Saturday, September 05, 2009

Glorious Morning Glory

Glorious Morning Glory

Morning glory. I remember hearing those words from my mother when I was a child. Morning glory was an invasive weed and was pesky in mother's beautiful flower beds. I used to wonder why it was called a weed, though, as I thought the pristine white flowers so very pretty. A few years ago I discovered a new kind of morning glory. This ones winds and grows its way up a trellis or fence, and looks elegant and beautiful with its large blossoms in a variety of colors. Deep blue, purple, and pink flowers look like faces that poke out from a tangle of heart-shaped leaves. The faces disappear in the late afternoon, but return full force in the morning. Non-invasive, yet abundant, morning glories are truly glorious!

*Our dogs get relief from the summer heat during the summer months when the morning glory vines cover their kennel walls, as they create welcome shade.

9 comments:

  1. You know I love morning glories, they can invade my yard. xoxoxo Clarice

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  2. How nice, yes morning glories are lovely!
    Valerie

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  3. I enjoy the morning glories on the fence during the summer but hate pulling the dead vines off in the winter! Very pretty pictures!

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  5. I had always thought of morning glories as invasive until we traveled one year to Massachusetts. There I saw the most beautiful blue morning glories everywhere and fell in love with them. I loved seeing your morning glories. I think next year we will have to try to grow them.

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  6. I adore Morning Glories and look forward to them every summer. Would you be interested in a seed exchange? I love that bright pink you have. I'd like to send you my soft white with pink accent!
    ~Lallee

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  7. I live in South Florida and have fought a morning glory vine for years - I think I have finally vanquished most of it, but I have to keep a sharp eye out. It IS beautiful, but in South Florida, it never dies back. It will grow over and choke everything, including the house. Down here, it grows like a Stephen King vine. I'm so glad it acts in a more refined fashion in northern climes - it is truly beautiful, especially the purple, which is my favorite color.

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  8. I have always been captivated by morning glories since I was first married and they grew all along the shed wall in an old house that was one of our first homes. I plan to plant some of the new varieties next year, especially the deep purple. I'm thinking of placing them where I can see them from the kitchen window! ~Adrienne~

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  9. Though my morning glory is a spindly thing and has been eaten nearly alive by some rascally pest, I love to see those blossoms in the morning. I will try again with it next year and hope that I may prevent the beautiful leaves from getting chewed.

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