Marvin R
Marvin R
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  • Sanford, NC
Asked on Feb 28, 2012

Ideas for Morning glorys

Shirley MidgettLori Maynes PerrottaKris Anderson
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I recently started my chocolate mg inside and was wondering if anyone had any ideas for using them in landscape.I know some people are not fans of mg because they can be invasive or some consider them more like a weed. I planted some on the fence last year between me and my neighbor it looked pretty good.What ideas do you have for using mg in landscaping including planters,trellises,etc.
7 answers
  • Ricardo B
    on Feb 29, 2012

    In New Mexico where I grew up, Morning Glories were no problem as invasive vines... they'd die down in Winter. Here in Georgia, I find volunteer vines come up in my vegetable garden among various plants. Since they're so colorful and don't seem to interfere with my garden yield, I'd let them curl around the corn or anything growing vertical. I thought it would add to the attraction of good honey bees to the garden but I don't know if bees like them or not. Since they're vines, I'd say do something unique with them and twine tough enough to hold the weight of a few vines growing up vertical up a decking or straight up from the ground to a tree branch out in the yard. Or, criss-cross twine at an angel, say along a steeper incline in some favorite pattern to provide some bright colors for a while until you decide to plant bushes or other ground cover. Who knows, Marvin... you may just enjoy the Morning Glories there forever...

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Feb 29, 2012

    I wouldn't plant them in Florida, but where winters are more an effective deterrent I've seen them used nicely climbing a lamp post near an entryway to give visitors a cheerful greeting.

  • Marvin R
    on Feb 29, 2012

    Yea im sure they are really invasive in Florida Douglas and even here with the mild winter we have had this year.My passiflora has still not died back yet,

  • Marvin R
    on Feb 29, 2012

    Good ideas Ricardo i will post pics this summer.

  • Kris Anderson
    on May 17, 2015

    I have seen them used as a stunningly beautiful "living wall". Someone planted them around their porch & strung hemp cord from the porch roof down to the ground & secured it with stakes, about every 4 inches all the way around (except for the steps/entry of course). As the weather got hotter the vines grew taller & their leaves got bigger, and with the flowers the porch became a beautiful, fragrant shady spot.

  • Lori Maynes Perrotta
    on May 31, 2015

    I plant them in large pots on the deck and stick a trellis in the pot/planter. They look good and for the most part, the seeds will germinate within the large planter for the next year. I live in CT.

  • Shirley Midgett
    on Jun 9, 2015

    Love them! And Moon flowers, the night equivalent too. Grow them on fences and plant at the base of any sparse shrub, it will look like it is blooming. I also grow them in the pots with stakes where I grow tomatoes, the tomatoes are over by the time the MG vines are big. I live in south Louisiana and they do die in the winter even if we don't have a freeze.

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