Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pretty picture: Ipomoea sp.

Very excited tonight (Tuesday), because I got an e-mail today telling me that my Pandanus amaryllifolius has been shipped from Florida. What's that, you say? You didn't know I was getting a Pandanus amaryllifolius shipped from Florida?

That's because I didn't tell you. I didn't want you to buy them all before I could get one, as I've been wanting one ever since I started working on the Pandanus profile, eight or nine months ago.

I don't necessarily vouch for the company yet, as I haven't received my plant, but here are the details: $18 for the plant, $13.35 shipping, total of $31.35 (*wince*). Supposed to be in a 5-inch (12.7 cm) pot. I bought it from Gardino Nursery, on I think Friday. I'll let you know what it's like, once it gets here. They had others as of Friday, but were limiting it to one per customer, so there may not be very many.

Anyway. Today's post is just the simple picture of a morning glory flower I saw a few months ago. I know morning glories have been done, and a lot of people don't even like them because they're weedy, but I still think they're pretty. And even if I didn't, it's very late and I have to post something and this was the first thing I saw that I thought would work.

Still working on the Schlumbergera profile. I'm thinking it might be ready Sunday. We'll see. Progress is being made, at least. (UPDATE: It was indeed posted on Sunday.)


Paul said...

I love morning glories, and unfortunately, so do tortoise beetles. Pretty as the beetles are, they're evil.

Anonymous said...

I love morning glories, too.

Then again, I even love bindweed, which is similar. I always feel bad for pulling it.

Congrats on your new arrival!

Karen715 said...

I didn't plant any morning glories this year, and I miss them. 'Heavenly Blue' is my favorite cv.

I ordered some Hoyas from Gardino's earlier this year and they sent nice healthy-looking plants.

Steve Asbell said...

My favorite morning glory species is the sweet potato! I'm super jealous of the pandanus, and I've been meaning to add that to my Thai spice garden. I guess I'll find it someday when I take a trip down south...

Emily said...

What are you planning on baking with it?

mr_subjunctive said...


Hadn't really thought about it; I'd be happy enough just to find out what it smells like. And, hopefully, to be able to keep it growing indoors. I hope it's as easy as P. veitchii.


I like morning glories, but you're on your own on the bindweed issue.