The evening primrose and me

Katia(z5 MI)September 4, 2004

Hi folks,

I thought I'd post a picture of my huge evening primrose. I also thought I'd jump in with a picture of me. I don't like pictures of myself, and I don't like this picture of myself, but it's not as bad as some.

The evening primrose is a bienniel. It spends its first year as a rosette and then grows and flowers the 2nd year. This one thought that it was growing to be a tree.

I am looking into the sun. The flowers are drooping by noon.

Katia

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gardenymph(z6 Va)

Hi Katia!
Two very beautiful roses indeed! I love getting to see what my fellow GWebers look like. It's like getting a very sweet and unexpected present! The evening primrose is something I'd like to learn more about, I just don't know much about them.
gardenymph

    Bookmark   September 4, 2004 at 9:40PM
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Carrie B

Wow Katia!

I had no idea evening primroses got so huge!

Also, nice to see a picture of you, now, too. I'll see your face when I read your posts from this point forward.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2004 at 12:27AM
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Bill_G(PNW OR)

Hi Katia! (waving from Oregon)

    Bookmark   September 5, 2004 at 9:43AM
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annp(z5 ME)

I love you Katia! I knew I would.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2004 at 9:37AM
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carriein(z5 NW. IN)

Katia, thanks for posting your picture,
You look like a very wise person, which in fact we all know is true.
(I think you would look cute in more modern glasses!)

    Bookmark   September 21, 2004 at 9:28AM
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carriein(z5 NW. IN)

Sorry Katia, I didn't mean to imply that there is anything wrong with the galsses you have on!! Just wishing I could wear my cute reading glasses all the time.
Also wondering about your evening primrose. I have a smaller plant with HUGE flowers that are crepe paperish. I thought that was evening primrose? Just wondering.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2004 at 9:54AM
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yardkat(z5 Utah)

Aha! Here she is!
Dahlink, you look mahhhvelous...you should feel free to post more!
I love how your yard looks all woodsy back there, ahh the midwest...
Also, I always pictured you with long wavy locks...funny how our mind makes up pictures.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2004 at 11:54AM
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Katia(z5 MI)

Thanks for all the kind sweet words!

CarrieIN, I'll have to try out more modern frames next time but I bet I'll go back to these same ones again. They seem to attract me magnetically. Plus there is room for all three parts of the trifocals.

There seem to be lots of different varieties of evening primrose. I've got Oenothera biennis. The link says that a mature plant is 5 feet tall but I've had many of them grow bigger than that. I've also had them flower after I've been mowing them all summer long and then stop. They're only about 6 inches tall when they bloom then. My only regret is that it takes them two years to attain their glory and then they die (but they leave lovely seedpods for the birds.)

Katia

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA info about Oenothera biennis

    Bookmark   September 21, 2004 at 12:07PM
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carriein(z5 NW. IN)

Thanks for the link.
I had planted this burgandy flowered plant(that I thought may be a type of evening primrose)
It didn't ever come back. This year at a different location the same variety apppeared with huge white flowers. It was a nice surprise.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2004 at 8:55AM
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gardengardengardenga

never saw a evening primrose that tall before. Nice to put a face to your name Katia.

Thanks for sharing
Cheers

    Bookmark   November 15, 2004 at 11:24AM
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blakrab

Does it really grow that high?

And is this also Yellow Evening Primrose, or something else?

Here is a link that might be useful: Yellow Evening Primrose?

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 4:16PM
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