My dutchman's pipe vine is growing great but it has not bloomed. Can you tell me what I need to do to get it to bloom next year?
There can be a few reasons your dutchman's pipe vine is not blooming.
The first is that the plant may not be getting enough sunlight. While a plant can survive in less than ideal light conditions, it has a hard time blooming without the proper amount of sun. Check the amount of sun the plant is getting and see if you might be able to get more light to it either by perhaps pruning a tree or moving nearby object. You may also want to think about moving the plant to a spot where it would get better light.
The other reason that a plant may not bloom is a lack of phosphorus. This article will explain more about that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm
I planted a dutchman's pipe from seed (in a container) and at first it really started growing. Then I planted it in the ground and it did ok, but not really good. Now it is only brown stems and I don't know if I should try again with more seeds for put fertilizer on this one.
Did you acclimate it before planting it out? If a plant is not acclimated, it can die. This article has more information:
If it is only brown stems, it is likely dead and I would recommend starting over. This article will help you with confirming that it is dead:
When and how should I trim my dutchman's pipe vine?
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/dutchmans-pipe/dutchmans-pipe-pruning.htm
The blossoms on my dutchmans pipe vine seem to be falling off. I don't think the local critters are eating them off. I see the baby pipes and 3-4 days later they have dropped. Any suggestions? Fertilizers?
Sorry, but I can't answer your question outright. From what I've read, these must be kept moist. If they are stressed, the plants will throw blooms as a survival tactic. Maybe this article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/dutchmans-pipe/growing-dutchmans-pipe-vine.htm
I ordered 4 Dutchman Pipe vines from a nursery during the winter and then received them in mid March while there was still snow out and cold nights. The vines were only about 3 inches long, had green foliage, strong root systems and I planted them under the pergola in well prepared compost soil. Of course, after the first hard frost, they browned up and shrivelled away. My question is, will the root system regenerate new growth or are they most likely completely dead? Not sure why the nursery sent them to me so early in the season.
These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/dutchmans-pipe/growing-dutchmans-pipe-vine.htm
We have a Dutchmans Pipe and it is growing up the old tv antanae. It is about 40 feet high, and the trunk is about 3 inches thick. This year though, it has tiny pinholes in it and it is dropping leaves. It has never done this before, I am just wondering why it is doing this. Thanks.
The holes are classic borer damage, though which kind of borer it is would be hard to say. Borers are hard to deal with because being inside the plant protects them from many kinds of pesticides. I would recommend using neem oil. Neem oil is absorbed by the plant and makes the whole plant poisonous to any bugs that eat it. This should take care pf the problem.
I have seeds but I can't get them to germinate. I put them in seeding pods after soaking them for a day or so..... What should I do?
Start seeds by soaking in hot water for 48 hours before surface sowing them on a tray of rich potting mix.
When the water cools replace it with hot water again.
Cover with a very fine layer of vermiculite.
The seeds need light to germinate.
Keep soil moist but not wet.
A mister bottle of water is good for watering.
Temperatures need to be between 75 and 85 degrees F
A heated germination mat is needed for this.
You should see sprouts in approx 4 weeks, in some cases longer.