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well, i have been pulling pods, sorry to say so many filled with a little maggot type worm, inside the seeds eating them. I aqm so upset. *sigh*
love the choclate, Helena, and the blue with darker streaks is awsome, Jackie.
This is a Test. I am having trouble with IE uploading photos on to this page//this is from August..
Been up all night getting seeds sorted, and the basement areas halfway cleaned up.. getting ready to bring in the most tender tropicals.
have no clue what this is, but if it is on the arch like it looks like it is, it will have nice fat seedpods with a worm inside..as did this one on the north gate, but this one is ok.,.. is this a milky way or a shiva? I managed to salvage one pod from this #4, and one seed pod from both the gloriosa and the white i carnea
okay well goodnight all, time for me to try to sleep. Joe retires in three more days. *sigh*
Sorry you;re having such a problem with the worms Debra. Seems like the 1st yr I joined in
05, some members were having the same type worms destroying their sd pods.
Your blooms are beautiful, the 1st one looks like the same bloom i got from your sds.
# 4 could be a light PPV. Your white carnea is beautiful.
Deb, Plum Purple Velvet aka PPV.
Both of these are noted in my files as being out of PPV sds.
the bloom on the right was from my original blooms from Helena's sds in 09
the bloom on the left from 2012 might have come from no Mai pollen since mine
are all open pollinated
Deb I love this unknown from your sds, all in all, a lovely mg.
No Sora cross in the g house
Dany's unknown with changed colors overnight
Look at these mg's, last 2 pics, I had to pot them up using the cheaper potting mix when my usual source didn't
get in my Fertilome mix. None of them grew, most of them croaked. I have 6 or 7 that look like this. I may have to switch to Pro Mix if it
continues to be a problem to get my Fertilome in.
I love your PPV, it is the star of the yard, or it was.. it blended well with the moonvine alba. Well, Joe is up still he is calling in, it is supposed to be his big reitement party but he doesn't want one, so now he will have two days of work left Friday being his last. I will continue t work until thye tell me I can't, I think they would love a younger woman in my position.
these are from 2011, 2012 and I have one frm 2013m but have too look for it.
he stayed home, cooked dinner, made some jello, watched the cooking channel, went out and bought some white wine for a recipe he wants to try, and I am hoping when he goes to work tommorrow or friday, they will surprise him LOL
Meanwhile, my carrion flower has two huge buds, ( I havn't looked at it for a couple weeks)
counted 30 plants in the ground I have to get liners for and dig up and repot, and just now he asked me to save the huge coleus tubs I have .. *sigh* He said he will bring in anything I want, and I guess he wants things to be saved too.
not too many i nils blooming , the moonvines, orange noah, purps are all still going crazy, silly big tower of lobata is just now budding, so is the tub of confederate rose I have had for the past year and a half, still amazed at the goji berry in bloom, it is about three months late. Found one seed pod on mny pandy, and then prompty dropped it into who knows where as I was holding it and pulling off dead leaves, go figger. got the other special pods bagged up in net bags, tho. found the name for one of the tropical mgs species is orchea sp. ethiopia, the other a woodrose.
I found two chines bean vines blooming and budded wow they are really late..
*sigh* caladiums are just now winding down, guess it got a little chilly the other night.
did I show u this one? or any of these? If i did I am sorry to repeat, looking to see if any of them came from you or from Emma on ebay..
Debra, Only problem is I didn't participate in the seed swap. I could still have some of those
sds though as you and I sometimes/usually trade later on.
Also something else I'm getting more sure of every day is one of my unknowns that looks
something like Xiongs could be the Shishi botan with that pretty, unusual color bloom. I
do remember now sticking a seed down in one of my tubs.,
I had all purpureas open today.
How nice to have a Carnival of Venice.
well guess what.. I found another pandy actually 2 of them, in a bonsai pot I had stuck them into and left them under the bushes all summer.. go figger..Should I plant them in ground or keep them in all winter or what?
All beautiful blooms everyone!! I am enjoying the show.
Watered my mg's with fertilizer and am placing them outside again. I received a tropical plant order yesterday. Mostly hummingbird plants, I am disappointed that what is supposed to be indigo blue porterweed has lilac flowers. I had called them to make sure it was the true blue color and they told me that it was. Why do they do that? It's about the 3rd time with different mail orders that they say they have tblue and send lilac color. Frustrating.
merremia dissecta and turbina corymbosa are the two species on the arch, for anyone I have sent seeds to so far this year.
Love the PB I think I had some bloom from you, Jackie.. I sure love them. BSOI is always striking .
Thanks Ronnie and Debra.
Pres Bush does make some lovely blooms. The solid is pretty but I sure do miss
that beautiful patterned bloom it made for me a few yrs ago. I should have hand pollinated
those blooms to keep it going.
Oh..love ALL the blue ones... But they are all great.. Here the color pallet changes day to day.. Lots like the blue picot had stopped.. I hadn't been around much this summer to feed.. But returning to feeding has lots going on late.
Last year I got as many of the ruffled gray seeds I could..marking the blooms...with everything growing together it's hard to save seeds.. I didn't get a chance to plant them this spring... And I must have done a good job gathering them all... As not a single volunteer from them made it through to this year
I agree, real beautys there Jackie and Gordon. I am just naming my seed mixes for trade patio mix by areas.. garden mix etc etc, with all the seeds I pluck that aren't ate up. Today is Joes birthday, he grilled lamb chops and veal, and i did the rest, then he brought in the tropicals for me in tween football commercials. Beautiful day for sure.
Happy birthday to your Joe Debra.
Glad Joe helped and you got your tropicals all safely back inside for the winter.
Going to have a cool down here
too in the next week
Gorgeous blooms you're still enjoying there.
Please save me a few sds if you gather any for the beautiful hige # 2 in the 1st set of pics.
That gorgeous Carnival of Venice, your # 5 pic in the 2nd set.
Loe your purps in the 3rd set of pics and the beautifl Datura dis-color, your 5th pic in the last set
If all of these are in a mix. that would be ok too.
You know I only had 1 hige this summer and it only bloomed a few times, very disappointing.
no problem, those are easy to find and tag, Jackie. Still have a few plants outside, but they are hardier than the first batch. you know it is colder when the caladiums drop down. The sharp pod morning glory is all blooming in with the orange noah, pretty.
Tropicals in already...Wow...I figure I have another month to go...but it might just be more denial...thanks for getting me to believe it has to happen again..yes the red and white hinge is a wonderful flower...my favorite ..
Just a new arrangement today...and love my tuberosa...there should be more of them but maybe they are just buried ..this one keeps blooming for weeks now..
Everything is buried here.. My poor brug.. Supporting all these climbers and still flowering
Thanks Debra. Wonderful blooms you've got going.
Wish I knew the name of this pink I first thought was setosa. Might be one of Debra's.
Ronnies Split Petal not
Pretty Mandevilla too bad we can't see its flushed with lite pink
wow beautiful colors today. love the purps and that Mandevila, also what a cute lil peachy face that one has. I am jealouls, my spider lillies still have not bloomed. U know fall is here when the purpls are still open in the evenng from the morning earlier. Kniolas black is loverly, I think that is among my favorite of the purps, hard to pick a favorite. I have been calling all the whites with a lil touch of color shiva, but I am sure a few of them are milky way, I found the pack. *sigh* I am terrible at naming things.. in 2011 almost everything was set up and looking good in the basement, right now, I am only a third ready down there.. sheese!
Thanks Debra and Helena.
Debra, is your first bloom a Thunbergia? Very pretty.
I love the rest of your blooms too.
DH is slow getting my g house ready for this winter so I;m behind too and feeling the pressure. I
bribed my g son to help me carry some of my plants to the g house that are waterlogged.
More rain on the way. I want to get most of them back in before this coming weekend.
Thanks, I do have small plant of that same color if either of you want it. It starts easily from cuttings.
Joe and Charlie and I are slowly getting the managable plants in, but there are some really big things out. I can't wait to see him bring in the bananas again, and poor Charlie has to bring in the monsters out back. The lobatas are just now starting to bloom and out of all the seeds I planted I only have one small bloom on the purple chinese bean. I keep sweeping and mopping down there and then another layer is there before I know it.
I am happy to see beautiful blooms from you, Jackie. Joe would like the last one,. I love the first one. stayed home today, my hip hurts. fell asleep in my recliner, so that means I won't be tired again. Oh well. Chinese bean hiyacynth, is what I mean, sorry. I have in white too.. now I need a red, and then maybe some healthy plants like 2011 ( first pic)
gorgeous eye candy today. Thank you..
I have never heard of Crotolaria, now I must see about it.
I have a hard time getting tru colors with my camera alot. I love the blooms you are showing, all of them.
Joe and Charlie moved 90 percent of the outside tropicals inside today and Joanna arranged things for me, since I am down. It was nice to just hold the doors open and point to where I wanted things, and then change my mind ten times LOL
I love your pretty blooms too Jackie. Crotalaria is an annual, improves nitrogen
(sp) in soil. This is one year that none of the seeds game up from previous from the year before. I gave seeds to a friend in Tennessee that has been growing them. I hope I can get a few seeds from the plants at the library. It can grow bushy to 5 ft or more or if comes up late can be as small as 12 inches or more and still flower.
I was happy with my blooms yesterday and today had a nice bloom from DFNM.
Hope you are feeling better Debra.
DGS and I have been scurrying around trying to get everything back in the g house.
Helena, Glad to see your pretty DFNM still blooming. Pretty sure mine has quit. It was not a
healthy looking vine for me this yr,
Still have maybe 50 or more to find a place for in the ghouse.
Nice size and shape to my Carrion flower this am
One more bloom on my BMN, hope I can gather just a few sds soon. This was not the
prolific bloomer I had last yr.
Debras beautiful Patio Mix bloom
Just what I was hoping for, a speckled blue LYK the color break is a surprise. I pollinated the bloom with BMN pollen
and Debs lovely Patio bloom pollen. Hopefully one of them takes. This one does not like to make sds.
Helena. my g house is 12 x 24 feet long. I will need every inch of it to store all my plants this
yr. My Plumerias have grown and everything else so short on space. I hate to cut the large
ones back to make room but might have to.
I loved the colors on my blooms today. I hope I get a few more so I can pollinate by hand.
Not many bees out, in fact, hardly any at all this summer. I did a lot of pollinating myself..
lovely DFMN, Helena. I love your greenhouse, Jackie, lots of room there..
Joe would have a cow if I cut the plumeria down, this is the first year we have seen blooms, and it is still blooming with more buds to come, but now it is downstairs. My carrion is still not open, gee sure takes it time. We have had some bees, and they are still about..
Sure love the purps, always a trooper about staying open when it is colder..
I have blooms on a plant I have had for three years with no blooms, I think it is some kind of wild MG the blooms are much larger than the messina creeper, with a tri lobed leaf..
Joe dug up the north west flower bed against the house across from the tomatoe patch and moved some Huge four o clock tubers out and some old rose bushes moved from shady locations to that fulll sun end. Hope they are happier now..
Oh no Debra. I wouldn;t cut my Plumerias down either. I've been feeding them all summer but blooms on just one of them. I repotted and fed them but I didn't get it right since
only 1 bloomed. But I could cut back a few other things like my Rangoon Creeper and a
few ot my angel wing Begonias,
Your Carrion flower will be open any day now. It takes only a few days to start showing color after it gets a little bit larger and it will bloom soon after. Your plant itself looks great too.
Pretty mg blooms and nice to see a Mina Lobata. I hope to start a few of those this coming summer.
We've been having days in the 80s with warmer nights, and the late-planted MGs have finally gone berserk on the arbors. Rust hasn't been very evident here, and I seem to recall from by-gone years that, in our garden, it would wait to appear after the flowering hit its prime. It would come back, but not until the next flush of new vines from the old leaf axils hit another flush of blooms. Beautiful show, but not seeing much in way of pods. Good thing I only started 1 seed of the scarce ones.
Am looking forward to Debra's Carrion flower blooming - don't they have a remarkable scent? Eau de limburger cheese with a note of dirty socks? lol
Morning everyone! Wow, such beauties this morning!
It is pretty cool here for us, it was 45 when we got up. We had a north wind cold front come in yesterday, and in about 15 minutes our temps dropped from 85 to 55! I had to go put on some sweat pants and longer shirt.