The morning glories like sunny places with good ventilation.
Where the houses stand close together, the plants are cultivated on clothes-drying balconies or on second-floor roofs.
||How to raise the large-flowered morning glory|
|When cultivation of the large-flowered morning glory became popular, an exhibition was held in many regions. Different techniques of raising large-flowered morning glories were created in the various regions, and these resulted in different characteristics of the splendor and beauty of the flowers. As a result, a different variety of morning glory was produced according to each technique.||
The double flower ("Botan-zaki") blooms brilliantly. Because the stamens and pistil change into petals, we cannot get any seeds.
In general, we let vines develop and flowers bloom naturally. But for enjoying potted flowers, we cut vines short or make the stem wind around a support.
Clubs in each region have devised unique methods for raising the morning glory.
Let's see the raising techniques that horticulturists know.
In addition to the design and size of a flower, please pay attention to the raising techniques when you visit an exhibition.
_____Round-flowered morning glory
_____The form of the flower is regular, but the
_____design with different colors is beautiful.
"Andon" is a paper-covered lamp stand. We make bamboo supports similar to the frame of a paper-covered lamp stand.
In a big pot, we stand 3 bamboo supports, and wrap 3 wire rings through and around the supports. This structure looks like the frame of a paper-covered lamp stand ("Andon"). We wind the vines around the supports and rings.
Flowers bloom from the lower part sequentially toward the top, and we can enjoy flowers every morning.
Because the large flowers bloomed easily and the care was not so difficult, the "Andon" method was used widely as the popularity of the large-flowered morning glory spread.
Varieteis of green-variegated cicada leaf are cultivated using the "Andon" method.
You can see the plants brought up with heartfelt care every day that have been raised by the pinching methods.
The harmony between the leaf color and the beautiful flowers is splendid.