Ipomoea forum: MG Volunteers

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Oct 18, 2016 7:39 AM CST
This year I didn't plant any MG's and just let the volunteers from last year do their thing. The astonishing thing is that only two MG's out of 26 showed up - Milky Way and Purple Hige. The interesting thing too is that MG's are thought to be invasive thugs but all my volunteers didn't stray too far from the boundaries of the beds I made for them. There was an arch but Hurricane Matthew knocked it over. The area was essentially ignored and left to it's own devices.

In the first picture you can see the area. Second picture is of Milky Way and the single form of the Purple Hige. Last picture is of the Hige.

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Dec 11, 2016 7:57 PM CST
That hige is a knockout beauty, Anne!
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Dec 12, 2016 8:10 PM CST
I could have sworn I replied to this post Confused Anyway, I agree that hige is a real looker. I like the dark star in the blue purp too Thumbs up
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Dec 12, 2016 9:10 PM CST
Thanks .. the whole kit and kaboodle was still blooming like crazy until a hard freeze took it out on Saturday.

About 5 years I grew a mixed selection of errant mystery mg seeds out of their packets and ended up with a stunning hige that I think was one of Emmas called the impossible name of Aomurasakihigesibori. I collected lots of seeds and have grown them out 4 times but never got a hige again. I think I'll try again next spring .. it might be interesting to grow a lot of different hige's and do some cross pollinating!

I've always been a sucker for anything double, tripled or exploded.

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"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 17, 2017 1:15 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Thanks .. the whole kit and kaboodle was still blooming like crazy until a hard freeze took it out on Saturday.

About 5 years I grew a mixed selection of errant mystery mg seeds out of their packets and ended up with a stunning hige that I think was one of Emmas called the impossible name of Aomurasakihigesibori. I collected lots of seeds and have grown them out 4 times but never got a hige again. I think I'll try again next spring .. it might be interesting to grow a lot of different hige's and do some cross pollinating!

I've always been a sucker for anything double, tripled or exploded.

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Wow!!! What a beauty!
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....

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