Morning Glory Growing Information and Photos

These Morning Glories grow in Massachusetts. First, you get the seeds and nick them with a knife so they can open up more easily. Soak them overnight and then plant them under 1/2" of soil. It takes up to 3 weeks for the seed to germinate and then 2-3 months before they create flowers.

I planted these seeds in a tray with a plastic cover on April 8, 2009. The seeds had all been nicked (by my boyfriend Bob) and then soaked overnight in water. This is what they looked like on April 10th, 2 days later!

Morning Glory

And then two days after that on April 12th, they were already taller than the plastic cover for the little "greenhouse"!

Morning Glory

Morning Glories open into gorgeous blue and purple blossoms each morning. They love to climb, and are great planted by mailboxes, bird food poles and deck railings. They are annual vines. Hummingbirds love morning glories!

I don't have my morning glories in full sun, but they do well anyway. For the ones by the deck, they just climb up the deck wooden railing weave. For the ones by the mailbox, I took fishing line and stuck a stake into the ground. I doubled up the fishing line and tied knots in it every 6" or so to give the vines something to grab onto. Then I tied the doubled-up line between the stake in the ground and the top of the mailbox. The vines climb up it quite easily.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

The following photos were all taken on June 30, 2004. At this point the flowers had just been open for a week or so. Only a few flowers were open at this time, although many other buds were preparing to bloom.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory
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Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Morning Glory
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Morning Glory
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My morning glories even self seed. This vine grew all by itself, from last year's planting. This photo is from September 11, 2012.

Morning Glory

My Morning glory vines grow about 10' high if I let them.

These photos are all courtesy of Mensa Gardening SIG members.

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