This is not my house or my photo. This pic is by Bev Wagar [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons. Those white flowers on the vines climbing all over everything? Yup! THOSE are moonflowers.
I “play” at gardening, but I suck at it. Seriously. The only plants I can grow are the ones with a STRONG will to survive. That doesn’t stop me from tromping around outside in my red boots and hat. I enjoy getting my hands dirty, but don’t expect anything I plant to do well. I practice low expectations gardening. 🙂 LOL
The fact that I’m trying to plant moonflowers YET AGAIN proves that I’m never going to be a proper gardener! Why am I planting moonflowers? Mostly because of the name!!! I mean, come on! Moonflowers? They sound like hippy flowers!!! “Dude! This garden is totally awesome. Sweet! Got any fertilizer? We’re getting the munchies. Duuuude.” And…they flower at night, which is great, since gardening in the sun doesn’t really work out so well for me. I hate turning into a crispy Juli. I’ve never had a tan in my life!
The problem is, I’ve TRIED to plant moonflowers before with ZERO results, hence the reason I don’t have my own picture on here. I suppose I could have taken a picture of the dirt, but that’s not very exciting.
Every year I stick those stupid seeds in the ground, I feel like I’m playing the lottery. Yeah…I haven’t won that either. 😉 Meanwhile, the seeds are soaking in a cup of water, something I haven’t tried before. Maybe I’ll get better results once I stick them in the ground? Not holding my breath.
Have a great day!
12 thoughts on “I’m planting Moonflowers because I like the name. Don’t judge!”
I want moonflowers!
I really would like these to grow along my porch railing, then I could say, “Dude!” every time I walk past them. (Sigh…) 😉
This house doesn’t have a porch, but I don’t think they’d grow here anyway. I went googling. They really are lovely though…
I can’t grow anything from seeds (except Hollyhocks), so I get plants instead. 🙂
I agree…Moonflower is a great name. It sounds magical.
I can successfully grow some flowers from seed. Zinnias and Four o’clocks are pretty easy. I’ve never tried to grow Hollyhocks. If they’re easy to grow, I might try those this year! 🙂
I can;t grow anything, even from plants. I have some nice weeds going in buckets. I leave them alone and they’re happy. as soon as I tend them, they die 😦
I have always wanted moon flowers, too, so good luck!
Plant lettuce seeds, any variety. Get the cheap seeds from the dollar store. They’re usually 10-20 packets for a dollar, depending on the time of year. Lettuce is REALLY easy to grow in a planter or a bucket. 🙂 I have lettuce growing wild in my yard. I didn’t cut it down with the scissors soon enough, and it grew yellow flowers last fall. Lettuce will self-seed itself REALLY easily. Most years, we end up with WAY more lettuce “weeds” in our lawn than dandelions. That’s how easy it grows!
Bev Wagar, whose moonflower’s are in the photo, would be very happy to advise you on how to successfully grow them. They also have a strong and wonderful fragrance.
Good to know, Sean! 🙂 Bev Wagar’s pic is a gorgeous example of success.
You just might get results this year by soaking the seeds…I hope so. I am doing some for the first time this year, I’ve done morning glories (a relative) before and they do require the soaking. Sean has a great point! Ask the pictures grower how she does it. And, if mine succeed I will also say Dude everytime I walk by. They would like that I think.
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Thanks! I might have to try that this year. 🙂