My Moonflower vine has finally blossomed!!! The creamy white blossoms are so ethereal with their beauty and heavenly fragrance that I am just entranced when they open.
This is the first blossom we got(this is also the first time that I have ever planted this flower. I started these by seed in early March--I am so happy with the results, I will be a lifelong fan of this flower.
I was sitting o the lounger on the lower deck where I have this vine planted (OK I was lounging--but only after a whole day of working in the yard!!!), it was around 5:30 and I noticed one of the buds starting to unfurl and in about 15 minutes as the shade was overtaking the lower deck I watched 3 blooms occur--it was like magic! I had o call for my daughter to watch it too. They smell just like Easter Lillies!! I am just so impressed with this flower, I want everyon to have one.
Please pardon the exuberance but I had to force myself back in the house after seeng these bloom right in front of me!!!
Aug 23, 2008 | 5:51 AM PST
How lovely,I am going to plant them next year in my new project. They don't reseed here.I wonder somtimes if that "choke weed===creeping jenning" is'nt a off shoot off the morning glories I have planted in the past?
Aug 24, 2008 | 10:22 PM PST
I love this and am so excited for you, I wonder where I can buy some moonflower seeds this late in the season. It's a vine? Does it need a trellis? Wonderful, I can smell it right through the screen! Ahhhh!
Aug 31, 2008 | 5:57 PM PST
Oh they do smell wonderful! I had those the year before last and the blooms were as big as my hand! I was so exited about mine that I took one to work with me that night to show off. It didn't hold up long but it sure smelled pretty. My hands are small and I did take a pic of it, one of these days I'll put it up.
Last edited by nettiespeghetti on August 31st at 6:02 PM.
Sep 18, 2008 | 4:01 PM PST
Hi! Sorry it's taken me so long to check your blog...crazy stuff going on! That Moonflower is so pretty--are they related to morning glories? They look so similar. As for the slugs--I won't be getting THAT image out of my head anytime soon! *gluurgh*! Educational, but totally gross!
Sep 27, 2008 | 5:08 PM PST
i grow these every year for the past three years....i use an old fence-type tomato cage as a trellis...i finally had one bloom this year around three weeks ago, for some reason they are slow to bloom this year! I hope to get seed from them again this year. If you leave them on the vine and let the pods form after the flowers die back, you too can have seed!