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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 19, 2013 9:31 AM CST
I grow morning glories on this arch every year, but I wasn't sure it was going to make it this year; several of the vines I set out went south on me. But there were enough volunteers to fill in!

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A close up of the mix of colors:
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 19, 2013 12:12 PM CST
Wow, that look really nice. The mix of colors really works well. Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2013 12:34 PM CST
Oh how pretty! Lovey dubby
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Sep 20, 2013 1:13 PM CST
I've always wanted to try Morning Glories. But always thought they could be invasive. They are so pretty! your arch is lovely! Lovey dubby
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2013 2:42 PM CST
We have one invasive pest MG down here in Florida. Ipomoea cordatotriloba (Wild Morning Glory):
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 20, 2013 5:29 PM CST
Most morning glories are not invasive. The I. purpureas will drop lots of seeds, but they are annuals and easily yanked out, if you decide you don't want them. Probably see lots of seedlings for a few years, but they're about as invasive as petunias or poppies. Hilarious! Heh, I dumped out some old pots from the garden into my wheelbarrow and it got rained on. Guess what's trying to grow in the wheelbarrow?
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 5:31 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2013 5:40 PM CST
MG's in the wheelbarrow! Now, I like that idea; I bet it's the prettiest wheelbarrow on the block! Lovey dubby

I've been waiting for my husband to get a new wheelbarrow for a few years now so that I can confiscate the old one .... I want to drill a few holes in the bottom (if it's not totally rusted out) and plant stuff to spill over the sides. That old barrow has duct tape around the wooden handles because of splinters and it looks really shabby but he still uses it, every time a tire goes flat he fixes it ... I think I might buy him a shiny new wheelbarrow for Christmas so that I can get the old one to plant up next spring. Green Grin!
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Sep 20, 2013 5:44 PM CST
Good to know! Most years, I use pre-emergent. Not this year, and boy am I paying for it. Weeds everywhere. I have a long fence that would be great for M G

I saw some in the little town I live near blooming their little fool heads off, just a couple weeks ago, so, so pretty. This little town has a garden club that does an a,axing job with planting things around the old buildings, fences etc. it really is beautiful.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Dec 23, 2013 9:53 AM CST
So pretty, Woofie--and so full! About how many vines do you estimate that is?
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 23, 2013 10:21 AM CST
That's a bunch. Too many to count, even if you could have seen the planter. And yes, there are large planters on either side. But, depending on conditions, a single vine can cover a lot territory! One year I grew a couple of Japanese morning glories on my back porch and they completely filled the windows. And this past year I had one growing in a pot on my front porch that crawled all over my 5 ft tall shelf unit.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Dec 23, 2013 2:36 PM CST
Good thing I'm collecting lot of seeds in trades! Do MGs stay open a little longer if they're in a partly shaded location?
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 24, 2013 9:46 AM CST
Yes, sometimes they do. The one I mentioned growing on my front porch this year (on the shady side of the porch) had blooms stay open into the next day several times! I'd never had that happen before.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Dec 24, 2013 2:53 PM CST
Great! I have... well, you know, "reasons" for wanting to know. Lol. Thanks.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 24, 2013 3:05 PM CST
I think I may have taken some photos. It was really kind of cool! Took me a while to realize what was happening. Hilarious! Let me see if I can find pics.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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
Dec 24, 2013 3:37 PM CST
Well, that was a quest! But I did find where I posted the pics I was thinking of:
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/479869/
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