October 04, 2006
Planting my morning glories
After we lost our sunflowers to some "mean guys" (as they are now known to our five-year-old!) my mother went out and bought about fifty different kinds of seeds. October isn't necessarily the best time to start growing flowers--but the purchase did help to calm down our son.
We started the lupins first (a poor choice, considering that they take six months to bloom), then zinnias and alyssums (only two months!), and then finally morning glories.
I am delighted with the morning glories. After growing so many trees, which might grow a couple of inches per month, it is a joy to watch the morning glories rocket skyward. I could swear that they're growing about an inch a day.
Anyhoo, the time has come to transplant them, and I realized that I don't know much about supports for vines. I found a site that suggested fishing line looped around nails, which sounds nice and unobtrusive, so I guess I'll try that. The site also says that once you start the vine on its support, it will continue to climb without further encouragement. This will be a welcome change from our bougainvillea, which needs to be tied up again after every fresh spurt of growth.
Posted by: lorraine | Oct 27, 2006 10:07:00 AM
Posted by: Iwona | Sep 14, 2007 1:06:22 PM
if youve not grown morning glories before, they will indeed grow without further assistance but NOT without further support. you can use little #2 nails and fish line or kite string. mine grow from the foot of my deck to the peak of my two story house and only stop because they ran out of support. friendly flowers for young growers and reliably go to bed at night, a nice transition opportunity if you have a child who has trouble getting to bed on long summer evenings.
Posted by: Rick from Mich | Oct 21, 2007 1:54:07 AM
I have never had great luck with morning glories, or lupines for that matter. Since leaving Maine I miss the lupines. Have you ever read the book "The Lupine Lady" it is wonderful.
Posted by: Shawn | Feb 12, 2009 6:35:02 PM
Love morning glorys. They grow wild here, they are so beautiful first thing in the morning..Hope you have much success..
Posted by: Chrissy | Mar 7, 2009 7:41:05 AM
Great to plant near ugly chain link fences! I've even had luck growing a mass of morning glories over a decomposing xmas tree, it turned it into a lush "bush" of flowers!
Posted by: Ashley Acosta | Mar 7, 2009 8:57:45 AM
i added morning glories around my dogs kennel it adds a little more shade and makes it look pretty
Posted by: deb | Mar 7, 2009 9:51:27 PM
I have never had any luck with Morning Glories! I follow planting directions etc,but never any luck! I planted wild flower seeds last Spring and by July,they were up looking beautiful! Go figure that Morning Glories are one of my favorites and I can't get them to do anything!
Posted by: Lisa Baird | Mar 8, 2009 1:23:53 PM
When I can get them to grow, I grow them on my rain spout that faces south and they climb almost to our roof. Last yr my hubby finally got my fence up and I planted some on there a lil later but it looked great once they started blooming.
Posted by: Michele | Mar 8, 2009 1:32:48 PM
I love morning glories and always plant them every spring along my chain link fence and near the front and back banisters going up the steps.They cheer me up every morning when I see them open and so beautiful!I also plant moon flowers there so at night I have beautiful,fragrant white flowers.
Posted by: betty elise stone | Mar 8, 2009 4:44:09 PM
Morning glories are wonderful and full of color. I started mine on an old well pump and they carried over to an old tree stump and then onto & up a fence & then to a nearby electric wire & pole. It's an awesome site in the summertime.
Posted by: Kathy | Mar 8, 2009 8:48:39 PM
When I was kid my mother had the most beautiful morning glories...unfortunately, I wasn't blessed with a green thumb and can't get anything to grow! I'm living vicariously through your blog. LOL
Posted by: Molly | Mar 10, 2009 9:12:10 AM
Great planting. Happy your happy.
Posted by: lois dehaan | Mar 11, 2009 12:15:01 PM
How well will te sugar pine and sequoia seeds do in midwest climates?
Posted by: Lonnie McGregor | Mar 12, 2009 8:42:38 AM
Posted by: tracy | Mar 14, 2009 7:05:15 AM
I have never had any luck with morning glories. I love to look at them, but growing is another story.
Posted by: Cyndi Holtzclaw | Mar 14, 2009 9:14:41 AM
I think that morning glories are beautiful and not to hard to grow in the right place. I remember that we had some growing in a very sunny spot, it was enjoyable to wathc.
There is something beautiful about nature, that calls us to enjoy it, such is the feeling I get about growing beautiful flowers.
Posted by: Yvette | Mar 15, 2009 2:04:24 PM
I'm so happy to find this information. My grandmother used to have morning glories growing all over the front of her house and they were beautiful. It's something I've been wanting to try, but didn't know how. Now I'm excited to try them and can't wait to see if they are as beautiful has hers used to be.
Posted by: Tina | Mar 16, 2009 5:38:04 AM
Morning Glories are an easy flower to grow. They aren't very heavy, therefore need little support. They're very beautiful to sit under in the morning and so relaxing. My oldest daughter likes to take care of them also.
Posted by: Sharon | Mar 16, 2009 7:46:59 PM
I love morning glories but have never tried to grow them. I hope yours are as beautiful as I imagine.
Posted by: Cindy | Mar 23, 2009 8:54:40 AM
They grow a little too well where I live. They come through the neighbors' fence and try to choke other plants in our garden. High price to pay for pretty flowers.
Posted by: Lacey | Mar 25, 2009 8:59:01 PM
Posted by: Samantha | Apr 19, 2009 11:59:25 PM
What beautiful flowers morning glories are, sounds like you have a great plan to enjoy yours.
Posted by: JoAnn | Apr 28, 2009 10:03:22 PM
man... my morning glories ALWAYS die on me..
Posted by: Christa | Apr 29, 2009 9:42:25 AM
My son-in law was pulling up some morning glories last weekend and throwing them away.
They had gotten up under the siding on his house.
I have always loved morning glories and since I can't bear to see waste, I took them.
I have an old planter that had housed a vine at one time and still has 3 foot tall stalks.
So, I planted the roots in the pot. Most did survive. And I'm training them to wind up and around.
Can't wait to see how these will be as house plants.
I have them in a South Eastern facing window.
Posted by: Maryann | May 5, 2009 1:45:28 PM
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