Thanks ladies too. That tropical pink bloom is Malvaviscus penduliflorus, also known as Turks Caps. I think the red ones are better known which I also have.
Ronnie those are beautiful blooms, love the colors, happy to hear it came from my seeds. Probably crossed with one of your other ones, I love mg surprises. Please keep posting and sharing your pictures.
From my blooms today. Kind of hard to take pictures of this dark purple.
Beautiful blooms Jackie. All really special blooms, my favorites are no Mai and Mauve Splash. I think this coming sping I'll grow my blue LYK which is different from yours. I want to find my pink LYK too.
The only nice blooms for me this morning. My Titholia I grew from seed in a large pot grew over 12 ft tall and just started blooming this past week. Way too tall and too late for the hummers but I think the butterfly are using it.
I grew it in 2010, I think it's a very nice blue. Had to go into my old computer to find this picture and took a look at all I grew. I'll have to look for some of the seeds from that year to grow again.
Jackie, I tagged that bloom of the blue star for you and will save you seeds from it.
Beautiful color Helena.
I have to heat mine. We had to get a new
heat and air unit last Dec. for the house. That one is so efficient that my gas heater in the g house, set on low, keeps
my g house at 56 or so and my gas bill not too bad. It used to run me 300.00 a month in the winter
the house and the g house but last winter the highest bill was 179.00. Not bad for a g house 12 x 24 ft long.
Most of that bill was for the house. If your g house is smaller, it wont cost as much as mine to heat.
Note: the sun heats my g house during the day to the point that no heat kicks on unless its cloudy.
Pretty Jap Asago, also looks like Pink silk/Looks more like Pink silk than Pink silk does :-)
Jackie, they are gorgeous blooms. The only difference I see it that maybe the Jap Asago is larger & with more ruffles. The colors seem a lot alike though.
Both very similar and beautiful.
We have electric heat for our home so it would have to be electric for the gh too. Our bill has been kind of high this summer but only probably cause we kept very cool inside. So I don't know about getting one for my gh.
Helena, thank you. Pink Silk is on the left side. I think I was just up closer on that bloom making it look larger.
The Pink Asago on the right is a little larger.
If it doesn't get too cold there, maybe you could use the space heaters in your g house.
Beautiful blooms Jackie. I also have lots those sulpher butterflies. Love all your blooms, my vines are just about done so I enjoy your blooms very much.
Your no Mai has really been a nice one and your Lav. Saz is too.
These are small blooms. The first one is dark lavender star with lighter lavender edge. Second bloom is lav. chiffon.
After doing some computer rebooting and deleting a bunch of stuff my computer is working faster.
don't know where my post went but plz pray for my little sister. she has surgery tommorrow to cut a hole in her heart cavity to drain the fluid off. thta is a pic of my sis in law on the left and my lil sister on the right.. sorry to be off topic..
sister came thru with flying colors ( i knew she would)
they couldn't help her with the lungs or the stomach, but they got almost a liter of fluid off her heart. she ws griping tonight, so I know she is ok LOL
beautiful blooms .. good to see them. Love you all.
PS: is the second one a lav beauty ? Jackies were gorgeous this summer here..
Debra, So glad they got some of the fluid off her heart. Yep, if she felt like complaining, then she definitely
I knew you would enjoy the lovely Lav Beauty. Hope it made some sds for you..
Thanks Jackie. Love all your pretty blooms. No that's not Carnival de Venice, I think that has pinks & dark pinks colors, mine is the comon aomurasakishibori- the one with the long name cause I don't know if I spelled it write.
It's very windy here and very cool but no way near freezing which is good for me. Hope it's not bad where you guys are.
the sheet didn't work, it fried.. whaaaaaa *sniff* been pulling up dahlia bulbs and found another caudex glory.. need to see which ones make caudex bases since I don't have any pink mooonvine seeds..
keep your beauties coming.. it is cold outside! Hope Sandy doesn't hurt a lot of people on the east coast.. I am worried about this storm.
misss the kikyos, yours is a beaut!
Helena I will never ever tire of the shibouri, ever since Karen ( bluespiral) sent me my first seeds, I have been in love with them since.
Hello Helena, Very pretty flowers!! Your seed starts look great!! Question--you seem to be very knowledgeable about morning glories and was wondering if (in my area-zone 5--Saginaw,MI) can I start seeds now indoors and plant them out in the spring or should I wait and just put seeds directly outside after last frost in the in the spring??? Grew Grandpa Ott last year just by putting seeds directly outside in June(when I got the seeds) and they did well(flowered later but had lots of blooms). Really want the seeds you shared with me to do well also and want to make sure I plant them at the right time (indoors or out whatever the case may be) and would love any info you can give me!! Thank you
Jackie, love all your gorgeous blooms. I love when the blooms change their color and stay open the next day.
Shirley, I can only tell you that my experience of trying to grow mgs inside the house didn't turn out so good. They did ok for awhile but then started to die on me. I do think it was because it is too dry inside the house and not enough moisture. So unless you know how to solve that problem you can try. I would wait till the end of Feb. to sart mine and be able to have them outside by the end of March unless it stays too cold. I do have my gh. You can try the purpureas a little earlier, they can take the cooler weather better.
Lovely blooms Helena. I like your color change too.
Your white bloom with the pink eye looks like Jamie Lynn, it comes out of Carnival of Venice sds.
Carnival of Venice is just a contrived name given to some mg's by sellers so as to sell seeds. The true name is
the one you use, AoMurasaki-shibori or whatever you called it. My memory not serving me correctly. :-)
Here is another Mauve splash aged bloom. I like this color too.
hi ya all, well I have blooms downstairs, not as pretty sas all of yours tho.. sure do love to look at your photos, wish mine were still out and going. cold here,
but saw some purps still blooming inspite of the lows last weekend in the 20's/30's.
Hey Debra and Jackie. Hope you get some blooms inside soon Debras. I have no blooms today other than the little red mgs outside. Yesterday I did have a hummer that I watched going for nectar from my salvia mexicanas but not the feeder. It was pretty cold still, today it's warming up but I I don't think my hummer stayed.
Been cold here too ladies but warming up a little each day. I'm down to just 2 to 3 blooms a day, and they're not always pretty. I'm ready to start more. I sprayed neem oil on my glories yesterday, a little late but hoping to knock out some spider mites and whiteflies which have devastated my vines.
Thanks Debra, that came out of a pkt of sds from Emma that read China Doll. The rest of them were China Doll but
this was a surprise. It is pretty but I'll be lucky if I get 1 sd pod. If I get more than 2 sds I will save you one or two. The color is striking.
This Lav LYK has made some unusual bloom shapes
Thanks Debra and Helena. The LYK's do make some odd shaped blooms. The blue one has
done the same thing. I think they kind of look like the Kikyo shape at times. Wonder if thats whats in'their background?
Helena, lovely bloom and great shot of your pretty hummer
A distorted no Beni bloom, only 1 sd pod on this vine.
oh me too! Love to see your hummers, I think ours headed down south already...
girls and guys, I am requesting a card shower for my sister, you know she has cancer, and I don't have all your emails to send you her address. She is recovering from another surgery to get the fluid off her heart from the chemo and cancer, she is just so frustrated cuz none of the surgerys to draw fluids are working.. they told her no more fluid withdraw attempts and she is not happy. it is hard for her to eat and breathe at the same time as the fluid is in her lungs, her heart cavity and her stomach all at once. Geez!
Thanks Helena. I liked these even if no Beni"s blooms were damaged, the color is just beautiful.
I've started one no Beni sd just so I can try to hand pollinate to get more sds. This one just does not
like to make any sds.