October 24 2016
Most of the morning glories that climb up the strings I tie for them each year are low maintenance and reseed themselves, but the Heavenly Blue variety are an exception. Because I do not want to leave their appearance to chance, each May I buy some seeds for planting.
When these morning glories start to bloom in mid-August it is always gratifying to see that they are indeed as extravagantly large and enticingly blue as the pictures on the seed packets promised. And they keep on blooming through September and October, unfurling fresh buds each morning with big-hearted ease, even when the purple and white morning glories have stopped and the nighttime temperatures have slipped from cool to pretty chilly.
It is now, after the first light frost, that I admire them the most, the deep blue of their fragile trumpets an echo of the clear October sky.
Wind and early frost
turn the sky its truest blue—
final morning glories