Deb, I'm sure the Pink silk sds were not from me.. I only had 4 or 5 from Becky to start
with. My vine in 2011 made 1 sd and 2012 vine made a total of 4 sds. Becky might have shared with you.
Dany says his Purple silks are sterile in one of his recent
posts on his thread. So I imagine the Pink Silks are too.
Gorgeous bloom above
Jackie and Debra love all your pretty blooms. Neat bug, bet it has weird name.
My camera is doing it again, changing the deep purple color to blue. This is the first bloom but I'm pretty sure when it warms up the blooms will be large and nice. Just wish I could get the color right.
Thanks Helena. If the purple had been any darker on my 2 blooms, the blooms would have captured as blue
just like your bloom did. Your g sons pic does look more purple. Maybe he's a budding photographer :-)
lovely blooms I love the purples and count drac. I havn't figured out my camera either all the way and it is almost 8 years old.
I guess That bloom came from someone else here, so if it is familiar, please let me know.
mauve splash 2010
RIP I Plantesis gee I miss this one in a bad way
september 2011 3 & 4 same flower different flash options
also from september 2011
Kind of hunkered down here against the ice that came our way.
We're not thru it yet with winter storm warnings expiring about 4 pm. We still have power thank goodness
and we didn;t get hit as hard as they 1st said we would, thankful for that
Split Second hige from July 2011, 1st two pics.
Prettiest Saz also July 2011
I would love to know what my small purple unknown is that 1st came up in the small tub out back in 2011.
i think its most likely a cross
All so pretty!! What a display it would be with all these mixed and planted together!! Would be gorgeous!! Do any of you ever just take some of each you have and just throw them together and see what happens???? Guess if you want to keep them identified that would not work , but would be so pretty!
Thanks ladies. I grew a bunch of different ones together when I first started and it's impossible to keep the seeds separate. I'm probably doing it this year b/c I have so many and am going to have to get them in the ground.
Here what bloomed this morning, nice and big blooms except for Scarlet O'Hara.
So pretty Helena, love all the blooms you're getting.
Linda, blooms stay open longer when the temps are Spring like or Fall like. They don;t wilt
like they do in excessive summer temps. :-) Also lots of times, my 1st bloom on a new vine will stay open
thru the 2nd day like it has too much energy stored up to close up at the end of the day, kinda like a MG on
hey ya all, sorry the b,lizzards just threw me into hibernation and then this weekend was settring up the turtle area. Lovely blooms on your vines Helena.
Hope you are all well, we have another round of blizzard coming yippee!
inside and outside pics
Joe shoveled this drive the day before this new snow and now we have more on the way.
Thanks Debra, glad you're back. I like your pretty blooms. That snow looks nice too, looks kind of a ways from the street. It's been rainning here since yesterday feeling up most of the ditches, some are overflowing.
hi LK, we won't know how the radiation helped with killing the bone tumors on her hip/pelvic area for a couple weeks, she told me it hurts to lay or sit really bad, but now she can at least stand on her own. She has been on break from chemo and started that back up today, and she is glad to be doing that since we were told there was "improvement" last chemo period test results. No change or new tumors on the liver, but she did not know there were two spots on her lung, and there was a slight decrease in size of the lymph nodes with cancer, and the fluid was minimum on her lungs and none around her heart. We took that as a victory and went to Branson to celebrate that two weeks ago. Now that she has been off the chemo she started feeling sick and was afraid the cancer has spread, so that is why she is always glad to be on the chemo. I told her to think positive and quit letting her paranoia and fears take over her attitude as we know that worry and negativity can manifest cancer growth.
I had a few more glorys greet me the other morning while it was snowing heavily outside..
Beautiful blooms Debra. .
I wonder if there is some really soft padding your sis can get to relieve some of the pain while she's setting or laying down.
ow about some of the soft downy filling for stuffing pillows or cushions? Might make sitting and laying down less painful.
That comes in the solid pieces too not just the loose stuffing. She could lay it in the center of her bed for some relief from the pressure points???
Im encouraged by her small victories. Have to win the small battles one by one and hopefully will find that she's won the war.
I'm still praying for a return to good health for your sis.
I'm on my new computer and having a hard time with windows 8. I don't care for it very much.
Debra, Post that pic here if you can. I would love to see it.
If I keep having trouble adjusting to 8, I might download windows 7 and uninstall 8.
Oh my gosh, just realized what I said. That won't work.
Jackie, Helena, Debra---need some beautiful bloom pics to brighten this dreary day !! LOL
Got about 3 inches(way less then they predicted - YEA!) of wet, heavy , slushy snow / rain mix. Schools closed/slippery roads !!
Loved your pretty mg pictures Debra. Hope your sis feels better.
Three nice blooms this morning but the color is off with this camera. I took pictures with my cell phone and colors were right on but haven't figured out how to send it, will have to wait till daughter comes home.
The pic on the left is Cleoprata from Black King and on the right is a dark blue with a touch of purple purple. Will have to retake the other picture cause it came out blurry.
Very pretty blooms Helena. Made my day too.
No snow here but dreary and cold. Below normal since Dec here and still looking cold for a few more days.
I can't load out my camera to send pics or get my flash drive to work. A problem with windows 8. :-(
Thanks ladies. Love your pretty bloom Jackie. So now I know what a pregnant onion looks like, neat.
Just 2 more blooms from these 2 vines. Had to learn to take pictures with my cellphone, send it to FB, then copy it to my picture album to post it here if I want to show what the colors are closer to what I see.
i don't have a good enough phone mine is 15 yrs old LOL
I think I have those same morning glorys, Helena, and I Love them. I missed my large blues and dark crimosn fuchia SOH and the mauve splash and the light blue purp and the pink purp and the white and pink purp and the peachy pink and the neon pink bloms this am, I saw they were all turning colors tonight when I finally got down there.
Helena, I am planting some of your seeds tonight. ;) Can't wait!
Helena, those are so pretty. Love the colors.
The pregnant onions are a lot of fun for young and old alike. I was
afraid I would kill the pretty little Strepto. I have some yellowing lvs so not doing something right.
I need to let it dry out a little more between waterings.
Thanks Linda, Debra and Jackie. I need to get started on new seeds too, this is the latest I ever waited to get started but it's because I have all this seedlings still going that are still to bloom soon.
This is what bloomed this morning. Black King, blue with pink and a pink.
love the middle one, Helena...
Like you Jackie, I tend to over water... I have a lot of NO WATER tags up downstairs.
I am getting peppers again... yippee! now if the tomatoes would start blooming again.. *sigh*
I like that middle one too Helena but Black King is a beaut and I always love pink.. Very nice blooms you're getting
from this last batch
Deb, Pretty blooms on your butterfly plant. I'm sure one or more of your peppers is probably hot.
Do you make salsa with any of them?
A neighbor brought me over a bread starter yesterday. So nice of her but don't know how I will find time to make bread.
This is the 10 day one, omg
Have to work on why my flash drive wont talk to me on windows 8. All my pics on old computer and the flash drives except
a few of the mother in law tongues, pregnant onions and this elephant foot that needs repotting in the worst way.
My gray looking m-I-l tongue, Moonshine or Moonbean or something, my favorite m-I-l tongue
Love the MIL's too,Jackie, and I have the favorite of yours plus a wide yellow margine and a spotty looking one. and of course the stripey one, well they are all cool I think. Will have to send you a pup from the wide sword yellow green one.
I have lots of peppers,LK, and yes they are all edible and I will be having some on ebay soon for sister money, who isn't doing so hot right now. I love the BK too, Helena, I am anxious to try one from your seed. I am going to count my tomatoes tonight, they are all about 5 inches tall now.
I have several too Deb, thenewest one may be that new hybrid Bantels Sensation but maybe not., Pic #2
A couple of short varieties in the 1st pic.
Deb, Im sorry to hear your sis is not doing that well right now. Hopefully that's just temporary.
Pretty plants Debra and peppers. I still have 3 pepper plantsfrom last year too. Hope your sis feel better.
Nice plants Jackie, you have a large variety of them.
Well yesterday I nicked and soaked 72 mg seeds. Today I wrapped them individually in damp paper towels with their labels and placed in plastic bag on top of fluorescent light in laundry room. Hopefully when I check them tomorrow some will be ready for their little cup pots. I'll be preparing the little cup pots in the meantime, guess I'll have my work cut out for me. Have a bloom in gh but since it got real cold last night don't know if it'll open today or tomorrow.
Helena, wish I had the energy to start that many. I do have 10 to 15 up of Dany's mostly. They're needing to go
into bigger pots and needing sun too. I don't have time to mess with them, trying to do 2 sets of taxes. Maybe in
a couple of days.
Ronnie, not quite. Mostly Danys (about 40 seeds) are mixes so I expect them to be different. Then I have many that have 2 or 3 seeds of each. But I'm not done, I just stopped then cause I got enterrupted and decide it was enough for a couple of days. I intend on nicking and soacking a lot more seeds. Still have a lot of favorites that I want to grow.
It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day even if it was very chilly till noon.
beautiful day here too, been transplanting small morning glory plants thati started in plugs into bigger pots, then we went to get some bags of potting mix on sale, and i transferred a lot of melting snow to the tubs for water to jug up. did have some blooms, not many pictures this time, sorry , most of them I have already shown.
hit send too fast, sorry
loaded up this pot of lim coleus with a few of these seeds
using the heat lamp from the old turtles home for the seed trays here
this is the first area when you go down the stairs that you see.. to the left anyway
i wanted you all to see the tall cerus and ric rac cactus plant that is going crazy
the tillansdis is on kaitlyn with charlie the mule looking over them
Oh I adore this area so muchno morning glorys in this area, tho
Thank you, the main lights are all T5's high output, and the spot lights are just clamp lights with CFL's Daylight and warm light for blooming.
please look at the leaves of the five lobed leaf plant in third picture,, I think it is my i linder something can't spell it.. thoughts?
Nice pictures Debra. Your plants look great. Beautiful picture of all that snow.
Well, I was disappointed with 2 of my blooms in gh this morning. I guess it just got too cold during the night. I checked my seedlings and a lot from of Dany had good roots so I got them in their little cup pots. My older seeds need a day or two longer on top of the fluorescent lights. I don't have all of Dany's seeds started, somehow I missed baggies #4, #5 and #6 that I have to nick and soak some from those. I hope that by the end of March it'll be warm enough to start bringing plants out of the gh.
It's been a lot colder this year than in the past at this time but amazingly not a real bad frost to kill a lot of my tropical that would have to start over again.
Ronnie, I hope it warms up for all of us. Still it's a beautiful day here.
Too cold for comfort here in the mornings. But here's a peek at my seedlings, the fun part is seeing how some stem are dark, some very green and some with just some color. I'm really looking forward to growing these.
Your baby seedlings look good Helena. Mine are all stretched out, reaching for the light. But, since they're vines, it won't hurt em.
Still, I could lose them if I don't get them repotted and down to the g house for a little sun.
I can retrieve my pics now from the flashdrive. Everytime I exit one pic, it takes me to the slide show, how aggravating. Just
trying to figure it out one step at a time. Did I say I hate windows 8??
Thanks Jackie, mine are a little long stem too. Sometimes even window 7 does weird stuff too, frustrating to see the least.
Not a sure thing Linda but the color of the stem can mean that there's a possibility of the flowers being dark. I know that Dusky x Fujishibori has green stem and specks going up the stem. Redish stems are likely to be a pink bloom and a green stem could be a white or light color bloom, and dark purple stem I usually get dark blooms (like black king, or purple blooms. It's just neat to anticipate and maybe be surprised with what might bloom.
Thank you ladies. Had a 3 blooms today, one pink that wasn't so nice, a nice blue and another smaller blue lavender with white around it. Last picture is of my tobacco tree that I started from seed blooming, it's a hummingbird plant.
Love all the beautiful blooms, Helena and Debra. Helena, love the tobacco tree.
Is it fragrant? Some of them are.
Debra, the tobaccos are tropical, annuals to carry over in the g house or restart from sds each spring.
But easy to start from sds, grow like
linda, you can usually find the tobacco tree as sds.
A good source for Nicotinas is http://jlhudsonseeds.net/ that's where I got my first seeds from. My favorite's are Nicotiana glauca (slow started from seed though), Nicotiana mutibilis (light pink flowers), I hope some of my other seedlings are from those, and Nicotiana tobacum (wild pink). They make loads of seeds but will have to wait awhile for those. They would grow good in TX and CA and other states too. jlhudson has a few pictures and I might be ordering a few others from him.
A beautiful bloom Helena. Just love it.
Yes I order all my tobacco sds and most of all my other sds from Mr Hudson. What I miss is that
he can no longer offer the Zapotec sds. I ordered tons
of them and then let them age to the point they're no longer viable. :-(