Saturday, June 10, 2006

More Flowers

Here's that hops vine...getting bigger and bigger!

And these are the flower pots on my new back steps.

Another iris picture...

These little purple-blue ones weren't open the last time I took the pictures...I love these ones. They came from my mom's house...they were there when they bought the house.


At 6/10/2006 06:54:00 PM, Blogger Becky said...

Oh, those are gorgeous! isn't it amazing how many different iris' there are?! I sooooooo want to get a hop vine, love your potted flowers too.

At 6/16/2006 11:00:00 AM, Blogger KNITWHIT said...

Is there another name for the hops vine? I love it! I have a bare trellis on the west side of our cottage, mostly shaded. Would it work there? Does it flower? You have beautiful flowers!


At 6/16/2006 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Denise in PA said...

Hi Maureen,
The hops vine is super easy to does have a latin name,
Humulus lupulus is the most common variety. Here is a link with lots
of information on them; and some pictures. They flower, tiny little flowers that aren't very
noticeable. But why I like them...they get lovely little pinecone shaped "hops" on them. Oh, by the way, hops is what is used to make beer. The vine should work where you want to put it. They are very fast growers, I mean you can literally see them grow...growing 6-10 inches a day in the spring! Amazing!

There are several places on line to buy the rhizomes...the only one I know of is Henry Fields...but you can google them and find more. I
don't know what time of year they can be ordered...spring or fall.


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