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I Have a (Garden) Dream

By rositoes
November 19, 2015

For years I have wanted to cover a trellis with morning to midnight blooms. I would plant an assortment of Morning Glories for early-in-the-day blooms in shades of red, blue, and violet. As they close, The flowers of the Alamo Vine would open at noon, showing their pink centers within the white bloom. In the early evening, the saucer-like MoonVine flowers would slowly begin to unfurl in all of their fragrant glory, some white and maybe some of the pinks. I might even add some Cypress Vines for their feathery foliage and little bursts of color!

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Nov 18, 2015 11:18 PM CST
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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Almost exactly sans Alamo vine plus Cardinal climber on the West side of my deck. ~ 20 ' wide and 7 ' high. At the bottom I also grow 4 o'clocks and Cosmos to add contrast. I plant 6 types of morning glories. Last year I also planted Luffa sponge on this trellis.
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Nov 19, 2015 6:22 AM CST
Name: Susie
MI (Zone 5a)
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oh wish you had pic's would loved to seed the Mix Smiling one of my garden friends from out your way just shared about 10+ packs of different MG's ,J M G's , & a few other Vines I'm so excited for Spring to get here .
When I was a Young girl I remember My G F Planted A Mg Vine all around our OutHouse they were a Huge Dk Blue or they looked huge to me & I would love to fine then again . I planted a blue this spring but the blooms were very small like 1" around,, & a lt blue , they were cute but not what I wanted Smiling .

I gotta try this Smiling ty for the new Dream
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Nov 19, 2015 9:39 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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What's an Alamo Vine? Anyone has pics of it? Too busy at the moment to look it up. Sorry. This whole idea sounds like fun. Thank You! for bringing it up.
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Apr 24, 2016 11:25 AM CST

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I have wanted to do this too but never did this year I will try but what zone do you live in my zone is 4 Have a great summer. Shar
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