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Friday, May 20, 2011

Hello Morning Glory - Goodbye Sweet Peas

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!

They are so delightful.  

Goodbye Sweet Peas!
I can't wait to see you again next spring!

I'm joining Tootsie today for more pretty flowers.


  1. How interesting to find a morning glory that's not invasively spreading itself from seed! Now that I look at it closer, I think it might be a mandevilla. Either way, it's still pretty and your Sweet Peas are delightful.

  2. Beautiful flowers, beautiful colours. That fence looks great as a backdrop!

  3. It is such a pretty Morning Glory and I love the last of the Sweet Peas. I dont' have any luck growing Sweet Peas here unfortunately.

  4. OMG!!!!!what beautiful flowers, love your roses I live in MS need your input on growing roses.


  5. Sue, I buy roses that I love , that smell good and are labeled "easy", usually the Old Garden Roses. I raise the bed they will be planted in and fill it with wonderful soil. They must have lots of sun and then water and feed them. You can't go wrong!!

  6. That Morning Glory is really pretty, although I am not sure it is a real morning glory. Sweet Peas are lovely and smell wonderful too, great picture!

  7. When do you sow your sweet peas, Jeannie? I think I must be starting mine too late.

    I'm wondering if your Morning Glory is actually a type of Bower Vine, aka Pandora Vine. Check out these pictures on Google images. http://www.google.com/search?q=pink+bower+vine&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=AZG&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=9XfZTebeNYHB0AHW0rz8Aw&ved=0CDgQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=745

  8. Well, it looked so much like the Bower Vine, I thought it might be the same but it is not everygreen and dies at the first frost. And it is a tuber that it is growing from ,not a seed. Maybe related?

  9. What a beautiful vine Jeannie. I love the blooms on it and the leaves look nothing like those massive invasive leaves on regular Morning Glories. Your Sweetpeas are pretty too. Mine are just growing good now. Have a lovely week.


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