The morning glories were started from seed -- when first planted outside on the deck, they were wee tiny -- & after 8 weeks of watering & waiting, they bloomed. Beautiful dark purple flowers. But I will say that I was disappointed. I imagined a wall of color rather than here a flower, there a flower. Maybe it had to do with the wicked hot, dry summer weather we're experiencing this summer of 2010. So next year I'm thinking I'll try something else in the long, deck pot -- maybe sunflowers? Stay tuned.