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by USAFwife on September 07, 2005 09:24 AM
My local plant stand gave me these vines on the last day of the season for free! [clappy] BUT they have no tag, the salesperson was clueless, and I can't find it in any of my books [dunno] Please take a look at the pictures I took of the plant on my website:

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'd like to trim the plants back and bring inside for the winter to plant outside next spring.
by mike57 on September 07, 2005 09:38 AM
[wayey] HI USAFwife welcome to the fourm.sorry but your photo is not showing up.there are a few other photo sites you can use.but not sure what they all are i think one is photo bucket,there should be someone along soon to help you get your photo to post.sorry i couldn't be of more help.your friend in gardening.mike57 [wayey] [flower] [flower]

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by mike57 on September 07, 2005 04:58 PM
HI Again here are the names of some more photo sites you might try.
hope these help.your friend in gardening.mike57

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by tkhooper on September 08, 2005 12:16 AM
I did have to wait a bit for the slide show to start but then I have dial up. I have to wait for everything. Unfortunately I can't identify your vine. I hope you have good luck with it though.
by USAFwife on September 08, 2005 09:42 AM
by mike57 on September 09, 2005 02:24 AM
[wayey] HI it looks like dryed up nasturtium vine to me.did they bloom flowers?red,or yellow,or ornge.about the size of a half dollar or a quarter.this is just my best guess as to what the vine is.i am sure some of the other members might have a different guess on your vine and will be along with there input also.hope this helps your friend in gardening.mike57 [wayey] [flower] [flower]

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by RugbyHukr on September 09, 2005 02:49 AM
just a guess...

Menispermum 'moonseed'

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by USAFwife on September 09, 2005 10:09 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. It was definetly dried out when I got them, which was only a week ago. There weren't any blooms on any of the 4 plants they gave me and they were all tangled up. I cut them back last night to a manageable mess and am trying to revive them. I'll take more pics tomorrow and post them. I looked at pictures of both suggestions and I'm not sure that either are the best match yet. Hopefully a more revived plant will give us more clues [thinker]
by ninniwinky on September 10, 2005 02:57 AM
don't melons or pumpkins grow on vines like that? I have never really seen on in person, but those pictures do look familar.

by joclyn on September 10, 2005 12:21 PM
actually, it kind of looks like creeping charlie to me...and that's considered a ground cover altho it does spread, in vine fashion if it doesn't have dirt to send roots into. it's also very invasive. it's probably not that tho...the flower bud doesn't quite look like what creeping charlie has - hard to say tho, as it is pretty dried out.

please post some more pics if you get it revived a bit...
by weezie13 on September 10, 2005 12:52 PM
Have you got any newer picture,
where the dead or dying stuff
has been cut off and only new
growth on the top..
*would be better to be able to
see it more alive*) [flower] [thumb]

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by USAFwife on September 11, 2005 12:15 AM
I took these pictures this morning...


You can see that I've cut back the plants considerably. There was a lot of dead material caught up in the plants when I got them. I looked at creeping charlie but the description reads that the leaves clasp the stems and on this plant the leaves seem to grow far from the stems. It does seem to be more a ground cover than a vine though. I couldn't find any new buds yet. I'll put them in some bigger pots today and see how that goes. [dunno]

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