Monday, July 16, 2012

Moon Flowers at Large

Despite no rain, and then copious amounts coming in at 40mph, the moonvine (single) has flourished up some exterior piping I have growing beside the brick drive.  It honestly has like 5 inches of space to grow in.  This week saw about 6-8 of the large blooms knocked off before their time, but still each night there are a few ready to bust out.  I actually have trouble remembering to look for them because they aren't in the garden proper! Anyhow, I will consider this seed propagation attempt an unadulterated success.  I think I'm going to try growing another elsewhere in the every evening 'viewing area'.







16 comments:

  1. Jess, I'm growing moonflowers for the first time this year. After my blue morning glories failed twice (first, the seeds got drowned and failed to germinate; then the seedlings I bought got eaten by slugs before I even got them in the ground!), I planted moonflowers instead. It will take another 6 weeks or so here, but I hope to have those beautiful white flowers blooming on my fence. -Jean

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  2. lovely....lost two of my vines last week to a weed-eater. Will enjoy (and covet) your blooms

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  3. That's nice looking for a non-edible garden thing!

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  4. I love moonflowers but haven't grown them in quite a while. They look gorgeous twined with 'Heavenly Blue' morning glories.

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  5. I absolutely adore this flower! I think moonflowers are some of the most beautiful, lovely, and exotic flowers. I have plans to put two on matching pyramids. Maybe next you will be the year! Thanks for reminding me of what I'm missing.

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  6. I've heard about moonvine before but never have seen any pictures. Love those flowers and the frill they have to them.

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  7. I have been wondering about trying these ...sounds like I should give it a go next year...love these Jess.

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  8. How are you doing Jess? I think about you often when I hear the weather report. One thing's for sure, that Moonflower is outstanding. I have never been able to get them to bloom so I bow before your all-knowing highness. Definitely an unadulterated success! Take care sweetie.

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  9. I also grew moonvine when I lived in SC but never see it here. I'm not sure how much it would love our clay soil. I love it's nocturnal habit. We would get along quite well. :o)

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  10. Beautiful! I love white flowers, especially in summer- to me, they are the most refreshing things in life. I definately want to buy some moon flower seeds. Did you direct-sow, or transplant seedlings?

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    1. I put the seeds in baggies with a paper towel and water, and when they sprouted I put them for about a week or two in tiny pots, then into the ground.

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  11. We usually have a cocktail party when the first one unwinds...so throw a party and invite me. I want to see your garden!!!

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  12. A family friend use to give me Moon Flower seeds every year, and every year I would forget to plant them. She has long since passed away but I never see a Moon Flower without thinking of her. I vow to grow them next year. I also have a friend who took some of the most amazing time-lapsed pictures of the Moon Flower last week. And Jim...great idea about cocktails!!!

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  13. my moonvine finally bloomed, post below. Got a last start this year...almost fall and my first blooms just appearing

    http://www.jcwebbstudios.com/2012/08/in-garden-moonflower.html

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