Last year I built a raised bed with good soil, primarily for perennials. The
bed has a double trunked maple tree, and I built a twine trellis for Morning
Glories. I've always read that if the soil is rich and moist the plant will
grow like crazy but won't bloom much. I've found that to be true.
For next year, I was thinking of burying a large ceramic pot w/ poor soil
(high clay content) at the base of the trellis. Does anyone think that's a
good idea? If not, I may just go w/ Clematis, as I think it's an ideal site
I also found that morning Glories like to climb up the vertical parts of the
trellis as opposed to the horizontal parts ( I was going for height) so next
year I'll redo it with that in mind. (is the same true for Clematis?)
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They may like full sun and grow best in full sun but they can grow just
fine in shade. There are several places in my neighborhood of clumps of
vines growing on fences in practically full shade. These vines are
decades old and reseed themselves every year but they look very thick and
healthy. The one thing I noticed is that the morning glories that get
more shade tend to have much larger leaves.
I think they bloom only when they can't go up further. I had trouble
getting them to bloom when they could go up and up and up. I have a
small trellis on my mailbox and they bloom nicely as soon as they reach
the top and fall back. The soil is good soil, not very deep, on top of
rocks and some sand between the rocks.
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