Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Moonflower vine (Ipomoea alba) April 13, 2011

Filed under: Annuals,Deer-resistant,Fall Interest,Summer Interest,Sun-loving plants,Vines — annapolisplants @ 3:39 am

Amazing flowers as big as our hands, they unfurl like umbrellas as the sun’s rays fade.  Wonderful twining on a deck railing, they perfume the air with their sweet fragrance.  Flowers each evening in summer and autumn until the first frost.  Full sun.

Mine made plenty of seed but they were hard to germinate, so I only have a few!


Sweet Pea Vines April 29, 2010

Filed under: Annuals,Shade-loving Plants,Summer Interest,Sun-loving plants,Vines — annapolisplants @ 4:02 am

4 Varieties of sweet pea vines, flowering all summer and fragrant.  Wonderful for twining on an arbor, trellis, or fence.  They are listed as annual but mine have returned year after year.

Pictured here: Ms. Willmott (pink) and Flora Norton (pale blue).

Full to part shade.  I have some blooming on my front porch railing, which faces north and receives almost no sun!