Only had these 4 blooms today, it's raining and a bit windy here. Decided to move some vines out of the rain and my younger mgs into the GH before I lost them. Ipomoea Nil -either Hein no Haru or Hama no Haru Ip. nil -Lavender-plum, flash makes them shine Ip. nil Blue purple blizzard Ip. nil Blue Pearl
Thank you Jon and Linda. Was busy doing a bit of traveling today but I did take several pictures this morning. I just love Pink Porcelain blizzard, the vine is almost done though. this is a nice blue color. I wonder if this lav one is messina creeper? It's winding all over my 4 o'clock
These last 2 mornings have been very cool, feels great! I'm happy to see these blooms outside. new repeat vine some bug had a snack on probably Fuji Musume Karens2005 Ip. nil NOID Fuji Musume inside GH Pink Porcelain again today Ipomoea purpurea
Hi Helena, Lovely blooms, as ever! Thank you for posting them and named too! Most of mine are NOIDS as they are seedlings from Becky's seed she sent to me last year and of course crossed. However they're still beautiful and amaze me every day,
isn't that the wonderful thing about MGs? I love to wake in the morning and see the surprises that they give for the new today! Each bloom as different, as each day is, pure joy and quite magical. I guess that's what I love about them.
Thanks Jon, I love finding good surprises in the garden too and this morning a found a hummingbird moth inside the GH. Don't remember it being so cool in Sept. but the mgs are reacting to small blooms outside. Sorry about the repeats but soon I might they'll be gone. Huge hummingbird moth on Black King Ip. nil Ip. nil wearing a bow tie Ip. nil rose silk, a lot darker than it shows
Hi Helena, Thanks for posting, I get lots of humming bird moths here but I've never managed to photograph one yet! Night temps are cooler now but the days are still quite warm, yesterday was 85 and sunny. I like the bow tie
You're welcome Jon, glad to share pictures. Beautiful butterflies, I didn't take any pictures of them this year but did manage to get one of one of the hummers in my yard. It's migration time and this weather is great for working outside.You have to look hard to see the hummer. buds on some for more blooms soon batch of seedlings for later on, I hope
Thanks Jon, yes I'm growing those seedling in the gh hoping that they'll bloom before Dec. I'll probably have to hand pollinate if I want any seeds from them. My first experience of growing over the winter wasn't too good. The mg vines grew really nice but it took over 3 months to get blooms, it was spring so I was able to get them outside for the blooms. Hope I do better this time.
Hi Helena, I don't have a gh, wish I did! So I guess I'm stuck with the growing season, I nil require such warm growing conditions that I'm totally dependent on summer, late June to September perhaps extending into October and the beginning of November in a good year. I have no space indoors to grow and so the winter is indeed a dull time for me.
Helena, one year I've had seeds germinated on my vine cause it rained so much. Also, I too noticed that some of my Murasaki leaves and flowers are much smaller recently. I thought may it was a different vine, even though I don't remember planting anything else in this particular spot.
Jon, well I think I'm going to keep growing mgs for as long as I can otherwise it might be nice to have a short break and get for lack of a better word refleshed to grow again in spring.
Nicole, that has happened to me almost every year where I get seeds germinating in the pods after rains even though I wasn't planning on growing the same ones again. I just can't seem to to not grow them even though they'll be repeats.
Nicole, I did grow Akat. no murasaki a couple of years ago. I found a picture on my photobucked and the blooms were asesome.
Hi guys, last year I planted several MGs which dropped seed all over the show, by the end of the season there were hundreds of volunteer seedlings, then unusually we had a very cold winter and they all perished, to my complete surprise many more germinated in the spring and I had to thin them out, I have more growing this year than last yet I never planted one of them! I think my garden will grow them forever!