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This started off with three seeds. I nicked the ends of seeds and soaked for 1 full day before planting! Now it has grown over the top of the fence and onto the neighbors side( Geeeez I hope they don't mind, I can't reach up there to cut it back! why notme). It has taken over the rose bush tho a couple of roses has managed to push a couple of blooms thru, and now is growing into the clematis vines, ( maybe I should at least cut it back there,so it doesn't choke them out! boohoo).

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There are sooooooo many buds ( I would guess close about 50 at least!)about to bloom,, how wonderful if it were to bloom in a flush!!!!
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Can you imagine 50 blooms like this and ohhhh the smell would be heavenly!!!

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I'm going to try hard to catch many blooms at once and will post a pic!


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Wow, very pretty. Can't wait to see many blooms.


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I cant get a moonflower vine to grow for anything! I've tried & tried. Morning glories, sure, easy. Moonflowers just wont 'take' for me. Yours is gorgeous.


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Wrennie, I've always had the same problem as you...I can get the seeds to sprout occassionally, but they've never transplanted well for me. starting them in the ground doesn't work for me either. I'm so jelous!


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Kenny and Wrennie~~~~~~~~~ after I soak them I plant them in only my compost, and keep them moist for about 4 weeks, after they have at least 6 leaves I fed them fish emulsion, and once a week just as I do the moon flower bush and Brugs. they like frequent feeding!


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That would be a gorgeous sight to see them all in full bloom, not familiar with moonflowers do they bloom only a little at a time? From the bottom to the top?

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No actually they bloom in the evening,, this morning I woke up and found that three had bloomed thru out the night and I missed it! they were already closing , the bloom only last about 5-8 hours( that I can tell anyway) Shoooot I really wanted to get a pic' of more than one bloom at a time! This vine is soooo thick it has blooms under and in between leaves that I don't discover until it's too late!

This particular vine is my gransons fav flower plant he plants the seeds here every year, we usually do it in the front yard and they have never gotten this big, this year we tried the back yard and they really took off!


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wow! thats so pretty!


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I have one growing through 'Lady Godivia' rose on the fence.Mine didn't take last year.I think next year will add it on the arbor with the purple moonvine along with a white morning glory.mines just been blooming for a lil over a week.I don't think have as much foliage as you...but think the cats ate some while makeing butterflys.I've found some creamish fuzzy cats..dead on leaves.I do find it starts out slow.I sowed mine in March.I don't have the white moonvine return but the purple moonvine returns from roots each year for me(and not blooming yet,but looks way better than last year.)


Diane.your calendula is tied/staked isn't it.mines floppy.I'm temptd to re sow seeds.Its in full sun and flops.


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will depend on tonights rain if can get shots tonight.


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The one at other end of fence is growing slower.this ones just at the halfway point on fence.


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WOW Njoynit your vine look thick and lush too!!!!

I finally got a picture of more than just one moon flower!! YAYYY I had to turn the flood light on at 4:30 in the morning to get some of the moon flowers at one time!! But worth getting up for!!


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clapbeauitful njoynit n daine!!!!


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thats neat with your roses pokeing through.I took the vine of the aloha guess I should have left it.But thats ok cause at the other end it has some turks cap.I forgot to get pictures last night.(I was up at 4 am,I was up at 2 am and got to watching a movie an American Haunting.it took place in TN where I grew up a Bell family.Its on sunday night at 7 pm& 2 am...again)


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