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Old December 3, 2023   #91
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Wooo! What a strange and beautiful blossom form. How many different varieties do you grow on average each year? You guys will be rivaling orchid growers!

Interesting about the indoor growing, what is the average age of an indoor vine when it first opens a flower? Can you overwinter and plant them outside in the spring, or do they not like the tear down? I think of them as annuals, but can they survive for several years or longer?
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Old December 3, 2023   #92
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Wooo! What a strange and beautiful blossom form. How many different varieties do you grow on average each year? You guys will be rivaling orchid growers!

Interesting about the indoor growing, what is the average age of an indoor vine when it first opens a flower? Can you overwinter and plant them outside in the spring, or do they not like the tear down? I think of them as annuals, but can they survive for several years or longer?
My wife says I grow too many, and she's always correct in her assessments. I usually have about 40 containers on the deck. Have to grow on the deck to prevent deer foraging. Still have to contend with the squirrels digging up plants.

Regarding length of time from installed germinated seed to first flower, usually it's about a month, if you light the plants using short-day photoperiod. In the morning glory family, there are annuals and perennials. Some perennials have been quite long-lived for me. I had one that lived 14 years. I was very sad when it passed on. It was like a family member.

If you start annuals in late winter, then you can bring them outdoors and enjoy them into the summer. Some annuals, such as the extreme mutants, have short lifespans.

It's a fun group of plants. Thanks for asking good questions.

Unfortunately the photo was rotated by the system. I guess you can tilt your head
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Old December 3, 2023   #93
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Another beautiful variety! Thanks for answering my questions, I always have plenty! Fourteen years, that is surprising and amazing in it's original meaning. Can you recommend a specialized commercial source in the US that would have a wide variety of Morning Glory seeds?
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Old December 3, 2023   #94
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Jacksonville Morning Glory Vineyard has many different Ipomoea nil cultivars. He has a presence on eBay and also has a separate website. The seller is reputable.

https://jmgvines.com/
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Old December 4, 2023   #95
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I started the seed of this morning glory, species Ipomoea clavata, in the first year of the covid-19 pandemic. Three years later it made its first blooms. The flower was on the large side, and much to my delight, it was mildly fragrant, smelling a little like cocoa or hot chocolate aroma. It tripped me out hahahaha. It is a little known (at least in the USA) perennial species.
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Old December 4, 2023   #96
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Thanks for sharing that website, and yet another fantastic blossom!
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I agree--thanks for sharing the photos and the seed website. I see morning glories in my future.
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It's my pleasure to help with addictions hahaha. I probably have cultivars that Jacksonville Morning Glory Vineyard doesn't have so if you are searching for something in particular, send me a private message and I'll look in my seed stash to see if I have it.
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Old December 5, 2023   #99
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My mutant morning glory has been producing interesting flower forms. I like the unusual shapes in the leaves, too.
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I love the Flowers on this Website, https://jmgvines.com .
I am going to decorate my Farmland next year, Amen!!
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Have you grown morning glories in the past, Joyce?
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Have you grown morning glories in the past, Joyce?
No, But some try to grow around my Heirloom tomato plants. Native Americans used them for Shade. But this year I will let them grow in a controlled environment to Bring Beauty to my Mini farmlands around the Areas in front of Forth Monroe. Native Americans Helped my People with the secrets of the Land. Especially the Native Americans who didn't leave during the "Trial of Tears". Especially the Native Americans in your Precious States of North Carolina & Virginia from my Research. They helped my Great-Grandfather get to Forth Monroe in the Hands of the Late General Butler.

But your Morning Glories Pictures are very Beautiful. They may be from Native Americans. I read this New Release this morning. I am Glad our Leaders are reaching out to the Native Americans to understand this Climate Change. https://mail.aol.com/d/list/referrer...XCFOwrs4Ej1fa0
They need our Help for their family, Amen!!
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