Morning glories

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:41 am

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Donna, zone 9, El Lago, Texas

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:57 pm

Another beauty, Spooky.
Why are they being grown in pots there rather than in the ground?
I have a wretched Heavenly Blue slowly coming along in a pot that was started by a friend way too early. It would have been far too cold to plant it in the ground here. Isn't it hot (and humid) in Texas??? Pardon my ignorance. While reading posts I have been surprised by the weather in different places not being what I thought it was.

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:46 pm

I have a LOT of plants. When I run out of room on the ground or I can't find a good spot in the ground, I'll go off the ground. The morning glories above are in a hanging basket. I also have many herbs growing in hanging baskets.

Texas is very large, as you probably know. Where I live, in southeast Texas on the Gulf coast, it is hot and very humid. The winters are mild here. Snow is VERY rare here. West Texas is arid. The panhandle of Texas is very cold in the winter.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:27 am

I found some MG seeds I'd forgotten I had... Do you suppose in this Alabama heat they will do anything this year if I get them in the ground tomorrow after soaking them overnight?
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:37 pm

My mother loved morning glories. They greeted her every morning in an other wise drab and weary life of raising six kids, doing the laundry in a wash tub outside with a scrub board. She even made her own laundry soap. Then she had to prepare meals for everyone. She had her morning glories though and somehow, they made the day brighter.

I love morning glories, but I don't grow them because they will take over the yard and garden. I love to see them in other peoples yards. They bring back good memories.

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:01 pm

EdieJ wrote: Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:27 am I found some MG seeds I'd forgotten I had... Do you suppose in this Alabama heat they will do anything this year if I get them in the ground tomorrow after soaking them overnight?
I have no experience with Morning glories. Try it! Maybe they should be in afternoon shade if it's very hot?

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:10 am

I don't think you can keep morning glories from germinating and in my garden, they loved the hottest part of the day in full sun. They only required water. When I realized their intent was to strangle every other plant in the garden, I had a hard time getting rid of them. I had morning glory seed germinating every year for two or three years. I decided it is related to kudzu.

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:17 am

Gardenboy wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:41 pm I use to have a fence FULL of "Heavenly Blue" morning glories, but the green iguana's that have invaded south FL also loved the leaves and flowers and destroyed the entire fence of flowers. I do have saved seeds for" Heavenly Blue" morning glories if anyone would like some. Just send me a SASE for the seeds. Heavenly Blue.jpg
Are the green iguana's harmful in vegetable gardens as well as morning glory bed's? We gardeners really don't need another imported garden pest.

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:31 pm

The iguanas are mostly vegetarians and LOVE any flowers that are yellow or red. They destroyed the okra and my passion fruit vines. They haven't bothered my peppers or tomato plants yet...let's hope they don't.

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:32 pm

Also destroyed all my sweet potato plants

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:00 am

Are there any traps that you could use to remove the iguana's? Could you use a yellow bait in a live trap or a sticky trap for rats?
~ Patti ~

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:38 pm

EdieJ wrote: Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:27 am I found some MG seeds I'd forgotten I had... Do you suppose in this Alabama heat they will do anything this year if I get them in the ground tomorrow after soaking them overnight?
I nick mine carefully with a cuticle trimmer and soak for several hours/overnight and I get great germination. I don't know about sowing seeds this late in the season because like you I have very high summertime temperatures also. But what could it hurt if you give it a try? Go for it and see what happens.
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