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August 28, 2012

Morning Glories and Sunshine

The morning glory vines are finally blooming...although not prolifically, more like sporadically, but just the same they are blooming!  

A few shots through the week... 

 Lacing their way up the arbor they've mingled nicely with the Sweet Autumn Clematis- which should be blooming soon!  
Heavenly Blue is my favorite variety of Morning Glories.  I've always enjoyed their pretty blue flowers and their large heart shaped leaves.  Mine need more sun for more blooms, but  I'm happy to see what I've got!

The Morning Glory
Author: Jared Barhite
The sunshine seems much brighter,
And the heart is ever lighter,
When the rays of sweet Aurora
Gild the radiant morning glory
With a splendor, such as heaven
To few favorites has given
Among the beautiful rare flowers.
So plant these seeds with care,
In a place well-chosen, where
The first rays of the morning
May kiss their bright adorning,
And teach your heart to see
The beauties there may be

In the early morning hours.

As John Denver sang...Sunshine on My Shoulders Makes Me Happy

As always thanks for visiting and sharing my love for flowers!
I'm linking up with Bloomin' Tuesday


  1. So pretty, Liz. I planted a pack of seeds earlier this spring and got one little flower. I was proud of that bloom though!

  2. Love morning glories! They are worth getting up for!

  3. Liz, Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! I love Morning Glories nbut never think to plant them. Nice post! Jean

  4. Liz, more beautiful flowers!!! I am sure your gardens are just a joy to view in person!

  5. Liz Loved the poem and I do see we both like entwining clematis with morning glories...... wonderful plant.. Enjoyed my visit.

  6. Liz,

    Those morning glories are just lovely. They are so blue that they almost glow.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  7. I love the sky blue colored morning glories - stunning! Perhaps a weekly dose of Bloom Booster would increase your bloom numbers.

  8. Your morning glories are so beautiful.

  9. Pretty but I think you're fertilizing them and all they are doing is sending out leaves. If you stop
    , then they may be a cloud of blue. Try it and let me know your results.

  10. I'm having the same problem, Liz. My morning glory vine is finally looking lush and healthy, but flowers are few and far between. I've fertilized with half-strength Miracle Grow a couple of times this summer since the growth seemed weak, but shouldn't have been enough to discourage flowering. As much as I love pink shades, I love Heavenly Blue morning glories the best.

  11. Hi Liz: Oh, Heavenly Blue is my favorite morning glory, too, and yours are gorgeous! I have several vines growing, but no flowers yet. Hopefully soon. I have some dark purple ones that have reseeded everywhere and have been blooming for several weeks. I appreciate you stopping by my blog for a visit today--so nice to hear from you!

  12. What a beautiful blue color..I have never grown morning glories, but I sure would like to give it a try. Thanks for visiting, I love company!

  13. I love morning glories too. I know some people wrry they self seed too much, but I just plant them places where I won't mind them reproducing a lot.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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