It’s funny how just a glimpse of a particular flower can improve your day. Each time I open the back door I have to smile: the blue morning glories just cheer me up! They remind me of other gardens and other people and other times. They look beautiful and give me a sense of hope. I can’t imagine a home without them. No wonder they are called “heavenly blue” morning glories.
I’ve written about morning glories before. I actually wrote an article about them for Flower and Garden magazine. It was titled, “Ipomoea Sisters”. Morning glories are part of a group of 500 species of climbers, but we know three of them better than the others. Morning glory, cypress vine, and moonflower are garden favorites. I love them for their different colors, bloom times, and foliage. And nothing beats the smell of the moonflower’s perfumed blossoms!
I suspect that people like morning glories because they require so little care. Once they sprout and get a little water they will find their own way. They wind around fence posts and trees and other flowers with abandon. One year I had such a great crop of flowers that people actually stopped and asked which fertilizer I was using. I hated to tell them I hadn’t done anything or added anything to produce the abundance.
So today I will share my little backyard view with you. Hope these glorious beauties make you smile.