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Springtime Morning Glory Fun

Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 31, 13 at 17:40

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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RE: Springtime Morning Glory Fun

  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 31, 13 at 17:45

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.


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 2, 13 at 18:01

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.


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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...


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 3, 13 at 23:55

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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 8, 13 at 8:08

Have a great morning glory-ous day!


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 13, 13 at 14:25

Thanks, Ron, here is another one.


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

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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 12:59

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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 24, 13 at 17:41

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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 6:56

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


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Wed, May 1, 13 at 8:07

Here is todays flower, always looking perky and cute.


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Wed, May 1, 13 at 22:02

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.


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


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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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sat, May 4, 13 at 12:39

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.


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sun, May 5, 13 at 21:49

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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Wed, May 8, 13 at 12:09

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


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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!


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Wed, May 8, 13 at 13:21

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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Wed, May 8, 13 at 19:26

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.


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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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sat, May 11, 13 at 8:04

Chocolate Explosion opened up!


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Mon, May 13, 13 at 21:20

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


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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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Tue, May 14, 13 at 7:00

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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Wed, May 15, 13 at 6:41

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


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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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sat, May 18, 13 at 7:56

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


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Mon, May 20, 13 at 6:36

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.


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ok. thanks.


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Thu, May 23, 13 at 6:45

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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Tue, May 28, 13 at 11:56

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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Tue, May 28, 13 at 12:28

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


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 8, 13 at 14:31

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.


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"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 (!)...


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 9, 13 at 18:54

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.


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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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 22:20

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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 11, 13 at 23:44

I found a photo of the parent's flower.


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


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 15, 13 at 16:45

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.


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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. :)


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 16, 13 at 14:35

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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 16, 13 at 14:39

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.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 22, 13 at 10:25

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


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