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Morning Glories Do They Come Back Each Year?

Hobbs, NM

I am wondering if I were to plant morning glories if they will come back next year or will I have to replant?

Newnan, GA(Zone 7b)

Sassy,
Don't know how they behave in your zone, but here they come back (re-seed) beyond your wildest dreams ... sometimes nightmares. LOL. I planted some four years ago and they are still popping up everywhere. I can't keep them pulled up. Plant to your heart's content and you will have morning glories for years to come. :-)

rio rancho, NM(Zone 7a)

hi sassyraven-- I live in rio rancho, NM and my morning glories reseed themselves pretty well, so I think yours will too! although this year, something (I am now wondering if it's my dog) keeps eating the leaves off the new seedlings and they're having a hard time getting started. My best advice, since we don't get a lot of rain in NM, is to start watering the area where your morning glories are in the early spring. Just get the ground wet once a day and soon you're seeds from last year's morning glories will start taking off. good luck! taranne

Hobbs, NM

Thanks to your replies.. I was hoping that I wouldn't have to replant each year.. I think I have decided that is what I
am going to plant when it is time to plant them..

Waterman, IL(Zone 5a)

I concur with JudyinGA: Once they reseed you will have morning glories popping up all over the place and not where you necessarily want them. I pull hands full of seedlings every week from morning glories that were planted and reseeded in 2008. They will grow in cracks in the sidewalk, in flower beds, everywhere. If you don't catch them when they're small, they will climb anything they get near, even bushes and other perennials.

I believe there are Japanese MG varieties that behave. If you're a subscriber, check out the Morning Glory thread. Lots of good information there.

rio rancho, NM(Zone 7a)

Here in NM, where we don't get much rain, they are not as much like a weed popping up all over, but they do come back if they get watered a lot in the spring.

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Shirley, IN

I have a morning glory I planted too . it has tons of foliage but no flowers yet , do they bloom the first year and also in the fall when it dies out after the frost do I cut it back down to the ground? Thanks Tammy

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Yes, they get flowers the first year - it is an annual. It will die back when frost hits and then you have the fun of ripping it out. Fallen seeds will give you many new Morning Glories next year and for the rest of your life.

Waterman, IL(Zone 5a)

Still pulling out seedlings on a daily basis. They're everywhere.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Same here. We removed the vine in 2005 but the seeds linger on and on and on.

Waterman, IL(Zone 5a)

Dont' tell me that Pirl! I've spent two summers picking those darn seedlings out. More poped up today. You mean I got 3 more years of it? Shoot me now!! I'm going to buy stock in Preen!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Morning Glory seeds remain viable in the soil for 80 years - keep on picking! They are so determined that I'm not sure Preen would stop them.

Waterman, IL(Zone 5a)

I can just imagine our place when I'm dead and gone. A jungle of vines. Like a creepy old house you see in movies with a crazy, old woman living inside.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Ha! Sounds like a house around here. The woman is a big believer in letting fallen leaves stay put so she hasn't had her "gardens" cleaned for the last 40 years.

Shirley, IN

I have one of these houses down the road from me. Nice sweet couple asked my husdand and son to come down last summer and get what they wanted out of there garden. My poor Guys came home empty handed they couldnt tell where the garden was for all the weeds , the house has bushes and vines that are over grown and gives the proberty a scary apperance the women told my husband they were old fashion gardeners and used the old ways to garden. My son said old like in prehistoric before the invention of hoes and rakes.
Tammy

Waterman, IL(Zone 5a)

When we were kids in the 50's we used to pass a house like that on our walk to school. It was on most of a whole city block. There was a big glass greenhouse out back. At one time the woman must have had a beautiful yard. The wood house was huge, but falling apart. The family had money, but it seems none of her children cared enough to take care of mom or keep up the property. When developers tore the house down they found money and old gold coins hidden in the walls. As a kid, my DH remembers sneaking on the property and peering into the windows. The woman was a hoarder. There's apartment buildings on the land now. Another possible town treasure, torn down and replaced with non-descript rental property. That probably wouldn't be allowed today, with so many cities now creating historical areas. Too late for the old Nelson property and all the potential it had for the town.

Shirley, IN

that is a real shame that the house was torn down. I live out in the country quite a ways from the nearest town , down the road from us is an old brick school from the late 1800s it has been used to house pigs at one time but now it is just sitting there part of the roof is caving in . it is sad no one took the time to repair it. it is home to a family of foxes.

Carrollton, TX

I LOVE morning glories... They do re-seed. You can actually pick the seeds from the round little seedpods (there are a few in each pod). I have beautiful deep blue ones.

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Amesbury, MA

I love my morning glories zone 5 so I replant each year in a big pot next to a post or fence no issues at all
Anne

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Hanceville, AL(Zone 7a)

Morning glory (weeds) are hard to remove from a vegetable garden. The seeds are so prolific that even though you pull them up every day, they will return. While you are busy putting up vegetables, they just keep on sprouting. Luciee

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Precisely! It's why we removed the vine but still find seeds growing five years later and they probably always will be growing. I've read that they can grow for 80 years - remaining viable in the soil until the placement and time is right.

Shirley, IN

wow I hope they dont become to big of a problem for me , I guess there kind of like honey suckle in that I love the smell of the honey suckle and wanted to plant some but every one tells me it spreads everywhere and inpossible to get rid of. I am afraid to plant it now .

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

It must have taken me 10 years to eliminate my honeysuckle though I loved the smell, too. I just went too wild on me.

Long Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

As a kid I remember walking home from school past a house with a fence completely covered in morning glories. We would stick our noses in them (even though they had no fragrance) just to feel the bloom collapse on our noses, then spring back again when we pulled our head away.
Eventually the MG's engulfed the entire house and everything around it, but we thought all that BLUE was beautiful.

Hanceville, AL(Zone 7a)

pirl, I can believe 80 years!!! Some people love them, but not me. Our neigbor bad Heavenly Blue growing on a fence. The took movie pictures of them. They were beautiful, but this is not the flower for me. Luciee

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Whatever plants we really want to delete seem to have this extreme inner vigor and the ability to survive Round Up, which makes it difficult to eliminate them except for gas and a match, which I wouldn't suggest.

Hanceville, AL(Zone 7a)

Har har, pirl, I've used that method too. There is nothing more satisfying than to hear weeds popping in the fire. Luciee

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

I do have a torch but it was bought to kill weeds between the bricks of the terrace. Then I found out vinegar works well (and it's cheap) so that's what I use. The torch bothered my back due to bending for an hour or two at a time.

Long Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

ok pirl: Fess up. How many pairs of shoes did you burn using the torch ? (hee hee)

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Just my toes, JD! Actually the warmth felt very good!

Shirley, IN

wow A torch , my husband knows better than to let me around any thing flameable , he wont even let me burn the trash they all run when I just try and roast a marshmellow . I think I proved a lack of commen since when I tried to start a fire in the fireplace with nail polish remover. My eyebrows grew back after awhile though. Pirl I have never heard of vinger to kill weeds does it work well my husband uses bleach and I hate it.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Vinegar is cheaper, here, than bleach and works VERY well.

I've done the eyebrow and eyelash singeing as well, Tammy! Had to laugh about you and the marshmallows!

The first time I tried to barbecue as a surprise for my husband (I was all of 20 years old) I didn't know what he put on the coals but gasoline was nearby. Boy! That made a flame that hit the top of the garage! I wheeled it out of the garage pronto and that chicken was the worst I've ever tasted. We had vegetables for dinner that night!

Shirley, IN

Pirl , the barbecue event made me laugh so hard I cried , it so sounds like something I would do!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

It made sense to me at the time I did it.

When I rolled out the barbecue with flames shooting for the sky I think the neighbors were stunned into silence as they looked up and up and up. Is it a bird, is it a plane, no - it's Arlene's first try at barbecue!

When I tell the story around others it never ceases to get them looking oddly at me and probably wondering about my sanity.

Long Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

There you have it: Arlene's secret recipe for High Octane Chicken.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Gas is too expensive now to try it.

Durhamville, NY(Zone 5b)

With the amount of alcohol in it it would marinate the chicken as well.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Try it and see if you like it. I'll stick with the veggies with steak on the side. LOL

Durhamville, NY(Zone 5b)

It also gives a whole new meaning to the eppression "burnt bird" for bbq chicken.

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