Vines and Climbers forum: Snake dragon gourd cousin

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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 8, 2016 6:42 PM CST
Oh Anne.. This was the snake dragon gourd cousin I believe it is .. Did I get seeds from you...it has returned from seeds or root..I don't know which... And is covered in flowers..
Did I remember hearing from you I needed two different plants to get seeds
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It is covered in flowers
Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 8, 2016 7:18 PM CST
this is the snake gragon gourd...similar flower
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 12, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Gordon in looking at the flower, you have a male plant.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jun 27, 2017 12:54 AM CST
my.. it is backagain this year with a vengence... no flowers yet... but the vine is huge.. a number ifbranches 8 - 10 -16 ft long.. and more branches as long.. it lives in peraps the driest and most exposed area.. over wintered strongly... so do you happen to have a female version of it you could make a cutting of for me... I'd so like to see the gouds this one would make
how's the new house project going
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 27, 2017 6:18 AM CST
Hi Gordon, mine are growing like crazy too .. no flowers yet and yes I can send you some female cuttings. You still at 351 ? I'll send them off Monday.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 31, 2017 2:00 PM CST
oh.. I just sawyour wonderful offer.. yes I am still at 351 Court street.. and i'd love to have some.. a bit of an update on mine..
it was planted in the end of a planter that was 5" wide and 18' deep and maybe 36" long.. guess it had it's big ubderground bulb develop in there,, at the other end was a foam devidor and the planter continued another 5 ft.. I was removing the 5' section today and discovered roots had escaped the smaller origional planter and made two bulbs .. [ 2" dia and 8" long ] with 2 new smaller plants in the section being removed.. amazing root development.. a real strong grower.. the root grows along.. then makes a new bulb/plant.. then grows along more..
so you think i had a male flower... got me..i have no idea.. but send the females in and we'll see if i can get the gourds.. this year or next...
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 31, 2017 2:19 PM CST
No problem .. I'll get it off tomorrow.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Aug 1, 2017 6:25 PM CST
wonderful wonderful... thank you... the better mine has done this year...the more i wish I was making gourds...so you must have yours making gourds..do you have any pictures you could post.. have you eaten any..it pretty widely eaten..
another question..so i grow out some females.. any nearby i have my male growing...flowering away.. does only the female vine have the gourds..so no pollen from the female to my male flowers..
thanks for expediting progress...and knowledge
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Aug 1, 2017 7:52 PM CST
I sent you some roots rather than cuttings - they went out today.

Only the female have the gourds - click on the picture - the male flower is on the left and the female on the right - you can see the immature gourd at the base of the flower.

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Here is what a newly fertilized gourd looks like - the 2nd picture is of an almost ripe one. The third a ripe gourd.



I've tasted the fruit but didn't really care for the taste of it or the smell - kind of a sickening lemony smell. Also I hand pollinated mine - I haven't had any spontaneous fertilization so far so I'm thinking we don't have we don't have the right kinds of pollinators for it .. especially since it's a night bloomer.

"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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