Thursday, August 7, 2008
Yesterday morning when I woke up and realized that I had not heard a rainstorm capable of delivering one to two inches during the night, I was disappointed.
And then I went to let the dog, and the morning glories took my breath away.
The blooms covered the trellis from top to bottom. It's a little hard to tell in this picture but I've got two vines, one on either end, each filled with flowers. We'd obviously gotten enough rain to make them--and by extension me--happy.
A friend gave me the morning glories seedlings in the spring. They looked so frail I really didn't think they would survive transplanting, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to plant them. At the very least, I thought they could fill in the trellis while I was waiting for the passion vine to fill grow.
Instead, the morning glories have become my summer star providing regular blooms in an otherwise bleak landscape of plants struggling for mere survival.