Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Something Old, Something New

Botanical Interest
Something borrowed, something blue... No, this isn't a wedding post! I wanted to introduce you to a beautiful Heirloom Morning Glory that I planted this week. I heart morning glories and when I saw this variety at the local nursery I scooped it up in a hurry! I've planted them all along the chicken wire run in hopes of beautiful blossoms come late summer, lasting all the way until the first frost.

 Cant you just see them clambering up the fence and spilling over the top of the chicken run? Me too!

This seed packet includes 6 types ranging from the early 1920's - 1960.
They are: Flying Saucer, Grandpa's Ott's, Heavenly Blue, Knowlian's Black, Pearly Gates, and Shiva.

Heavenly Blue  (  Boz Scene )
Morning Glories can be planted OUTSIDE 1-2 weeks after average last frost. Morning Glories benefit from Sandy well drained soil, and plenty of WATER and perform best in full SUN!
Soak them in water overnight or rub them with sandpaper to soften the hard outer shell.

Grandpa Ott's
 Plant Morning Glories now for beautiful blooms in September. Give them something to climb or cover and you'll be glad you did!  Try them on a mailbox, trellis, fence/ rail or as a ground cover next to your favorite perennials!

 I just bet some of you are Morning Glory Growers too!

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