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Sunday, November 4

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For Green Thumb Sunday this week, I am going to show you a photo of one of my blue morning glories. For years I tried to grow morning glories. I purchased seeds and plants but the morning glories just never came up. This year, my luck changed. I planted the seeds a little later than I should have and didn't really expect any results. Lo and behold, before long little green sprouts were shooting up out of the ground. Before I knew it I had blue morning glories, which are my favorites. The package that I purchased said they would be a pink/red color.


The morning glories continued to grow up the trellis all summer and right into fall. Last week, I took the photo of this morning glory just before lunch. Notice that one to the right of it was already spent. It's very odd for morning glories to be blooming in Ontario in October. A beautiful flower that survived a light frost or two.

Be sure to visit my Treasures to Me blog to read my story "The Old Pump." It is a story of my childhood and I'm sure you will enjoy it. Just click on the title of the story.

25 comments:

  1. I love digging in the dirt…. When the weather gets just the slightest bit warm in the Spring you will find me outside………I love blue morning glories... My brother has one come up on its own every year and it just takes over his deck........ I like to plant them out front around my large oak and watch it from my kitchen window....... Have you ever planted Moon Vine........ they are too much fun and they bloom in the evening... Some years I mix them in with my blue Morning Glories... Now there is a show…………

    Have a blessed Sunday

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  2. "Green Thumb Sunday" seems to be a special occasion for each day of the week. I should have named my post "Purple Toe Sunday!"

    There should be a "Rant Day" each week. I am trying to cut back but their are so many things I want to rant about!

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  3. Denise,

    I love that hat you're wearing in the photo. When I was a kid, we wore hats everywhere. Don't see them much anymore.

    I wait impatiently each spring for the danger of frost to pass so I can begin planting the flowers. This wasn't a good year because of lack of rain and the city placed a water ban. However, I found a spot that the morning glories love and I've saved some seed in case they don't come up next year.

    I have never planted Moon Vine, but have planted Moon Flower, which is also lovely and only come out at night. I will certainly look up Moon Vine for next year. Thanks for your comments. I always enjoy your visits.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  4. Philip,

    Oh, oh! Purple Toe Sunday doesn't sound good. I will be over to see if you've left a post on your blog. I hope your toe isn't too sore. And if your toe really is purple, you have a right to rant.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  5. Very pretty. We have very obnoxious wild white morning glories here. If we don't keep them pulled back they will spread like crazy and take over everything.
    I have a "Secret Garden" that I've been meaning to post pictures of. One of these days I promise to get it done...

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  6. Paula,

    My daughter had red morning glories at the last place she lived. Every year my SIL pulled them out and every year they still covered the entire fence. It seemed the more he pulled, the more they grew. I even brought some of them home and they only grew for one season. This time I've gathered seed and have found a sunny spot that they seem to like.

    Blessings,
    mary

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  7. That picture is my wedding picture from October 17, 1999.... We were married up in the Ozarks in Eureka Spring Ark in a glass cathedral. It was B-E-U-T-FUL..... here is a picture of the church.....

    http://www.thorncrown.com/Photogallery1/index.html

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  8. Denise,

    That church is marvelous! Thanks for telling me where it is. We visited Arkansas in 2005 and traveled to various places throughout. I will be sure that I put this on our list of things to see on our next visit. It's awesome.

    Sunday blessings to you.

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  9. Hi Mary,
    I am going to give these a go next year, hope you enjoyed the web site and thank you for voting.

    Cheers Mark

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  10. Mark,

    I always enjoy visiting your blog and did indeed enjoy your wildlife photography site.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  11. My favorite! I love this flower color. Happy GTS,
    Aiyana

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  12. I have always appreciated lovely plants and gardens but have never had a green thumb. The plants I have always had needed one thing to survive...they had to be able to thrive on neglect.

    Please don't gasp. In the past four years, since my mother moved in with us I think that some of her 'green thumb' energy transfered over to me, and I am much better than I was...and my plants are much happier. (funny how that works)

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  13. Ah, lovely morning glory indeed. I love them because they are so simple but yet so beautiful. Very grateful plant.

    Captain Lifecruiser

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  14. I'm glad you've had success with your Morning Glories, Mary. Thanks for sharing the lovely photo ;0)

    *Going over to read your pump story*

    Always Smiles,
    Michele
    Writing the Cyber Highway

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  15. The morning glories are really lovely. I enjoyed reading the old pump.

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  16. Michele,

    The morning glories were pretty and I'm surprised that there's still and odd bloom or two. Having morning glories in bloom in November is quite an oddity here. I enjoy them, but it makes me a little leary of global warming. When I was a child, we had snow in October.

    Thanks for coming by. Blessings,
    Mary

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  17. Denise,

    I'm glad you enjoyed the photo of the morning glory and reading the story about the old pump. Water is a precious commodity and they are predicting that water levels are dropping more each year. It's kind of scary. Thanks for dropping by. I continue to pray for you.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  18. That's so pretty! I tried to grow them many years ago, but had the same luck as you first did. I haven't tried since....sigh.

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  19. morning glory,

    Try a different location. I think that the soil where I was planting them didn't have enough nutrients. I also think they weren't getting enough sun. They seem to like full sun and the spot where they are is very hot during the summer, as it is against the brick of the house. They loved it.

    Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you.

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  20. Morning glories are weeds here, the wild ones anyway. And the cultivated varieties grow like weeds and can become an invasive pest. Doesn't keep me from loving them anyway and they were my Mama's favorite flower to grow.

    Hope your week is a great one! :-)

    Love and hugs,

    Diane

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  21. Diane,

    I've never heard that morning glories were weeds. That's very interesting. They are one of my favorite flowers, especially the blue ones.

    Thanks for dropping by. I always enjoy visiting with you.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  22. Hi Mary,

    Amy stopped by my blog and left a message for you:

    ***********
    For Mary, to link to pictures, you can do them like this once they're uploaded to the internet:

    [img src="link to picture"] but replace [] with <>
    ************


    I hope this helps you out ;0)

    Smiles,
    Michele

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  23. Mother had a Heavenly Blue morning glory that came up each year at the end of our porch and she would put a string for it to climb. We have several of these growing around the garden. The one I found at our Co-Op was purple with a white rim around it. I save the seeds each year to replant.

    I had to read several days at once. Loved the pictures of Meeko and the boys, Heehee hee just like boys when your back is turned to disregard the rules.

    I think it is a lovely think you are doing for the grandsons. A journal for each. What a wonderful Grandma you are. Those will be treasures in years to come.

    Thanks for sharing and get busy and write that Children Christmas book. The hardest part will be getting started.

    I know what you mean about wrapping ones head around the fact of diabetes. They are still trying to adjust my meds.
    Peace be with you and I am thankful that I came over to your blog. What wonderful stories you share.

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  24. Lady Di,

    Thanks so much for the kind words. I always enjoy visiting with you. Blessings for the coming week.

    Mary

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  25. Mary,

    Beautiful morning glories!! I'm glad your luck changed this year. You just never know when that will happen with plants and flowers. It's such a nice surprise when they bloom unexpectedly!

    hugs,
    Tina

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