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November 19, 2011

Under the Wire

Though it only got down to 33 here last night, we did have our first frost.  It wasn't the killing frost I need for motivation to get in the garden and yank dead summer annuals and to cut down brown perennials or mushy bananas.  A couple of weeks ago we had nighttime lows into the upper thirties with strong winds, and that was enough to knock back the foliage on my Heavenly Blue morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue').  However, it was not cold enough to deter the many buds from opening, and for the past few mornings we have had to cross under a bower of the bluest blooms to leave the house.  You can almost hear their mumbled dying breath "must produce progeny, must produce progeny".





13 comments:

  1. This is my favorite morning glory to grow. I did not plant it this year though, nice to see yours still hanging in there.

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  2. Wonderful morning glory! I really like how you have them growing up and overhead.

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  3. We had our first frost last month, with that freakish early storm ... and it's frosted at least twice since then. Fortuntely, the roses will continue modestly until hard freezes come.

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  4. Les,
    They are heavenly and if they are like the morning glories in my garden, they will produce plenty of progeny.

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  5. That is a lovely blue to pass under each day. I am always amazed by these morning glories as they catch my eye everytime!

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  6. Les, Heavenly Blue is so lovely. I've got to find a place for thius pretty next yr. gail

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  7. I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves Morning Glories, my mom calls them weeds, and can't seem to get rid of them in her garden. I've loved growing them in pots along my apartment balconies & entrances!

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  8. Hi Les, How nice to be able to enjoy this little bit of heaven in November. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  9. Indeed an intense heavenly blue color, they are so beautiful! What a richness to have them so near to you!

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  10. What gorgeous morning glories! I'm glad it wasn't a killing frost. Maine just got its second snowfall - half a foot! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Les!

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  11. Dobrze, że mróz mu nie zaszkodził, bo pięknie się prezentuje i do tego jest w moim ulubionym kolorze - niebieski. Pozdrawiam

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  12. They do seem to go crazy flowering their little heads off. No frost here to speak of yet. Fingers crossed!

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