Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Green versus Yellow Leaf Asagao

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This photo shows the green leaf trait versus yellow leaf trait in Ipomoea nil. Yellow leaf plants are desirable for use in bonsai-style pruned morning glories because they typically have short internode distance in comparison to the green leaf plants.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf

Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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When I look at the leaves of my mutant asagao plants, I find my mind and soul are at peace with the world, momentarily. It is a wonderful effect.

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Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf

Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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I think it resembles the shape of a lily pad. I love it!

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Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf

Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf

Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q0962 leaf, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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The cotyledons are larger than the first true leaves, awesome!

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Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf

Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf

Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
I think it is remarkable the similarity which exists in leaves between the individual plants in this demono strain of asagao.

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Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf

Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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I think the leaves of this asagao strain are so very interesting. The lobes resemble fingers of the human hand.

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Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf

Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
I think the leaves of this asagao strain are so very interesting. The lobes resemble fingers of the human hand.

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Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf

Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 leaf, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
I think the leaves of this asagao strain are so very interesting. The lobes resemble fingers of the human hand.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ipomoea nil Blue Reverse Tube (Fujie)

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I have a particular affection for reverse tube asagao. I think they epitomize the essence of Japanese-developed morning glories. It is such a unique flower form. This plant should make a nice blue reverse tube flower, and the leaves look interesting with the type of leaf that Dr. Yoneda describes on his asagao web site as "Miniature Crepe Leaf"; he states this type of leaf is associated with the cup flower or reverse tube flower mutation. See his description here: protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/asagao/yoneda_db/E/Introduction/htm...

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Ipomoea nil Blue Botan (Fujie) Plant 3

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I bought the seeds that gave rise to this plant from a Japanese vendor on eBay. I only had a 1 cm square size photo for a reference, but the flower appeared to be a double flower, which is often referred to as botan flower. I had to grow it. I did not know the leaves were yellow leaf trait leaves, and they should be awesome in color combination with the blue flowers. The botan flower is caused by the "duplicated" mutation. See more on Dr. Yoneda's web site here: http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/asagao/yoneda_db/E/Introduction/htmls/28.html

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Ipomoea nil 'Beni Kasami' (Emma)

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I recall this strain should make red speckled flowers perhaps in combination with other color patterns. I can't wait to see this plant develop!

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Ipomoea nil 'Akatsuke no Yume' (Emma)

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Stay tuned for huge huge flowers with chocolate pattern in them.

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Ipomoea nil 'Tokiwayama'

Ipomoea nil 'Tokiwayama' by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil 'Tokiwayama', a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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This photo is of a beloved asagao, Higo strain 'Tokiwayama'. The new leaf appears to be the standard three-pointed leaf. I love seeing it grow and it will be a subject for many photos to come, I predict.

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Ipomoea nil 'Pink Sugar' (Emma)

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This strain should make very large pink flowers with myriad variations of patterns of colors. As can be seen, the leaves should show variegated patterns, a trait that can be predicted from the variegated cotyledons.

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Ipomoea nil Q0524 Blue Reverse Tube

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Strain Q0538 should make blue flowers that exhibit the reverse tube mutation. The leaves should be the interesting gnarly dragonclaw form.

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Ipomoea nil Q0524 Blue Reverse Tube

Via Flickr:
Strain Q0538 should make blue flowers that exhibit the reverse tube mutation. The leaves should be the interesting gnarly dragonclaw form.

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Ipomoea nil Q0538 Red Striated

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Strain Q0538 should make flowers that have red striations of color in the limb. The color combination with the yellow green leaf will be pleasing.

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Ipomoea nil Q0962 Plant 3

Ipomoea nil Q0962 Plant 3 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q0962 Plant 3, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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Q0962 is a code name for this demono asagao system. All of the plants have uniformly shaped cotyledons / futaba, so I can not tell which ones will be the different demono flower forms. I look forward to seeing the leaves develop and also the glorious flowers later in the summer.

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Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 1

Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 1 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 1, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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This plant I believe will be a demono form in the group of ten plants I have growing; the indication is that the shape of the cotyledons (futaba) is different from the other plants in the group. Please refer to the previously uploaded photos (Plant 6 and Plant 5) - the cotyledons are misshapen in Plant 5; Plant 1 and Plant 6 cotyledons are more elongate and symmetrically rectangular.

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Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 5

Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 5 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 5, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This plant I believe will be a demono form in the group of ten plants I have growing; the indication is that the shape of the cotyledons (futaba) is different from the other plants in the group. Please refer to the previously uploaded photos (Plant 6 and Plant 1) - the cotyledons are misshapen in Plant 5 and different from Plant 1 and Plant 6 whose cotyledons are more elongate and symmetrically rectangular.

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Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 6

Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 6 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 6, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This plant I believe will be a demono form in the group of ten plants I have growing; the indication is that the shape of the cotyledons (futaba) is different from the other plants in the group. I am excited to see the leaves developing, and am honored to have it growing in my own asagao garden.

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Ipomoea nil Red Speckles (Fujie)

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Purchased on eBay from a Japanese vendor, this asagao should make red speckled flowers. In looking at the cotyledons, it appears the leaves may be variegated. Stay tuned!

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ipomoea nil GL037

Ipomoea nil GL037 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil GL037, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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The flower buds are developing fast on this strain of Japanese-developed morning glory.

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152 by Gerris2
Ipomoea purpurea Q1152, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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The plant is adjusting nicely to life outdoors. It is loaded with flower buds!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152 by Gerris2
Ipomoea purpurea Q1152, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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The plant continues making numerous flowers after being transferred outdoors from its overwintering indoors home. It will be interesting to see if being in "real" light of the sun will have an effect on leaf variegation pattern and the qualities of colors seen in the flower.

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152 by Gerris2
Ipomoea purpurea Q1152, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
The plant continues making numerous flowers after being transferred outdoors from its overwintering indoors home. It will be interesting to see if being in "real" light of the sun will have an effect on leaf variegation pattern and the qualities of colors seen in the flower.

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152 by Gerris2
Ipomoea purpurea Q1152, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
The plant continues making numerous flowers after being transferred outdoors from its overwintering indoors home. It will be interesting to see if being in "real" light of the sun will have an effect on leaf variegation pattern and the qualities of colors seen in the flower.

Ipomoea nil Kyoto GL135

Ipomoea nil Kyoto GL135 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Kyoto GL135, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This strain should have variegated leaves (variegated cotyledons is an indicator), and large pink flowers.

Ipomoea nil Kyoto GL135

Ipomoea nil Kyoto GL135 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Kyoto GL135, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This strain should have variegated leaves (variegated cotyledons is an indicator), and large pink flowers.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Homes

New Homes by Gerris2
New Homes, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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I potted on four yellow leaf Japanese Morning Glory plants today. I am amending the soil with fresh worm castings this year, in an effort to enhance the soil microbial life in the root zone of the plant. Later I will put a mulch of leaf based compost for the same reason.

Asagao Garden Taking Shape

Asagao Garden Taking Shape by Gerris2
Asagao Garden Taking Shape, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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The weather is predicted to be cool, overcast and with intermittent rainfall - ideal conditions for introducing plants to their new homes outdoors.

Ipomoea tuberculata

Ipomoea tuberculata by Gerris2
Ipomoea tuberculata, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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Expect to see bright yellow flowers from this plant.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152 by Gerris2
Ipomoea purpurea Q1152, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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I'll be able to start planting outdoors starting this week, yes!!

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152 by Gerris2
Ipomoea purpurea Q1152, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

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I'll be able to start planting outdoors starting this week, yes!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ipomoea nil Tokiwayama Cotyledons

Ipomoea albivenia White with Cream Tinge

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I am enjoying the different texture of the leaves of this strain of I. albivenia, very undulating and seemingly billowy.

Q1099 Cotyledons Contact Sheet

Via Flickr:
This strain is an interesting system. One should be able to tell which plants will have the mutant flower from the shape of the cotyledons. The flowers should have reverse tubes and some of the more extreme mutants may have windmill mutations of the anthers so they will appear as small flags. I see different shaped cotyledons in seedlings number 1, 5 and 6. I am looking forward to seeing the flower show!