Worked on repotting my mg seedlings yesterday until it just got too hot & humid. I do have a few nice mgs this morning.
First pictures is one of Dany's mix.
I'm sure that 2nd bloom is supposed to be blue instead of fuchsia in between the spokes.
Third bloom is watercolor, this vine is not a seed maker.
Forth vines color was probably supposed to be dark purple.
Fith picture is Karens chocolate blzd which seems to be more pinkthan chocolate.
Thanks Linda, Helena and Karen.
Absolutely beautiful blooms Helena. Love the Watercolor and Karens Chocolate not.
The 4th bloom is nice too.
Linda, I think Sherry's daughter is coming to drive her back home. :-)
gorgeous display of colors, Jakcie and Helena. Yes, ALEX IS here... drama right off the bat, now they are in a motel room, I just got sister settled in. My daughters and son all have been here constantly attending to her while I am at work., mnow we just need to show Alex what she is needing to do for her mother.
I have a lot of non mg blooms.. all my caladiums are blooming, my lantanas. the oleander is all bloomed out it is carmine red, day lillys galore,daiseys, flebanes, babys breath, roses, verbena, primrose.. lots of daturas blooming, so pretty! .. Oh well you know, I have a lot of stuff and there is a lot of color outside right now. Maybe I can sneak out in the am and get some shots.
Deb, forgot to say I loved your Honeysuckle blooms too. I just have the common one but oh what a fragrance..
Perfumes my whole property and my neighbors yard too. I have tons of it so I cut it and feed it to the goats next door.
They love it blooms and all.
Gorgeous blooms Helena. Love all of them. Is that Berlin Blue on the end??
Thanks Jackie and Debra. I don't have a tag for the one you thought might be Berlin Blue Jackie from the other day. But another vine bloomed today that very likely is Berlin Blue, first pic. With the sun shining on it adifferent color of the one above #3 that you liked Jackie.
Third bloom, Bengei hasn't bloomed much.
Forth bloom, happy to be getting pretty blooms from pink specks.
Fith bloom, more pinkish look.
thank you for the cheerful colors. My sister is declining in the hospice center in springdale. I wish she had stayed here. I did get to talk to her one last time and she knows we love her. Keep the blooms coming, the morning glory has a lot of meaning to me. none of my mgs are blooming except an occasional i nil downstairs to cheer me up, and a setosa and the shibouri out back, when I get to see it.
Lots of things blooming here, if only i felt like taking pics, but I don't.. I don't even feel like going utside right now.
I love you all and thank you for supporting me while I feel helpless.
Incredible blooms this morning Helena. That first bloom with the light purple on white is beautiful and so is
the Tie Dye. The Blue Speckles is special too I just love it.
Gorgeous colors on that huge 5th bloom.
Love your blooms on the bottom row too Helena. The blue Hydrangea is my favorite.
Plum Gray Smoke open today, thanks Karen for this beauty.
Mimosa tree loaded with fragrant blooms
Debra, I am so sorry and sending prayers for you and your sister.
Jackie, you're welcome - In 2007, 3 vines of Plum Gray Smoke gave 3 different flowers. The one you're growing was the same as all the vines of Gray Morning Mist. The thing about this particular color/pattern is that it self-sowed over our winter for a few winters - something no other Ipomoea nil has done for me here in zone 7. Wonder if this one could be a youjiro, since there's a bit of the hardier purpurea in there with the more tender nil?
Can't do pictures until 'pooter travels to the shop; hopefully the late-started mgs here will be flowering by September and 'pooter will be cooperating in the photo department. Hypocotyl of Hama no Murasaki is such a rich, black-red - can't wait to see the flower.
Am enjoying everyone's pics of both mgs and other flowers - thank you.
Thanks everyone. Love your Plum Gray Smoke and other blooms Jackie.
Debra, you and your sis are in my thoughts and prayers too.
I had a few nice blooms today. Karens2005 Choco blizzard in a whitish instead of pink. Also the next 2 bloom is a cross of her choco blzd that turned out purple lilac blzd.
Purple & stripes
Beautiful blooms Helena. I'm crazy about that 1st Choco Blizzard but I like the Purple Blizzard form too.
Gorgeous Watercolor and Purple Stripes.
Linda, Yours should be huge there in Del Rio Tx. Mine are growing fast here in zone 7 with temps in the high 80's and 90's. I seldom bother to feed mine.
Helena feeds hers and she gets lots of growth and blooms.
Send us a pic of your glories so we can take a look see.
Thanks Linda and Jackie. I use Miracle brand Bloom Booster to feed my mg's. You can use it every 2 weeks until your mg's take off. I also think mg's like good soil but not too rich, mine did not like my sandy soil. Except for the little red orange one. Also are they getting too much shade or too much sun? I really don't know if over 100 degrees would affect them blooming? Uhmmm...too many questions.
I have them in the front yard, same place I have had them for 3 years now. I use miracle grow garden soil. Fresh this year. They get full sun. I will take pictures in a bit. I started them around Easter, and they are maybe 6 inches tall. I have a few that have grabbed the fence and have grown a foot or so, but most of them are stunted!
Linda, hopefully your vines will recover. I bought miracle grow soil and several other brands but to me they don't look like real soil, more like threaded saw bark with fertilizer. I add real soil with it & a bit of Black Magic I get from Big Lots plus a bit of perlite for good drainage. I also have used the Moisture Control soil that I mix up.
Beautiful blooms today Helena. The Blue Speckled is really pretty.
Linda, pretty blooms. Cant imagine what's caused the stunted glories, although the soil looks strange
to me in those 2 big pots.I don't care for Miracle 'Grow Potting Mix. Its not as good quality as Fertilome
Potting Mix. If you ever see any Fertilome, try a bag of it. You won't go back to MGrow.
Small macrorhiza or however its spelled, a moonvine, needing a bigger pot
A lovely Queen Annes Lace at a local convenience store. Guessing that its a QA Lace.
1st time I've seen one up close
Ronnie, I love the purpureas too, very pretty Dany. I'm trying to find my pkt of Star of Yelta. Haven't grown that one
in yrs, would love to this yr if I find my sds.
Beautiful blooms Linda. I love the pretty soft blue and the bright blue.
These bloomed for me today.
First bloom from Dany's mix, it's not in the ground, I just got the bloom to cover the large cup under it.
Sunsmile, I'm sure is going to turn all blue soon.
Karens2005 Pink x Choco blzd.
Bengei from Azuremore
Last pic is probably a tie dye.
I am so proud, but envious too- this tie dye is blooming 6" off the ground at my neighbors (my seedling that I gave him) and the ones I kept aren't even blooming! The foliage is lush and 6' high- there are buds but no flowers!
About variegated foliage I found that :
It's probably a Chimera !
Chimera is a genetic abnormality that can be confused with other diseases or disorders. Chimera results in leaf variegations - patterns of white to yellow intermixed with green. Because this is a genetic abnormality, all leaves usually have a similar pattern; however, occasionally one or two leaves may be affected.
Propagation by cuttings.
An other Chimera : canna Cleopatra.
... and tobacco variegata ..but for that one you can buy seeds ... So ????
Maybe another way to look at this is to remember that Mutation, like Chimera, is another word for genetic abnormality. I'm wondering if all the colors and patterns of Ipomoea nil & purpurea, beyond the original blue Ipomoea nil & (possibly purpurea), were at one time mutations??? Well, we know that many of these "mutations" for color and pattern have been stabilized over time and that many of them can be inherited by their offspring, if bees etc. are controlled.
I'm sure there is more to this - am very interested to hear other comments.
Helena, I'm sure my pandy has made smaller tubers around the mother tuber. This one is showing variegated leaves
and is coming from a small offset tuber. Least I think it is.
You can see something is eating it. A shame that pandy is so hard to propagate from cuttings. I've tried
with no success. Perhaps something in the soil right at that spot might account for the variegation.
The Blue Tie Dye is beautiful. Love the 2nd bloom from Dany's sds, very pretty. I hope
I get a Blue Tie Dye out of my sds.
Beautiful bloom Helena, love the pretty colors.
Hopefully your new blooms will start to open soon.
A bumble bee got after me this am. I wish now I had not even gone outside cause it ended badly
for my Sony camera. When the bee tried to go up my shirt sleeve, I screamed and dropped my camera and it landed
on the lens . I bought a new Sony but this one may
not be as good. I have 2 weeks to return it though.
I can't believe I dropped it.
Jackie thanks. I hope you didn't get stung either. I'm sorry to hear about your camera. I know how you feel about a favorite camera. I loved my Kodak Easy Share but it walked off with somebody. They don't even make them anymore. I do like my phone camera though.
Spotted a morning glory vine growing across the street from my sons house. The blooms were closing yesterday so I just had to go back today to check them out. So what are they? I thought it was Heavenly blue but not sure today, not even by the leaves. Not sure if it's one vine or several cuz it's all along the fence.
First bloom is on the outside of fence.
Second bloom is facing neighbors property. It has clusters of blooms. Also spotted several seed pods still green on the other side.
I have a few blooming this morning, but they sure do close up fast with this heat. it is already 102 here!
The last one took off really quick, and it is the darkest purple. It almost looks like velvet!
Ronnie, the blooms look like they are too big to be Ip. hederacea. It's possible for it to be a early call mg. Wal-Mart and Lowes do sell seeds of those here too. But the vines leaves look generally like they are all alike.
I tried to look at the plantfiles and seems that there used to be 16 pages, I only found 8, I think.
Ronnie, I'm sure I made a hilarious sight, an old gray haired lady trying to run from a bee. Don't know
why I panicked this time. They have always come close to me without stinging. Think I was still
Helena, is that a small blue bloom? I kinda agree with Ronnie that it might be hederacea. A lovely blue.
I don't think it's Heavenly Blue cause it doesn't have the yellow eye.
Sorry someone took your camera. Can't turn our back for a nano second.
Linda, love your blooms, esp that soft white and pale blue in the 1st pic.
Beautiful pinks in your 3rd pic
I had a carnea open today but didn't open properly, soil was too dry.