I hope I can get out of the house today or tomorrow and go looking at Lowes,HD's etc to see all
the new plants that are in. My Farmers Marlet has all their new tropicals in. Oh Happy Days, its been
such a long winter. :-)
Love the soft bloom colors Debra, very pretty.
My Pink Swirl Hibiscus is living in a small pot. If Dh isn't going to plant it in the ground, then I'm gonna plant it in a
large tub. At least in the lg tub, I can control the weeds. :-)
Plus it would be about right heigth, too. I am thinking about taking the tropicals out of their big tubs and pots before I have the boys haul them up the stairs , across the kitchen or dining room and out the back or out the front.. It is a hard job, I used to do it and then re-injured an old injury compounded by osteoporisis and scoiliosis and loss of bone density and well, I was down the best time of the year, almost 4 years ago. It would be easier on their backs to bring up the pots and tubs empty and let me re-pot them outside. Freshen things up a bit. design my patio room with walls of glorys. I can't wait. I have been looking at my seedlings and they are vining around each other. The established larger vines are ready for the porch facing east to harden off. Then my idea is to have them in large tall tbs at four corners, and then rectangular in between for the bottom. Got me 10 new cane poles. heavy enough to tie on. Oh dear, Spring fever, forcing me to slow down between work and gardening, as now is when my favorite shows are on. LOL PLUS, I get the bean patch and the potatoe patch now, since Joe isn't using it this year.
pic is from April 2012 BIG difference this year. Last year this date, I had everything outside, with the blooming roses, iris, dames rocket,columbine, honeysuckles , bignonia, it was crazy.
Deb, Linda Kay is right, let the boys do it with their stronger backs.
I try to find easier ways to do my gardening chores. Sometimes I can and sometimes I can't. As long
as I can keep going and growing, I will.
Still trying to plant more MG's here and my 1st batch needing larger pots.
Lost my entire post. Helena, the pink is lovely but the Blue Silk is awesome. Is that BMN in the
next 2 pics, looking dark and mysterious and beautiful??
The soft blue is so pretty.I love it.
My Danys' # 7 opened its first bloom this am, still in a tiny pot so happy to get a bloom.
the next pic is one I purchased when I finally got to go to my favorite plant nursery yesterday. Had a
great time and was just what I needed. For a while I wasn't worried about anything, just enjoying myself.
Little Cardinal Climber MG, sloterii perhaps.
Heres a small box full I came home with .Most fun I've had in months.
Will send more pics in a few
Jackie, beautiful # 7 from Dany. I love your other plants too, I'm glad to had a good time out. Use to be my favorite thing to do too. Jackie # 3 bloom is a no ID, purple rayed with blizzard. I hope it makes better blooms and # 4 pic is BMN. I love that Blue Silk too.
It has been raining hard here but I still was able to take 2 pictures. Second bloom got damaged but label says Pink Porcelain blzd.
Thank you Jackie. I was messing with my mg's today. I'm going to have quite a few blooming tomorrow. It will be great start to "Mother's Day" even though I don't really feel like celebrating. Some will be new and some I'm sure are repeats but I think of them as seeing old friends.
Jackie, I love your beautiful indica bloom. I need to find mine if I still have it.
I wish I could say I would have a bunch of mg's opening soon but I won't. :-(
We will all enjoy yours with you Helena.
In the 2 or 3 yrs my indica has bloomed, its never set a single seed.
I believe that's what I read on a consistant basis re indica, its refusal to make sds. Mine didn't
even bother to bloom last yr. If I can
get rid of the pests on it, I will try a cutting for you. :-)
Happy Mothers Day Ladies! It's a beautiful day here in MS! I have quite a few mg's today, will try to name a few. Jackie thanks, I'd love for a cutting of your indica. I know mine use to root on runners but when I moved it, it didn't make it. I was disappointed.
The best first.
Dany's # 1 purpurea
Parks Tie Dye
Helena, incredible, lovely blooms this morning. Karen's watercolor is to die for. The split petal purp is a beauty.
Your 3rd pic, first row is the most gorgeous shade of blue.
Your Pink Porcelain is so pretty, it doesn't have to take a back seat to any of the other blooms. :-)
Seeing all these dozens of beautiful blooms, I have questions--Where do all the plants grow? Do they each have their own space, or are they in a common area? It must be a lot of work to keep them all id'd & labeled. I would love to see photos that show whole plants, trellises, etc. I am just beginning, and probably making a lot of mistakes!
beautiful display of blooms from all of you. Happy Mothers Day , hope it was nice for you all. I love the stripe blue also. The large red pink with with white tips sure looks like the one I had either last year or the year before, never found out it's name.
Also love the BMN and all the oxalis, I have an oxalis collection but do not have the yellow..
I will look for one if it is a proven winner, then I need to find one.
Going to be hot this week, maybe some things will decide to wake up outside. tore down all the vines and plants out of charlies room, piked what is to stay down in the basement this summer, everything else is outside now,
Keep those blooms coming, good for the soul.
I can't wait! They were absolutely gorgeous last year. I have seed left but it's mixed as my 4 year old put those and some pink ones I have into the same container and now I don't know which is which so I'll have to gather more seed this year from lastyear's "reseeders".
The pinching sketch got me confused! LOL What I was asking is do you all put the plants in the ground, in pots (what size is best) -are the different varteites planted together? I only have a few trellised, and I have over a dozen varieties started. I think someone posted that they will bloom in very small containers. I really need advice! Thanks
I have mine in pots, and I have read several post that says if you want to keep them named to plant each seed in a pot, write on the pot what it is, so you can keep track of it! If you don't care to keep track of them, throw a bunch of seeds in the ground, and enjoy their beauty on a trellis or something!
Thanks Helena. Your blooms are gorgeous this morning. I love the no Sora in lilac even tho it shows up lt blue.
Maybe crossed with George Strait, or even Tai Aki,
both were close by. Karens Saz Blizzard is too beautiful, reminding me of Blue Tie Dye
I like Gray Shadow too.Your next bloom looks like a Blue Silk.
That last bloom is beautiful Helena.
Cant get my pics to upload today, so tired of the fight with this software.
me too, all of them have me drooling with jealousy.
hope you both are safe from these storms, Jackie and Helena, Wichita got lots of damage, we faired pretty good here in Derby. Moved my seedlings out before the rain, so they should take off real soon.
Looking forward to your pics Tony. I love the bloom I'm getting so far from your sds. I have 2 or 3 more of your vines up
not blooming yet.
Zapped my above posts since I completely mis-understood Helenas reference to her blooms. :-)
Y'all, I am SO envious of all those photos- I may never get that far- I am struggling with germination, and I had 12 seedlings in cups on my deck last night- a hard wind came up, and they are so sad today- it was a cold wind and I think they got hurt. I had about 10 varieties of seeds that one of you was so kind to send me, and 4 of them never did germinate- are they that difficult to grow?