Sunday, July 6, 2008

Love Them or Hate Them

I happen to love them, perennial morning glories that is. Many people think they are nuisance plants and I'll admit they can be invasive and must be kept in check, but I just love the deep, rich color that evolves throughout the day. I also love the shapely green leaves and its overall enthusiam, willing to grow and thrive were other plants languish. In my Laguna garden I had six iron arches placed next to each other, inspired by pictures in Martha Stewart's Living Magazine many, many years ago. They were beautiful and the centerpiece of the garden. About eight years ago we had hardscape put in throughout the garden and where the arches were became a brick and wood arbor. For some reason the morning glories never took to the arbor like they did the arches and always looked scraggly. This years I finally gave up and took them out and put in wisteria which I am sure will take a few years to fill in fully. There are still morning glories here and there in the garden and they always make me smile.

5 comments:

chey said...

I think the color is fabulous!

Nancy J. Bond said...

I adore morning glories and I agree with Chey -- that blue is wonderful.

Sylvia said...

I love morning glories too but they are so difficult to grow! In the past I have grown them in pots but find them difficult to harden off. So after reading blogs I planted them direct into the ground this year. Now I am still at the same point - small little plants which refuse to grow. I think they need hot summers, our summer this year is very cool, wet and windy. So perhaps next year.

Best wishes Sylvia (England)

Pomona Belvedere said...

I'm also a fan of perennial morning glories. Even though the wild convulvulus around here gets its leaves eaten to lace later in the season, I always welcome it, and it's not invasive.

They do really need sun, though, which makes sense as I believe they're native to South America.

I likE plants! said...

Love 'em!!