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Wow, I love that Beautiful Fuji Musume, also, Karen.
Ronnie your blooms from Dany's mix are superb. I love them all. It was so cold I had to wear two sweaters and a thermal this am, as I directed Joe what to bring in next.
I am glad to see the lobata blooming, I will bring in the huge pot of them before frost so I can harvest seeds, I am such a saver of seeds. Lots of flowers still blooming here..
A potted purp growing thru the lattice on the carport. Look at the small writing spider
to the right.
Sweet baby kitty, someone threw away a perfectly good kitty, now he;s ours.:-)
One of Debras, I love it.
Another one of Debras, still in tiny pot. The wind kicked up about the time I snapped
my pic. Beautiful color on this one..
Quote: Remembering my Aogakiyama from Aug. Now one of my favorites.
Comment: I can see why you love it so.
My favorite writing spider has spun a huge tear drop cocoon and I am sure it is filled with eggs, out on the woodfence. I sure did enjoy all the different spidersthat hung off the vines with huge webs from here to there, caught by the over wire and the reaching fingers of the twined hands of orange noah,merremia, setosa and carica, peeks of ornate varigated i nil leaves breaking the darker greens, blowing in the gentle night breeze.. and full of skeets and moths and things.. loved them more the fuller the nets, erm webbs. My walk outside tonight felt bleak, The blooms that I might have seen were withered and melted and chilled into scrapbook pages. The colors were unreal or brownish, and made me sad.
Told Joe the "Idea" of my wishful thinking for the ugly leaking basement. He started laughing. This is the "wet" end corner..Of course I have moved things around at least twice or so down there..
I hope I saved enough kinds of plants to tide me over the cold times coming upon us.
Dany, I'm so sorry if you weren't expecting that to happen.. that makes my heart sad to see so many dying plants at one time.
I love them all, and that BMN is gorgeous. Lil pumpkin would look good with my orange noah, want to trade?
I LOVE that first purp, not too pink and not too red, it is a perfect looking mauvy purple or lavender or well it is just so pretty. I had the palest pink purp almost creamy today, but it was way too high in the trumpet vine and into the redbud. Lots of shivas and milky way, shibouri and carnival, and still the little sharp pod with the orange noahs. The lobatas are going crazy. The pandy vine is staying where it is at, at the base of the arch off the patio. The other tub of pandy and a differnt wild mg is still growing, I cleaned off and brought it in already. It sat on top of rain barrel for a week. Next year I am covering those rain barrels in morning glorys.
Debra, I marked at least 1 sd pod for the lite pink purpurea. I'll save you some sds if I can.
Going to try and mark another 1 or 2 pods of it if I can follow the meandering vine.
I'll have lots of Lil Pumpkin so I'll save you some seeds. :-) I love your Orange Noah.
Gorgeous blooms Helena. My Blushing Bride blooms had no color to them, yours is
striking as is your cross PP x Choc Blizzard. I like your lite colored PP x CB too.
Mauve Star and the unk purple are both pretty.
Beautiful blooms Helena. Glad you have these new blooming mg's to share with us.
My blooms are getting scarce now from my old vines.
This one is in a pot that held Dany's # 8, definitely not # 8, a dropped sd for sure
I thought this one was Jamie lynn but not quite the same as Jamie. JL doesn't have the
star pattern in the center, at least I don't think so.
Thanks Linda and Jackie. I'm glad too I have these vines blooming but I don't think they are going to last long.
I like your pretty light bloom Jackie. Your Jamie Lynn could be a cross? That sure is a nice plus!
I'm pretty sure My Mauve Splash changed it's colors to pink blizzard or I sure mixed up the seeds, that will be the first bloom I'm posting. Could be pink Porcelain blzd too. I'm going to have to sow a few more seeds from that batch if I find them again and a few others.
Second bloom is from Blushing Bride, this one looks more like it except for a bit of dirt that fell on it.
From 2 different vines I got similar purple star blzd.
Absolutely beautiful blooms Helena. Love all of em. My BB was never as dark as your
pretty bloom, I wish. Gorgeous Purple blizzard bloom, esp the 1st one
Nice blooms Linda
Loved my purps this morning. I'm marking the lite pink one for you
Debra. Its a Lite Pink Rambler
Found this Xiongs in one of the lg tubs out back. The 1st bloom, where's it been all summer?
A beautiful Jamie Lynn on the carport
oh you guys are killing me.. I love them. I went to eskridge , kansas over the weeked and visited with AuntB ( Bonnie) and helped her sorta get some room for her tropicals. we didn't do much we are both sufferring from arthur and bum backs. hip is still sore so didn't over do it. I love your crosses, Helena and the Stars and blizzards are awsome. Jackie, I love the purps, and noticed some of them do cross with each other, seems like some of them have JL in them and some of the others seem to be morphing into each other. weird. I hope I get a xiongs to grow next year I love that one. The lobata is crazy in bloom, but it might not have seeds unless I bring the whole tub in, I will run that over with my son.. he is the heavy pot mover.
LK, your blooms are gorgeous, and I am glad they have rain drops on them.
love that DFNM. those blooms are always so unusual aren't they?
LK, Bonnie is doig ok, she works all day now and comes home to tired to garden, tho.
glad u got some rain, LK, we only got about a qtr of an inch.
3 they said tonight, we will see who pouts in the am..
Dany - how horrible to wake up to those frosted morning glories ): Patootie is right - there might be a few viable seeds in there. One of my nils self-sowed over our winter for a while, too, so it might be worth while to experiment with your toasted vines.
Debra - sounds like your Aunt Bonnie is still gardening anyway with a few pots of tropicals - no thanks to Arthur and Bumback who have also moved in here. A large pot on our porch was a lot of fun for us this summer, so maybe there's an idea here to help. (Although I would love to hear about A. Bonnie's successes on a smaller scale too.)
Hummers were always visiting. The first to bloom was Kanoko, then Cameo Elegance, and I am hoping the bees and/or hummers might have crossed those two. Next to bloom was Salvia splendens 'Van Houttei' "Burgundy", with coleus 'Inky Fingers' filling out its airiness at the base. Last to bloom was I. sloteri. I am hoping to ripen cut stems with green pods in water indoors after frost - everything was started late in June.
To everyone, thank you for sharing your stories and flowers - love them very much.
Karen, AuntB used to be a very chatty, friendly DG'r who lost her membership when she was laidoff her job of 16 years, and fell away from Daves . I continued to be friends with her after meeting her in person. She is 55, small stature and very into plants of all kinds, but has some problems with her plant addiciton and getting them in before the first frost now that she is back to work at the senior center in her small town. A lovely lady, I will be close to her always. She grew out many seeds I gave her, and I grew out many cuttings she gave me. We are both gardening addicts, we admit.
I love that Kanoko, and cameo elegance is very petite. That burgandy salvia is awsome.
Helena your mauve splashes are gorgeous, I remember growing those out, and was in love with them. Your blue one looks like it is sparkling.
You have to remember when I first came here I had only grown a few pink and blue purps, scarlet ohara and heavenly blue. Now look at me LOL.I still have a hard time with exact names, but I have been so grateful to be particpant n this forum.
So, your blooms and Jackies blooms are so inspiring, lovely and special.
I am sad to see the vines turning yellow and the blooms less and less. I cut down the front group that had the spotted, the picotee and the JL and Carnivals this am before I went to work, they are all tagged as such and wound up in a wreath downstairs on the drying pad.
Joe will dig up the huge lavender i carnea mg, it is now very tall and has three branches. The white one is downstairs budding up again since we brought it in. The lobatas are still full of flags, no seeds yet. *sigh*
Jackie, I love your pretty purps and the one in the middle. I have the label as Mauve Splash on that bloom that has a dark purple color. Maybe it's the cool weather at night that makes it have a dark color, but I'm just guessing.
Debra, it's really great to have someone close by to share the plant addiction. It makes it even more special to grow each others plants.
Helena, you're right. Seems like I remember my Mauve Splash being a different color
the 2nd day. Plus the cooler nights did affect the bloom color.
Several different looks Debs unknown has thrown. :-)
JL or JL cross
Dany's # 2
Blushing Bride showing more color
Love all the blooms guys! We were away for a while for our anniversary. Been married 35 years and haven't had a real vacation in about 10 years. It was nice to get away but always nice to come home. It's still pretty nice hear and have been lucky to get some seeds. Hoping for a few more weeks before frost.
Found this beautiful I. coccinea growing on a fence in Williamsburg VA. and was lucky to snag some seeds!
Gorgeous blooms Helena. :Love the PP x Choc Blizzard.
Hope you had a good time Ronnie.,
Pretty, healthy coccinea you captured.
A tiny mg, not sure which one it is.
Pres Bush blooming every day in the g house
Purps got off to a late start, some of them anyway. so every day I have over 30 blooms in 2 diff tubs and on the fence.\
Debra, your plants look amazing in your basement. Even though you've brought them in, they don't see to mind at all, looking very healthy. Maybe that good lighting you've got in the
You have the red, I have orange noah and the yellow, I need the red , Ronnie.. LOL
Helena, I LOVE that first one. I hope to see some Dany blooms this winter. Yours are gorgeous.
Jackie, I love those purps, and the wild mg and the pb. It was weird to see my purps outside blooming, along with the lobata, in the snow today. It snow snowed for about an hour and so cold! I hope everything still left outside will be ok.
Helena and Debra, I love it that the purps just do their own thing with no help from me.
Love your 2nd day Watercolor Helena and the blue, # 2 is a beauty. I love your pinks too, seems like we didn;t get to see many pinks this summer. My favorite pink was the unknown from Deb in my lg tub.
Debra,I can't even stand to think about snow. If you can't bring in the rest of your mg vines, see if you can just cut the stems with sd pods and take them in. I cut unripe sd pods and took them in'one yr, they sprouted just fine. I'm saying I didn;t even put them in water, just stuck em in a plastic bag, lol
Linda, I wasn't cutting them to root them. Just usually when you want to finish maturing sds, you place the cut stems in cups or glasses of water. Keeps the vines fresher while they finish ripening the sds. I didn't even bother to do that, but my sds matured in a plastic bag
anyway which I thought was funny, Its not necessary to root the vines in order to finish
ripening the pods.:-)
despite the snow, we had 69 here today, afew burned leaves, melted blooms, but fresh new moon flowers, lobata and, I bet the purps open tommorrow as well . Joe dug up the big i carnea out front, I had to cut it back due to the height.. it was taller than the ceiling in here. The top half of both main stems are in the bubbler tub, with ripening pods.Down stairs , The white one is about to bloom again, I have large moonflower buds, and an alata vining, the lil yellow, and a lite blue purp.We are going to let the arch go another week, most of the inil pods are eaten up anyway, the sharp pod mg and the orange noah and white moonvine taken over ..
Sure love your blooms Helena, especially that 2nd shot. Jackie that is a gorgeous pink and white.
Ronnie, I have the yellow and orange, u can have a lot of them.
that BB is beautiful, my purps are done, sad to say, I am glad I get to see all the loverly blooms here tonight. Helena, I love the pink is it a no mai? Here is the only ipomoea blooming atm, besides the moon flower..
Thanks for the invitation to visit here, Deb! All blooms are beautiful - just wish I could grow from seeds, but alas - that talent eludes me. Again, thanks Debra, for sending me a few mg vines this year.
that first bloom is electric, Helena.. I love it. Jackie, I love the lobata too, I will always try to grow it just cuz it looks so cool, but I think I will start them earlier, we supposed to get frost later this week.
My patio mix will have these in it..
Ronnie, I hope the Lite blue TD comes true. I have plenty of sds for sharing and you are on
the list. :-) All my regular traders are going to get a few sds of this one
Linda, that's a Hibiscus= Hibiscus mutabilis Confederate Rose. A beauty isn't it??
Thanks Helena. Pleaze, pleaze save me some sds for Confederate Rose if yours makes sds.
my con fed is about to downstairs, pretty excited, wish It was cold hardy, yours is gorgeous.Mine went from small to big in a tuboutside fast Ronnie, I couldn't beat to not see it bloom, so It is inside. Never seen a bloom in person, so a treat for me.Silly wisteria budded out,, boy is it ever screwed up..
One lil purp blooming out back and the orange noahs are still going..
my new buddy out back
plumerria last nite downstairs
GM all, his name is Oreo, he let me see his name tag when we first met. All my dogs are in the surrounding yards here, I give them all treats when I go out to feed the birds.
had to cut the bloom tops foo this brug to bring it in, it is about too bloom.. poor thing..
this one is callled little angel. a small shrubby white.
these came in last night..my sisters plant i gave her and then brought back home..Gee I sure miss her..
Thank you Helena. Really looking forward to starting this one. I have germinated the Conf Rose sds before but having trouble getting A's large hibiscus sds to sprout. I need to soak her seeds.
Beautiful purple blue blooms you've got this am.
Well, such beauty here/ Love the big bold colors and the watercolor looks of your blooms, Jackie and Helena. I agree , A your little pumpkins are cute cute cute..Did you see that grass you sent A, We really love it, he is moving it to the back of the bed at the fence, in tween the crape mrytle and the Rose of Sharon we moved already.
Slowly, my privacy /shade living fence line plants will be back, with more color than before.
Linda, that i purpurea is a keeper. I love its splits.
KayJones, I know you miss her like crazy, you and she had a good time , tho, on that Duck Boat ride you took us on. Slowly, my privacy /shade living fence line plants will be back, with more color than before.
Confederate rose bloomed its first blom today, Joe said he swore it was white this am, now it is tinged with pink. [posted a pic on another forum in general discussion}
here is my two morning glory blooms inside for the day..and then the con rose different shot, and the canna, and the thumbergia. The peppers are all blooming, three tomatoe plants are blooming and setting fruit, so happy bout that.
here is the white carnea, it has another seed pod and some new bloom buds trying to form..Two large plants from dear DG friends..
swan plant milkweed seed pod,Joes favorite of them all, this Agave from Padre Islands. It was just a pup when it came to me.We are looking for a nice ceramic or clay pot to sink it into for the winter.. Morning glory setosa and orange noah to the right of it and an empy hanging self water planter ready to stick some seeds in..