Fragrant flowers forum: Moonflowers

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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Oct 13, 2014 8:27 AM CST
Yesterday I was so surprised to see the moonflowers just blooming away even though it was morning. Because of the cool, cloudy weather, they stayed open and did not begin to close until hours later. Just love them, so beautiful and fragrant.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 27, 2014 12:34 PM CST
Mine did the same a couple of times. Flowers are done now and I have bagged the seed heads to collect when they dry.
Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Oct 27, 2014 2:35 PM CST
We are still getting scattered blooms, but seeds are not ready for collection yet.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Oct 27, 2014 5:38 PM CST
I only grew them once. The flowers were beautiful and fragrant, but they don't bloom until so late up here, they're hardy worth growing.

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 27, 2014 8:05 PM CST
Karen, I started mine in pots and gave several away. People planted them. I did not. Finally, I put them in a big planter. So mine bloomed really late. But still worth it. Plus I am hoping for some seeds for the Piggy Seed Swap. Those seed pods don't look close to popping yet.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Oct 28, 2014 2:59 AM CST
I didn't get any from mine either. When the season ended, the seeds were still forming.

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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Jul 12, 2016 1:54 PM CST
Here it is, the third moonflower to bloom on our cattle panel trellis. I wasn't able to get pictures of one and two, but since they all pretty much look the same, no big deal. I expect this picture to change quite a bit in a couple of months, it will be way different, should have lots more flowers to show.

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The flower shows up better in this picture
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jul 12, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Beautiful!

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Name: Chantell
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Chantell
Jul 16, 2016 3:49 PM CST
@Avedon Lovey dubby that arbor!!! I've never had luck with the moonflowers Sighing! ...yet my gardenias and jasmines do great...who knows...LOL
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Jul 17, 2016 8:55 AM CST
Hi, Chantell, thank you for your nice comments. If you or anybody else doesn't know, I posted pictures of the arbor to the Garden Structures Forum thread of Cattle Panel Trellis Arch. Go to Page Four, scroll down a ways and you will see how the arch looked in 2015 when we had two moonflower plants on each side--definitely overkill, nearly collapsed it at one point when we had a storm. Learned the lesson to put just one plant on each side nodding You may envy us the moonflowers, and I will return the favor of envying you your gardenias and jasmine, I'll bet they are lovely.
Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Aug 17, 2016 9:47 PM CST
Here are pictures from a couple of days ago when we were having some rainy weather--the moonflowers opened earlier and I was able to get these pictures, plus caught a visitor to the flowers.

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We are so lucky to have these beautiful flowers with wonderful fragrance, and then the bonus of the nighthawk moths pollinating the flowers.

Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Aug 18, 2016 5:35 AM CST
That's beautiful.

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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Aug 18, 2016 6:37 AM CST
Thank You! everybody Smiling

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nikon12
Nov 28, 2016 10:52 PM CST

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Wow! I loved this.

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