Cottage Gardening forum: Are you into Japanese Morning Glories ?

 
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Imagemjsponies
Dec 2, 2010 7:40 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
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ImageSteven
Jan 20, 2011 2:07 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Yes, I love JMG's I have a number of new ones I want to try growing this year! I also started some of the Hige purpurea types.
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ImageKLStuart
Jan 22, 2011 5:09 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Beginning to be interested in them. Grew one the past two years on which the flowers are gorgeous, but it seems to not be able to take our heat in direct sun like the others. At least the foliage got pretty scraggly as soon as it got hot. Do they like more shade or cooler temps than the purpureas?
Imagemjsponies
Jan 22, 2011 6:30 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
Steven, I hope you post pics !

Kelly,
Definitely can give them afternoon shade where you are. And when it get's hot they like lots of water. I don't have any MG's growing in full all day sun. I try to put them where they will get afternoon shade, or some filtered shade sometime in the afternoon. But here in the middle of summer even the toughest plants suffer !
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 22, 2011 7:24 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Mj is right. I started losing alot of mine due to the heat and humidity, when I move d them to a spot that got at least some sheltered shade during the hot afternoon they did good, but they did take extra water.

I took some two gallon pots and then took coat hangers and opened them up and mad e them like into a hoop shape and stuck it down the side of pot and had my mg's growing on them that way. As they grew I tangled them round and round. That I found helped keep them from going wild.

Also, Another thing that looks pretty , is to take like chicken wire and make three foot about a foot wide round cylinders and stake them into the ground and grow the mg's round and round on it. If you put a bunch together, make s a nice pretty wall of blooms and easy to get at to collect seeds and hybridize too.

MJ.. How do you have yours growing?

ImageKLStuart
Jan 22, 2011 7:51 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Hmm, I might know just the place... right outside my back door on the deck! Now I just need a box that is narrow and long so I can still open the door there... but they'd get afternoon shade and it would be a nice place to view them...
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 23, 2011 7:43 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Sounds like a real good place to put them Kelly. You could let them hang down or put wire frames and make a design out of them. Look around for folks throwing out wood and you can probably build your own for free. Smiling

Edited to say one of the really pretty things I saw was where the Mg's were planted and staked up and then they had small sunflowers planted around at the bottom. The color contrast was really beautiful.



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ImageSteven
Jan 23, 2011 4:33 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Unlike most Morning Glories, the Japanese ones like rich soil and lots of fertilizer. Here they start painfully slow for the first half of the summer then take of and go wild trying to climb over everything at once.

Here's a pic of mine from last year, they twined all together and formed a giant wall!

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Imagestarlight1153
Jan 23, 2011 6:12 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
So that's why my Japanese ones seemed to sit and sit for so long. Thanks for the tip Steven, will feed mine more this year. I plan on covering a 200 foot fence that gets filtered sun from the pine trees this year with some. Not sure I will like the clean up work at the end of the season, but think it might look pretty instead of just looking at chain link.
ImageSteven
Jan 23, 2011 6:37 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Yup they love fertilizer! Just as much as I love bread Lovey dubby They should do well on your fence, the only thing is they like extra water too. Pretty fussy for a MG.

I never noticed before in that pic I posted but you can almost see the wind blowing, look at the blooms on the Brug!
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ImageKLStuart
Jan 23, 2011 8:11 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Hmm, Ella I like that idea... and I think there are some small Sunflowers somewhere in this piggy box, if my frazzled memory is still working. Didn't keep good records this year... bad time to flake out since I'm now a little busier than expected... but the seeds won't care if I don't have records straight!

ImageSteven
Jan 23, 2011 8:47 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
I would love to grow a whole 200 foot fence of MG's and other vines....it would be so beautiful having them all twine together!

Ella, will you group different cultivars together? Or mix them all up?
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Imagemjsponies
Jan 24, 2011 7:10 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
KL, some people grow the tall Sunflowers and then grow the MG's up them also. Would probably be too much sun for me to do that here tho, unless I planted a lot of Sunflowers to make shade for the MG's............ummmmmmmmmmmmmm Whistling
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 24, 2011 7:27 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
I gonna mix them all up. I just gonna grab, plant and go. LOL It should make for an interesting site and also whop know s what will cross with what to make maybe some interesting seed.
ImageSteven
Jan 24, 2011 7:02 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
I love how MG's make so many hybrids! You just never know what you will get, they are just so lovely!
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Imagemjsponies
Jan 25, 2011 4:33 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
check out this link Living Curtians in Japan

http://cubits.org/MorningGlory/thread/view/42635/
ImageMistirose
Mar 17, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
wow that is an awesome idea! I may have to do one of those at our new house. Hurray! I am looking for Hatsu Arashi Japanese Morning Glory It is supposed to be the most beautiful blue. Is that true? if so I would absolutely love to have a few seeds. I have a seed list made up I can send if you wanna swap.
Imagemjsponies
Mar 18, 2011 4:12 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
Mistirose I don't have that one but I have other's..send me your list (have and want don't forget the want part !) and I'll see if I have some of the want's your wanting.
http://cubits.org/Littlegardeninthecount/
Imagestarlight1153
Mar 18, 2011 5:10 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
It will be a couple of days, but will look through my Mg list and see if I have any of that one too.
ImageMistirose
Mar 18, 2011 7:57 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
MJ that floating cloud is beautiful! I dont have any of theses just been looking for some beautiful blues and found them in these Morning Glories lol My list is in a spreadsheet, can I email it to you? you can message me your addy. but basically looking for some beautiful blues to start, I know they will make an addict out of me lol

thank you too Star! you are both very sweet! Group hug Lovey dubby

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