OK seedpicker-TX, I started this thread so that we can see your beautiful collection of vines. Show us!
Roberta : )
For the vines collector...show your beautiful climbers!
gorgeous aristolochia you have there!!
well, you kinda put me on the spot, lol...I've been up since 4am, going through photo dvds, and trying to put all my vine photos in one large folder...
I just realized I'm only half-way through...
why don't you make this your thread with all of yours?
...("turnabout is fair play!"~ they say...)
...I'm going to be a while...lol
Oh boy, I wish, I wish! That's not even my aristolochia, I took this pic the other day at the botanical gardens, lol! Of course I took a cutting, but it's going to be a loooong while until I have something like this!
tell me your secret with the cup and saucers...mine don't look near that nice...I had four, and one died. The rest are just hanging in there....
I like that tiki torch, too! Aren't the glass ones, nice? You can actually see when you go to fill them, so you don't spill...:0)
C&S do better for me in part sun. I have Smart Cote slow release fertilizer in all the containers & in August I also use Miracle Grow Ultra Bloom. Last year I had C&S in the ground and it grew about the same. It was on a much larger trellis, so it looked a lot better. We had a very late cold wet spring, so pretty much everything is a full month behind last year.
ah-ha...maybe I should keep mine in pots...maybe the root restriction is causing them to mature faster...
No, I think fertilizer is the key. It had done well in the ground for last year.
lol..ok, gotcha. I'll toss is some composted manure :0)
I'm hesitant to move the Silverlace, since it's not really hardy here. Perhaps I can cut the neighbor's tree to allow in more light and then it will bloom.
jmorth, I tried the Gloiosas & it never grew. It just never broke dormancy. The tuber is still firm & looks to be of good color and such, but didn't sprout at all. a fairly expensive dud.
Joanna, patience is the key to growing Gloriosa Lilys - start the tuber indoors in Jan. or Feb. and it will sprout by April or May - they take their time! J and Rylaff taught me how to grow them successfully. J sent me some recently, and they really put on a show for me this summer. I am moving to Florida, where they can go in the ground.
Ohhhh, Gloriosas...they were a big disappointment for me this year! Both tubers rotted on me...I don't know what I did wrong!
Joanna, my Silver lace doesn't get much sun at all....maybe a couple of hours a day? I do have a brick pathway in front of that trellis tough, so it might like the heat.
This is my Clematis Tangutica, I trained it up a palm tree.
I gave the silver lace a shot of Miracle Grow Ultra Bloom. It's also been quite hot, so maybe that will get the blooms going
I just realized you're in Canada! Wow, totally different growing condition.....she will definitely benefit from some added heat!
...I took this pic the other day at the botanical gardens, lol! Of course I took a cutting, ...
They allow taking cuttings at a botanical garden? I find that difficult to believe.
Eggs, I see you are concerned. I took a 4 inch cutting out of a huge plant. I don't think it made any difference to the health of that plant and I honestly don't think the botanical garden would have a problem with that.
Rob ; )
What if only 100 of the 50-some-odd-thousand yearly visitors to the garden did the same thing? I mean, it's still only a 4" cutting, right? But, now, there'd be 33 feet of vine missing. Do you think it would still look as good? The botanical gardens around the world are there for a reason. That reason isn't to provide it's visitors a cheap method to stock their own private collections. I'm quite sure you could find the same Aristolochia available for trade, right here at Dave's, at the same price that you paid for yours. ;)
If you honestly don't think they'd mind, why don't you ask them their policy on it? Where was it, Balboa?
edited to add:
If you do contact them, and ask about their policy on visitors taking cuttings (though I doubt seriously that you will), and they reply that they have no problem with it, I'll gladly retract my concerns, and never bring up the subject again. Fair enough?
This message was edited Aug 30, 2008 3:55 PM
no point starting a fight, now...
lets keep these forums friendly, ok?
seedpicker, how did I "start a fight"? I simply pointed out what I thought was a wrong, and stated if *I* was wrong, I'd admit it.
Ohhhhh I "NEED" a Gloriosa - ok....for next year at least...LOL Clem...how are you over wintering that beauty?
Wow J, that picture looks like a postcard!
Oh, I have goood news! I had declared my gloriosa tuber "officially deceased" in the latest gloriosa thread....but just yesterday, I was digging on that corner to put in something else...and the tuber had set roots! I was so happy....I thought it had rotted!
Chantell over wintering it, I will follow mama J morth right, just bring her in the pot on a cool spot!