Grow Morning Glories
Have you enjoyed the Lazy Gals Garden guide so far? I will add to the series from time to time especially when I think of a plant I have yet to share with you that I love and find easy to grow in my garden. On that note, here goes…
If you are looking for a great, fast growing climber that will knock your socks off with an abundance of blooms, give Morning Glories a try.
Just make sure you have something for them to climb on to show off their gorgeousness.
I do know that some states have banned morning glories as an invasive pest, so sorry for those of you in those states!
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The above lovely variety named Flying Saucer, is so fun, each bloom is uniquely striated and splashed with color.
I get my seeds from Botanical Interests and I have no trouble in getting them to grow. I begin by soaking the seeds in warm water overnight, I don’t bother with nicking the seeds, the soaking seems to do the job just fine.
Many of these reseed themselves vigorously and come up in droves, Grandpa Ott seems to like it here and is abundant in my Secret Garden.
It covers my back fence and the trellis that hides the untidy underside of my back deck. These were all volunteers that came up from seeds dropped the previous year.
The white with stripes is called Milky Way and is as prolific as Grandpa Ott..though the folks at Swallowtail Seeds call it Blue Star.
Now I had a really neat thing happen, Milky Way and Grandpa Ott have cross pollinated and now I have this sweet beauty in my garden..this has no name that I know of but it is pretty all the same and another heavy self seeder here.
One of my very favorite colors of Morning Glory is Heavenly Blue, it is a blue color that is hard to come by in the flower world and I just love it, though it takes a long time for mine to finally bloom, I always give it a spot in my garden.
Heavenly Blue flowers are larger than the others and never fails to make me smile.
Though these pink ones are not as tall growing they are still a beautiful addition and worth adding to your collection.
These came from the La Vie en Rose collection at Swallowtail Seeds.
Morning Glories like it on the warmer side and do better sown in place.
I have dug up Glory seedlings and moved them by the shovel full but I have not successfully started them in pots and been able to plant in the garden.
There are more colors to choose from but the above and the ones I have grown so far. On my wish list to try this summer is Morning Glory Chocolate.
What Morning Glories are you going to grow this Summer?
Just a final FYI, most parts of the morning glory plant and seeds are poisonous if ingested.
Happy Seed Shopping!
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