Beautiful colors on your blooms Debra. Mouthwatering pinks.!!!
Your epis are old enough to be blooming.. The large one I used to grow had to have
nite temps between 30 and 40 in winter to initiate buds. The ones I'm growing now don't need
the chilling. :-)
Nice blooms! I put my epies out for the summer, bring them indoors in the fall, and get lots of blooms.
Debra, I've never herd of lavender moon flowers, Sounds so nice. Do you have any pics? Tell me more about them :-)
Debra, wouldn't hurt to try that since you're not getting blooms after 3 yrs. They prefer cool
night temps per Logees. Just don't
put them out when the temps will go below 45 or so. 45 should be cool enough to set buds.
You could try a little food but I never feed mine and I still get blooms.
Well Bat you would not have gotten blooms on the ones I grew in the 90's. Big flowers the size of a football but not until I chilled them per Logees instructions in their catalog.!!! I get tons of blooms on the epis I grow now. They stay in the g house all winter and brought out under the shade
trees in May. This is a much smaller bloom than on the huge night blooming Cereus.
Those are really special blooms. I am trying to be patient, but I think I am about to get rid of all these epis, as If they don't bloom for me, then they are just taking up space right now.
I need all the room I can get for my glorys. Anyway, Bat, yes there is a light fragrance, but not until night and not as heavy as the white moon flower.
i lindeheimer, wish ZI had more seeds of that one ( 1st pic) , Jaimie Lynn, Shibouri, and alba carnea
Deb, I hope you keep one or two of your epi's to experiment with in a few weeks,
Set them out a little early and see if they don't set buds. I try to withhold water from mine too during
Dec, Jan and part of Feb.
Gorgeous Jamie Lynn and Lindeheimer.
Thanks, Jackie. I will keep the oldest two prolly since they came from a dear friend who moved away from here.. but all these newer ones? uhm... going soon!
My CC's are special, keeping them, since those do bloom for me ;)
I would love to find more of the Lindeheimer and I am still waiting for the Obscura to do something .. *sigh* or.. maybe the orachea? I have both so it is confusing as heck. I get so attached to the species glorys, always looking for one I don't have from somewhere in the world I have never been to or never will get to..you know?
The very reason I started growing from sd in the 1st place yrs ago. I could never go to those
places so next best thing was to grow the plants.
I love the species too Debra. I killed my ochracea so hope you do well with yours. That
sub standard potting mix I potted it up in last fall was deadly. Killed a bunch of my
nils too. :-( I
I feel the same way, love the species best, and always looking for a new one. MGs are a new obsession for me, but its that way with all the plants I collect. I just got ochracea, they sprouted a few days ago. The leaves are such a neat color, almost blue. (it is just the first leaves, but I've never seen any that color before) Also my first yellow MG. Can't wait until it gets big
Jackie, tha HIge is awsomeness. I tested the peppermint hige and it sprouted. Did I send you some of those? I can't remember much of last year for some reason. Helena, we are ready for you to lead us off here with beautiful blooms.
No morning glories here yet, but my first blooms this year are petunias, I planted last year. I was not for sure they would make it through the winter, but they did. I need to go and trim off what did die.
They do smell good. yeah this was my first attempt to grow petunias, and When I went outside yesterday morning I saw pink and purple! I did not know they would survive our winters.
Now as soon as I get over this darn bronchitis crap, I need to go prune things.
well, take your time healing, that stuff sticks around even when you thnk u are well. I have been a good gal and went the whole winter without getting sick. With no insurance, it is like my body said " STRAIGHTEN UP!"
off to brave the sleet and cold to sign the taxes. ugh. I knew we were going to have to pay this year, with Joe's big separation check, totally thru us into a higher income bracket, even tho he hasn't spent a dime of it. SHEESE!
my saved dahlias ... gotta find those dark leafed ones..
Joe and I went to a place called Big Lots? anyways they have nice rose bushes for 3.75. I did not buy any. I did pick up a few packs of mgs at the Hillside feed n seed while getting my bird feed, and I got the flying saucers. I havn't grown them for awhile so hope they come true.
Beautiful pin wheel petunias Linda K. Hope you get to feeling better.
Debra, gorgeous Dahlia's, wish I was good with those. Would love to have those beautiful
blooms, very showy.
Yes thank you, you did send me some of your Hige sds. I will be starting a few of those in the next few weeks. Your peppermint one was a beauty, same or similar to mine??
Edited to say beautiful hige Debra. Is that your peppermint??
Linda I am so envious of your zone! Love petunias!
Debra the dahlias are so pretty, I really like the dark leaved ones. I had to stop digging mine up in the fall with my back. It was either the dahlias or cannas and I like the cannas a bit better. Will buy a few new ones this year.
Jackie the first mg is really special, love that water color look!
Nice out today, sun is out and the snow is melting! Going up to 60 on Tuesday! Maybe spring really is getting closer!
Thanks Ronnie. Our snow and ice has melted too and in the 60's here.
Feels great, should be in the 70's Mon and Tues.
So much water in the ground here I have to put on boots every time I go out
I'm going to buy bags of gravel to line my pathways with, at least out to
the horse pasture and dog yards and green house. Just hoping it will help..
Your hige is so pretty Jackie and other gorgeous blooms.
Love the dahlias Debra cause my mom grew beautiful ones. So every year I keep trying to grow them too. I like that peppermint hige too. I buy those cheap roses too, just too tempting for me. I'm trying to grow a little of the purpureas, higes and nils this year too.
I just went and got a new pair of mud boots...what a mess :(
I was going to get some bales of straw just to throw around until it dries up...talking snow and cold again by the end of the week. Mother nature better make up her mind!!
Some purps from last year, always a place for them in my yard, even if they get out of hand!
I will Jackie. I can't believe it but the bud on my mg is turning yellow showing sign that it might not mature and fall off. I think I'm going to take the vines to my gh and start them getting use to real sun. Not today it's gray and gloomy, rain on the way I think.
Helena, Sometimes my buds will do the same thing, at least this early in the yr. When the heat of summer gets here they don't tend to do it.
This will be our 2nd 70 degree day, how nice it is b4 going back into the 50's tomorrow.
Jackie, I'm sure the vines will recover now that I place them in the gh. On warm days I will start placing them outside shaded area till they get use to sun. We had a bit of frost this morning but the sun is out and hopefully it'll warm up.
I took pictures of my hummer yesterday but when I tried to post here on the forum it ends up sideways so I didn't post. This morning took 2 pics with camera horizontally so the picture posts right. The hummer doesn't stay long enough on the feeder for me to get a better pic from inside the house.
oh dear, Jackie.. i know that feeling.. we went thru 4 roofs so far, not metal, but shingles.. we spent about 1k on my great aunt effies roof a combo of metal and some kind of rubber sealant stuff that was a longgg time ago , tho.
went downstairs this am to see another couple of stictocardia blooms open. Gee, if only they would do that outside, they might get pollinated.
Helena, the seeds I planted from you are poped up fast and getting leaves and vining, so kacited.
Still from 2009 my first year on this thread..
Debra, I always hold back some of my sds so I can grow it again another day. Now I have 2 different patterns going on from out of Becky's original sds.
I need to grow one or two of each this summer to see what I get.
oh nice blooms, Jackie. love the blue spokes and the third one looks like it is made from chiffon. is that a choc silk in last pic?
Happy SPRING, Joe got his potatoes planted, and it is going to be 70 or so today and I have to work. Whaaaaa" ;(
Thanks Debra, Linda and Helena.
Deb, I think the last one is my mg that opens gray, coming up in the floor of the green house.
Pretty sure it turns pink the 2nd day. I can't remember the name right now.
Kind of cool here but Spring is on the way. I love when my roses start blooming and I was tempted with tropical plants. But first my mg vines are giving me a work out, in and out of gh each day after the sun warms up (about mid morning)! Had to delete other pictures, ridiculous that they come out upside down on this site, I had them right on my files.
I second that.. I am tired of covering up the giant oleanader with an ugly old brown sheet just cuz it is in the 20's. I think it will be a long rest of the month at this point.. Maybe, if we are all lucky, this March will go out like a lamb.
It is in a huge tub, Jackie, and we are headed for the 70's by this weekend, so I am sure it will be okay, I just keep in on the front porch in a sheltered corner for now, but cover it up so it doesn't get frost bit.. havn't seen any frost yet, and I have bulbs about to bloom, so we will see. Mean while, down in the basement, I keep missing shots of the crazy stictocardia blooming, and had a keiru blooming, and the PPV, and a jaimie lynn, and some of Ronnies Purps.. so grateful to see the spent blooms, and the seed pods forming. How does that happen? Do you think the gnats pollinate them? Last saturday I had to completely move all the plants in that room ( charlies room) and my son moved everything from that room to the other end, and all the storage in his old rom now. makes sense, it was pretty cold in there, but I had to undo the clematis, the moonflowers, and the climbing clerodendrums in order to make that happen. hoping they all get going now, there is natural light in that south end, and so we will see.
Deb, I think any insect could be the pollinator so likely was the gnats.
Your plants will love the natural light on the South end.
Wonder what this little orange blooming succulent is, anyone recognize it?
My pink blooming Oxalis.
1 more of the succulent showing more of the stems