Cottage Gardening forum: Oops!

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ImageKLStuart
Sep 13, 2010 6:48 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Anyone else have any oops moments? Check out around the upstairs window!

I decided to not be so paranoid about vines this year. Planted morning glories in several locations, and this cypress vine and another hummingbird vine. I think I'll go back to being a little more careful next year!
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Imagestarlight1153
Sep 20, 2010 5:04 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Oh My Goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sitting here with jaw hanging down. I would say your vines sure like your area and whatever you been feeding them.

I don't think I ever saw vines growing up that tall or over such a wide area in one season. Bet it looks pretty in bloom though and a real attraction for the hummers.

Don't knwo why this thread didn't show up on my watch sooner. Sorry it took so long to answer.
ImageKLStuart
Sep 20, 2010 5:46 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
It's finally putting out some blooms now, and looks nice. Weird, but nice. The hummers love it! Starting to worry about all the little seedlings next year... I'll have to be sure I have good access to that ground to get in there and weed frequently!

Funny thing is, that's where the composter (that I never remember to turn) used to sit. When I went to move it, I just dumped the half-finished compost on the ground there to lighten the load. Nothing else was ever done to amend it, but that must have been enough! I'm sure the ground is solid clay under that compost.
Imagestarlight1153
Sep 21, 2010 5:30 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
LOL... Sometime sit don't take much to get them seed started. Clay is a bear to work with, but it does have a lot of good properties for growing stuff.

You may be surprised net year to not find a s many seedlings a s you think. The critters and birds love to eat the seeds during the winter. I you do get a lot of seedlings, you can always pot them up and sell them or gather seed and sell it, folks love MG seeds.

Still think it pretty though. Make some wonder where i could plant more vines.
ImageKLStuart
Sep 22, 2010 6:28 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Looks like they'll climb up anything :) I'll surely have some seeds for you!

I've been thinking I should figure out a way to sell some plants. Last year I gave away all my extras, and it was so much work just trying to find homes for them. My MIL commented that I was probably giving away $500 worth of plants...and I was wondering if she was right...
Imagetoomanyanimals
Sep 22, 2010 6:16 PM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
KL, love the picture of the vine.
I know what you mean about giving away plants. People at work kind of depend on it now.
I have some lily bulbs I'm going to take in soon.
ImageKLStuart
Sep 23, 2010 7:28 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
If I had a ready source it wouldn't be too bad. But most of my neighbors don't garden, so I'm trying to time it to give them to my relatives that live a couple states away, and the school garden, and a whole assortment of different people. I was constantly potting up, driving somewhere, or trying to get things ready because someone was coming over. Thinking I'd rather just pot 'em up all at once and take somewhere to sell... maybe... though it's fun sharing too...
Imagestarlight1153
Sep 23, 2010 4:09 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Kelly, you can pot a bunch of stuff up and have a garage sale. Just list it as a plant sale in the garage sale section. Dave ya traveling around. You can also, ask some business that not open on a saturday if you could set up on their corner or lot for the day or go set up at a flea market for the day.

It lots of fun selling and meeting new folks and garden talking with them. Big Grin
Imagetoomanyanimals
Sep 24, 2010 2:21 PM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
Ella, you just gave me an idea. We always have our neighborhood garage sale when the Iris are blooming. This year I made a little $$ selling some iris. But what if I pot up the lily bulbs and put out a picture of what they look like. I might get some takers.
Imagestarlight1153
Sep 24, 2010 3:19 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
You sure could. I have done that. You can also pot them up and put someplace where they would get heat and light and get them to start sprouting early too. Sometimes it is hard to get folks to buy a pot with a pic if there is no green. They are afraid, they like to see green.

I put a label in the pot, have pics laying out and tell folks this way they get to see the bulb grow and bloom especially since lilies don't stay in flower long. I sold all mine this year not in bloom or fully grown.

You can also take some small baskets and put the bulbs in them with a pic and sell by the bulb. I do that a lot with glad bulbs and daff bulbs. As long as folks can see something they happy.
ImageLeBug
Oct 2, 2010 8:24 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Hey Kelly just found this your vines are just going crazy, I always forget to grow cypres vine because of all of my other morning glory seeds and have a perfect place to plant them. I'm going to grow vines this year to sell I remember one year esp. that folks just went crazy over them and had about 40 and sold them for $1.00 a piece, once they really get to going though it's really hard to keep them from growing all together lol I had mine in 2" pots that were about three inches deep in one of those carrying trays just put them in the trays with every other one so they at least had some space in between them I fed them bloom buster so they would be blooming by the time I showed them but being in such a small pot they usually start to bloom anyway.

I bet the hummers really went crazy over them, I just love the ferny foliage on those!
Imagetoomanyanimals
Oct 7, 2010 3:24 PM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
Ok Lea, you got me, I'll try a few of those cypress vine seeds next year (if I remember).
ImageLeBug
Oct 8, 2010 11:39 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
They get kind of wild and crazy toofew but they sure are purdy! One lady I know put a tractor tire and a trellis in the middle of the yard and just pitched seeds to them they mad a great big circle of vines just beautiful, couldn't even see the trellis they were on I bet the vines were at least four foot around on the skinny trellis but it was probably several vines that had come up from all the seeds she pitched out.

I planted a couple by my garage and it has gutters well it was like Kelly's headed for the gutters but the gutters weren't so high up before I knew it my gutters were leaning toward the ground still haven't gotten anyone to fix them for me and that was a few years ago I really learned a good lesson with them that year and I'm stillpaying for it with the water flooding in my flower bed planted there.

Those suckers really get tall don't they Kelly Hilarious! What are you going to do for next year you know those are going to reseed like crazy! Of course they are easy to pull out.

I've been saving old seed catalogs so when I start selling instead of making so many labels and going thru ink like crazy I've got a couple of photo albums that I don't use I'm going to cut flower pictures out of the old seed catalogs and just put them in there to show.


ImageKLStuart
Oct 8, 2010 12:59 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Ah, well Ella said to pot 'em up and sell 'em, and I might just do that. Pulled them down today, 'cause I had a guy coming to pressure wash the house. I could hear seeds dropping everywhere as I pulled the vines down... They also made themselves comfortable in the holly tree on that corner of the house... couldn't get that part out, but it will die off since I cut off most of it. Thinking I'd better go ahead and get some stepping stones in there now, so I'll have a place to stand while removing all the seedlings in the spring :)
ImageLeBug
Oct 9, 2010 10:46 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Rolling on the floor laughing

I planted one of those white hinge morning glories in the holly this year but guess I got it planted way too late have only seen three blooms on it so far and the blooms are so high that I won't be able to grab them even if they have time to make seeds before frost really hate that it was the only seeds I had to that one but that thang climbed to at least ten ft. tall I couldn't believe it! I wanted that one to reseed there so that's probably why I didn't get so many blooms on it if I had gotten it planted earlier it would have been so pretty with all those blooms on the holly.

Now it's really going to be a job after the vine dies to get it off of the holly Hilarious!

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