Thanks everyone. Dany, really nice to see you here. Its been a while.
Helena, that is indeed the mutant, diluted Fuji no Murasaki.
Dany I meant to send you a seed or two of this one. I haven't worked with this hybrid to try and stabilize, wouldn't even know how so every seed doesn't produce this bloom. Some come very close though. Eager to see your new blooms this summer, something to look forward to. :-)
Beautiful Tie Dye blooms Helena, one of my favorites. Love the peachy, orange Rose, a beauty. I like the hummer plant too.
I took pictures this morning with my phone and forwarded to my email but it takes so long to get there that I'm not sure it will.
I wanted to start more seeds of some of my favorites from last year but just have can't seem to get around to do it. Kind of lost the real desire to it.
But I am looking forward to see what blooms I get from my seedling maybe in a couple of weeks.
I lost my reply to this I sent yesterday evening or so I thought. Helena, looking forward to newer pics of'your BMN
when it blooms again. Seems like your blooms were darkening up which is what makes this one so striking.
My BMN might be different again this yr as its been the last 2 yrs. A lot of fun seeing what bloom it will make each yr.
An incredible bloom on BMN from last Sept.
Purple Tie Dye last Sept
PPV Plum Purple Velvet I think also from Sept
Those were beautiful blooms Jackie, very special! My BMN was dark and had the white edge all around it. I'm going to resend the picture from my phone to see if it works so I can post it tomorrow. I had to run around with my older g-kids this morning so it was late when I took the pictures. I'm sure I'll get more blooms from BMN and the youjiro vines. I hope we keep getting those nice blooms this year too.
I have the stictocardia breavenenis.. it is not cold hardy to this zone, so it blooms in winter in my basement.
I love the blues too, Jo. And the BMN is beautiful and Helena your blooms always blow me away. Jackie's blooms are always gorgeous. Heck, All the blooms posted are the best, I think. some from 2011 and 2012
Debra, you had lovely blooms in 2010,11,12. Its nice to get to see some of our blooms from those yrs as we
wait for the new seasons blooms. I like to see them and send a few of mine too. :-) Its going to be a while b4 I have new blooms.
Gorgeous blooms you got going on Helena. Love the BMN from the 2nd row of pics you sent.
Your Gray Hazes are impressive and I love the pink with missing label, beautiful color and the last bloom is a beauty too.
oh I love the last bloom the bestest Helena, and it looks so familiar, I think I had that one, wish I knew where it came from, maybe form you?
I have a mama robin on the front porch under the eaves nesting in the honeysuckle, she is so funny..
here are some outside shots of whats blooming for me right now..
forget me nots, tulips and creeping daisey , violets all around the yard beds..
Thank you ladies. Debra, I don't know about that last bloom on my previous post. It could have come from me since I have seedlings I'm growing this year from my blue and purple mixes and pink fuchsias too. I love your blooms, wildflowers are some of my favorites too.
Had more rain yesterday, a cold front with cool weather this morning, Still had some nice blooms.
Blue rayed from the dark blue
Thanks Jackie. That first pink bloom is not Tony's cross but just one of the seeds I had mixes of. I know I didn't start any of Tony's seeds yet.
That forth bloom is not a hije either, sorry that was 3 blooms close together that didn't quite open but made a neat look to it. The color was a light lavender.
Helena, I love the Blue Purple mix as well as your blooms from Karens
lovely youjiro. Do you think the youjiro also resembles my BMN just a little that I posted on April 23rd? I think I can
see a resemblance in the pattern.
Your BMN's are very pretty and I love the understated color of the Tie Dye.
Thanks Jackie, the youjiro does make some neat patterns but BMN seems to have larger blooms. I think the pattern on BMN does seem to change a bit, the color seems to stay the same though. I'm not sure if the humidity has anything to do with those unusual "batlike patterns" on the blooms. It just makes it neat and interesting.
I didn't expect those neat blooms from youjiros. I'm just enjoying whatever blooms for me though these vines are not making any seeds. I probably need to feed them with Bloom Booster.
These bloom this morning.
BMN, all dark large blooms even though the closest to the camera came out lighter.
My dark blue mix came out with lighter blue and blizzard.
? not sure plain youjiro
From my blue-purple mix
wow i have missed a lot fo beauty Helena and Jackie, you guys are really wowing me with your awsome bloom pics. I to love the Blues especially when they are tinged with white and purple. The rose is gorgesous, I used to have one of those, but I think I lost it. oh well.. I still have these few..plus the mini dark red trailing ones out front and the AMerican Eagle Hybrid yellow out back..
those roses were last year, they are leafing out right now this year, and as always great mg blooms, Helena. Dipping down to freezing again, so will be busy dragging some stuff in tonight.
I ha some seedlings ready to get outside .
have a great day.
Gorgeous blooms Helena. I love the big blue with wide white throat and the 1st blue pic too. The purple
bloom is drop dead gorgeous, pic #2
Your 1st pic on row # 2 is lovely. Great blooms you're getting.
Thanks Tony, hope that one makes seeds. I'm hoping they all make seeds.
Thanks Linda and Jackie. Jackie that #2 is BMN on row 2. I have to go look at labels, I know I lost a few of them. But it's raining here now. I have a bunch of vines against the house to keep them from getting too much rain. It looks like one will be blooming tomorrow.
I agree, I love them all.
going to be 34 this comming am and 30 tommrrow night so have been coming home from work, throwing hot grass cuttings from the compost pile on everything I just planted, and brought all the tropicals in I had set out a week ago my dining room is covered in plants, and the basement gardens are still vining and blooming away... sheesh!
We had downpours of rain causing a lot of flooding starting yesterday evening. It's still raining here a bit this morning. Sorry that it's getting so cold for you Debra. I think it's over being too cold here.
Tony, I checked the label and have to give credit to that light blue bloom that you liked to Karen, Bluespiral. It's Silky Blue with the white center as in this first pic. Second bloom is from Dany's # 1 envy. The rest are repeat except for the chocolate.
I can't help it, I have a few more nice blooms to show. I placed all these inside of gh just so the blooms wouldn't be damaged by the rain. Last picture did get a slight damage probably from me moving it.
We're getting the rain and the cold too Deb and Helena. Our cold will be here tonight and the next few nights, record low temps for May. Only 57 tomorrow and Sat., gonna hurt after the 80"s.
Absolutely gorgeous blooms Helena. I thought the 1st bloom looked like Silky Blue but your bloom is much prettier
than the one I had. Pretty bloom from Danys sds and I love the Chocolate.
Love the blue with white eye and pink overlay, just beautiful (last one on first row)
I have 2 of your sds up Tony. One has green lvs and the other one has varieg. lvs. Not blooming yet.
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Are your plants in containers to allow putting in GH? Do MGs do well in pots-if so, what is minimum size to do well?
(I guess I didn't do the quote correctly!)
Last year I used the long window boxes, they were about 6 inches deep. This year I have separate 2 quart pots for each type of seed. So far I have 10 planted, and working on about a dozen more! All along an ugly fence I try to cover with vines every year, in the yard.
I have 12 varieties of MG seeds soaking, and will get them in cups soon. Here is my house which faces east. I already have 3 trellises up, and plan to get more to put where I have the black lines. Do you think I will have a nice show this summer? Do all MGs climb vigorously?
Jo, I've had mg's bloom in tiny cups and some now are blooming in 32 oz foam cups. I also have some blooming in gallon pots, I think it's important too to feed them with Miracle Bloom Booster. They will grow and bloom if your weather gets warm enough, they have bloomed for me in cool weather too but try to give them morning sun.
Thanks Jackie and Linda. Didn't have a lot of time to post all the pictures this morning, so here's a few more. Jackie, thought that white with blue specks was neat too. I should right the discription of the blooms on the lables for future reference.
I like all of those you just sent Helena. So nice to get to enjoy your blooms with you. The soft blue, the last pic is
really pretty. Beautiful Chocolates.
Helena, please mark the pretty white with blue. :-)
Thank you Jackie, Linda, Debra and Ronnie. I think that white with blue specks is a ip purpurea from one of Emmas seed mixes. I'm going to tag it.
I was lazy yesterday and left all my mg's outside overnight knowing that it was going to get down to the mid forty's. So no blooms today, maybe I see one pink bud that will open if it warms up enough for it. I'll have to double check for blooms later, I don't always see all the first time. The vines all look ok though but it's cold here too.
Such beautiful blooms everyone !! Can't wait to see what mine do ! My morning glory "fixation" started with a small styrofoam cup decorated by my youngest son with a "heavenly blue" morning glory in it. They planted them in school and gave them to all the Moms for mothers day one year (about 5 years ago ) ! It grew wonderfully and I saved seeds from it and kept going from there !!
Dany, yes I believe that bloom is an ip purperea. It has heart shaped leaves. I took a picture of them though the leaves don't look good, I have to spray them. Q 1079 and Q1080 are awesome blooms from Kyushu U. Mine is a young vine and has more buds forming.
Lovely blooms this morning Helena. The soft pink is really nice.
A nil could have heart shaped lvs. I had one
of the gray mg's that is a nil and it had lovely heart shaped lvs. Can't think of its name right now. :-)
My pic of it is on a flash drive that the g kids have erased. Haven't been able to recover the pics so far.
If I get time, will go back to 08 and look for it on a thread.
In the meantime, Pres Bush from 09. I want to start a couple of these sds..
Thanks Jackie, love your Pres Bush bloom. Glad you have reminded me Jackie, I do remember having a large pink ip nil with heart shaped leaves.
I think you can tell by the seeds if they are purpureas if they point downwards? Maybe Dany can clarify that?