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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Weaving Their Way

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

 

10 comments:

L. D. said...

I wouldn't want to spray and yet if the grasshoppers could be stopped it would be nice. My vines are slow again this year and I haven't had any buds formed on the vines.

donna baker said...

Grasshoppers not bad this year for some reason. I pinch them if I can catch them. Hate them.

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, the anticipation! They are going to be lovely! When I plant them, I choose the blue ones, too!

DJan said...

I am of two minds when it comes to pests. Can you control them with something on the natural side? But I do miss all those pretty blue blooms. :-)

susanne said...

Bought morning glory seed and never even opened the package to plant them. I'm hoping the seed will still be good next year, keeping my fingers crossed. I want to tell you that your blog is probably the most peaceful place I know to come to. I can tell that you love the serenity of it all, and maybe it is as close to what a heavenly garden would be. I have always loved English gardens, I wish I had enough of a green thumb to have even half of one. You have made your Tennessee yard so close to one that if you didn't tell people where you actually lived one would think they were in England. Love your posts and the pictures that go along with them.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Mary Z said...

Hi Brit - nice to meet you (across the pond at Mr. Pudding's blog). What part of the state are you in? We're in Chattanooga. My blog is here -
http://zelleworld.blogspot.com/

vic said...

Your previous pics of your morning glories convinced me to plant them again. So I did, along the center panel of the herb garden fence. They are coming along really well but no flower buds as yet. I planted some a number of years ago and they did well and then I let them go to seed hoping that they would come back the next year but no dice. So I just didn't do it again. So silly of me, they aren't that hard to start in those little cardboard-like cups so you can just plant the whole kit and kaboodle when they get up big enough to fend for themselves. I do wish the flowers came on earlier so that they would be around to enjoy for a longer stretch.

Kathy said...

Around here morning glories are considered a weed and we pull them up because they choke out all our other plants. They grow wild in my back yard, both blue and pink. I think they are pretty. I just try to keep them on the fence and not around my roses.

Stella Jones said...

Beautiful flowers, such a glorious blue when they flower. I forgot to plant mine this year! D'oh

Deb said...

So beautiful. One of my all-time favorite flowers.