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Ipomoea Grandiflora

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I just bought a lovely Ipomoea Grandiflora. I had to wait till I had the use of my dad's van, because the sucker is way too big to fit into a car!! The dog climbed through it on the way home and it tipped over once, but it seems to have survived its ordeal.

It's got a couple of flowers on it:

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......would look beautiful in my hair, against my alabaster skin and pouty red lips!! I'm gorgeous! I mean, they're gorgeous!!

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I'll check out that article -- assuming I can find that issue of H&H in my big pile of stuff!!

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Sorry to hear that your hydrangeas died :( I decided last night that I'm going to leave mine in my garden for as long as they last. I've waited so long for them to bloom, I just can't bring myself to cut them!! I have lots of pictures that I can frame and display in the house, so I can enjoy the blooms and colours inside that way :) I might actually use a framing technique that I just saw on Design Rivals last night.

As for my camera -- it's a basic, inexpensive Canon PowerShot A300.
You can check it out here: Canon PS A300

I think it's the cheapest one Canon makes!! I use the setting for taking close-ups that kind of blurs the background a bit. I got this idea from khyro -- she has a really nice digital camera. And I try to make sure my shadow doesn't get in the way of the shot!!

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All your propagating tips are really helpful, thanks!! :)

Someone at a garden center told me that the morning glory is also called a sweet potato vine, and that it develops a tuber. You can dig up the tuber in the fall, bring it inside over the winter, and then plant it in the spring (just like a bulb).

Between seeds, cuttings, and tubers, I hope I have a good chance at propagation success!!

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When I first saw it and found out it was an annual, I decided it wasn't worth the money to buy it (it's not a cheap plant!!) But then I got info from a local nursery that it's a relatively easy plant to propagate, so I decided to go ahead and buy it, and see if I can propagate it. Worst case scenario, I'll have a beautiful plant till frost -- best case scenario, I'll have multiple plants from cuttings next year :)

And at least I'll still have the cobalt blue planter that I bought to put it in :)

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