Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday's Flowers

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Morning Glory

Morning Glories are such pretty flowers, you wouldn't expect to hear that someone is trying to get rid of them, but that's exactly what we are doing. Several years ago we started a vine on the small arbor that marks the entrance to the vegetable garden. The vine grew well and filled the arbor quickly.

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Unfortunately it grew so well and so fast that it began to take over everything. We were always having to pull runners out of the thorny rose bushes (not fun). The vines would grow at least a foot a day and twist themselves on anything near and far. It was a constant job to contain this vine and we couldn't keep up with. So this year we said good-bye to Morning Glory.

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But it doesn't look like she's ready to say good-bye to us yet.

7 comments:

  1. I love morning glories, however this year, mine got into the ground too late and probably will not do much of anything before the frost kills them off in the fall.

    I can see though how they would not be a good thing to have tangled up in your roses....LOL!

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  2. They do look pretty, even if they are annoying! I've never had that problem with traditional morning glories, but I have had wild morning glories that were almost impossible to get rid of. I hope that you can control them.

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  3. I've heard it is a life time project to rid a garden of Morning Glories. Too bad they are so invasive as they are so gorgeous!

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  4. They are nice, I guess there"s no such thing as just having a few around.

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  5. I've heard the same problem with nastursiums although I don't think they're as tenacisou as morning glories. They are so pretty...sigh:(

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  6. Too bad they are so invasive as they are so so pretty! Good luck with getting rid of them.

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  7. Beautiful morning glories. I've got them on my mailbox and an arbor in the backyard with nothing around them so they can't "pick" on any of the other plants.

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~Tracy