Just me rambling about birds, books, bunnies, or whatever!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
All the garden blogs I read seem to be featuring fall flowers the past few days, so I thought I'd buck the trend and post a summer flower while I still can. These morning glories are blooming on the fence around the pond and are putting on a pretty late-summer show. It's called "Chocolate Silk" and has large flowers and variegated foliage. The only really *chocolate* part of the flower is the center, the rest is a softer rose-purple than is showing in these pics. We have it planted with some moonflowers and at the base of the fence we planted french marigolds. I thought the contrast of orange and purple would be pretty, but now that the morning glories are blooming well the marigolds are on their way out. We grew these from seeds which is a first for us.