Friday, August 6, 2010

Morning Glory vines take off!

The Morning Glory vines in my flower boxes have been growing so well, but after they reached the porch banister, they had no where else to go. Since they were still actively growing and actively looking for some place to twine around, I decided to attach some strings to the porch's ceiling to give them a place to extend. And you know what? They LOVE it. Have a look:

I probably should have done this from the beginning. But since this was my first time growing them in this spot, I honestly didn't know what to expect. Now I know for next year!


  1. That's so cool! Our morning glories didn't take off at all. We made the mistake of transplanting them instead of direct sow. When we transplanted the seedlings, the heat scorched the little guys.

  2. I actually started them indoors in April. By the time they were about 18 inches, I had no choice but to put them outside. There are moonflowers mixed in there too, but they didn't do as well. I only got one flower from those. Oh well!

  3. What type of twine or thread did you use for them to climb up on? Thanks

    1. Hi Christine - I used regular garden twine. I found that to be the easiest to work with when tying it to the porch.


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