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Morning Glory - no flowers

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Joined: 5/22/2003
Location: Westchester County NY
Posts: 42
Posted: Aug/14/2006 4:07 PM PST

Last year I had hundreds of morning glory flowers all over my mail box. This year so far just beautiful but dull green leaves and now blooms? What did I do wrong or will they still come along? Zone 6A
swindyi
Joined: 7/07/2003
Location: The Garden State
Posts: 849
Posted: Aug/14/2006 10:06 PM PST

My morning glorie are just starting to bloom now. We had a pretty cold and wet spring and june so that is probably why they are late blooming. Don't fertilize them --- they like being hungry
swindyi
KimF
Joined: 8/11/2006
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 20
Posted: Aug/15/2006 12:17 PM PST

Mine are just getting started as well, and I had scads of blooms last year about this time. It just means we'll have that gorgeous blue to enjoy a little later

Swindi is right too - no fertilizer. The less you do for morning glories, the happier they are.
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Joined: 5/22/2003
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Posted: Aug/15/2006 12:56 PM PST

That is amazing info about fertiziling morning glories... too bad I didn't pose the question last week before I added Miracle Gro.. oh well... I'm hoping mine, too, are late bloomers!!
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Joined: 8/13/2006
Location: east coast..Connecticut at the sound !
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Posted: Aug/16/2006 12:43 AM PST

You are in the same zone as I am...I too have Morning Glorys..that have naturalized themselves. They are always late to bloom....but this year because of the crazy weather we had earlier this year a lot of things are starting very very late.....

So..I'll bet you'll have them very very late also !!!!
swindyi
Joined: 7/07/2003
Location: The Garden State
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Posted: Aug/16/2006 10:36 AM PST

fertlizing them will produce lots of foliage and less blooms . My Glories have also naturalized and come back every year.
swindyi
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Joined: 5/22/2003
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Posted: Aug/16/2006 1:09 PM PST

Thanks for the encouragement..never seen so many leaves before.. let's hope there isn't an early frost this year!
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Posted: Aug/16/2006 3:19 PM PST

The first year I grew morning glories I fertilized alot with MiracleGro. Not only did I get beautiful foliage, I got lots of gorgeous blooms. Maybe it's an old wives tale not to fertlize. Has anyone had bad results from fertilizing?
Kale
Joined: 11/02/2002
Location: Greenhouse Mi.
Posts: 1465
Posted: Aug/17/2006 1:01 AM PST

Not sure what I have But I have been pruning like I mean business and it keeps on growing... Not One bloom and I do not use fertilzer,only composted grounds

Kale :banana-wa

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KimF
Joined: 8/11/2006
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 20
Posted: Aug/18/2006 6:37 PM PST

Kale - that top pic looks like Dutchman's Pipe. Is it perennial? They get huge really easily, climb on anything.
I'm still looking at the second pic....
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