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Stargazers are here!

Dee-O-Gee
August 15th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Here's this year's sighting of stargazers. They are so eye candy. :cloud9:

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Dee-O-Gee
August 15th, 2009, 09:47 PM
So every year this plant keeps popping up. I have no idea what it is or where it came from. :shrug:

During the day the flower is all tightly wound and closed. At dusk, the flower opens and has this beautiful scent that is so significant to us and our neighbors. It has somewhat of a tacky feel that if you brush up on it, you're left with a sticky feel on your skin. :shrug:

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hazelrunpack
August 15th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Your stargazers are really vibrant this year, klm!! :cloud9:

The mystery plant looks like my Nicotiana flowers, but mine open during the day :shrug: Don't know if your night-bloomers are in the same family, but a different species, or something entirely different.

Dee-O-Gee
August 15th, 2009, 10:50 PM
Someone told me that they look like Nicotiana but because they bloom at dusk, I'm left with questions? :shrug: Also if you brush up against it, it leaves a terrible sticky feeling on your skin. :shrug:

hazelrunpack
August 15th, 2009, 10:57 PM
I just did a quick search on Nicotiana and it sounds like they commonly bloom at dusk and have a lovely scent. :thumbs up It also said they like shade...which explains why mine aren't doing so well and blooming at odd times. :o

14+kitties
August 16th, 2009, 05:29 AM
Nicotania is what it looks like to me as well. Nicotania gives off a wonderful scent at night. It is self seeding for you. :thumbs up

CearaQC
August 16th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Yep that's a flowering tobacco.

Your stargazers should give you lots of fragrance too!

The buds on mine are starting to color up. Won't be long until they open.

Dee-O-Gee
August 16th, 2009, 09:17 PM
I've heard that this was referred to as a tobacco plant. I have never planted Nicotania but am curious as to how it ended up in my flower beds? :confused:

Does it actually grow from the tobacco of a cigarette butt? :shrug:

hazelrunpack
August 16th, 2009, 09:34 PM
:laughing: No! :p

It's a flowering plant in the tobacco family, I think. You can buy they at nurseries--I bought mine this year for the hidden garden. :D I hope mine reseed...but I don't think I have them in a very good spot. :o Yours are in much better shape than mine are!

Dee-O-Gee
August 16th, 2009, 09:41 PM
:sorry: but I just HAD to ask that question! :laughing: :laughing:

Hey madame, I can send you some seeds if you'd like! :thumbs up I'm a pro at that now! :D :D

CearaQC
August 16th, 2009, 09:48 PM
I've heard that this was referred to as a tobacco plant. I have never planted Nicotania but am curious as to how it ended up in my flower beds? :confused:

Does it actually grow from the tobacco of a cigarette butt? :shrug:

:laughing::laughing::sorry:

The smoking type tobacco plants have very small seeds, almost like looking at grains of sugar. You may end up with a few thousand seeds. :thumbs up

14+kitties
August 16th, 2009, 09:53 PM
:laughing::laughing::sorry:

The smoking type tobacco plants have very small seeds, almost like looking at grains of sugar. You may end up with a few thousand seeds. :thumbs up

Yep, I have tons of them here. I grew them in the greenhouse a couple of years ago. They are a neat plant.

hazelrunpack
August 16th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Hey madame, I can send you some seeds if you'd like! :thumbs up I'm a pro at that now! :D :D
Wish I were a pro at growing things from seeds. :frustrated: I planted dozens of seeds this spring and everything died except two rose campions from 14+ :cry:

Dee-O-Gee
August 16th, 2009, 10:03 PM
I have no idea where these came from and they just keep popping up every year in abundance! :eek:

They keep seeding themselves in spots where I don't want them to grow so I end up pulling them out and composting them.

Perhaps a seed exchange CearcaQC? :shrug:

CearaQC
August 17th, 2009, 01:43 AM
Sure why not?

I have a juicy annual to share with you all also! But haven't taken a photo of it yet. The people who gave it to me call it a flowering maple. But the stems are really dark colored and the flowers are blue/purple. The pods look exactly like the chinese lantern plants only these don't turn orange. I don't know its proper name yet.

Tundra_Queen
August 17th, 2009, 02:19 AM
I love those lilies! I wish they would over winter here.

I love Nicotania too it smells so good. I have even grown smoking tobacco for hubs many years ago too. *L*

Debbie