OK, maybe I’m a little obsessed with this moonflower growing on my patio, but hey… it’s my blog. I can obsess if I want! Maybe it’s the romantic notion of a night blooming flower. Maybe it’s the name.
Moon River, Fly Me to the Moon, Moonlight and Roses, Moon Over Miami…. the moon is subject for thousands of love songs.
And when you say the word “moonflower” … your lips pucker up as if for a kiss! Maybe I’m just excited because… I kept it alive! Nevertheless…. obsession.
I made a mistake of planting a passion flower right beside the moonflower, thinking they could SHARE the new trellis that I purchased for them. After all, passion flower….. moonflower…. you would think they could at least share. The passion flower took off with …er… quite a passion, but the moonflower eventually took over the space. My passion flower still thrives but it is underneath the vines of the moonflower. And the pretty little trellis with a copper toned sun face that took me forever to pick out, is entirely hidden. Next time buy the bargain trellis because No.one.sees.it.
Anyway…. here is my passion flower…..
And here is what a moonflower looks like before it blooms…… I’m not even going to tell you what that reminds me of.
I now have several blooms each evening to enjoy and lots and lots of beginning buds which will hopefully prolong my obsession.
This is the first time I’ve been successful in propagating the white moonflower. I had to give a few vines away because I didn’t have room! I have those strange looking buds on one of the vines, but the other vine doesn’t have any. I am anxiously awaiting my first bloom!
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Awesome.. I must have had beginners luck, because in subsequent years the flowers did not do as well. I gave up entirely. Next year I think I will try again!
Thank you for posting a picture of your moonflower buds. I was trying to find a picture. I am growing one for the first time and hope I get some flowers.
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Ruth, I too love the passion flower. It is so exquisite in its design. I was awed constantly when I grew them a few years ago. And yes they just vined everywhere. It was lovely! I am beyond nuts about flowers. One of my favorite photo subjects.
passionate about the passion flower!
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I am still waiting for the 2013 Moonflower to bloom. It’s close.. there are a couple of flowers forming but not quite ready to open up. This year I started them from seed, last year I got the plant from my sister-in-law and I think I planted a bit earlier….
Your Moonflower is lovely, have never seen one. It may sound corny but the stem in the middle reminds me of a sprinkler ready to water the flower beneath.
Blessings ~ Maxi
Not corny at all! I do see it now that you have mentioned it! Thanks for stopping by.
I completely understand the obsession! I stare at each of my oh-so-slow daffodils daily. When will I see some yellow? The neighbors’ are blooming already!
Yes. They are beautiful!
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Love it! I love passion for flowers – obsessing over flowers is a good thing! Kartika 🙂
I am thinking I will remember this summer as “The Summer of the Moon”. Moonflowers, a Blue Moon in August, and the passing of Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon. He grew up just about 40 minutes from here. A great and humble man.
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It’s a beauty!
Don’t blame you a bit…I’m the same way about flowers…love the Passion one…