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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Weaving Their Way

The Morning Glory vines are winding their tendrils along the garden fence, at an alarming rate.
I plant them early in Summer each year, and for the past three years, they've graced us with Heavenly Blue blooms from Mid August until late October.

This year, I've also planted it's cousin the Moonflower.
Together with it's heart-shaped leaf, the vines can grow upwards to 20 feet, with six-inch wide white blossoms, that open from evening to the following midday.
They exude a gorgeous fragrance, and illuminate the night garden beyond belief.




15 comments:

Sharon said...

I have found I am overrun with morning glories, are the moon flowers like that? I never planted the first seed, I guess a bird did that. last year the glories literally took over the front porch. Your vines all look so neat and tidy - nothing like the tangled mess we have here.

I see that your grass is starting to look like mine, we really need some good rain. Maybe soon....

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Sharon, This will be my first year of planting the Moonflowers, but I have seen them growing and are quite the vine..
I try to weave the Morning Glories around the fence each day, so they don't get out of hand :)

Mary Lou said...

I love morning glories. Didn't know about the moonflower. Yours are so green and healthy looking. I still love that outdoor sink!!
Best to you.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

I have to show this to THE BOOS! It will be my excuse to beak out my toys.....I mean power tools and build a small decorative fence once the weather cools a little. We can put it up in the fall, then plant some of these vines in the Spring. With my luck I'll plant Kudzu instead!

karena said...

Mine failed to come back this year. Guess I'll have to plant more seeds next year. Yours are doing splendidly. I had no idea they were called Moonflowers.

Clipped Wings said...

Love gardens with evening scents.

George said...

I'm not familiar with the Moonflower, but Morning Glories are beautiful.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

George: Moonflowers are the same "Sweet Potatoe" cousins as the Morning Glories, except they don't open their blossoms until evening and smell wonderful.

DJan said...

They certainly do look capable of taking over the entire fence. But they are so lovely to look at, and it must be wonderful to smell the moonflowers. You make them seem so, anyway. :-)

Country Gal said...

Yup My Morning glories have taken over my back garden boy do they creep and fast ! nice photos and post, Have a wonderful day !

Sharon said...

Did you get any of that rain and storms last night/early morning? Quite the light show! I hope it stays cloudy today, but they are saying high of 97 for here and with the humidity - UGH!

Louise said...

They look beautiful in your pictures. I never had any luck with them, though. They just ran wild, and it took me forever to get rid of them.

Patsy said...

Two of my favorite flowers. They will be beautiful.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your last 2 posts have two of my favorite things, Oliver, and Morning Glories! I really need to plant the Morning Glories, they are one of the flowers that have lots of memories for me...

L. D. Burgus said...

Your vines look so great. My morning glories are just now starting to show vines that maybe will give me flowers. I never know if the volunteer vines will have pink or blue flowers.