Springtime Morning Glory Fun

gerris2March 31, 2013

I an starting a new thread since the previous one probably was too slow loading. The previous thread may be found at the link below.

My indoors morning glory garden is still going strong. Enjoy!

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing morning glories indoors over winter 2012-13

This post was edited by gerris2 on Tue, Apr 2, 13 at 12:42

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gerris2

Here is another one. Both are strains of morning glory developed in Japan. The previous one is Ipomoea nil, showing a reverse tube. This one shown in this post is an Ipomoea purpurea.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 5:45PM
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dena_eft(7)

Now if only my MG's outside do half as well! :) Please post the Chocolate Explosion Joseph when it blooms. Arum

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 4:18PM
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gerris2

I certainly will, Dena.

Here is a leaf of what seems to be different Ipomoea nil than Chocolate Explosion. The latter doesn't have variegated leaf (yet) and this one (oops forgot to label the yogurt cup) is clearly a variegated leaf nil.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:01PM
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dena_eft(7)

Love that variegation. Hey, did I say that that mg I sent you was a variegated leaf? Can't remember if it was, but I think so. Hum-mm...

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 7:31PM
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gerris2

We will have to wait for the flowers to verify the names you put on the packets.

You should see all the flower buds on this Ipomoea purpurea. I can't wait to get this one outdoors to see what it will do in real sunlight.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 11:55PM
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gerris2

Have a great morning glory-ous day!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 8:08AM
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ron_convolvulaceae

Nice variation on the I.purpurea flaked patterns...

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 6:55PM
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gerris2

Thanks, Ron, here is another one.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 2:25PM
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PinesEverywhere(5b)

Gerris -- OMG -- such a lovely collection. How beautiful and happy these are.

Simply amazing - thanks for sharing - very inspiring. :)

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 8:05AM
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gerris2

Thank you, PinesEverywhere. It's a fun group of plants to grow. Be sure to share your plants' growth progress and flowers in photos, we all want to see.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 12:59PM
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gerris2

Here's a yellow leaf Japanese morning glory that should make a deeeeeep blue flower if it is like its parent.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 5:41PM
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gerris2

I got this one from Arum, Chocolate Explosion. We'll see flower buds exploding soon!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 6:56AM
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dena_eft(7)

Man O Day, I can't wait!! :)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 4:17PM
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gerris2

Here is todays flower, always looking perky and cute.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 8:07AM
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dena_eft(7)

Very vibrant! What MG's will you be growing outside this spring?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 1:48PM
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gerris2

Actually the list is too numerous to count hahaha. The one I will grow that has a name is Blue Silk. All the others have no name or have a meaningless code number for the strain.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 10:02PM
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ron_convolvulaceae

I happen to like the alpha-numeric code system and think that it has a beauty beyond any 'fuzzy-wuzzy' style names...

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 10:33PM
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dena_eft(7)

Joseph, I already have sprouts from the MG you sent. It seems the neighbors always come up before mine. That's because the seeds are always left in the ground I think. My moon vine starts so late,(not till the ground is really warm), I'm always afraid I won't have time for it to set seed.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 12:03PM
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gerris2

I have a pink Ipomoea nil Japanese-developed morning glory that decided to make another flower after a month of not flowering. I have been growing the plant indoors over the winter and I thought it had finished its cycle of life. I gave the plant some worm poop tea, and it sprang back to life.

The flower is showing some darker streaks of pink which is attractive.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 12:39PM
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dena_eft(7)

Yum Yum, worm poop tea! Must work well, what a pretty bloom. :)

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 8:14PM
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gerris2

Chocolate Explosion is about to open, I predict Tuesday at the earliest.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 9:49PM
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gerris2

Mr. C. Explosion is taking his own sweet time opening up. Patience is indicated.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 12:09PM
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dena_eft(7)

Well, I've been checking this post at least several times a day. Hopefully it doesn't do what my prized Hibiscus did. The bloom came, I waited and waited, then all at once, the whole bud just dropped off!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 1:04PM
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gerris2

I hate when that happens. The Chocolate Explosion flower bud is about 1/4 emerged. It may open tomorrow or by the weekend. It's a bit chilly in the basement so that is what is keeping it in slow motion.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 1:21PM
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gerris2

Here's another pink mg flower for your viewing pleasure. It opened today and I missed it this morning. It was waiting for me when I came home from work. I do like its intense pink color.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 7:26PM
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dena_eft(7)

Very pretty, it's interesting the way it almost has a white edge. :) I would never had thought that you have such a variety of Mg's.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 6:25AM
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gerris2

Chocolate Explosion opened up!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 8:04AM
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dena_eft(7)

Great!!! :) Some of the other seeds to this might have a tendency to show more explosions qualities.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 8:43AM
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gerris2

Look at this nice purple morning glory that opened this morning.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 9:20PM
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dena_eft(7)

Yes, that is a beaut. Did you happen to grow the Heine no umi I sent? I recall that it was a big purplish one.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 5:42AM
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gerris2

I have a couple other vines growing but they are not doing too well.

This Ipomoea purpurea continues to make pretty purple flaked pattern flowers.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 7:00AM
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gerris2

I'll be able to start planting outdoors starting this week, yes!!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 6:41AM
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dena_eft(7)

Well, I planted my Heavenly Blues, a whole pack of seeds, but yet only a few came up. I wonder why,- they were fresh seed, a new pack anyway. Still I expect to have some nice vines.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 7:01AM
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gerris2

I set the first batch of MGs out today to harden off a little before I pot them on tomorrow afternoon.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 7:56AM
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cinnie0 (z 9b / So Cal)

hi Gerris in your last pic what are the seedlings in the bottom?

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 11:33PM
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gerris2

They are morning glories that are not as developed as the ones which were the subject of the photo. The ones you asked about should yield interesting mutant flower forms.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:36AM
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cinnie0 (z 9b / So Cal)

ok. thanks.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:02AM
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dena_eft(7)

Wow Joseph, those look so healthy. It will be interesting to see the finished product. Keep us posted! :)

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:38PM
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gerris2

I will try to get all these babies planted this weekend. This plant is doing ok in its outdoors location. It's loaded with flower buds.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 6:45AM
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gerris2

When I look at the leaves of my mutant morning glory plants, I find my mind and soul are at peace with the world, momentarily. It is a wonderful effect.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 11:56AM
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gerris2

Doesn't this mutant morning glory leaf look a little like a mini-lily pad?

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 12:28PM
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dena_eft(7)

Hey Joseph, did you say you were looking at the vine, or eating the seeds when you feel that way? :)

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 6:55PM
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gerris2

No, I don't eat the seeds.

I guess I should not reveal my feelings about MGs, I'll get sent to a padded cell.

Here is one that opened up over the past couple of weeks which made growing it so worthwhile.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 2:31PM
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ron_convolvulaceae

"I guess I should not reveal my feelings about MGs, I'll get sent to a padded cell. "

You just crock me up (!)...ROR = Rots of Raughter (!)...

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 3:09AM
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gerris2

I installed a yellow leaf morning glory (Ipomoea nil) out in my front garden today. It will be growing on a circular trellis for passersby to admire. When in Japan in 2009, I saw many homeowners in Fukuoka and Fukui display their morning glory containers in neat orderly rows in front of their homes. Unfortunately, the letter carrier would not be able to get to our mailbox if I did the same as the Japanese.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 6:54PM
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dena_eft(7)

What a delicate MG. :) It reminds me of a ballerina. My MG;s are also growing by the fence. I purposefully walk by the neighbors everyday to view theirs. Although theirs are more common, they are pretty.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 7:45AM
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gerris2

That's so cool you have morning glory growing neighbors, Dena. My neighbors mainly grow mulch in their gardens. Or they have a serious love affair for marigolds.

Here is the cotyledon pair of a morning glory (Ipomoea nil) that should make a large flower and soft blue color, with white margin. It really ought to have lovely variegated leaves too (I can't remember). I grew it indoors over the winter in 2009. I'm excited to grow it again, finally getting around to it.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 10:20PM
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gerris2

I found a photo of the parent's flower.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 11:44PM
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dena_eft(7)

My goodness, imagine having an entire vine of those! A real eye stopper! Name? :)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 6:35AM
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gerris2

Thank you, Dena, that one was from a mix and had no name.

I had a new one make some flowers today, Ipomoea nil 'Mountain Stream'. Isn't it fabulous? I couldn't stop taking photos of it this morning.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 4:45PM
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dena_eft(7)

Oh my goodness, I'm in love! Wow, you do have some great Mg's. What a collection! This is not only beautiful, but quite unusual. Drool drool. :)

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 9:48PM
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gerris2

Isn't that one awesome? It's still open today, but the blue changed to pink, it's still pretty.

Look at this one, a no-name strain of Ipomoea purpurea. I am grooving out over its split petal flower form.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 2:35PM
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gerris2

Here is a double flower form of a perennial vine, Calystegia pubescens 'Tenshi Botan'. The pink flowers look like little angels floating on the background of dark green foliage.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 2:39PM
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gerris2

It's summer now, so I'll be starting another thread. It's been fun.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 10:25AM
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