Sunday, August 10, 2008

morning glory!

Half of our morning glories died in early June when we had 3 nights of deep freeze, including the vines along the picket fence. It would have been gorgeous, morning glories all over the picket fence, but anyway...the vines along the front porch and on the utility meter have thrived and taken over, AND Saturday we saw our first blossom! I love that deep purple flower.


Lis Garrett said...

I planted a morning glory late in the season, so it is just now starting to vine. I can't wait for it to blossom!

And . . . . I'm waiting for my darn tomatoes to turn red!! This cool, rainy weather certainly doesn't help matters.

tt said...

Aw yes, morning glories...the plant that keeps on giving. ;)
I planted some seend in a wee little spot in my garden several years 5 or so and they completely took over! Even though I've added some dirt and pulled up every vine I could find ...they still produce. Crazy I tell ya! I LOVE them but they're very invasive.
LOVE your pottery!!!! Working with clay was my favorite thing to do in Art while in shcool. Very creative!
Thanks for visiting my's basically a place for me to vent about my 'job'. I'm going to add you to my blog roll for a creative outlet..
I love things and people who make me smile.
Have a happy weekend. :)

Gordo said...

We're planting morning glories and clematis at the next house. We haven't been able to get a clematis to live here, and there's nothing like a vine that suddenly explodes into colour!

fiwa said...

Wow. We've had a cold summer, but no freezes in June.

I love morning glories too - I say "pffft" to those people who call them a weed. They're too pretty to be a weed. For some reason they won't grow for me here in Seattle, but I don't know why.

Enjoy your purple blooms - I bet that looks fabulous against the backdrop of your house.

lovins -

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Glorious, Gary, glorious!

PEACE said...

I love morning glories, I harvested a bunch of seeds from last year and planted them early in spring. The vines are doing great but haven't had too many flowers, I think it just is too hot here. I love the deep purple ones too. My grand daughter gets so excited whenever she sees a flower, "look grandma, a glory, a glory!"

Anonymous said...

We had morning glories when I was a kid (just a little bit north of Fiwa...I don't know why hers won't grow) although ours were white instead of purple. My parents called them a weed and made us pull them out of the hedges, but I loved to go out and look at them every morning. They are a happy flower, aren't they?

Janet said...

yippee, you've got glories too finally!

Fortune Cookies said...

I love morning glories too! Mine are just now beginning to vine, it's been so hot and dry here.
Hopefully they'll kick into gear before winter comes.