Herbs/Flowers

Aug. 21, 2020

I love Moon-Flower!! Every year I feel that my plant garden is incomplete without these beautiful flowers. The moon flower is just as it says, The bud comes up through a large long tubular shape and it starts to come out the day before it blooms, once the twisted bud starts coming from the tube the entire thing will be around 6" in length. By the next day it will begin to open at dusk, if it is a clear night with a full moon you will be able to see a glowing ring around the outside of this magnificent flower. The fragrance is like nothing you have ever smelled, it is so wonderful and the flower will only stay open until the next day during early morning and will wilt and fall over as soon as the sun rises. The plant will produce huge seed pods that are ball shaped with sticky thorns on the outside, the thorns are very sharp and will pierce the skin once the seed pod has dried and turns brown. If the seed pods are not cut off and collected they will burst open and hundreds of seeds will fall onto the ground and the next Spring you will have many many moon-flower plants. The moth on this flower is a Hummingbird moth, one of my favorite moths as they love moon flowers and look like tiny hummingbirds.

Aug. 21, 2020

I loved this one, it was so delicate in color and had a range of pinks and purples. Anyone can grow these precious things, all you need is some dirt and a place for them to vine or something to climb up. They will cover anything once they start growing so make sure they are not near other plants or thingss that you don't want them to cover up. 

Aug. 21, 2020

This morning glory is called "Scarlet O'Hara" I waited so anxiously to see the blooms on this one . I purchased the seeds from Sprouts grocery in Raleigh NC. Sprouts grocery has the best little seed collection every year. 

Aug. 21, 2020

When I was growing up in the hills of Kentucky one of my favorite things as a child and throughout my life was waking up in the mornings in the Springtime and seeing the fields, fences and gravel roadsides covered in this magnificent little flower. Morning glories are just as they say (Glorious) in the morning. This is one that I grew from seed and it is a breath-taking color for sure. I cook a lot of different food dishes, and some of them I use flowers in. The morning glory flower is an edible flower, however the seeds contain high doses of LSD. That is correct, LSD which can cause hallucinations to say the least. 

Aug. 21, 2020

This one of my favorites because of the dark leaf and the brilliant bloom. The humming birds are attracted by the color of the Hibscus plants so it a good idea to place Hummingbird feeders near the plants .