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My first try for Chocolate Morning Glories.

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Project by Iris43 posted 08-13-2010 03:43 PM 2155 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the Chocolate morning glories that I am growing in my gardens this year. I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten from which seed supplier I got them.

As you can see, they haven’t really developed a chocolately colour…....unless you use your imagination. Nevertheless, they are quite pretty and have a large bloom.

But…....unless I’m suppose to dip them into melted chocolate, I wouldn’t really call them chocolate coloured. :) What do you think?

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'



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MsDebbieP

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posted 08-13-2010 06:06 PM

I’ve heard of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate – but never purply-pink chocolate.

Still stunningly gorgeous!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

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posted 08-13-2010 09:12 PM

They sure don’t look like chocolate MG Iris.I grew them one year and they turned out a milk chocolate color but the vines did not do well and very few flowers came on them so I never grew them again.I don’t know which was worse to grow the tri color ones or the chocolate ones.Both did lousy for me. (lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Vallyncia

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posted 08-13-2010 09:57 PM

Do you have a problem with morning glory spreading out of control? I used to live in Victoria and we had an infestation, lol, they would just choke out everything if they had a chance. Too bad because they are gorgeous flowers. I really enjoy the variety you have, ours were just plain ol’ white.

-- Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison

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jroot

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posted 08-13-2010 10:32 PM

Where I come from chocolate is always brown. Where my wife comes from it is always white. I hadn’t expected pink though where Iris comes from. LOL

Pretty nevertheless.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Iris43

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posted 08-13-2010 10:48 PM

Bon, were the tri-coloured ones, the little bush MG’s? These ‘chocolate’ MG have nice foliage, so far, and if you look at the flowers from a certain angle they do have a ‘kind of’ milk chocolate colour. I took these pics first thing in the AM so the flowers were fresh. I don’t know how to make them chocolate?

Vallycia, there is a blue/purple MG that will self-seed and take over one’s garden here inzone 5/6. And, of course. there is bindweed, which has a white MG flower, self-seeds, as well as roots that take over. But so far the MG that I grow do not take over. I think they are hybrids. I’ve kept the seed from ‘Heavenly Blue’ and tried to plant them them the next year but they don’t grow for me. So I just buy new seed as I like having MG’s in my garden.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Iris43

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posted 08-13-2010 10:50 PM

jroot, are you making fun of my poor MG’s? Tip your computer and look at the bloom on an angle and it will look more ‘chocolatey’. ;)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Harold and Pam

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posted 08-14-2010 12:51 AM

Iris – when I first looked at this posting I said..”doesn’t look chocolate to me.” Then I had a few beers and poof…chocolate. Everything goes better with beer!

Last year while in upstate NY visiting family, my wife bought some MG’s there were not availble to the Florida market. They were pretty red with little blooms. Pam pulled them out during the winter and replanted them in spring. I forgot and mowed them down. Pam was less then blessed. About 6 weeks later she spotted little MG’s growing in the compost bin. Thank God I was bagging for the compost that day!!

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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Iris43

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posted 08-14-2010 02:01 AM

Ah-h-h, Harold. You found the secret of the chocolate MG! LOL

I’m sure you were relieved Pam found her little MG’s. :)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Penny

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posted 08-14-2010 01:52 PM

I too bought some “chocolate” morning glories, i loved the color on the package, and needless to say, its the same color as your’s Iris…..no where near a chocolate color, but still pretty though.

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay area....zone 5b

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 08-14-2010 02:00 PM

Nice flowers, Iris. I think they would look very pretty next to a chocolate truffle. Personally, I like the invasive blue/purple ones, they come back every year to climb up the plants in my living fence.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Bon

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posted 08-14-2010 03:41 PM

Iris yes they were the tri color bush type but they died off in the heat and I only got three blooms out of them .They were really pretty blooms though.I got two blue tri colors and one pink tri color.Then they died.So I won’t grow them anymore (lol).My other MG are doing great though.I took some pics of them to post.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

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posted 08-14-2010 09:09 PM

So far the little ones are blooming…...maybe not as profusely as I had anticipated but they are blooming.

bush morning glories


bush morning glories

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Bon

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posted 08-14-2010 10:40 PM

Wow Iris yours grew a lot better than mine did this year.Did you get the pink ones as well?They are so pretty that I have decided to grow them in planters next year instead of in the ground.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

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posted 08-14-2010 11:13 PM

I can’t remember if there are pink ones, Bon. There might be, I took these two pics acouple weeks ago. I check them tomorrow morning when they are blooming to see if there are any pink ones.

I plants these in the window boxes where I had the green onions in the spring. Once the onions are gone, usually marigolds (self-seeds) and nasturiums come up. But I wanted to try these little morning glories so took most of the nasturiums out and put the seeds in. I haven’t paid much attention to them and they have suffered with the heat and lack of water. I’m trying to remember to water them now.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Weedwacker

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posted 08-15-2010 10:56 PM

Irish I thought “Chocolate Morning Glories” was a drink. A coffee mocha with a shot of bourbon.

Who knew it was a flower?? Good to know.

-- Margaret, Eagle Creek, Oregon. A garden is never finished.

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sharad

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posted 08-17-2010 07:44 PM

Iris I somehow missed your posting and when I see it now I found the flowers very interesting and colorful.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Iris43

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posted 08-17-2010 09:41 PM

Weedwacker, I think you’ve hit on a good idea! I’m having some friends over tonight…..maybe I’ll try that drink on them and see what they think. :)

Sharad, I agree. The morning glories are colourful, and although I was disappointed they were not chocolate coloured, I’m not disappointed with their performance, or how pretty they are.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Leroy5

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posted 08-30-2010 06:13 AM

I’ve been cursing and pulling up our morning glory weeds so long that I forgot how beautiful some varieties are. Gorgeous! But mine are working really hard to totally destroy my other plants.

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Penny

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posted 08-30-2010 01:34 PM

How pretty.

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay area....zone 5b

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Bon

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posted 08-30-2010 04:56 PM

Iris I was looking at my MG the other day and I had a chocolate one growing amongst the others.Here is how mine turned out this year.

Chocolate Morning Glory

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

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posted 08-31-2010 03:49 AM

Nice, Bon! Yours looks much more like milk chocolate than mine. I wonder why…..what the difference could be. Strange, eh?

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Bon

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posted 08-31-2010 03:05 PM

Mine is in part shade could that be it?

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Silver_Dragon

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posted 03-14-2014 05:06 PM

Haha not exactly “chocolate” colored, but beautiful anyways!

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...

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