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DonDuck August 10, 2019 10:26 PM

My mom grew morning glories when I was a kid. She loved them and I just thought they were pretty.


I planted them around my garden fence four years ago. They were beautiful and brought back memories of my mom. Unfortunately, they attempted to strangle my tomato plants. I didn't plant them again and started pulling the seedlings the following spring. Four years later, I pulled some seedlings yesterday.

SpookyShoe August 21, 2019 11:24 AM

Native purple bindweed
 
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These pop up every year in the beds in front of the house. Usually, I pull most them up if not all of them. This year I'm going to let a few grow. I even put a trellis out for one of the vines.

SpookyShoe August 21, 2019 11:31 AM

Purple bindweed in bloom
 
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This is what the flowers will look like.

SpookyShoe August 25, 2019 11:54 AM

Glacier Star
 
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This morning. Can't wait until next spring to try out new varieties.

Worth1 August 25, 2019 12:30 PM

I saw some growing wild up some rebar at a hot dry barren road construction site.

SpookyShoe September 9, 2019 01:28 PM

Open this morning
 
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I don't know what these are called because they are from a packet of mixed variety seeds.

SpookyShoe September 27, 2019 12:17 PM

Native purple bindweed
 
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Every year these come up in front of the house and I usually pull up all of the little plants. This year I'm letting a few grow and even trained two of them on trellises. This is the first bloom on one of the plants, but there will be many more. They are native to this area and you can see them in several places.

GrowingCoastal September 27, 2019 01:05 PM

The whole plant is so dainty looking. Lovely.

SpookyShoe September 27, 2019 08:37 PM

Native purple bindweed
 
[QUOTE=GrowingCoastal;746847]The whole plant is so dainty looking. Lovely.[/QUOTE]
And the leaves are such beautiful perfect hearts.

imp September 29, 2019 02:22 PM

Morning glories are so pretty, yet so hard to get rid of, too!

SpookyShoe September 29, 2019 04:35 PM

The Glacier Star and Flying Saucer don't appear to make any seed pods. I'm sure there are several other varieties that don't make seed pods either. But yes, several people on this thread have commented about how certain morning glory varieties can be invasive.

imp September 30, 2019 03:03 AM

I was thinking mainly of the smaller wild ones being hard o get gone if one choses to, but some of the morning glories are as you say, not very invasive. My moonflowers never were, and I used to enjoy them a lot.

SpookyShoe October 11, 2019 04:37 PM

Purple bindweed
 
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I'm so glad I let a couple of these native plants take hold and thrive in front of the house.

shelleybean October 16, 2019 10:51 AM

I like the enormous white moonflowers.


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