Friday, September 21, 2007

Moonflower Plant...........

It's Show and Tell over at Kelli's..........
I'm so sorry I missed posting on Show and Tell last Friday, we were out of town, or I should say out of the country (we live in the country), but that would be misleading, actually we were out of the state......then last night my laptop was not cooperating...My husband 'washed the windows' on it. Now if I could just figure out how to interest him in washing the windows on the house......hmm, any suggestions?




This is a Moonflower bush, not to be confused with the Moonflower Vine. The bush is gorgeous...sometimes with 100 blooms on a single plant. A neighboring gardener friend shared this plant with me..........It has no scent. On the other hand, the Moonflower Vine only blooms at night with the most heavenly scent you can imagine. If the fragrance could be bottled, I would sent each blogging friend a sample........

Snow white blooms........

28 comments:

ellen b said...

LOL on teaching hubby to wash windows on the house. That plant is so lovely. I don't know if I've ever seen a moonflower plant. What a great name...

PEA said...

Oh Betty, that flower is just gorgeous...so pure and white!! I'd never heard of a moonflower plant before, how very interesting!! xox

dot said...

Smell or no smell, it's still pretty! It looks rather like a white petunia to me.

nannykim said...

Wish I could smell it!! Someof my favorite smells are gardina, lilac, lilies of the valley--how does it compare to those?

Barbara H. said...

I had never heard of either plant! It's interesting that God would make something that only blooms at night and smells so lovely -- perhaps a treasure for those who have to be out at night? This is beautiful.

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely. We have the Moon Vine and love it.
Susan

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Betty, haven't been by in awhile. Love the husband babysitting story. That's really cute! And your flowers are so pretty. I've given up on all mine for the year & my beds are covered in weeds. I'll get to it later...

Rhoda

Susie said...

Hi Betty,
Lovely flower! How interesting that one moonflower has a lovely scent, and the other none at all...
I love the little drops of moisture showing on the leaves...
:)

Ruth said...

Very pretty!! I bet that is a beautiful bush when it is in bloom!

Kelli said...

Just gorgeous, Betty!!
Kelli

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful plant! I've never heard of it before. I bet it is gorgeoous with a 100+ blooms on it!

Katherine

Mary said...

I'm not familiar with this lovely plant Betty - does it require a lot of water to keep it going?

Glad you're getting back in the groove - missed you when you were away!

Men - often clueless when it comes to house keeping and child care. But yes, they're pretty good at playing, just as when they were little boys, right?

Barbara said...

Very pretty. Something I have not seen before.

Myrna said...

Beautiful flowers!

thank ou for your kind comment on my blog about my brother. I am getting back into what passes for a routine at my house.

cityfarmer said...

What about seeds...can you harvest seeds for all of us in blogland?

The Master's Garden..there's nothing like it

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Betty....

Pure white and simply beautiful. I’m looking forward to sowing my seeds next year and I hope to be posting similar pictures too. Have a lovely day. - Marion

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

That sounds like a wonderful flower and I know it is beautiful. Have a happy day. connie from Texas

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Those flowers are radiant! I'm giving the moonflower vine a try next year in my white garden. The moonflower bush looks lovely; 100 blooms on 1 plant sounds absolutely wonderful to me.

Naturegirl said...

These look very much like a petunia..I do know the moon flower vine ...the scent is heavenly and I think they glow in the dark as I am sure your moon plant does. I always plant white in the garden for this reason> hugs NG

weirdbunny said...

We have a flower over here that looks something like that, but it comes in lots of colours, and you can grow them from seed. However they are annuals ~ love Julia x

Barbara said...

The majority of my blogging friends are a snapdragon. Wonder what that means!

Angie said...

How neat---I have never seen that flower! I came over here from Fiddledeedee---enjoyed my visit!
Be blessed!

Brenda said...

I have never seen the bush.When I lives in Florida I had a vine and loved it.
P.S.Found you on Rhondas blog. She is a true sweetheart.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Your flowers are very pretty! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Anonymous said...

My father had bushes similar to these growing around the sides of his house. He and my grandmother said they were Moonflowers. They were much bigger ..flowers were bigger..BUT..they only bloomed at night. They were bushes, not vines. And they had a slight sweet scent. I've never seen any like them before or since.

Christa Allen said...

I just received moonflower seeds - had never heard of them until I joined a seed saver site on FB. Can u tell me if to plant the seeds inside before putting them out or can I just plant the seeds outside. I live in Monterey, Ca. my zone is 9. I love your flowers they r beautiful.

Christa Allen said...

Can u recommend how to grow the seeds for the moonflower please. Love the flowers, just got these seeds from a friend on a seed saver site. First time grower of these majesty plants.

Betty said...

Christa,
Welcome to my blog...

I live in zone 7...I soak the Moonflower vine seed in water overnight to loosen the hard coat encasing the seed. I usually plant the seed in paper cups in potting soil indoors. They will sprout in a very few days. When all danger of frost is gone then they can be set out...the Moonflower vine scent is absolutely heavenly...the bush Moonflower is beautiful but has no scent.

This spring I'll try planting them directly into the soil in the flower bed to see how that works out.
Happy planting and God bless...Betty