This is my beloved Morning Glory.
It's not your run of the mill Morning Glory. It grows from a tuber and comes up by itself every spring. It is about 3" across the flower front. And it stays open for many hours. Always the same pretty soft purple color.
I found it in an out of the way nursery on a car trip about 9 years ago.
I thought you would like to see a side view.
This is what the leaves look like.
To my great surprise, it showed it's pretty self in April this year.
In all years past it didn't come up until I was convinced it was dead. That was near the end of May. You would find me digging in the soil to examine the tuber for signs of life.
In the process of pruning out the Sweet Peas.
Normally, the Sweet Peas are completely dead and gone before it arrives. This year there was a conflict. There were still a few Sweet Peas left, though pretty far gone.
I had to unveil my Morning Glory and found a bloom!! Yeah!!
The last Sweet Peas!
Goodbye Sweet Peas!
I can't wait to see you again next spring!
I'm joining Tootsie today for more pretty flowers.