What’s good about August? Morning Glories!


If you can get yourself to plan ahead in the spring, the heat of August won’t seem so bad if you have beautiful blue morning glories to remind you of the blue skies of autumn. I start the morning glories from seed, soaking each seed for about an hour, then nicking the seed coat with a knife to encourage sprouting. Because morning glory plants want to twine as soon as they are more than an inch old, I plant them in individual seed pots and put a wooden barbecue skewer in each pot to give them something to twine around. If you don’t keep a close eye on them, they will twine all around each other and then it becomes impossible to separate them. I like to plant varieties together to give a kaleidoscope of color. The two varieties here are Heavenly Blue and the variegated Flying Saucers.

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