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Oct 21, 2014 1:00 PM CST
My vine plant died on me and i was wondering if it will revive with just the the branches of the plants
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Oct 21, 2014 1:16 PM CST
Hi Osorio and welcome to ATP!

If you cut one of the branches and still see green, it may be salvageable. Morning Glory is typically an annual - I've kept a few going for a year or so but not many.

Also check the roots - if you see any white roots then there might still be some life in it.

Let us know what you find!
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Oct 23, 2014 3:10 PM CST
Hello and welcome. Welcome!
I saw your other plea for help. We kind of need to know how and where you are gardening. What climate zone? Do you garden indoors or out in the garden or on a patio? What type of plants have you had success growing? Things like that.
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Oct 23, 2014 4:35 PM CST
osorio661 said:My vine plant died on me and i was wondering if it will revive with just the the branches of the plants
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Welcome to ATP!

The lady with by far the best garden in my area has a policy that makes me call her "Attila the Gardener", but she's probably smart. She sure has a beautiful garden, and doesn't br4eak her back doing it.

She says that she gives any plant at most two chances. If it doesn't thrive in the first place she tries it, at MOST she'll re-pot it or move it ONCE.

If it doesn't thrive there KKKKK (throat-cutting gesture). She dumps it and tries another plant.

I don't know which woody vines are good at coming back from near-death experiences, or whether yours is really an annual, which would make trying to revive it pretty futile.

If I knew more about taking cuttings, I'd wonder if that was worthwhile trying.

It looks from a distance as if it's trying really hard to die, and doing a good job.

You might get better rewards for your effort if you trade for or buy seeds of a similar variety and start a few new plants. Or, if you know the name, asking around to trade for a cutting of one as similar as possible to your old vine.

Attila the Gardener was willing to go out and just BUY a new plant when needed, but that seems like an extreme measure to me. Trading for seeds or cuttings, yes. Growing from seeds, even store-bought seeds, yes. Paying for whole plants seems like extravagance to me, but many go that route.

If you're willing to lavish so much care on some sticks that they might come back to life, why not put the same effort into something that is sure to give you several or dozens of plants?

If you try to start 100 seeds, you'll probably be able to give away a dozen or two dozen seedlings to neighbors. If even one of those neighbors gives you something back, or waters your plants when you're away for a week, win-win!
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Oct 24, 2014 7:13 AM CST
Osorio, welcome!

Morning glories are ephemeral, fleeting entities. It is a little soon for one to give up for the year, unless you're so far north that there's been a frost already? If it got really dry, that could kill it. There's not much evidence to propose theories from this pic. Sorry this happened!

As far as summer/seasonal plants go, MG's are definitely a box-of-chocolates one, you never know what you'll get. Some years they turn out great, other years, not so much. I hope you'll try again next year (assuming you're in the northern hemisphere and winter soon approaches.)

Rick, I was LOL'ing reading that, good stuff.

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