Vines and Climbers forum: Blue Silk Morning Glory

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 22, 2013 8:04 AM CST
I will be growing the Japanese-developed morning glory species and variety Ipomoea nil 'Blue Silk' again this year after a several year hiatus. This strain was responsible for my incurable addiction to this plant group.

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
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Gerris2
Apr 25, 2013 9:45 AM CST
Three of the seeds made a good root and I potted them a couple days ago.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 25, 2013 11:06 AM CST
They all look like they should make good roots. Is that Blue Silk in your avatar?
I have a couple of mystery vines from seeds that were lurking in the baggie I put some Heavenly Blue seeds to sprout. Probably Jamie Lynn, which will be just fine with me!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 25, 2013 1:34 PM CST
Yes my avatar is Blue Silk. You can't go wrong with the standards you mentioned.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 28, 2013 4:25 PM CST
blue silk makes a Beautiful avatar and looking forward to some new photos this year Thumbs up
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all else is just existing.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 28, 2013 6:07 PM CST
I agree And that is a truly lovely example of the blooms!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 29, 2013 4:53 AM CST
The cotyledons are variegated, what a treat to see!


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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 29, 2013 5:42 AM CST
Hurray!
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Deb

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Windigo
Apr 29, 2013 10:43 AM CST
Are blue silk usually variegated?
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 29, 2013 11:28 AM CST
My previous plants were variegated, Deb. What has been your (or others) experience with it?
Name: Deb

Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Dog Lover Region: Illinois
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Windigo
Apr 30, 2013 6:10 AM CST
I don't know why, but blue silk is one I've never grown. I know I have some seeds, maybe I'll try it this year. The flower in your avatar is simply stunning!!

Arum
Apr 30, 2013 7:27 PM CST
My Blue Silk has variegated leaves, I got it from Joseph, that's why. I think I will grow it again. And Mini Bar Rose. So many to grow, can't wait to see them each morning. :)
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
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Gerris2
Apr 30, 2013 7:48 PM CST
It is such a beautiful flowering vine, Blue Silk is, that everyone ought to grow it, and then get hopelessly addicted to this plant group! haha
Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
May 29, 2013 12:42 PM CST
I too am growing Blue Silk after not growing it for many years. Joseph...I am confused though on your avatar, I believe I sent you Blue Silk seeds many years ago from the original seeds offered by Park Seed. Blue Silk is a light blue flower with white border/edge?

Sandy

Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
May 29, 2013 12:51 PM CST
Ha ha, Sandy! Joseph changed his avatar in mid thread, so no wonder you're confused! Not sure what his avatar is now, but it's still pretty; just not Blue Silk. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies
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Seedsower
May 29, 2013 12:52 PM CST
That's funny but makes sense! Sticking tongue out
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
May 29, 2013 2:23 PM CST
Hahaha Joseph works in mysterious ways. hahahaha

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