Morning glories

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Old 06-22-13, 09:30 AM
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Morning glories

I don't know about the glory part, morning or otherwise. But these things are a pain.

Anyone got a kill for these things in a flower garden?

Thanks a lot, Bob
 
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Old 06-22-13, 11:32 AM
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I use a "D" shaped hoe, probably similar to a Dutch Hoe. It doesn't move much dirt, as it basically gets below the plant's roots and brings them to the surface. Another great tool to keep from disturbing plants is a "swoe". I'll let you google them. Google Image Result for http://www.sneeboer.com/img/Dutch-Hoe-14-cm-Sneeboer-img-1190-w308-h308.jpg
 
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Morning glory... one of Mother Nature's practical jokes. The seeds can lie dormant for years before germinating so be prepared to deal with it for years to come. Luckily the plant is easy to kill. You just have to be persistent. I still get some popping up five years after removing the original plant.
 
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Thanks a lot for the responses. I've tried just about everything. They climb over the tops of shrubs, flowers, and even up the side of the house.
 
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In one location we just found some yesterday coming up after 8 years. Luckily we're seeing fewer and fewer so I assume we'll eventually get to the point where they will not emerge. The important thing is that you do not let them get to the point of flowering and making seeds. You've got to break the cycle as soon as possible.
 
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I usually pull them or if they are in an open area spray them with a 2-4D type killer. They are pretty prolific.

I think if I found a way to make them worth something, they'd stop growing altogether.
 
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Old 07-04-13, 11:23 AM
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Eternal vigilance is the only proven method that works. I've tried various poisons over the years but like Pilot mentions they can lie dormant for years. Rip those things out as soon as you see them or else they will overpower the yard in a matter of days to maybe a week or two. Like blackberries you can almost hear and watch them grow.

BTW, wild morning glory is often called field bindweed.
 
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