Thursday, September 6, 2012

Moon Vine

My last post on this blog was on the Moon Flower. 
I learned of this flower many years ago, and have raised it extensively,every since.It drops seeds readily, and comes up everywhere, if not kept in check. In most cases, I let them grow. They have such beautiful and fragrant blooms,which open around 8 or 9 o'clock in the late afternoon. That in itself, is a novelty, and a fascinating sight to behold.It amazes all who happen to see it open,right before their eyes.

 This post today is about the Moon Vine.Several years ago, I stumbled across a  young lady with a set-up at the local flea market,who sells all sorts of interesting flowers and herbs and various other plants. She had a plant called the Moon Vine that caught my eye.I had already learned of the Moon Flower and this flower peaked my curiosity. I paid $5 for the plant, which is rare for me to do, but like I said. I was curious.I took the plant home, set it out in one of my flower beds and waited impatiently for it to bloom. Soon the flower,   slipped my mind, and we went to Louisiana for our Fall Break from school. To my dismay,when we returned home, the flower had bloomed while we were gone. I never got to see the blooms.Here it is many years later, and I have found the seeds at a local Amish Greenhouse, so I gave them another try.Unfortunately, I planted them in tubs, and with the drought, it was rough keeping them alive. They did survive and finally bloom,after me keeping a watchful eye on them for months.I was about to give up on them as another loss, when I noticed them, beginning to bloom. Not near as abundantly as I had hoped, but they are blooming.

They are nowhere near as spectacular as their cousin, the Moon Flower, but a novelty, just the same.

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