Sunday, September 18, 2016

Moon Flowers


This year I grew moon flower vines all over my brick wall in the east courtyard 
 
I looked out about a half hour ago and there was one open. I unloaded the dishwasher and looked out and three more had opened. Every time I looked away there were two or three more open. I would take another photo but moon flowers only open in the dark. They have the best scent you can imagine. I can smell them as soon as I open the back door. It is nice to look out at night and see a wall of huge white blooms. They are annuals which means I am going to have a huge mess to clean up this fall. It was worth it though. Not much grows successfully in my hot/humid climate .
 

22 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful! I definitely want some of her seeds :)

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    1. There will be plenty of seeds and you are welcome to have them. :-) Thank you Linda.

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  2. They are amazing......really beautiful!!!! Clever you! X

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    1. There aren't many choices here. They are really pretty and the scent is enough to make me love them. Thank you!

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  3. What a joy to have in the garden - I wonder if I could grow them here too? I grow morning glories which are also members of the same species.

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    1. Yes! They are related to morning glories. I love those too. I might grow them next year.

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  4. Hello Catherine,
    They are stunning! What a dramatic flower!
    Big hug
    Giac

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  5. Thank you Giac. Yes they are dramatic. They are the size of saucers.

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  6. You must feel like a mniature doll next to those large flowers - lovely for your garden.

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  7. Gorgeous, they are beautiful and so big!

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    1. Thank you Elga. Yes about the size of a small plate.

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  8. They are BEAUTIFUL! They have the appearance of morning glories but they look to be TWICE the size and have a fragrance too? - SCORE! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Yes, they are much bigger and the fragrance is heavenly.
      Thank you Elizabeth

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  9. Wow, they are HUGE. I've never seen anything like them before. Are they an Autumn plant or is it lingering over the last bits of Summer?

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  10. It is a summer vine and still blooming like mad. The leaves are looking a bit ragged now. Something has been chewing on them. All summer it was beautiful though.

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  11. Wow! Amazing blooms! We often get frosts too soon to grow them up here. :( It has already frosted once... but it was a light frost and did not quite kill my morning glory.... finally blooming just last Friday!)

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    1. I just got out of the 90's here. So mine are still very happy and blooming their hearts out. Next year I think I will try some morning glories. They are beautiful too. :-)

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