Thanks Jackie. That bloom your asking about is what I thought was pink ice yesterday so now I'll have to see what kind of bloom it'll make again. Weird that it would change colors like that from one day to another.
Your blooms are all very pretty too. I like your Saz and no Mai and Purple Plum, all have nice color.
Helena, The cooler weather most likely caused the color change. I'm sure your Pink Ice will open pink when the new blooms open.
Thanks Debra. Your blooms were very pretty too this yr.
Look at my No Sora blooms in pink, not blue, on the 2nd day of being open after a cool night last night.
you guys are so lucky to have warmer climates, the show is awsome! I am cutting long vines of things that have pods I want to keep, and the others are getting tossed into the alley behind me. Everything is turning yellow, so I have to get to work after work every night. just came in from garae repotting stuff, as I work full time and the climate is dropping into 30's Saturday night. ugh. where ismy morning glory poem?
Jackie and Helena, thank you for the eye candy. I know we do not want to see winter come, but I also am tired. Off to the dr, I have been sick w/coughing all night and yukkie stuff. Hope you both enjoy a pleasant weekend inspite of the cold.
Thanks Helena and Debra. Turning cold and with a cold rain headed here for this evening. Tomorrow it won't get out of the 50's. I dread it already. Have to finish carrying everything down to the g house
Beautiful blooms Helena, esp that first one. Love your Lav, Purple and
Choc Silk too.
Sorry you;re under the weather Debra.Hope you get to feeling better soon.
I take Vit C and Garlic every day trying to avoid being sick. For the most part it works
Thanks Helena. Most of mine are in the g house. I still have as many as 10 that are on the front porch.
I'm running out of room in g house. I've got 6 or 7 Plumerias to carry to ghouse and try to fit in somewhere.
They definitely wont like the 50 tonight
I think all my hummers have left for a warmer climate.
Karen , thanks!
Gee, Jackie and Helena you both still continue to show us the prettiest blooms. I still have purps shibouri, JL, pink, purple, kniolas, etc/ . as well as the wild purple and i setosa, but I am too weak to go out and take pictures yet this am.
I love the tye dyes, and the S of I. good ones that entertain, don't you think? Now, all the dahlias decide to bloom, and from this window, I see the little yellw has bloomed ( MG)
Gorgeous blooms Helena. I love all of em. That 1st one is really pretty. I don't always know the names
but doesn't it look like the one they call Henka
Purple Tie Dye with No Mai. This is the prettiest Purple Tie Dye I've ever grown
My Lantana showing in this one, I want DH to plant it next spring. I know the yellow Lantana is
hardy here if planted on the south side and has all summer to send roots deep.
Citrus tree with Apricot queen Salvia/Sage in same pot.
I wandered outside to see what was left to worry about.. I have red, purple, pink, B& B salvias all blooming, even the white one is. can't wait to see who is still standing after a 29 degree night tonight. I used to have 6 different colors of lantanas.. now I am down to one..
they use the yellow lantanas in landscaping here, but they always leave them to freeze.. I think I might "rescue" a few yellows from a spot that will get neglected this year..( entrance easement island to a newer home development)
Drives me nuts to see the gal down the street leave her beautiful full coleus collections out in this cold every year.. she lets them go to seed and they come back true in each tub.. hmm, now there is a thought..
If that is Henka, then I am planting some, Helena and Jackie, cuz the blue and water color streaking and fading, is worth a try to me.
I love the Purple tye dye and no mai also. very electric colors! Look like they are neon lighted blooms..
Pretty bloom Jackie. It is very breezy here this late morning but I still have some nice blooms. I also see the hummers at the flowers and feeder. I left most of my mgs outside but might bring them in tonight.
I'm not sure if it's Henka but I'll be planting some from both seeds.
Pretty blooms everyone!
Debra I hope you are feeling better.
Lousy weather here today, only in the fifties and rainy. No frost forecast yet for awhile so I'm still good. I already was able to collect a few seeds, hoping to get more from the nicer ones. I'm sure I'll be cutting vines soon enough. I muss summer already :-(
Debra, you're in a colder zone than I am. I wonder if a thick mulch would protect the Lantana there?
Course theres nothing you can do if the neighbors don't care about protecting it. I have a
neighbor that grows Brugs in the ground here. So anything is possible.
Love your blooms Helena and Ronnie, I only had a few this morning and no pretty blooms.
They all looked like they had been out in the cold.
Remembering back to July, Ronnies pretty Jap Asago
And this pretty white mutant DFNM on same day, no sds produced on this, pod aborted
Little Miss Piggy
awwww... love that DFNM have no clue where mine went.. barely found any pods today while mosing around watching DH dig up and chop up the sunflowers.Sister says everyone in Rogers leaves thier bananas and EEs and lantanas in the ground. I know I can't I have already tried. boo hooo!
Helena, I never did get my fence line cleaned up. I wanted to but theres 100's of pots littered there.
I hope to still get it done in the spring, would take a big workload off of me planting mg's in the ground.
No repotting ,just a little water now and then. >-)
well! now I know what all mine were LOL.. Ronnie those are gorgeous!
gee, wish I had saved some seeds, but the perfect one from last year didn't set any.
MG tree still going strong out side..
wild mgs still blooming..
last blue silk bloom of the year..
bloom from last year
another bloom from last year.
I love your pics in the 1st pic too Helena. The Mauve Star and that Pink w/stripes reminds me
of Tie Dye even if its not. Anything that looks remotely like Pink Tie Dye punches all my buttons. :-)
I like the rest of your blooms too. The colors are really pretty. Beautiful Choc Silk
Debra, just a few opening now. Once in a while I'll find one with 5 blooms open. No wonder, look how late mine started to bloom this yr, late Aug for some of them.
This was beautiful this yr, pretty lvs too b4 the whiteflies found it
Purple no Mai still blooming off and on but no purple blooms lately
Pink Tie Dye
My new Red Aglaonema, found it yesterday at the N Little Rock Wal Mart
we are unassembling the arbors and gardens this weekend, I am hoping to grab some pods from the no mais and speckles and blizzards, I have two fat pods from the blue silk hooray!
love the pink tyedye.. never heard of an Aglaonema... gee thanks, now i want one LOL my ZZ plant is going nuts, it is about to break out of it's pot. so much to do!
Helena, the blue is beautiful! I love your trio combo as well. The rose is to die for!
it finally rained here.. YAY! my rain barrels are ready to empty into the watering cans I am sooo happy, I will be playing in the dark after work today..
I agree Debra, Helena's blue is a nice one!
I've been gather seeds as well and have lots of fat pods. I think I will just cut the vines this year and bring them in rather than drag all the pots to the shed.
This one was a pleasant surprise for me came out of some seeds that were supposed to be white. I don't think I mixed anything up since I never had a white Nil or didn't buy or trade for anything this color. It was very generous with flowers and lots of seed pods. Cutting it first!
Helena, beautiful icy blue, I love it. Beautiful trio of colors this morning. Each one a beauty in its own right.
Your Roses are all special too. Wish I could grow them.
Your Purple is lovely Ronnie. Love surprises
I am so happy, I found a few sd pods on Blushing Bride and the no Sora Cross not. The no Sora cross not
blooms were huge, twice as big as the orig no Sora blooms. So I plan on growing a couple of those next yr. Also, I might turn up the missing cross
bloom. I've never been able to get the cross to show backup. :-(
A pretty Lav LYK
A 5 inch no Sora cross not
Plum Purple Velvet a favorite this yr for the color.
luvsgrtdanes wrote:Debra I will surely save you some seeds from my surprise if the frost doesn't get them first.
Jackie I love the "no Sora cross not" such a nice blue!
Helena wowser on the oranges...so cool to be able to grow them!
I agree with Ronnie.. wowzer on the oranges! yummy! and here I am all beaming from gathering 6 huge poblano peppers.. LOL
seriously, I think all the bloms you all have posted have been amazing.
More rain tommorrow with tornadoe warnings Isn't this just the weirdest weather?
just came in from pulling some of the lav moon vine seeds ... found two more summer squashes growing,, gee I have to pull it all out this weekend..
Jackie, I too have been having pots-scattered-about-the-garden issues, maybe more scattered than you? Anyhoo, I have always washed & recycled my pots, but after almost 40 years of things progressively getting out of hand, I'm sorry to say that the quickest thing to do was to bag many of them up & have them hauled off with our collapsing shed. With pain from my scoliosis, time is a completely new dimension - much shorter and more scarce.
Anyhoo, if I could go back in time, I wonder how this garden art made from your pots would do along your fence line - http://www.kidsgardening.org/node/69278 - maybe these pot people could be spray painted? What a great public service this could be for convicted graffiti artists - just go around gardeners' yards & gussy up their pot people :) Your morning glories could grow all over them in summer, and then when frost takes the vines, out would emerge the pot people.
From a 2007 sowing of Ipomoea hederifolia v lutea, a vine volunteered in our garden this summer, along with a white Ipomoea quamoclit and I. purpurea Kniola's Black on arbors out back, so all was not lost in the morning glory department this year, plus Kokorota's I. albivenia from her seed will go into its 4th winter indoors here - no flowers yet, though. Due to the generosity of folks on this forum, I have wonderful seeds to sow next year and hope to have better pics to share then.
Have enjoyed everyone's pics so much. Thank you all.
Thanks everyone. I too have enjoyed all the beautiful blooms posted to our forum.
it was awesome and thanks to all
the members who shared.
Karen, did not realize you suffered with scoliosis, so does my daughter.
I love the pot people since the 1st time I saw them several yrs ago. I probably won't ever get those made.
So happy you have new vines blooming Helena. Your blooms are all gorgeous.
Love the speckled and the gorgeous blue and white. The pink, Henka type and Choc silk are lovely too.
We won;t get tired of them.
No Mai, just when I think this one is all bloomed out
No Sora cross not.
Diff colors on this Pink Tie Dye
Pink George Strait
Looking good guys!
Karen I hope you are doing well ♥
I pulled just about all the vines I could today and got them inside in cups of water. Some still had a few blooms so I brought them in pot and all and am hoping for a few more flowers. Right now there are cups all over my window sill and pots in my little sun room off the kitchen. (have to remember to keep the gates up so the puppy doesn't get them) They will probably go in the cellar under lights unless I decide to run a small space heater out there. Not sure if it would be cost efficient or not come Jan. and Feb. I might ask my husband to cover the windows with plastic it may help.
Thanks Helena. Your blooms are all gorgeous. Look how much your Blue Henka looks like
my Blue Marble not. Not saying they're the same but looks like they might share common genes
Do you think so too or is it my vivid imagination?
Your lovely Blue Velvet looks a lot like Hatsu Arashi
I need to enlarge your pic again but if I do, will delete all my post that I've typed so far. Wish that could be changed
Pink Tie Dye
And another Pink Tie Dye :-)
Ronnie, I have not marked any of the Tie Dye Pink blooms. I will still be happy to send you a good
mixture from that pretty vine. I bet any of the sds have the capability of making that bloom, in the genes and
all that. :-)
Let me know if you want any new no Mai sds Debra.I see my Tai aki is making quite a few pods
and my Shishi botan too.
Here is one of my blooms from today Ronnie,.Its very close to the bloom you like. I did not get to hand pollinate so
don't know if it will make a pod. I'll mark this one and watch for a sd pod.
Beautiful blooms Helena. That could be Blue Silk, it throws several different blooms. That soft color is very pretty. Love the specks in your Choc Silk and that tiny blue bloom reminds me of the little unknown blue I had blooming with no id.
Plum Purple Velvet a different look with that wide swatch of darker pink
At least 2 diff Pink Tie Dye blooms everyday. I was so disappointed in this vine at first, now just look at it. I had to wait until it hit full stride to see all the pretty blooms it was hiding within.
beautiful blooms Helena and Jackie, and I would love any seeds ya all send me, I promise to tag them and grow them separately next year. I have some purps blooming , that is about it. Jaimie lynn, shibori, and about four others.
that reverse tube is sooo cute!
Helena, gorgeous blooms. The Lav Chiffon is fantastic. Mine was darker at times too (when last I grew it)
It might have been the'cooler temps that caused it.
A nice Pink Hige
Pink silk decided to put in an appearance
These are consistently the prettiest Purple Tie dye blooms.
Pretty milky way and sunrise bloom Jackie. It rained here this morning and still having light showers. I was too busy running errands and dr. appt. for my grandson that I didn't even have time to look inside gh until now. Blooms outside got damaged from the rain and only one not so great bloom inside.
We did need the rain though so that good.