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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 26, 2013 3:22 PM CST
I had to google Passiflora moriflolia. I really like the leaves and the fruit on it. Its a very interesting plant.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 26, 2013 8:03 PM CST

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I'll find the seeds and send you some.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 26, 2013 8:10 PM CST
Does it do well in full sun here in Texas? I bought some Blue Bedder salvia seeds. I know its an ornamental but I think it would look nice with the coneflowers and other herbs. Thumb of 2013-01-27/TexasPlumeria87/492e91
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 26, 2013 10:26 PM CST

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It will do well in sun, just needs something to climb on. I'll look for my seed stash tomorrow.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 27, 2013 7:22 AM CST
Ok I'll need to buy another trellis. Thanks so much Sandi. Smiling
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jan 27, 2013 10:12 AM CST

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Just make 'em while it's still too cold to be outside!
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 27, 2013 10:20 AM CST
Wow Sandi, those are beautiful! I wish I could be that creative with yard art. I made a couple of teepee trellises out of branches but nothing as pretty as yours.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jan 27, 2013 10:58 AM CST

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Wish I could take credit, but my husband made them for me. I've been looking for a tutuer plan that was originally in Birds and Blooms magazine. It may have been taken down, or I'm just not finding it. Husband just looked at a photo I had and copied mine, but there were plans for one in one of the B&B magazines a few yrs ago. I'm still looking! Thumb of 2013-01-27/Bubbles/77471d


Found a photo from spring that shows how he made the ones I have. Notice the wires that hold the legs secure. At the top to angle the legs, he said, "Over 1/2 an inch, down an inch and cut it." The tops are fence finials. The green one is pretty, but it's hard to get into the bottom of it to trim anything. I like the newer ones much better.
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 27, 2013 1:19 PM CST
I wish I could be that skilled but I'll have to make mine out of branches again lol. I have a lot of vines but not enough trellises. I have a blue pea vine seedling that I want to plant outside, I'm hoping the Maypop seeds germinate. I also have lots of cross vines. One is growing on a shepards hook.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jan 27, 2013 1:50 PM CST

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The twig and branch ones are great! I just don't seem to find any before husband tosses them.

We were cleaning the garage this morning and finally quit. Our whole subdivision has a garage sale March 2nd this year. We get mobbed as we're the first street. Nice to get rid of things we'll never use again...or didn't remember we had in the first place!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 27, 2013 2:18 PM CST
I love garage sales, though they can be rare in my area. I try to look for plants at garage sales too lol.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jan 27, 2013 2:50 PM CST
I agree on the garage sales and always love to look for plants, pots, trellises, racks. Most anything that could be used for 'green stuff'. I bought a bunch of Mexican porous clay bowls that were glazed inside for food products. I drilled drainage holes and use them for succulents. They worked out well and cheaply too.

Sandi ~ I love those trellises (is that what they are called?) and really like the colors. Very cool.

Cameron, how large did you say your bed was? It sounds like it will be a jungle out there... lol Growing your vines upward should help provide shade for some of your other plants too. Good idea! Your seeds got posted this afternoon...
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 27, 2013 2:50 PM CST

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Hmm....that's a great idea. Maybe I should sell some of my starts of plants that I overwintered!
Name: Sandi
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Jan 27, 2013 2:55 PM CST

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Thanks Pod, I wanted something to brighten up that corner of the yard and also be seen under the twining vines. I just call 'em tuteurs.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 27, 2013 3:53 PM CST
I went to one garage sale that had 2 beautiful glass plant shelves. I wish I could have gotten them but I have a small car lol. My flowerbed is 4'X4' so its a small flowerbed. I planted the coneflower seeds at back of the bed. Do you think the passion vine would be too big for the 4x4 flowerbed? I made another flowerbed on the other side that is 2' wide and 5' long for my zinnias. Thanks so much Kristi for the seeds. I'm wondering if I should switch flowerbeds?
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LindaTX8
Jan 27, 2013 4:43 PM CST
Passionflower plants can take over an area, to tell the truth. If only they would find some that would stay put, like a nice plant should! I have SO many of them, different kinds!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 27, 2013 5:09 PM CST
I guess I'll have to find another spot for it. I planted some Blue Crown passionflower a couple of years ago, and last year I spent most of the Summer pulling up runners all over my garden lol. But I still enjoy growing passion flowers.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 27, 2013 6:11 PM CST

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Cameron, I wish I could find the thread on another website written by a guy who had a very small car and decided to tie a piano onto it to take home. He had quite a few missteps, but it was so funny to read. "Where there's a will....there's a way!"
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 27, 2013 7:40 PM CST
LOL I bet that was a funny sight. I guess I should have had more determination, but I could see myself doing something like that lol.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 27, 2013 8:00 PM CST

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Oh, couldn't we all!

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