Morning, Glory!

A bit late, I planted several different kinds of morning glories at the base of two trellises on either side of the screen porch. The seeds to the west have been growing gangbusters, but no sign of flowers until after Labor Day. Now they bloom more each day! I love the bright colors and am pleasantly surprised each day when something new blooms!

Today was twin day, apparently!

The ones to the east have not done so well. The soil I added is the same, but there is likely less of it there. Water is the same. Less light, though not by much in the summer, they get full light until the sun crosses over head. The west side doesn’t get any until then.

But today, that struggling little fellow showed that he has some gumption after all!

And then there is this valiant soul. This garden bed hasn’t been tended in at least two, but more likely three, years. Every year a volunteer comes along to make me glad I didn’t weed the bed!

I spotted a few more plants in there, if I remember, I will collect some seeds later on and put them where I want them next year.

And it seems I might gave to rethink my east side trellis… I could put it on the west side and grow more there. Or give the sweet peas their own space, they are really struggling to grow among all the glory. But they are also persevering, and may yet bloom! Then my Instagram feed will be full of them i stead of these cheerful glories. 🤗

24 thoughts on “Morning, Glory!”

  1. They are beautiful! Where I come from, morning glory is a weed and pulled immediately. I wondered who planted them when I saw seed packets. 🙂 Enjoy!

    1. Oh, my! They could be weeds here, they certainly survive with weeds, but yes, we plant them in the garden. I will enjoy, and think of you as I coax the little one to the trellis!

  2. When did you plant the seeds? I always mean to plant morning glories but then decide I’ve waited too long to bother. Yours are beautiful–those intense colors! And I love the swirled buds, before they open into blossoms.

  3. I have to agree with AJ! Yours are so pretty, and they are such cheerful flowers, but they are so invasive in our world. I can’t seem to get rid of them!

  4. Love your morning glories. Ours come back every year and surprise us by showing up in places far from the original planting. Our morning glories didn’t really start to bloom in profusion until this month. This year was a strange and wretched growing season for everything.

    1. I feel better then, that it wasn’t all me! I am sure the dry heat was no help to them when they were young. Glad they are all blooming now! And I will keep my eyes out for volunteers!

      1. I think so too, the weather does make them grow pretty happily here. 🙂 Also we have a conservation effort to avoid any plants that are not from “here” so we tend to keep plants to the regions. It helps with the use of water and soil erosion and all that too.

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