mini petunias I had come up in pot from last yr. I just dropped the seeds as they rippened last fall. I was so surprised. thanks for looking
Aug 18, 2012, 10:10 PM
Last one I promise. Sweet potato vine. I cut out half of it before I went on vacation and it's still huge!! No flowers tho.
Aug 19, 2012, 08:46 AM
So impressing girlfriend!!! Your creating a paradise over there in Colorado! I can see your having fun outside there in your pretties!
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Aug 19, 2012, 09:19 AM
Your flowers look very happy and you must be proud. Go ahead and post as many pictures as you want. I enjoy looking at them.
Aug 19, 2012, 11:49 AM
Wonderful flowers & plants. Great pics. Yes, keep posting them, I love to look, too.
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Aug 19, 2012, 01:20 PM
Ditto all the requests to keep posting. That bougie is beautiful. I didn't know SP vines bloomed, yet you said no blooms. Do you know something I don't?
Lovely plants Sorie. Thank You.
Aug 19, 2012, 02:18 PM
I've seen SP vines with flowers posted on here (I think)last yr. maybe. They were sure pretty. Maybe the one who posted it will again. thanks for all your nice comments. I love the flowers and I know what's going to happen before long!!! sssshhhhhh
Aug 19, 2012, 03:12 PM
SSTR (Stop & Smell the Roses)
Enjoyed your pictures - all so pretty! and that black & white specimen in the last photo is pretty too!
Aug 19, 2012, 06:56 PM
Very nice pics--sp vine really do grow fast don't they?
Aug 19, 2012, 10:22 PM
Great pics! Why don't you post the one of the SAC that you took back to Co. from my house this spring...show them how quick that thing grew!
VE, yes some of the SP vines get blooms...the one Sorie posted should/could/might. They don't last long and are usually hidden down in the foliage. I have some of the same variety of vine she has & mine has had a few blooms...until I moved it...it was in a hanging pot. I'll see if I can get Phinny from the NY board to post her pic over here, ok?
Sorie, speaking of sssshhhh....I'm seeing signs...of an early fall! The acorns are falling, saw some today on the ground!
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Aug 19, 2012, 10:35 PM
I've had SP vines bloom, to my surprise, too. They remind me of petunia flowers of a light purple color. None this year though, yet.
Aug 20, 2012, 07:55 AM
Beautiful Blooms Sorie!
The bougainvillea looks well-behaved. Do you trim it to keep it under control? Love all the colors and the boot planter too.
Is that your garden helper playing shy to the camera? Great pics!
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Aug 20, 2012, 09:11 AM
Sorie, love the pix....please share as many as you want!! How did you get the bougie to flower so well and get that big? i bought a red one from Wal-mart two years ago and I know they are annuals here but still---it didn't get as big as yours. Maybe here on the SE hot farms it was just too much heat and wind...sigh....LOVE your Bean Vine. I have had the black beauty sweet potato vine give me the prettiest deep pink blooms but I didn't get the vine this year. Thanks for posting, glad too 'talk/see' you again. I haven't been in here much. It is so hot and dry down here that I rarely get back in the house till dark then it is catch up games! I am playing hooky from outside for an hour, need to get out there though cuze it is cool right now! ;o)
Aug 20, 2012, 10:48 AM
Love that Bougie...the color is gorgeous! You have so many things blooming right now...my plants are loving all the rain but the blooming is on hold with this heat.
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Aug 21, 2012, 06:20 PM
Thanks everyone. SSTR-that black and white is my everyday garden helper she's a Border Collie and name is Birdie!! 16paws-I was really surprised how fast it grew! ga Karen - done Beau's Rose I don't trim it. I cut it back real hard in the fall when it stops blooming about to 12-18" and put it in the basement. I do give it a drink in the winter when I think of it. In the spring I cut back the long stems that are real pale give it a drink and put it by a east sliding door. When it starts growing good I fertlize it with 20-20-20. I haven't fertlized it agian. ladeuce- good to see you on again. Hope you are getting some cooler weather. I think I answered your ? in post above. zonelady- this is about all I have blooming now. The hibiscus are just starting. They are only 1yr old so not to many flowers!
Bougainvillea sits on the front porch that faces south. It does get some morning shade. But seems to love the hot sun!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Sorie10,
Aug 21, 2012, 06:45 PM
Very pretty - TFS!
I'm amazed that you grow bougainvillea and petunias from seed outdoors. I thought Colorado was cold after seeing your winter pics. What zone are you?
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