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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 11, 2018 7:25 PM CST


I was looking at the new flower buds on Blue Silk. Some of them have variegated sepals and bracts, which I think is kinda cool to see.


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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 13, 2018 7:47 AM CST
It has been cool temperature at night lately. I guess technically it still is spring. I just potted a number of germinated seeds and they are outdoors now.
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds Roses Clematis Lilies Peonies
Region: Canadian Photo Contest Winner: 2017 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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fwmosher
Jun 13, 2018 8:14 AM CST
Gerris2: I am about to make a planting, plants from seed in (basement hatchery) now about 10" high. I just read that they could take up to 120 days to bloom? Does that sound reasonable to you, from your experience? I want to train same to go up strings in front of three or four fruit trees, to fill in the void between ground level and first fruit tree branches. I would hate to wait 120 days for a bloom though? Thanks
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 13, 2018 9:29 AM CST
Hi Frank. Wow that's exciting having your plants ready to go out!

What species or variety names are you growing?

With Ipomoea nil species, it typically flowers up when days become shorter (or nights become longer) such as what happens after the summer solstice. To shorten the wait for flowers, the plants can be put into darkness for longer periods for a few days. Some folks use light-tight boxes if the plants are small. What you could do is turn off lighting at 6 p.m. and then turn them on 12-13 hours later.

I don't know if light treatment works for Ipomoea tricolor or Ipomoea purpurea or other species.

120 days seems extreme, but may be accurate if you live in a more northerly latitude location.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 14, 2018 8:32 AM CST
I gave each of my plants some Espoma Oganic Flower-tone fertilizer. Its NPK formula is 3-4-5. It sure smells like poultry poo but it goes away overnight. It has beneficial microbes in the mix.

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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Count your blessings, be grateful
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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 14, 2018 12:16 PM CST
How often do you use that Joseph? Is it the kind you mix in the dirt and water in?
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 14, 2018 2:01 PM CST
Yes the label says to do that but I just placed an amount the looked close to the dosage for the size of the pot and watered it in. It is often called SWAG haha.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 14, 2018 3:29 PM CST
How often, you cry? I guess once a month. I try to add worm castings tea more frequently.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 14, 2018 8:15 PM CST
I'm afraid it takes longer for the smell to disappear. 🙃
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 15, 2018 5:38 AM CST
I had to stop using fish emulsion on my inside plants because of the cats...the smell lasted for a few days and they went crazy!
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 15, 2018 5:59 AM CST
We have marauding tapdancing raccoons, so I can't use fish emulsion fertilizer either.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 15, 2018 6:06 AM CST
Babies!

This one should be Black King Ipomoea nil.

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This one should be a purple flaked Ipomoea purpurea.

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This one should be a blue-purple speckled Ipomoea nil which came to me to help grow out, cultivar name 'Sunday Silence'.

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I say "should" because morning glories are like a box of chocolates, you never really know what you're gonna git. Hilarious!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 15, 2018 6:52 PM CST
An Ipomoea albivenia that sat out dormant last season has resumed active growth this year. It has a nicely shaped caudex. It is from the same seed packet that gave rise to red tube flower I. albivenia.




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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 15, 2018 7:29 PM CST
Not exactly morning glory related.

A natural enemy of aphids is the Syrphid fly as a larva. I found this fat green one, with white spots on top, feeding on a dense patch of aphids infesting a milkweed plant. I thought it was kinda cool seeing biological control of pests in action. The fly larva can be best seen in the second photo.

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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Count your blessings, be grateful
Lilies Zinnias Morning Glories Annuals Bee Lover Dragonflies
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Salvias Region: Pennsylvania Garden Photography
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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 15, 2018 7:51 PM CST
I had to go to the feed store today for straw and chicken food so I picked up a bag of the flower tone...will put it in all my containers tomorrow. Thanks Joseph Thumbs up
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 15, 2018 8:09 PM CST
My plants haven't crashed and burned so I guess I didn't overdo it.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 19, 2018 5:50 PM CST
I had 2 seeds of 11 year old seed packet germinate of Berry Ice! I am away on business travel this week, so I hope they survive the intense heat. I put them in indirect lit area with a prayer.
Name: Kelli
Northern Nevada (Zone 6a)
Morning Glories Organic Gardener
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KelliW
Jun 19, 2018 5:58 PM CST
I hope your seedlings are alright!

Been using fish oil but I have the same problem as Ronnie too now with the cats. Hilarious! Thanks for the tip on the flower tone, ill be picking some up too! Thank You!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Brugmansias Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Container Gardener Composter Salvias Region: Delaware Adeniums Vermiculture
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Gerris2
Jun 19, 2018 6:05 PM CST
Thanks, Kelli, good luck!
Name: Tina
Pelahatchie. Ms (Zone 8a)
jessiemagnol
Jun 21, 2018 1:00 PM CST
Hey I am new here. I am wanting morning glory to train. I only have one. Does any one have any extra seeds?

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