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.