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
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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.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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
Sunday, June 13, 2010
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.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Blue red tube picotee variant of blue streaked JMG from Shikanoko mix 2, originally uploaded by Gerris2.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.