Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

Rain and Moonflowers

We got a good spring rain yesterday, something we needed. The new plants loved it. Nothing works better than rain. Water from a sprinkler or a hose just isn’t the same.

A neighbor gave me a whole bunch of moonflower seedlings. I think I’ll put them in several pots to see how they behave. I understand they have the most wonderful fragrance. These do not seem to be the type of moonflower that twine around things like a morning glory. This is more of shrub, or plant with a spreading habit. The flowers look similar to moon vine, though. And both are fragrant, but the leaves of the plants I have are very different from the more morning glory-like plants I have found on the internet. I suspect they are datura inoxia.

About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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