Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Tale of Two Vines

All summer I watched as my morning glory vine grew.  Taller and taller, twining and twining it went.  Up, up, up ... higher and higher it grew.

On more than one occasion it tried to wind it's way into the garage until I gently directed it back where it belonged.  You might be thinking that this is a tale of one of those wildly invasive morning glories.  Quite the contrary.  This is a tale of the morning glory I planted from seed in the spring.  The morning glory that bears the name of "Heavenly Blue", which is the main reason I plant it.  That blue flower is truly heavenly.  It was beginning to seem like my wild vine was going to remain ,not quite as heavenly, green.  That is until last week ...

Heavenly and Blue.

It took a while long while, but it was worth the wait.

The morning glory wasn't the only vine around here to be slow to bloom.  The cypress vine (aka:  hummingbird vine) did the very same thing.  Here you see them growing towards each other.  I think they're about to shake hands and congratulate each other for successfully keeping the resident gardener in suspense.

Finally, the last holdout is blooming to the delight of the hummingbirds and me.

And the vines have gone from shaking hands to holding hands.


  1. I wondered what was going to happen. That's so cute...shaking hands indeed.

    My morning glory, also a Heavenly Blue, was already started for me so it had quite the head start perhaps. It's slowing down from a max of 25 blooms to five or six a day. I miss that mass of blue. Now it just looks like a jungle out there, which I do try to keep neatened up so that it won't reach out and trip John while he's working.

    Cypress vines are new to me...don't know a thing about a cypress vine, but it sure is pretty.

  2. Hit that button too soon. Your header is so crisp and wonderful. Just terrific!

  3. Ah, beautiful! It's worth waiting . . .

  4. Ah, what a lovely post. The blooms are beautiful, Kim.


  5. My cardinal vine is blooming. For some reason I have never been able to get morning glories to even grow here hardly, much less bloom. And yes, that is the most heavenly shade of blue that exists.

  6. That blue is a favorite of mine too. It's harder to find that color now that the pinks and whites are in. My pinks were late blooming; leftovers from last year. Love your garden pics.

  7. Awww, that last photo of the vines holding hands...sweet! I'll be looking for a Heavenly Blue next year. It's all your and Vee's fault, you know! :D

  8. I've never seen the Cypress vine before - I love red and that is a lovely looking vine...

    Heavenly blue is my favorite morning glory...

    Thanks for sharing them!


  9. Beautiful! Why am I not familiar with the hummingbird vine? I must see if it flourishes in our area.

  10. They are such a pretty flower! I'll be glad for cooler weather but will miss all the beautiful flowers!

  11. Beautiful simply beautiful Kim, I am so glad they both got to meet each other.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. They are both beautiful! I'm still waiting for my Morning Glories...the first ones didn't survive, so these got a late start. I must check out Cypress Vine!!

  13. Cute, I love that the vines have met one another. I've never seen the red vine, it's beautiful. I can imagine how the hummingbirds love the pretty red flowers.

    Morning Glories are one of my favorite vines....yours are so that heavenly blue.

  14. LOVE your final words and adore these two vines. They're so lady like and never pushy.

    All joys to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  15. Oh, I love morning glories! It has been years since I had them in my yard, I must plant some next garden season.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!

    Have a great weekend.


  16. Hi Kim!
    Your flowers are SO pretty! LOVE those colors.

    I found out I was fertilizing my morning glory too much last year. When I stopped, it started blooming like crazy. You can see it here:

    I posted an edit to my basil infused oil post & listed some uses as well as a dressing you can make with it. Come back to see!

    Thanks for asking, too. I should have thought to include that in my original.


  17. The Heavenly blue morning glory is beautiful. You really caught its beauty with your camera. Is that a Hummingbird I see in one of those pictures? Oh that bird is beloved to me.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  18. Glad they finally bloomed for you. I waited all summer for a hosta to bloom...but it never did! Oh well, maybe next year!

  19. They are lovely vines, Kim. I was afraid to plant Morning Glory, thinking it would take over. Yours is just so sweet. Now I want to get some seed. Kathi

  20. You have a Beautiful Blog and Home! I enjoyed my visit. Thanks for sharing !

  21. If your blog was a magazine, I would be heading to Barnes & Nobel every month! You just have a way to add joy to two of my favorite interests, photography and flowers. So, you can imagine how thrilled I am with each and every visit here. Thank you so much for sharing this yet another beautiful post!


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