These gorgeous morning glories vines provide new color to your fall garden

We’ve been waiting all summer and now the morning glories have finally bloomed. There’s no point in trying to rush them, you can’t be impatient with them. You just have to resign yourself to the fact that you won’t see any flowers until early fall. Our first products came out a few days ago, in the first week of September.

It’s very satisfying when it finally blooms, perhaps because the long anticipation has something to do with it.

Its late start to flowering means that its flowering season is short, lasting only until the first frost.

Morning glories are annual plants, which means they germinate, grow, flower and produce seeds, all in one year, then die back in the winter.

The type of morning glories we grow in flower gardens is native to North America. While there are other herbaceous plants called morning glories, they are completely different plants, causing a lot of confusion among people who have never grown morning glories in the garden.

Because it grows as a vine, most gardeners plant morning glories on trellises, poles or other upright structures rather than letting them cascade to the ground. They can easily reach 10 feet or more tall if they have something to grow on. They climb by wrapping around things, so they are unable to climb a sheer wall unless the gardener attaches twine or netting to give the vines something to wrap around.

Although they will grow reluctantly in shady areas, morning glories truly thrive in full sun.

Some gardeners plant morning glory seeds directly into the soil where they want the vines to grow. The seeds are somewhat sensitive to temperature so it is best to sow the seeds when the soil temperature reaches 60 degrees or so.

Morning glory seeds have a hard coating that prevents them from germinating immediately. Soaking the seeds for 24 hours will soften the seed coat enough to encourage the seeds to germinate. Or you can scratch or scratch the seeds with an emery board to get the same results.

When starting a new variety, we like to start it in pots first, then put it in the garden; It gives plants a head start and ensures seed germination. However, the problem with putting them in pots is that once they grow, they immediately start wrapping themselves around everything they touch, even each other, causing a tangled mess. The way to deal with this is to provide each plant with a stick or small trellis to climb on and separate the pots. You should also check them every day or so to put the vines back in place if they start to grow in an unwanted direction.

There are many different types of morning glories that come in a wide range of colors. The classic flower color of morning glories is light blue but they can also be found in white, pink, red, purple and even bicolor.

Its trumpet-shaped flowers open in the morning and close after only a few hours. The hotter and brighter the day, the faster they close. During cold, cloudy and cloudy days, they will stay open longer. During one overcast day this week, our store was still open at 1:30 p.m. However, by 3pm it was completely closed. However, there is no need to be disappointed by the quick closing of the flowers, because there will always be more tomorrow morning.

Once the flowers close, they wither and fall from the vine, leaving behind a capsule that will eventually form some seeds. If the place where the vines grow is warm and sunny in the spring, the plants can replant themselves year after year.

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