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Old August 10, 2019   #61
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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.
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Old August 21, 2019   #62
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Default Native purple bindweed

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.
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Old August 21, 2019   #63
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Default Purple bindweed in bloom

This is what the flowers will look like.
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Old August 25, 2019   #64
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This morning. Can't wait until next spring to try out new varieties.
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Old August 25, 2019   #65
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I saw some growing wild up some rebar at a hot dry barren road construction site.
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Old September 9, 2019   #66
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I don't know what these are called because they are from a packet of mixed variety seeds.
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Old September 27, 2019   #67
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Default Native purple bindweed

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.
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The whole plant is so dainty looking. Lovely.
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Old September 27, 2019   #69
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The whole plant is so dainty looking. Lovely.
And the leaves are such beautiful perfect hearts.
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Old September 29, 2019   #70
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Morning glories are so pretty, yet so hard to get rid of, too!
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Old September 29, 2019   #71
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I like the enormous white moonflowers.
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