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Thursday, October 15, 2015

morning glories and me



One of my very few gardening successes are morning glories.  One packet of seeds a few years and HUZZAH! They are everywhere, in a good way.  I had an Australian customer remind me that they are considered an invasive species in some places, where they don't die back in cold weather.  Ours do, after 4-5 months of vines and blooms.  In the fall we gather some seeds for next year, but at this point we hardly need to, as it seeds itself now, considering its abundance (as you see below!)  We have purple flowered plants, and out in the wild we see a different variety which has even prettier pink and white flowers, the most cheerful, pretty vine anywhere. I wanted to try painting them onto pots, and it was tremendous fun and looks GOOD, and I was able to run the vines on the pitcher handles which is a bonus.

And the best part?
Their leaves are heart shaped :)

 

2 comments:

Barbara R. said...

And you might even call your house "Morning Glory" Love the design work on the classic shapes!

Michèle Hastings said...

Wow! Your morning glories really have taken off.

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