Monday, August 24, 2009

Welcome Morning Glories.....


This is my first year of planting Morning Glory seeds. The variety is Clarke's Heavenly Blue, and is reknown for it's showy sky-blue blossoms, which can reach 4 inches or more in diameter.


The flower usually lasts for a single morning and dies in the afternoon.
On a cloudy day, the flower may last until night.
New flowers bloom each day.

The flowers usually start to fade a couple of hours before the petals start to show visible curling. They prefer full sun throughout the day and mesic soils.

Some Morning Glories, such as Ipomoea Muricata, are night blooming flowers, I shall plant those also next year.

17 comments:

Snowbrush said...

I love them--and moonflowers too. Back in my more adventurous days, I ate the seeds.

L. D. Burgus said...

The colors of morning glories are always so rich and pure. I like the subtle pinkish color with the white in the center.

Deanna said...

The Morning Glory is so very pretty and delightful to watch grow.
God Bless and have a wonderful week,
d

jeannette stgermain said...

Such a sweet flower - when I lived in Berlin for a year, Morning glory and Petunias were the most common flowers I saw in people's yards and window boxes.

Wanda said...

I always mean to plant them, but haven't for years...I too will try to remember next season...Thanks for the inspiration!

DJan said...

Beautiful sky blue morning glory to you too!

Andora said...

I also love the blue,I had those last year and enjoyed them so much,but I forgot to plant them this year..so it goes on the list for spring...great pics..

Becca's Dirt said...

I love the delicate appearance of the morning glory. Yours are very nice.

Kay said...

Picket fences are one of my favorite subjects for photos. Wow, that flower sure is BLUE!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love Morning Glories, Jo... They are so pretty. The color is just fabulous. Glad yours are growing now. Since they love to climb, you have them in a perfect place.

Hugs,
Betsy

Amy said...

Those are beautiful!! I never knew that morning glory blooms only lived for one day!
Talk about making it count!!!

Thanks for sharing the pics, they are wonderful!!!

Sunny said...

What a lovely color. This is one flower I have good luck with but I haven't planted any since I moved. Now I feel inspired!
Sunny :)

Pastor Sharon said...

This is beautiful!

Amy said...

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donna baker said...

And they'll be back year after year after year...

Miss Daisy said...

Beautiful! I'm always afraid to plant morning glories as I hear they can be invasive. Are yours? Love the blue coloring on yours.

The Retired One said...

I LOVE the color blue it is! Glorious!