|And, the winner is... Morning Glory, Heavenly Blue|
|I seeded Morning Glories in an old whiskey barrel on the deck.|
I cuddled into my ratty robe, brewed up a pot of cowgirl coffee, and plopped down on a deck chair, facing the mountains.
Watched the fog lift from the meadow across the way and spoke out loud ~ to myself, I guess ~ sincerely wondering: Where did this summer go?
|Unplanned, but what a great planting spot! I can view these flowers through the kitchen window.|
|Heavenly blooms thru the kitchen window.|
This year, it was the simplest of flowers. An annual Morning Glory called Heavenly Blue. This high in the mountains, the Blues need a jump start so we can revel in their glory before the nights grow too cold.
I started them indoors, from seed. That's the most marvelous thing about a simple packet of seeds. You don't end up with one plant, you typically end up with 20 or 30. So, I shared the wealth, delivering baby blues to flower-loving friends. Including some of my daughter's best buds, who are just getting into gardening.
That was so much fun ~ bouncing pictures back and forth ~ tracking the progress of our Heavenly Blues. I love getting new people into gardening. (Though one of them used push pins to get the vines to climb a wall, so we're still working out a few bugs with respect to gardening technique... :)
True Confessions? It's gonna break my heart when the nights grow colder and this bright blue beauty says bye-bye. I might just drag her indoors and see if we can be roommates for the winter.
The Skinny: Ipomoea Heavenly Blue Morning Glory, annual flower, not cold hardy ~ Easy as pie to grow by seed. Full sun, drought tolerant, big 5-inch blooms on vines that climb approximately 10 feet.
Did you have a favorite flower this summer? Do tell!