|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!
Wow Kate they are just beautiful. I love those blue blooms. Great shots. My Morning Glory's are like most in my garden this year. Yellow and sad looking. LOL!
For some reason (can't remember now)I didn't plant any Morning Glories this past spring. Just last week I found a little volunteer in my flower beds. It was such a nice surprise and a good reminder to put them on my list for next year.
Your blog is a joy to browse.
Gorgeous flowers and great pictures of them. It is pouring rain here tonight and the temperature has dipped, fall is definitely in the air and while I don't totally mind, I'm also sad it's over once again. I grew Nigella for the first time this year and it was hands down my personal favourite. Starts out icy white and then gradually turns blue, darkening almost to purple. Will definitely be a must have next summer as well.
The morning glories are a beautiful color. It's always kind of sad to see the summer flowers fade away.
Wow Kate, what a beautiful shade of blue and so easy to grow. Maybe they will self seed for you:) Enjoy your weekend. hugs, Jen
Wouldn't that be great if you could get it to bloom for you indoors this winter? I'll keep my fingers crossed. It is a beauty.
Blue isn't my favourite flower colour but those photos are exquisite. I love that restaurant wall too.
I think blue morning glories are some of the most beautiful blue flowers there are and these are great photos...thanks.
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