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Old 05-16-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Mine did NOT reseed last year so we planted more this spring...mostly out by the back fence and they're doing well. There's nothing they can hurt if they do take over.

My moon flowers...nada! They were gorgeous year before last and attracted a ton of the big moths.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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morning glories would be very easy to clean up after a frost... or wait til spring and just pull htem into a pile. I've never used them as a ground cover... may try that.

i dont think they would choke out any weeds though. it's a pleasant thought though.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:47 AM
 
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Thank you. My next door neighbor seemed aghast at the idea, seemed to think they were an invasive weed. But then he's all about the lawn. A world covered in Morning Glories seems a happy thought to me!
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Mine did NOT reseed last year so we planted more this spring...mostly out by the back fence and they're doing well. There's nothing they can hurt if they do take over.

My moon flowers...nada! They were gorgeous year before last and attracted a ton of the big moths.
Very few of my container started moon vines germinated either. I got two nice plants from 20+ seed.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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I never had luck with Moon Vines either.... got a few MG's this year. though the ones i really wanted did not germinate.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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i just got morning glories in my yard by accident i LOVE it. My neighbor said that the farmers in our area HATE this plant cause it kills off their crops so the farmers kill them and tiny birds carry off the seeds ( or the wind blows them in to yard and they start to grow) This is what happened in my case and i love it
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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We have them on a trellis by the porch and they creep into the front garden. And in the lawn. I like cardinal vines better, they attract hummingbirds.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Is Morning Glory an invasive plant? Thank you,
understatement of the year!!! We were so excited to see them when we first moved to NM. It just made summer and early fall so real and pretty; then the next year and the year after that and so on. By the time we left, after 7 years they were growing in our rocks, were attacking my green beans and even wrapping thier little bodies around the tomatoes. NOt only did we spend our time removing the little pains we fought the mint as well. If I never see one again it will be too soon for me.

Nita
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My neighbor said that the farmers in our area HATE this plant cause it kills off their crops
What the farmers hate is probably bindweed:




and not a true morning glory:



Notice the difference in the leaves. Bindweed has narrow, arrowhead-shaped leaves, while a morning glory's are large and heart-shaped.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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Thanks for the pictures! I never knew the difference! I have an area along my back fence where I'd like to have Morning Glories!

It would be much better than my constant battle with the wild violets! A neighbor let half their yard be wild violets, and now they are all over the place! We battle those worse than dandelions.
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