Thanks Jackie. I also have a few that still are in tiny cups waiting to be transplanted. They would do better in bigger pots but I'm enjoying all my other blooming plants too. Be waiting to see your mg blooms too.
I am working on a morning glory garden. It is a large circular fenced in area with a broken double row of fence. I am soo upset to hear that the deer could be a problem. I guess I'm going to have to add some deer fence to the outer ring. How much area can I expect one morning glory to take up? I know this is probably an unanswerable question but I have to ask, it will make a difference in how many I plant. I start work on the inner fence today. Here is a photo of me after the first ring of fence posts went up. The narrower distances between the posts are to be open areas.
Domehomedee, that's going to be a very nice garden. I grew some on a fence several years ago and I liked how they looked. I spaced mine about 3 feet apart but once they got going I had to check them everyday to make sure they stayed in their area so I could collect seeds without mixing seed collection.It's just natural for the vines to run into each other but the view will be awesome! Good luck, hope you share your pictures with us.
Each fence section is 7 feet long and 4 feet high. Do you think I should put one or two plants on each section? If I put one they won't be able to comingle but I want it to be a fully covered.
I've been out there trying to get all the grass and weeds out so I can level the ground before I start the inner ring, what a dirty job.
I'm over 50 and lugging 8 wheelbarrel loads out to the compost pile is hard work.
Where are my children when I need them?
Domehomedee, I think I would be tempted to have at least 3 plants per 7 ft. for the maxime look. If you don't want to chance it then 2 plants.
I'm growing mine in gallon pots with a bamboo stick right now they are very close together and not trying too hard to climb on the neighbors stick. If you don't mind having mixed seeds I'd go for it.
I think we are all up in age, last year I paid my grand son to turn over the soil for me in one area so I could plant some in the ground. He likes earning a little spending money. What you're doing is hard work but you will have a nice reward with beautiful blooms to enjoy.
Oh those are beautiful Helena.
The Q185 is really special and Blushing Bride is a beauty.
I am still planting and I finally got my B Bride planted yesterday.
I planted a Bold Pink which may actually be Bold Miss Piggy. Ronnie didn't like that name, lol, so called hers
Bold Pink. I laugh every time I think about it. Planted a Candy Pink too.
I'm so excited! I emailed my seed friend and she is sending the morning glory seeds this week. She says she has 150 types and has sorted through and will send me about 50. All of these photos just have me drooling . . . LOL.
What's blooming in my yard . . . geraniums, alstroemeria and daylillies.
Nick - thanks for the offer, but I have a feeling I'm going to have more seed than I know what to do with.
I love your flower photos. It's going to be fun looking up all the MG varieties so I can plant them with some concept of color coordination. Mostly so that it's easy to distinguish ones on the same trellis for seed collection.
Thanks Nick and Debra.
Nick, Hattie Bell was from a few yrs ago but I have one up in the tub out back..
Thanks to Dany.for the sds. I love her because she always makes pretty blooms
even if she's not fancy.
Very nice blooms Nick and Jackie. Nice to have you back Debra.
I was wowed with these gorgeous blooms this morning. The first 2 blooms top then bottom are from the same vine then the 2 blooms together.
Fourth bloom is of another Deluted Fuji no Murasaki x Keiru and the dark Deluted Fuji no Murasaki
I love the turquoise too, so pretty.
Any of you guys grow morning glories in hanging baskets? I thought this might make a good addition to the morning glory garden since I just bought a bunch of hanging baskets. I noticed the hardware store had those shepard hook things on sale too.
I thought I'd share a picture of the MG garden 1/2 painted. The wind is already getting bad and it's not even 10am. I've decided to put a water feature, something low to the ground for the quail, in the center, and put a bench off to one side that faces a hillside (I'm standing on it to get the picture) I have already landscaped with agaves, aloes, and xeriacape plants. Looks like I'll be able to start planting tomarrow, that is if this feeling I'm getting a cold goes away.
Thanks Jackie. It's possible for that bloom to be Lavender mist, I'm just not sure.
Yesterday I looked on my to do transplanting tray with a few that needed transplanting. It's possible to get blooms from mgs in their tiny pots. Look, but afterward I transplanted into bigger pots. 2nd pic is the bloom from that pot.
3rd is Q961
My yellow trumpet lily
Hi! I am new to DG.
Where do you all get these unusual (at least to me) morning glory seeds?
I am familiar with Heavenly Blue, Grandpa Otts, etc. that I see the big seed companies carrying.
I love the pictures I see here! I also love the idea of the morning glory garden!
Looking forward to sharing your ideas!
Hi there Gardenblue2! Welcome to Dave's Garden.
I'm getting my seeds from a seed collector friend but whenever you find something you would like at Dave's Garden you can ask about it from someone who has it, just click on their name and that will give you access to send them a Dmail. Also when you look on specific plant pages in the Plant files you can access people who have the plant for trade by clicking on "Members who have or want this plant".
Nick, those blooms are gorgeous. If my friend doesn't come through with some seeds soon I'm going to start begging for seeds. I don't want to bug her she hasn't been feeling well but Spring is rapidly turning to Summer.
There's not a single flower on this post I wouldn't love to have.
Some of my rare blooms came from a few ebay sellers in mix seeds so I had to sow lots of seeds to find the rare ones. Some of my blooms this year also came from special generous friends. I'm enjoying them and sharing the pics with you all.
Thats ok Helena. DH and I were rushing too and I;m not a morning person.
We finally went and purchased the gkids a nice trampoline before the day got so unbearably hot
Hoping to get them outside more this summer
More lovely blooms you had this morning
Helena, very pretty. I wonder if Pink Porcelain isn't one of the parents of Blushing Bride, they look so
In the 2nd block of pics, I love the purple with the wide white border more all the time, just a lovely
My 13 yr old g son belongs to our city pool but we don't take the girls because they're younger and we can't stay up there all day with them. I can't get anything done now as it is.
We'll just put their small pool up here for them to cool off in.
I might have to get in it with em, :-)
I'm not a morning person either! I'll set my alarm clock so I don't miss the a.m. show. Then, if it's possible, I'll sneak back into bed for an hour or so. Sounds kind of crazy, I'll admit. But, that's the only way I'm going to see the true glory and get my daylilies hybridized. :)
Last night we had some surprise storms which ruined some of the MGs (& daylilies), but we need rain, so I didn't complain. This morning's best bloomers were...
A solid light blue growing where 'Morning Moon' is
"Bright Blue for Blue Lovers"
Y'all keep posting those wonderful photos that are so inspiring to see! I might be absent for a while, so take care everyone!
Thanks Jackie and Nick. Really nice Pandy bloom Jackie and very nice show of blooms too Nick. I don't know about the parentage of Blushing Bride cause it was "A" cross and very special too. But I'm happy with my cross too.
Had to get up early today too but it really wasn't by choice. Been a morning or two that I almost missed the blooms.
But this morning most special bloom is Q1298. Similar to one I had blooming last year!
The rest repeats of coarse!
Thank you ladies! Yes the first is Q1298 and the 3rd is Q117, I really like that one too cause it's a bit different every day.
Debra, hope you enjoy your trip in Florida but hey show us the FL natives. We'll enjoy that too!
#1Yesterday the first pictures I took of Duskie & choco came out blurry so I retook a few later. Here it is.
#2 is Q1298
#3 is My Pink blzd cross
#4 is Blushing Bride
#5 Azuremores choco?
Thanks Jackie. Your Pandy is having pretty blooms. Yes the first 2 blooms are new ones that need transplanting too. Here's a better picture from yesterday, I moved the vine. I'm not getting a lot of blooms, guess the vines are taking a rest. Time to feed them. (SP)
Thanks Jackie. Glad your BB seed germinated, I'm thinking of maybe starting some more mg seeds. Last year it seems I had lots more, just wanted to make sure I got some of the neat ones this year. Guess there's time for more, been trying to get to the weeds out first.
It's been raining since last night so my mg's are getting a soaking.
I'm back. Well I finally got my seed, 20 MG varieties! I have been soaking a few every night and already have 12 kinds in germination trays. Some of the seeds are old but they seem to be hydrating well. I added a few other plants to the center of the MG garden. These are plants I have grown from seed also; mongolian sunflowers, single babies breath, cupid's dart, and maiden pinks. I'll keep you posted on the MG progress.
Nice blooms Helena. I hope you do start more sds since I know you will share with us. I love seeing
all the pretty pics, just makes my day
We got a good soaking Sun night and Monday. The 1st rain was so hard, it just ran off but the next day we got a slow soaker, just what we needed.
I've got 2 unknowns coming along, can't wait to see what they are, both from 09 unknown sd stashes.
Enjoying my pandurata blooms
Dee glad your seeds arrived, looking forward to your pics. :-)
Dee, glad you got your seeds going, I'm sure it's going to be real pretty once they start blooming. I like your cactus collection, I have a few too.
Thanks Jackie. Your Pandy looks really pretty. Glad you got rain too. Well, I went through some of my seeds and am soaking a few more. Tomorrow I might do a bit more. Looking forward to your blooms too Jackie.