I cried because I had no morning glories until I met a man who had no twine. Amend that to say “married a man who had no twine”.
Last year, the morning glories that I planted to cover the side fence were an embarrassing disappointment. This year, I tried growing them in a large deck pot which resulted in a plentiful and abundant crop. There are a few moonflowers in there, too.
My plan is to use twine as a vine support by tieing it to the black wire stand and running it up and across the rain gutter. I’m a few days past implementing that plan due to the aforementioned lack of twine and today, I’m starting to fret that the 5 ” per day growth rate is going ot get ahead of my procrastination and the vines will wrap around each other and ruin my whole plan.
I am powerless to do anything about it today – even if I did have twine – because it’s Thursday and you know what that means. I am not available. So just like the rest of my garden, if the flowers on the deck plan on surviving, they will have to take care of themselves.
Side note: how many plants do you suppose a pot like that can support for the summer? It’s 16″ wide and 12″ deep. I’m thinking 2 moonflowers and 5 morning glories. Should it be more or less?