is finally blooming.. how did the one I sent you do?
How is your beautiful grandbaby doing?
would someone save me some of the Berlin Blues? I am still waiting on the yellows to show up. they better hurry, it is getting dark earlier and cooling down fast here.
Helena, that q is goreous! I have not heard of a Shishi Botan before, Jackie. My lavender mg tree bloomed and ofcourse Imissed it this am, lukily there are 6 more buds on one stem and three on the other. 12 hours at work today has me tired tired tired, and I left my camera at wor, so now no pics of tommorrows blooms, boo hoo..
I am leaving to go get my sister to bring her home for a week this weekend, so will miss your blooms and all. Keep posting, ok?
remeber the english ivy that I have that blooms all year long now? Wel we are taking it down this fall, I will miss it so much.. it is, however eating the cedar boards off the north side of the house, we will have to have it all repaired when they paint this fall. such a shame to take down a 60 yr old plant, no one else has a blooming english ivy...shibouri.. Kaitlyn Brugmansia, wonderful smelling night blooming jessimine..setosa and noah .. the hummers daily breakfast source..pics of loabatas and red quamolclit are on camera at work.. sorry..
Debra, We'll just look forward to your blooms when you get back. So glad you will get to have your sis down for a week. Do you both good.:-)
Sad about your Ivy, I've never seen a blooming one. Send us a pic of it when you can.
My Shishi botan came to me from Emma and the flowers are just a beautiful color.
I'll save you some sds. It looks like its made several pods.
My blooms are slowing down here, makes me sad since I had to wait so long for the blooms to even start this yr,
Beautiful blooms you posted above.
Beautiful Jackie, love all your blooms. Love what they're doing and the colors. Amazing color on your Lycoris lily.
I'm watching my hummers chase each other and go to all my salvia plants. I'll have a few mg blooms tomorrow.
First 3 are salvia mexicana, the third is Betsy's purple and has a gorgeous purple color which my camera isn't capturing.
Fourth bloom is Subrotunda and last is Danielle's Dream. But I also have loads of red and coral coccineas.
I havn't left yet, but did bring home the camera.. My red spider lillies have not bloomed yet. dang it. Yours are beautiful!
Love the salvias, too.. hummers love those things..
I will let you name the following blooms here, I am sure some of these came from Emma as well..
Debra, enjoyed seeing your awesome blooms. You have quite a green thumb and garden. I'm not good a putting names on mgs but I do recognize quite
a few of your other blooms which I have also grown. All beautiful blooms.
Thanks Helena, Love all your Salvias, one of my favorites too.
I'm not sure of the id on your mg vines but all are gorgeous Debra. Beautiful Impatiens and Salvia
you have going .Lovely Jamie lynn, Tree mg and that last pale blue in your last set of pics is a wonderful bloom.
Hope you have a safe trip to pick up your sister.
2nd pattern on Pink Tie Dye
Pretty Purple Tie Dye
Neat ivy blooms Debra. I can relate to having vines growing up the walls, there's a few that now I wish I hadn't planted.
Decided to take a pic of all 3 blooms together. First looks like Star of India, 2nd was supposed to be pink but is lavender and third bloom chocolate silk.
Watched 3 hummers trying to claim this feeder non stop, just left of the feeder.
awwww love that shot of your hummers! I can't get mine to come to the feeders.. they go to the plants. I wish they would come to the feeder on the kitchen window.. what is your mix? maybe mine is not right?
I love your trio, Helena.. I hope I get some seeds of my star of india this year, it quit blooming, maybe when sister is here we can look for seeds..
Thanks Debra. My mix is 4 cups of boiled water and 1 heaping cup of sugar. Right after boiling the water I measure it and add to sugar, then let it cool before I fill the feeders. I know you will love having your sister with you.
Thanks Jackie. Your blooms are beautiful. Pink tie dye heminds me of Hanafuhubuki.
I had at least 3 nice new blooms today.
First with no label a dark blue with light blue stripes.
2nd is supposed to be Plum delight, colors are better in person.
3rd a pink star.
4rth is supposed t be morning storm-not.
A nice dark chocolate.
I love all your blooms today. That 1st blue is a beauty, I love it
and Pink Star too
Your Morning Storm not reminds me of the one I had a few yrs ago. Do you think yours is from my sds?
My orig sds came from Becky I think. I'll try to find my pic
Big, pretty Dark Chocolate
Helena, I'm so glad you have new blooms open as mine are starting to bloom out.
Look what the cooler temps, 55 the last 2 nites, has done to my Purple George Strait, boggles
my senses. :-)
Thanks Jackie. I love your G S and rambler. That's still some nice blooms.
I'm glad I got a few new blooms and maybe one or 2 more tomorrow. If I hadn't checked the other side of the yard I might have missed them. That morning storm seed came from Becky and Plum Delight from seeds I had bought from Emma. So I'll be testing some more seeds to see what I get.
A light pink, no label.
A mauve splash from Beckys seed.
Blue and lavender, not pink as per label.
A blue with streaks, no label, the date. I had quite a few mystery seeds.
Dark blue with light blue, same vine as yesterday.
My Blue Marble not turned out to be a very faint Blue Silk. The green stem gave me a glue that the bloom was going to be light.
Maybe that was one of the parent that was crossed to get the dark blooms, who know!
Another nice bloom from a medium lavender with light lavender stripes.
Karens2005 mauve mix
No tag, not sure which it is. I found quite a few inch tiny baby worms eating leaves of the mgs, got the bloom a bit on this one.
Lovely blooms Helena. The light Blue Marble Not could produce a completely diff bloom when it blooms
the 2nd time. 1st bloom not always a true indication
The Purple/Lav Tie Dye type is very pretty,
Your Mauve Mix from Karen reminds me of how my 1st Pres Bush blooms looked a few yrs ago.
Love the colors.
I like your Pale Pink and the Youjiro too. I've had problems with the tiny inch worms too.
Look at this No Mai finally looking like my orig blooms several yrs ago.
No Sora, I;'ve enjoyed these a lot and hoping to restock my sd supply
Lovely Purple Tie Dye
Helena, your last bloom looks like it could be a pretty Purple Fuji instead of Youjiro
Linda, I don't know about your blooms. Its plenty warm there so maybe they are blooming out sensing the shorter day length
I guess you could try some fertilizer and see if it helps. Our temps have warmed back up here so my Youjiros are larger blooms again.
Had this pretty Youjiro today.
1st bloom on Blue Sazanami, a strange looking bloom for sure, lol
Beautiful Jackie. I like all your blooms, they seem to be large ones. Nice show of blooms. I hope my blue silk has more blue in it like yours. Your Saz too is very nice, just love the baby blue color of no Sora.
Thanks Debra and Helena. My blooms are slowing down Debra. I'm so happy that Helena has new ones blooming to keep us entertained.
Love your sis' Glories on the miaibox. Nothing dresses up a mailbox in my opinion like our MG's.
Is that pretty purple bloom your George Strait?. Love your 4 o'clocks, the Pink Tie Dye and that soft pastel blue,,
Beautiful blooms Helena. I love all of them. You notice how much your Morning Star not resembles the Xiongs Chinese bloom color?
Your blues are wonderful.
Tai aki, I love the huge size of this pretty bloom, thanks Ronnie
Blue Tie Dye, one of my absolute favorties
Count Drac, thanks Gourd for sharing this one yrs ago. Still a favorite
Thanks Jackie and Helena. I also am glad Helena will have blooms for us to view. Those blues are electic and vibrant. Love the purple with the white stripe too. Transvaal has always intrigued me, I think I grew some from you, Jackie.. but didin't get a pod. I cut down sticto cardia tonight, and it is now down in it's spot where it bloomed last winter. My daughter would love that count drac, I am sure I planted those, too from you, but if they bloomed I have missed them.
The blue tie dye is also a favorite.
I hope Gourd comes here and sees the stripe grass she sent me.. I love it.
look at this caudex glory.. wish I could remember which one it was LOL
last pic is of stictocardia.
Jackie, your transvaal has nice blooms and I like the leaves and it's neat to see when the seed turn orange. I'll try to keep my mg going.
Debra, you have quite a green thumb and so does your sis. Your first picture looks like the wild mg. I see similar ones all over town here. I went by the first place Northwest of town and they mowed the whole area down but I did see several vines still around the sign pole. I ripped several branches with seeds and have them in water till they mature, might take awhile though. I also started several cuttings from younger cuttings and they took and are starting to grow. I'll have them growing in the gh this fall and winter.
Debra, I should get some transvaal sds and will save you a few. This one is tangled on the fence but hopefully I will harvest sds before any freezing temps occur.
The count Drac is a small statured vine and bloom. It starts off
slower than any mg as its a Kikyo actually and they're all small. Yours probably got covered up by the larger vines and thats why you didn;'t see the blooms.
Did you put your sticto in the basement? Love your yellow 4 o'clock and tuberous glory. Is it a platensis?
Dany, I no longer have any Blue TD sds but ordered the blue from Parks. Parks sds made purple blooms except this one which is in the large tub out back. I have to assume this one came out of the Parks sd pkt too. I have marked the vine and 10 to 15 blooms so hoping to gather sds. I love this vine and didn;'t realize it would be so hard to find the true Blue Tie Dye.
Your Murasaki Blizzard is special and the colors are just beautiful on Mauve Star and the Choc silk.
Gorgeous pale pink and Silver Shadows, The cooler weather did something great to our bloom colors. :-)
New pic of Blue Tie Dye with 2 purps showing. Sorry my pic is so big, still trying to get my fix of this one, lol
Purple George Strait
Snail vine with the ants helping to ripen my blooms. Gathering the nectar I suppose
Thanks Jackie. That's a beautiful color on your Blue tie dye. I love the pink GS with the blue in it. All your no Mai blooms have been beautiful. Your snail vine is neat too. I tried germinating seeds some time ago but just didn't have any luck with it.
[quote="helenahkh"]Thanks Jackie. That's a beautiful color on your Blue tie dye. I love the pink GS with the blue in it. All your no Mai blooms have been beautiful. Your snail vine is neat too. I tried germinating seeds some time ago but just didn't have any luck with it.[/quote]
I agree with Helena.. love the blooms you all are posting.. I have tried several times with cuttings sent to me and seeds of the snail vine or corkscrew vine,,, as good as I am with seeds, I fail at that one.. taking sister home tommorrow..
that blue tyedye is to dye for LOL
Thankyou for thinking of me with the seeds.. I was looking at last year and I have a bunch of the same from last year from my seed stash this year, but there are a few that I have not seen before, pretty sure from you guys.. anyway.. I love them all.
I love the solid whites, I sent out several last year and have a bunch left. that other one looks like a pale no mai, or a JL cross? All the seeds you sent me Ronnie I have kept going year after year.. I love the purps..
blue silk from Jackie
this one from a different DG'r
can't remember where I got these pink seeds from, but I grow a vine out every year..
lobata from last year seeds..
Ronnie, love your purps but that last one is really special, enough to beg for a few seeds from it.
Debra, love your blooms but the blue silk is really neat. Time just flies way too fast. It's raining a bit here I know all the plants needed this rain but my mgs are inside gh and next to house for protection from too much of it.
This first bloom is lavender on light lavender, my camera changed it to blue. Don't know why it does that.
I know I posted last night but its not here. Thats one reason I hate it when I get interrupted, I forget what I
was doing and it doesn't take much to sidetrack me. LOL
Thanks Helena. Ronnie and Debra. Deb, the BTD is to dye for, just gorgeous.
Ronnie, my snail vine is the fragrant one. The color slowly developing as its not in enough sun. Its
tangled now in my trellis and I can't move it. Thats all ok as I just want my pics and hopefuly a few seeds.
If I get several, I can share. I think my vine came from sds I planted but can't remember for sure.
Ronnie, love all your purps and I agree with Helena, that last one is gorgeous. Never seen that one before.
I love your unknown with the light colored stripes, very pretty. Hope you get sds from it. I love surprises.!!
Debra, the Blue Silk is lovely. That will always be a favorite of mine like Fuji no Sora. I just don't get tired of our tried and true beautiful blooms. They're always pretty, yr after yr. I love all your others too
beautiful colors. Yours are showing out too in the cooler temps. The colors are showing up deeper and maybe truer. Your lobata very nice this yr.
Helena, your 1st bloom is a beauty. There are so many that remind me of the Tie Dyes that I can't tell them
apart most of the time. Its lovely whatever it is. Like your other 2 blooms too..
Pink Tie Dye
Purple George Strait
Purple Tie Dye
Thanks Helena and Ronnie.
Love the changed colors on your mg's Helena. Just part of the attraction of our mg's.
Ronnie, I hope to get sds and if I do, will save you a few.
Stapelia, carrion flower buds, the bottom bud is over 4 inches long. The last time one
of these bloomed I had carried it into the house. I was deathly sick in about 20 minutes the stench is so bad.
LOL will send a pic when the flowers open.
Lav LYK blooming up a storm. The LYK"s bloom better than any of my other mg's.
morning all, from Rogers, Arkansas/ love all the colorful beauties posted...I have a whole bag of the white purp if anyone wants any right now...
sisters and my stapelia has not set blooms. not sure how long to take for them to set buds, and do u feed them like everything else?
was thrilled to see sister had saved some of the kikyos i sent her last year. In fact,,, she has four packets of jmg seeds I sent her last year from my grow outs so hope to see what they bring me this winter inside..
Helena, I found three more crossed four o clocks out back before we left, and one of them was a yellow with pink! yippe! have several cool colors for you now.
Star of India was always a breath taking beauty to me. I just popped in to see some colors here and am glad I did, it will be nice to see them in my memory as I drive back home today.
LYK is so cool! i have a new one blooming at home, it is a very pale pale pink almost white no spots of specks and looks like a purp bloom with i nil leaves, will post pics later. Also the white ten ten from Becky came back and is budded and blooming now. tons of shibouri and JL seed pods are all over the sunflower arches i made.. wish I could just drive on down and meet you, Jackie!
Thanks Ronnie and Jackie. All very pretty blooms Jackie. Snail vine getting showing. Jackie, do you know how long snail vine seeds stay viable? Wish I had stored my seeds in the butter compartment of the refrig, then I know they would still be good. I found some in one of my staches today. Guess I could give it a try again.
Thanks Helena and Debra. Helena, I looked it up to check out which vine I have for sure and mine is the corkscrew. Its the fragrant vine and the fragrance is wonderful. The snail vine is not fragrant from what
I can tell.
I'm not sure how long it takes for the corkscrew to germinate but Burpees says to nick and soak overnight in the hottest tap water.
If your sd is swollen the next morning, it should be ready to plant in sd starter mix.
Debra, I hope I have more color showing on the corkscrew vine tomorrow morning. Keeping my
fingers crossed that the sds mature quickly in case it turns cold soon.