Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ipomoea nil Music of Mountain Stream YL019

Ipomoea nil Alana's Fuchsia Ray Flow Blizzard

Ipomoea nil Blue Fukurin

Ipomoea nil Blue Fukurin by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Blue Fukurin, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Blue Silk / Akatsuki no Tsuyu

Ipomoea nil Emma's 'Beni Kasumi'

Ipomoea nil Emma's 'Blue Purple Flame' 10259

Ipomoea nil Emma's 'Pink Splash'

Ipomoea nil Emma's 'Pink Splash'

Ipomoea nil Emma's 'Rainbow Mist' Variant

Ipomoea nil Emma's 'Silver Star'

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Lavender-Pink Youjiro with Tube Flags

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Red Speckles

Ipomoea nil Ginro 2

Ipomoea nil Ginro 2 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Ginro 2, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Ginro 4

Ipomoea nil Ginro 4 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Ginro 4, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil GL102

Ipomoea nil GL102 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil GL102, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil GL104

Ipomoea nil GL104 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil GL104, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil GL110

Ipomoea nil GL110 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil GL110, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil GL129

Ipomoea nil GL129 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil GL129, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil GL129

Ipomoea nil GL129 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil GL129, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil GL148

Ipomoea nil GL148 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil GL148, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil GL148

Ipomoea nil GL148 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil GL148, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil GLNN

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

Ipomoea nil 'Hatsuarashi' YL070

Ipomoea nil 'Music of Mountain Stream' YL019

Ipomoea nil Mystery Seed

Ipomoea nil Mystery Seed by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Mystery Seed, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Q0524

Ipomoea nil Q0524 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q0524, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 1

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

Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 7

Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 7 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 7, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 10

Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 10 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q1099 Plant 10, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Emma's Red and Grey Shibori

Ipomoea nil Red-White-Blue

Ipomoea nil Red-White-Blue by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Red-White-Blue, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Red-White-Blue

Ipomoea nil Red-White-Blue by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Red-White-Blue, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil 'Stream of Kamo River'

Ipomoea nil 'Stream of Kamo River'

Ipomoea nil 'Tokiwayama'

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

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152

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

Friday, August 30, 2013

Ipomoea nil - Simplified "Bonsai" Plant Method

Via Flickr:
I am learning to make a "bonsai" type asagao plant, using what I think is variety 'Ukigomo' as my subject. This is a basic, simplified method which may yield 6 flowers all open about the same time on the plant, if I am lucky.

One should use the yellow leaf type asagao, as I have been told, because the distance between leaf nodes is short and ideal for a pruned plant.

I grew the plant out until there were seven leaves on the vine. I made the first cut of the vine by snipping the vine just above the sixth leaf. The arrow in the photo shows the cut vine.

As can be seen in the photo, secondary vines begin to grow from each leaf node. For this simplified method, I removed the secondary vines from leaf nodes 1, 2 and 6, leaving the secondary vines at leaf nodes 3, 4 and 5. Flower buds should develop on these secondary vines. Another cut will be made on the secondary vines in the near future. Stay tuned for further developments!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ipomoea purpurea Q1152

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

Ipomoea nil YL019 Music of Mountain Stream

Ipomoea nil YL017 Hatsuse

Ipomoea nil YL017 Hatsuse by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil YL017 Hatsuse, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Tokiwayama

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

Ipomoea nil Stream of Kamo River

Ipomoea nil Q0962 Plant 10

Ipomoea nil Q0962 Plant 10 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q0962 Plant 10, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Q0538

Ipomoea nil Q0538 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q0538, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Q0524

Ipomoea nil Q0524 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Q0524, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Mystery Seed

Ipomoea nil Mystery Seed by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Mystery Seed, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Mystery Seed

Ipomoea nil Mystery Seed by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Mystery Seed, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil Hatsushimo YL070

Ipomoea nil Hatsushimo YL070 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Hatsushimo YL070, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Ipomoea nil GLNN

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

Ipomoea nil GL135

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