Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Scarlet Mandevilla





We want some flowering vines to climb up the corners of the Pergola.  On the South East corner I have a Scarlet Red Sun Parasol Mandevilla.

It is flanked by by two climbing New Dawn roses.  These bloom with a profusion of pale pink roses in the early spring then repeat bloom until fall when they put on a second wave of blooms.  The New Dawn climbers were grown from cuttings started late last summer.  The one on the right is already at seven feet.  These guys are vigorous.

As they are all in pots it will be a simple matter to finesse their location. This also makes it much easier to keep up with pruning, feeding and watering. They are getting lots of TLC.

More Ruby Tuesday

8 comments:

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

That mandevilla is gorgeous! I have tried several times to grow one - can't seem to keep it past the first season! I wonder if keeping it in pots would be better?

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Very nicely captured. Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

lanie said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful red flower, it looks like a gumamela flower.. happy rt2, hope you could visit me too, thanks plants with red ribbon

chubskulit said... [Reply to comment]

Vibrant Red.

Building Blocks Rubies, have a good Tuesday!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

I love the mandevilla, so vibrant!

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

Some simple beauty here.

PerthDailyPhoto said... [Reply to comment]

I have the exact same colour mandevilla growing in a pot on the side of the pool fence Bill and it never lets me down, beautiful AND hardy, perfect climber.

wifetoalineman02 said... [Reply to comment]

what a beautiful RED flower :-) so pretty indeed! Dropping by from last weeks RT2

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