I am loathe to admit that while my tulips and clematis are doing fine, once again this year I am confounded by morning glories. The seeds will not germinate. I’ve tried soaking, soaking and scoring, bottom heat, no heat, more water, less water, complete negligence. At first, I asked other people how they got theirs to grow and was met with either a) horror that I would plant such a beast, or b) horror that I was having technical difficulties with them. Or both. It’s quite humiliating. I don’t mind their rude pushy ways, I accept them as they are. It is utterly ridiculous to me that I cannot grow morning glories. This is like failing at marigolds or having a hard time growing mint.
My spirits have taken such a beating in this matter that I cannot get into the weeding and pruning I need to do. You think I’d be motivated by the knowledge that my Felcos are out there in the dirt somewhere and I’m unlikely to discover them again until I do some actual gardening. But come on, I live in the Pacific Northwest – what are the chances they are anything but an oxidized fossil by now?