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The cultivated Morning Glories are delightful. They're why several dance tunes have been written in their honor.

But bindweed (wild white morning glories) is a pita. Birds planted it in my garden from their perch on our chain-link fence. By the end of the summer, we had a whole waterfall of green bindweed vines sprinkled with the white morning glory flowers.

Never did get rid of it. When we sold our house, we just cut it off at ground level and laid newspapers then black plastic trash bags over top, held down with stones so no one could see'em. Seemed to work - got a decent price for the house. :wink:

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Hi! I'm new to the forum, and also a MG lover. I like to grow new ones each year. This year I tried Grandpa Ott, and Crimson Rambler. Grandpa Ott will be one I will definitely grow again. My all time favorite is Heavenly Blue and seeing your picture, it makes me wish I had grown them again this year. The Crimson Rambler has been slow to take off, and I'm still waiting for the first bloom.
Your photo's are beautiful!

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Morning Glories

lillieyflower wrote:I to love them , I live in tampa, fl. and it gets so hot..... I have planted them for 2 years now, and never have got them to look half as good as all of yalls.....I do not know what I am doing wrong......thay never have many leaves and allways look like thay are going to die and not to many flowers eather......can anyone help me ? please....... I have allmost said forget it I can not grow this..... p.s. all the pics are so pretty it makes me want to cry when I look at mine....
I live in Central Florida, Davenport. My Morning Glory vine in lush but,
it has not bloomed. I have tried to fertilze, but, still no bloom.
Have you had any luck?

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i grew them for first time this year...i cant say how happy they made me...they were easy to grow. needed little water and are so beautiful...i think i'll grow them every year now....and would love to try all sorts of kinds.... :D
[img][img]https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o294/mikeswaynow/morninggl.jpg[/img][/img]

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Gorgeous Llllgardner!

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thanks... I'm having a great time growing these girls. took my mind away from my tiny carrots, and stunted corn :D ....

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I'm in zone 6 and they don't seem to die. :o I planted them years ago and ended up trying to pull them up after a couple of years, because they took over. Every year I start getting them shooting up in places I never planted them, and usually pull them before they can get too big. This year I just let them come. They came up in my dark burgundy mum bush, but I draped them over the fence, and they just look lovely. It's the funniest thing though----I have pink AND blue on the same vine. People have commented on them, so I guess I'll let them come up from now on.

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i hope mine come back without replanting....then i could try out a new type too...now im planning areas for them to be... such a nice backdrop..... :)

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I had some that came back every year for about four years... MG are some of my favorite!

I'm getting ready to plant some in front of a portion of fence that is a bit of an eyesore for some beautiful coverup.

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I too love Morning Glories, especially, Heavenly Blue. I have two photos of them growing up my arbor in the flower garden last year. I planted a whole lot this spring, their on their way up...can't wait for them to bloom.

[img]https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g266/Nannie2/P8110089-1.jpg[/img]


[img]https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g266/Nannie2/P8110094.jpg[/img]

Hope the photos show up..????

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Morning Glories

I too am obsessed - I'm the crazy plant lady in the neighborhood!!
I have 6 varieties started inside my house on the north coast of CA - Pastel Star, Scarlet O'Hara, Heavenly Blue, Candy Pink, Star of Yelta and my favorite - Picotee Blue. (If you have never seen it, google the image it is amazing!)

Just had a question for anyone - I am almost afraid to put them outside because I have read that they are invasive and hard to get rid of.
I have read that they can kill trees and pop up eveywhere choking prized plants!

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I know this is an old thread, but I thought maybe a bit of a revival might help with a problem I've now had for 2 years. I've been growing morning glories for many years now and last year I tried one of the japanese varieties, Picotee Blue. At the time I was living in Fayetteville, NC. Only 2 of the 12 seeds I aquired grew and, while my other varieties flourished, they seemed stunted. They stayed short for a long time and the leaves were rumpled and twisted. Eventually they started to grow, but only reached 3 feet. They produced less than 12 flowers each plant and by the time I had to move they wernt ready to harvest seeds. I have no idea why they came out that way and I thought maybe this year I'd have better luck.

I am now back home in WA state and this year I aquired 2 packets of the seeds from the same source as I did last year, Livingston Seed Co.(as I havent been able to find them anywhere else). I planted the seeds from one packet and decided to save the other packet to plant later for later blooming flowers, all but 2 of the seeds grew. I did this in early March. Here it is the end of June and the plants are again stunted, the leaves are not twisted and rumpled as much this year, but the plants themselves are no more than 5 inches tall if that, though one plant has grown a daring 3 feet. They receive no different care than the rest of my morning glories, which are flourishing as usual, and I am wondering if it may be the source from which I get them thats the problem. If this is the case then where can I get better quality seeds? The flowers of Picotee Blue are my favorite and I'd really like to continue growing them.

This year I also ordered some Milky Way seeds, however they took well over a month to get to me and I am just now getting them in the ground, I hope they do allright considering the late planting date.

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I'm having similar problems. I planted around 2 dozen morning glories and only about 7 made it, the heat literally burned up the rest in 2 days, but they don't really reach that high. I've read they reach 15ft but mine have been growing for 2 months and are at maybe 5 ft, and some still won't even vine yet, they just sit there with 4 or 5 leaves and stopped. They're supposed to be blooming soon as well, and theres not a single bloom coming in yet.

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Some varieties of morning glories don't grow as tall as others. I'm only familiar with the old Heavenly Blue morning glories, but I remember looking up one called Blue Picotee, or some similar name, and apparently its maximum size is only 5 to 6 feet. :)

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I'm not sure about LeviatanGirl, but half of mine planted were Heavenly Blues so I'm still a little confused as to why they're not growing as big. They also aren't as 'bushy' as pictures I've seen, not sure if everyone else plants them closer together or not but I'm only getting around 2-3 vines per plant and the leaves are pretty spread out. The vines are also really thing. I haave another fence ina different are, and the whole thing is covered in vines which look alot like morning glories(same leaves), but have small little white flowers, and they're spreading like wildfire. That's what I wanted my morning glories to do.

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I'm not sure if its right to revive this old thread rather than create a redundant topic..

I also love morning glories. Actually I'm obsessed with them especially the Japanese MGs.

is there a perennial morning glory out there given if grown in a location without frost...?

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I have just bought a few morning glory plants, but have a question. I have them in containers and hung them over the side of my balcony as I live on in a rooftop apartment. Will Morning Glory do well hanging down the side of a wall or do they need to be climbing? Thanks in advance.

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adobo wrote:I'm not sure if its right to revive this old thread rather than create a redundant topic..

I also love morning glories. Actually I'm obsessed with them especially the Japanese MGs.

is there a perennial morning glory out there given if grown in a location without frost...?
Morning glories self-seed so...exuberantly...that they may as well be perennial in mild-winter areas. Be careful: they can become invasive!

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zmikers wrote:I have just bought a few morning glory plants, but have a question. I have them in containers and hung them over the side of my balcony as I live on in a rooftop apartment. Will Morning Glory do well hanging down the side of a wall or do they need to be climbing? Thanks in advance.
I've seen them climb up guy wires to power poles and then horizontally on the wires. At my former house, the morning glories climbed up an old wooden fence, up the garage wall, across the garage roof, down the other garage wall, and then across the neighbor's fence. They were very happy morning glories!

I'd be more worried about them drying out in a hanging container than anything, especially when just starting out. They don't need lots of water, but be sure to monitor the soil. It's easy to forget to monitor the soil of hanging containers, as many of our members have testified. :(

Cynthia

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Fair enough, the good thing is thery're just above waist level in a basket hanging over the edge of the railing so I can keep a good eye on them. I spend at least an hour a day on my rooftop balcony with all of my other plants; Lady palms, ferns, daisies, red tip photineas, bougainvelleas, chinadolls, assorted herbs and tomato plants, so I'll definitely keep an eye on them too.

So, you think that as long as the soil is ok, the morning glories should be ok hanging down the side of the balcony wall?

PS. I'm currently living in Taipei, Taiwan where the temps are already hitting 27C (85F) and rising daily. Also, my balcony is covered with a frosted glass roof so the light is not too intense but still bright.

Thanks for the advice so far......... :D

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Sorry, I have on more question about morning glories. I live in Taipei, as i stated above, so I believe it's zone 11. It never frosts, and temperatures MAY dip down to 10C (50F) in the winter. Will morning glory continue to grow and bloom all year'round in this climate, or will in die off due to temperature change?

PS, it does get a little windy and cold on my balcony as it is N/NE facing.

Thanks again! :D

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"Zone 11" conveys no information about how hot it gets during the summer. Morning glories are pretty sturdy vines, but they aren't tested to any extremes here in the Bay Area. My part of the Bay Area may see temps in the 90s F (30s C) regularly, but almost never 100 deg F (38 deg C), so I don't know for sure whether they'll last through such heat.

Maybe other members from normally hot climate zones can tell us?

Cynthia

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MG Growing help needed - thx!

This may have already been answered but since it's a topic about morning glories I figured this would be the right place to put it. :?:

I'm pretty new at this whole gardening thing - as my username states, I have a brown thumb and I'm hoping to turn it into a green thumb. This is my second year with my own, very small herb garden (only 5 herbs) and my first year growing morning glories. -helpsos-

So I have some fabulous morning glories growing on a trellis on the front / side of my house but they seem to be dying. I've gotten a few flowers out of them but other than that, it's mostly leaves and the weird part is that the roots seem pretty sturdy but the middle of the vines are starting to lose their leaves and turn brown. I can't remember how long ago we planted the flowers - at least a year.

I hit it with some all-plant miracle gro a few weeks back and it didn't seem to do much. They're pretty neglected and from what I've read, MGs need to be neglected in order to grow.

Anyone have any ideas on how to help?

Also, I started some seeds in a small container and they've started sprouting. Is now the right time to move them? The packet said that they'll get about 6 feet. Right now, in the container, they're in some mulch / planter mix soil. The mulch does a good job of hanging on to the water so when I transfer my MGs, should I pour some of the mulch in there, too? :?:

If anyone can help me on this, that'd be so great. :D

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