Ooh, a nice Roman Candy. First one I've seen in a long time.
Winter MG blooms 2011-2012 #02
went downstairs and the red feather and the purple with white tips and the red with white edges are bloming.. dead camera batteries, tho.
love your full moon the best tonight, Helena. The water color one is my second fav so far. Sure love the way it looks all painted like.
Gorgeous watercolor Helena. The color is remarkable.
Do you see a hint of yellow in Full Moon?
Thanks Debra and Jackie.
I like Full Moon a lot too and it does show a hint of yellow even though it doesn't come out that good on the pictures.
Guess what I missed the first bloom on my Ochracea but there's another bud to open in a day or so. Just hope that it's not a small bloom, hope the yellow is bright too. I started the seed this past spring and had it growing outside all summer. Now it's in the gh.
Helena, thats what happened to me on my ochracea, almost missed it among the foliage.
Ochracea is large compared to the obscura light yellow blooms. I have never been able to germinate
an obscura for some reason. I think I might need to grow it on the fence in summer letting
Mother Nature do all the work for me. :-)
Here's my ochracea bud Jackie. I guess it'll open tomorrow. My first try to germinate ochracea seed years ago failed even after a month I checked and the seed was hard as a rock. It did germinate after I nicked and soacked it overnight on my second try.
I think the blooms on obscura is really light yellow. I also grew it a few years ago.
looks like one I had this summer, only the one I had outside was really dark yellow. I have obscura and ochracea seeds both, so will give them a go again, but am sure my obscura and ochracea vines are still alive, maybe dormant?
Helena, its very pretty regardless of the size.
Debra. If they're outside, I'm sure they're dormant. My ochracea is greenhoused for the winter so it doesn't go
oh no they are inside, dormant.. it is like 17 out.. nothing would survive this cold I think..
the MS and the Blue are both beautiful!
All the prennials are dormant except for the i plantesis which nrmally is, and the stictocardia. The moon vine should bloom again tonight.
Deb, looking forward to any pics you share of stictocardia, platensis and the Moon vine too. :-)
Edited to correct stictocardia spelling
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Deb, I'm looking forward to any pictures you can share of the I. plantesis, Stictocardia & moon vine, too.
Helen, love all your mgs, but those blizzards, like your mauve splash here - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8964661 - so often remind me of Van Gogh's Starry Night painting. The dark, solid, thin rays of your MS are like those cedars he painted reaching up to the stars - http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=25796
I don't know how I'm going to get through this winter without my daily fix of y'alls morning glory pics - I appreciate them very much.
Helena, I hope they all got pollinated for you.
Your Mauve Splash will most likely make different blooms this summer. The yr I grew 2 of Beckys M.S.,
the flowers differed even on the same vine like yours appears to be doing. The blooms are very variable
Your blooms are lovely today.
Lycianthes rantonettii with one little bloom