Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Crepe reverse tube all red asagao

I am in awe of the reverse tube Japanese asagao / morning glory. I was so surprised at seeing this flower today. The previous flowers had all been normal tube flowers.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Japanese morning glory Ms. Kim


Japanese morning glory Ms. Kim, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

A gift from Ms. Kim, thank you Kim.

N33


N33, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This appears to be a flowering Japanese morning glory similar in coloration to Scarlett O'Hara, except it is a large flowering type and has exquisite variegated leaves. Another one from the rare Noriko Takemura Collection.

Kanoko growout JMG 2


Kanoko growout JMG 2, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

A smaller flower JMG with a nice color pattern.

Heian no Haru?


Kanoko not 1, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This plant was identified on its seed packet as red-speckled Kanoko, but it obviously is not Kanoko. Perhaps it is Heian no Haru? Cultivar determination to be determined!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

N35


N35, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I like the blizzard effect in N35.

N29


N29, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Smaller blue flower, but an intensely blue color with bright white tube and variegated leaves on N29, from the Noriko Takemura Collection.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

N10-2


N10-2, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

N10 is a Japanese morning glory with variegated leaves and a vivid purple with white tube large flower.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pelargonium Mr. Wren


Pelargonium Mr. Wren, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Don't you think the distal edge of the petal of orange color is similar to the pattern displayed in the dusky asagao shown just below?

Dusky Japanese Morning Glory


Dusky Japanese Morning Glory, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This very nice grey dusky asagao opened this morning. It has a color pattern quite similar to 'Mr. Wren' Pelargonium.

N40-3


N40-3, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Here is another flower, brilliant blue with white tube, of N40, from the Noriko Takemura Collection of Japanese morning glories.

Monday, June 21, 2010

N40-1


N40-1, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This is the fabulous first flower of N40, another beauty from the Noriko Takemura collection. Large deep blue flowers with white tube, and nicely variegated leaves can be found on this vine.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

N11-2


N11-2, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Here are the first flowers of N11, from the Noriko Takemura Collection. It has no less than 4 colors to dazzle the eye!

Kanoko 2


Kanoko 2, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I cannot get enough of Kanoko flowers!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

N26


N26, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Here is the daytime image of N26, the same flower as was posted below. The leaf variegation is quite nice in this strain.

Ipomoea nil


Ipomoea nil, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This happy little flower came from the mix of seeds I collected from a container in which I had at least 3 different strains. I grew the seeds to isolate out the Kanoko red speckled vines, and have been rewarded with seeing the flowers on the other plants in the last couple of weeks. Another blue one for you blue flower lovers.

Ipomoea nil


Ipomoea nil, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

One can not have too many blue flowers in their garden! The limb of this flower appeared almost to be made of velvet.

N29


N29 Natural Setting, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

It would be fantastic to see this one alone on a large trellis!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

N33


N33, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This variegated leaf Japanese morning glory has solid purple color, almost resinous in quality. To me it resembles Akatsuki no Murasaki.

N19


N19, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Beautiful blue margin with wide white central disc of this Japanese morning glory; it has nicely variegated leaves, with some areas of the leaf being pure white. I have only seen this shade of blue in one other strain, 'Ukigomo'.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

N26-1


N26-1, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Here is the first flower of N26, taken at near sunset. Its color was a more deep red with the blue streaking on the limb. Look at the leaf variegation!

N29


N29, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

N29 asagao, from the Noriko Takemura Collection. These first flowers were huge!

Office Asagao Blue Blizzard


Office Asagao Blue Blizzard, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Lovely pale blue blizzard on these flowers.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Office Asagao Blue with white tube

The true color of this large flower asagao is more a deep navy blue, another one presenting a challenge for me to capture accurately. Luckily the plant has many more flower buds on it so I will get more practice.

N19


N19, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This is the first flower of N19, a large deep Robin's egg blue color with wide white area on the limb surrounding the tube. The leaves are nicely variegated.

Sunrise on Kanoko 3


Sunrise on Kanoko 3, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I love the speckled flowers of this strain, Kanoko.

Q1141 plant 3 bilobed leaf


Q1141 plant 3 bilobed leaf, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I planted a series for this Kyushu University designated Ipomoea purpurea Q1141, and plant #3 began making a slightly variegated bi-lobed leaf.

N23


N23, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Here is the first flower of N23, a gift from Noriko Takemura. Thank you, Noriko, for giving me the opportunity to grow these gems.

Blue blizzard from Kanoko mix 3


Blue blizzard from Kanoko mix 3, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Lovely colors on this flower this morning!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Kanoko 7


Kanoko 7, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

It is a challenge capturing the color accurately on Kanoko; this flower has nicely dense red speckles.

Flag of Japan 1


Flag of Japan 1, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This is a very nice large flower Japanese Morning Glory, with a more pale lavender tube than I have seen in my Office Asagao plant.

N35 Purple Shibori


N35 2, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

N35 is making a nice purple shibori flower, with light blue color being expressed in the blizzard pattern.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Red white tube from Shikanoko mix

This flower remained open all day long. A vivid red-pink flower with pale tube. A fine example of the large flower asagao.

Another variant of the blue streaked asagao

This variant of the blue streaked asagao opened up this morning. It is a deep blue with a saturated reddish tube and grey-blue margin. I would like a big trellis of these flowers.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

N36 variegated leaves


N36 variegated leaves, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This asagao came from a gift from Norkio Takemura, thank you Noriko.

I am enjoying the incredible leaves of N36 asagao. Looking forward to seeing its flowers!

Nami 1


Nami 1, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I am enjoying the leaf variegation of this cultivar of Japanese seed company Yamato-Noen, which translated out as Nami.

N11 looks like N32


N11 looks like N32, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This asagao came from a gift from Norkio Takemura, thank you Noriko.

This flower appears similar to the strain shown below, N32. Both quite spectacular to me.

N7


N7, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This asagao came from a gift from Norkio Takemura, thank you Noriko.

I am enjoying the solid electric pink color of the flower. You almost need sunglasses to look at it.

N25


N25, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This asagao came from a gift from Norkio Takemura, thank you Noriko.

I am enjoying the solid blue of the flower coupled with its variegated leaves.

From Shikanoko mix 1


From Shikanoko mix 1, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I will be propagating this one for my collection, purely selected at random from the seedlings before flowering had begun. I grow the vines with Alyssum, the white flower in the photo. The Alyssum provides a nectar source for ladybird beetles and other small predatory insects such Syrphid flies.

From Shikanoko mix 11


From Shikanoko mix 11, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This flower is typical of the other vines for the fundraiser. I love the bright red tube and blizzard patterns.

From Shikanoko mix new dusky 13


From Shikanoko mix new dusky 13, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

This beautiful flower appeared out of a batch of vines I had set up to sell at a fundraiser event. It is a new one for me, and of course will be grown out to propagate it instead of making a sale at the fundraiser.

Office Asagao Flag of Japan 2


Office Asagao Flag of Japan 2, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I have a new camera, macro lens and flash apparatus this year. I am delighted I can get these properly exposed photos of light colored flowers!

This asagao I had growing in my office this past winter and it has happily made the transition to the outside environment as you can see.

N32 first flower 10 natural light

This is the same flower in sunlight, showing more red in the rays of the flower. It is a pleasant effect.

First asagao flowers of 2010


N32 2, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

I am in awe of this unknown Japanese morning glory that flowered for the first time. Under the light of the camera flash it shows deep blue rays on a light blue background on the limb of the flower. The leaves are nicely variegated.