Morning Glory ideas....

vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)March 18, 2006

Looking for interesting ways of growing MG's. I've never grown any vining plant before (except cucubrits) and I was thinking about growing them up Giant Sunflowers or something like that. I have 'Grandpa Otts' and 'Heavenly Blue'.

What have you done? Show me your pics please :)

Thanks,

Vera

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webkat5(Z6a MO)

Well, I grew a Cardinal Vine (just one) up my TV antenna pole....BAD idea....now I have dead vine at the very top...gonna have to get out the ladder.

The Hummers loved it, though... :o)

    Bookmark   March 18, 2006 at 10:09PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

LOL!! Thank goodness we have DISH or I might have tried :)
I bet that was pretty anyhow huh?!
I could grow them on my small deck and let them climb the railing, but I don't think I want to use Miracle Gro potting soil in containers do I? I"ve heard that fertilizer will induce lush growth but few blooms. I've thought about driving the back roads again in search for nice tall, straight, sturdy, roadside red dogwood stems as I did last year to make a tepee for the mini pumpkins. Maybe I can harvest enough to create a type of arbor...hmmm!? It would look like 3 ladders attached together with 2 vertical sides and one horizontal.

Vera

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 9:59AM
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PVick

Letting them grow up the sunflowers should be pretty, but those MGs can get pretty rampant and heavy. Would the sunflowers be able to bear it?

I saw a picture once of MGs growing with KMOTGG, and twining thru it. But I believe they were both near a fence ...

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 12:30PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Vera, yesterday, I built a teepee out of willow twigs. I may build a few more. Another WSer just mailed me this site. Mine was even much easier to build than this. I just tied the twigs together with strips of panty hose. LOL.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rustic Teepee

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 10:00PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Pvick,
Well I can grow those extra giant sunflowers!!

pitimpinai,

I did the same with Red Dogwood stems last year for my 'Baby Boo' pumpkins just using twine and I planned on doing the same for the arbor/trelliss idea :)

Thanks for the link...we also have plenty of access to yellow willow around here.

Vera

    Bookmark   March 20, 2006 at 12:06AM
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