Friday, October 2, 2009

Vines of all kinds ...

The cooler nights are starting to affect the vines, so I thought I'd get a few more pictures before they fade away for the season.

I need to go harvest those Coneflower seeds just to the right of this morning glory.
Can you tell I love blue and purple vines?
This mandavilla is so happy here. Too bad it won't come back after winter.
These scraggly guys are behind the fence.
This Cypress Vine will have to be cut back with a machete when it dies for the winter!

This Tangerine Beauty Crossvine is so not supposed to be blooming now! It's an early Spring bloomer. I think it's blooming because it's just so happy that the heat has finally abated and we've gotten a little rare rain.
This Purple Hyacinth Bean vine is loving the rain - it's been a sindly stalk all summer and now it's bursting with blooms and beans.

What's your favorite vine?

16 comments:

Janet said...

As I was scrolling down I thought that can't be a Crossvine blooming now! WOW. The morning glories are really pretty shades of blue. Love that Cypress Vine.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I'm conflicted! I was thinking the Cypress Vine (which doesn't grow here), but then that blue of the Morning Glory!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I like the hyacinth vine best. I have the cypress vine too. I like it and the hummers like it even more.

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

Love your vines! And who knows, with our winters these days, that mandevilla may make it through. Indeed, the crossvine does like to show off again when we get fall days.

Love the new site, too!

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Let me try this again...

I really like your blog design and layout! It looks great :). I think I have changed mine about a million times.

Dawn said...

Diana, they all look so beautiful. My new favorite is the Cypress Vine which looks so feathery next to your veggie garden. Thanks again for hosting the great Austin Garden Blogger Get-Together. It was a pleasure to see you and your lovely garden.

Teresa said...

Such beautiful vines you have. I personally love climatis and morning glories although the black eyed susan vines are fun and colorful. I enjoye4d your post.

getgrounded said...

Wow, Diana, great new background! Did you get the kinks worked out? This one really feels like "you", all happy and bright and cheerful and busy. Great flowers, too, by the way...

Diana said...

Janet -- Everything is confused by this crazy weather here! But I am happy, all our recent rains have pushed everything into bloom.

MMD - The blue of the morning glory is amazing, that's the one I always look for. And to be honest, the Cypress Vine is a pain! Very invasive.

Lisa - Yeah - the Hyacinth bean vine is so exotic looking. Love those purple beans.

Linda/CTG - You're right - another winter like last and I'll have to bushwhack back my plants in the spring.

Amy - Thanks. I'm still thinking it's too busy to really see my photos so I may switch it back. I know, fickle me!

Dawn - I was so glad you could make it to the gathering, it was nice to see you. You're right -- that Cypress Vine is feathery, but it is one tough plant. Can't kill it if you try!

Teresa -- thanks. I have one Clematis, but it's not in a good place and I may move it to do it justice. I love them, too.

Diana said...

Get Grounded -- Really, you think so? It seems busy to me, like you almost have to look for my photos because the background is so powerful. I'm still debating! Bugs are worked out, though, I just have to start over with links.

Gail said...

Diana, My favorite has to be Moon Flower vine... Love the fragrance and it's big white flower. When you wrote~This Cypress Vine will have to be cut back with a machete when it dies for the winter!~I wondered if it would be a mistake to plant it in my garden! it does have sweet flowers. gail

Annie in Austin said...

Change can be fun, Diana, but it took me a while to find the comments!

Your hyacinth vine looks great - mine was destroyed by squirrels and I miss it this year. Guess my favorites are clematis and moonflowers... or is it jasmine and Blue Pea vines...no, it's Passionflowers and cypress vines?

Please don't make me decide!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Diana said...

Annie - yeah, I think it's too busy. I'd like to tone back the header - less flowers, and the sides and widen the main column. But I can't do that myself, so I'll wait - again! I can't pick my favorite either, that's why I have a bunch of different ones :-)

Diana said...

Gail -- I don't have a moonflower, but I have a monster Datura, and while not a vine, I haven't gotten the moonflower since they are so similar. Do not plant that Cypress vine in anything put a pot and it will still escape! But it's worth a little effort.

Deanna browning said...

I am wanting to grow some hyacinth bean vines on a wooden privacy fence. Will they grow on the smooth side of a wooden fence or do I need to put some lattice on the fence? Please email me at deannabrowning@hotmail.com

Thanks so much!