Thursday, September 26, 2013

My Favorite This Week

  This week I'm honoring the lowly Ipomea 'Marguerite' , who has engulfed a large segment of the Succulent Alley . You have to give her credit for tenacity. No doubt she pines away for the good old days when she was a new and exciting selection at the garden center.



 This area really was all about the succulents, and one day it seems I turned around and there was  Marguerite , creeping relentlessly among the Agaves .


She's heading for the open garden. Who knows where it will end ?


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15 comments:

  1. It's so beautiful - I have the same Ipomea in my garden in a pot but its not as happy. I'm not sure if its getting too much sun, but I think yours would be in similar condition because its with the succulents. Do you do anything special to keep it happy like that?

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    1. botanied, this plant lives in very bright shade with only a couple hours of direct sunlight .This one is in fact in a pot. I can't grow Ipomeas here in all day sun;morning sun seems to be the preferred exposure.

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  2. But where are all the slug bites? Seriously I had to stop growing this (and its darker cousin) because the slugs just LOVED it to pieces. Yours is over the top amazing and I am jealous...

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    1. Loree , I put an Ipomea of some sort in this pot every year and pour large amounts of Sluggo into the container after planting. My big issue is snails, and they are quite fond of Ipomea. It seems that once the plant has achieved some size the snails loose interest. If only that were true with everything..those sob's can cut down a full size Delphinium in a night. I hate them . Hate hate hate.

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  3. I've yet to see a healthier (or more adventurous) Ipomea!

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    1. Maybe a few more weeks til frost cuts it down, I'm interested to see how far it ventures into the garden !

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  4. Nice to see it's done well for you! We don't usually get the summer heat enough for that plant to do well here.

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    1. ..and it's really close to too much heat for it here ! My friends on the east coast can grow this in almost full sun, but not a chance of that here.

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  5. I've done very little trimming on my Ipomeas this season. In some areas I plant them as groundovers. In a few weeks they'll be off to the big compost pile in the sky so best to enjoy while I can.

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    1. I've never planted them in the ground Sue, because of the snail-slog issue as mentioned above.

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    1. It is a classic indeed. In all colors !

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  7. Yes, she's This Year's Girl no longer, but the heck with that.

    Success with her for the first time ever, finally. Planted it in the ground. She's 15' in all directions. The rats ate all the snails.

    Is that a sweet little Agave victoriae-reginae amongst the leaves? Looking good!

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    1. I knew rats had to have some redeeming quality.I revere any animal that will eat snails. You must have her in the shade ?

      Yes, Agave victoriae-reginae..how I searched for a reasonably priced specimen, and finally found it in one of the cactus-succulent booths at the SF garden show. I will probably be in The Home before she attains any significant size.

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  8. Succulent Alley meets Margaritaville. I like that Sweet Caroline brownish one a lot too. Making notes for next summer...

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