My heart skips a beat each time I see these pictures I snapped last summer of Heavenly Blue Morning Glory. Sure, the flower color is perfectly paired with its name. The flowers are, after all, HEAVENLY blue. Ethereal. Elusive. Divine.
Some gardeners plant morning glory seeds directly into the ground in spring when there’s no longer any danger of frost. I’m not that lucky. I need to coax the seeds from their winter jackets before planting.
This is easy to do.
1. Dump the seeds into a glass of water.
2. Soak them 12-24 hours.
3. In that time, you’ll see the inside of the seed sprouting on the outside. That little white foot is the plant starting to grow and send up a shoot.
4. Plant sprouted seeds outside. If you have the heart, toss the rest out too. (I plant them all in hopes of finding late bloomers!) Oh and one more thing: I’ve never had any luck planting Morning Glory seeds in pots and then transplanting outside. I guess the seeds get cranky when they’re moved. And I guess I would too if I were a tiny seed trying to grow HEAVENLY, HEARTACHINGLY—-BLUE flowers!