Do You Love Morning Glory Flowers? Will you be planting them this year?
March 14, 2007 5:56pm CST
I adore morning glory flowers. Not only do they come in a wide variety of colors, but nowadays they also come in later blooming varieties! You can find afternoon flowering, and evening flowering types! I am aware of several morning glory varieties, such as Flying Saucer, True Blue, and Purple Passion. Do you have a particular favorite? Mine are a variety of Blue Flying Saucers.(As pictured.) I'm also interested in their cousins, the Potato Vine. They grow wild on Long Island, and they often fill voids in the vegetation where nothing else will grow. This year I plan to grow several varieties, one for each side of my balcony garden. I was troubled last year when I found that most varieties don't grow past six or eight feet across. One or two of my plants made it to twelve feet, but they couldn't stand the strain and needed so much watering to keep their stems supple that it was hard to keep caught up with them. I grew them in pots that may have been too small - 12 inches was the furthest root depth that they could achieve. This year I'll use bigger pots that will retain more moisture, and I might put straw or peat moss on top of the soil to keep it from drying out too quickly. I have a lot of sun on my garden, all day long, so I must account for that. I used Miracle Grow Compost mixed into the organic soil to feed them. Tell us about your morning glory experiences!