Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An Unexpected Burst of Chocolate!

My indoor-grown 'Chocolate' morning glories (Ipomoea nil) surprised me the last two mornings with new and beautiful blooms! Needless to say, I am delighted!! 😊 These plants were started last November and started blooming the beginning of February. They bloomed faithfully for about 4 months, but have been looking a bit scraggly lately. 
This was taken yesterday morning...notice the buds too! 



I was also pleasantly surprised to find a seedpod hidden among the leaves! I haven't been hand-pollinating at all because I was focusing rather on getting as many blooms as possible, for as long as possible, but now I have decided to hand-pollinate the remaining flowers in hopes of getting a few seeds. 
   

And this morning I am blessed with 3 flowers! It really made my day and helps to hold me over while all those new seedlings are growing. 😉






If you've never tried growing morning glories indoors, I highly recommend it! They are so easy, so beautiful, and will truly brighten your days! 😊

6 comments:

  1. So beautiful! Fun you are getting another set of blooms!

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    1. Yes I'm very happy! :) I didn't even notice those buds forming until they were about to open a few days ago!

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  2. The blooms look like silk - so pretty!

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    1. That's what I thought too! Many of the Japanese morning glories are so incredibly beautiful they don't even seem real-I can't wait til I can show everyone some of the new ones I'm growing! :D

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  3. They are beautiful! Hope you get some seeds to sell. How much sun do they get? I think the last ones you posted were in front of a window, but I don't see one here. I want to try it. Have a happy day!

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    1. I'm saving the seeds just for you. :) Hopefully they won't take too long to ripen and as soon as they're ready I'll send them. These are the same ones that are in front of our south-facing kitchen window. They've climbed all the way up and wrapped themselves around the curtain rod, so these blooms were above the window! Any south or west facing window should do well for them.

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