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Not All Morning Glories Are Thugs; Some Are Very Friendly!

By luvsgrtdanes
September 4, 2016

Many gardeners hate morning glories, thinking they are invasive and can take over the garden, especially purpureas. They can be troublesome if not controlled, but it's easy to keep them from getting out of control.

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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Sep 10, 2016 10:50 AM CST
Great article . . . I love all MG's. Lovey dubby

A friend gave me Blue Dawn once and warned they ould be invasive and they were. The blooms and leaves were huge! But I love them and love a freestyle garden so MG's work well for me. Thumbs up

I love your photos, especially the blue spotted, two-tone, and striped.
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Sep 10, 2016 12:29 PM CST
Thank you Becky!
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
Sep 11, 2016 6:50 PM CST
I had morning glories once (they died off and I forgot) but what better welcome to the morning than seeing their cheerful faces with morning coffee or whatever you drink. I will plant some next spring and thanks for the beautiful pictures!

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