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Morning Glory Cottage

Posted by schoolhouse z5/ohio (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 7, 12 at 11:32

One little MG plant became a monster of vines and leaves until finally this week it decided to bloom. Tried to keep it away from the windows but it had a mind of its own! Next year if I plant again, I'll construct some trellis on either side of the windows. But then again, it does look rather quaint like this doesn't it? :)


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Now how pretty is that, love it.

Annette


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Lovely!
"Next year if I plant again". hahha, you will probably have them come up by the hundreds. At least that is what would happen here.

Kathy


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Thanks. Well, Kathy I plant Heavenly Blues every year on the picket fence off the back porch (except this year) and have very little problem with them reseeding. I've said this before, but once years ago I planted Grandpa Otts and those were wicked re-seeders and it took several years I swear to get rid of them. The seedlings have a different leaf shape than the HB, so I could always tell.

Thanks Annette. That small piece of white fence border I put up (bottom right of pic)was to help the perennial sweet peas I sowed this Spring. I'd love to put up a proper picket fence of some kind but I'm afraid I'd be battling Virginia Creeper and Wild Grape vine. The Orchid Sweet Peas are suppose to have a creeping habit as well.


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Oh! it is perfect!! I was really sorry I didnt plant some Heavenly Blues this year, the evil Gpa Otts keep trying and I keep yanking them!
roseberri


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At least in my zone 5, the blues don't bloom soon enough to allow for seeds to ripen. So, we don't usually get volunteers of the Heavenly Blues. The purple Grandpa Ott's is a different story. Those will reseed for years. I do love the color when those blues are in bloom.

Martha


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I like the over abundance look as opposed to a more restrained trellised look on a small cottage. You could try trellis next year and remove them the next year if you find them too constraining.


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Adorable. Wonderful. Do it again! I finally planted them too many times in the same spot and got a huge infestation of spider mites. That's the only thing to watch for.


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Thanks, it's full of bloom now. I went down to snap a photo to go with this post but forgot I was in bare feet. In order to get a good photo I have to walk through weeds and poison ivy and step back into the cornfield. :) I'll do it later after breakfast.


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Oh boy am i having to change my plans for planting two lots of Morning Glory,..Red and Blue,..i had thought one on either side of my back door,..lol.

Schoolhouse that is a very impressive display,..i am glad to have had an insight into just how vast they grow before i planted mine.

Philip


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Thanks. Just for fun, I thought I'd post a photo from 2010 when I grew Morning Glories below my pantry window. There is a very small gap at the top of the bottom sash,into which the vine grew and bloomed inside the house!


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Hi Schoolhouse,..amazing to see the outside growth,..but its awesome seeing how it went into the house,..great picture,..glad you kept it.

Philip


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Beautiful! It looks like it's growing in a heart shape!


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Schoolhouse, I love your morning glories, especially the one at the window! It reminds me of lots of French homes with roses growing like that on walls and around windows. Absolutely lovely.


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Thank you all. Now when I walk down to the barn, er cottage (lol), the MG vines grab at my hair and clothes - they are still growing like gangbusters. How much fun do you think it is going to be when the time comes to tear them down?


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