I never get out into my garden until June sometime. Every spring, I look all around me and I see people scurrying to Greenfield Farmers Coop Exchange, buying everything they need to get their garden up and going. Me, I just never feel the urge until after Memorial Day. Could be because I'm doing other things.
I've been in a full blown gardening craze the last couple weeks - trying to get things in before it is too late. Just last week, I found a beautifully illustrated package of "Heavenly Blue Morning Glories" and decided to plant them even though it is the middle of July. I have lots of morning glories that re-seed themselves but they aren't that drop dead gorgeous blue/purple color. They are more like this one - pretty but not that amazing blue.
Many years ago, I read that if you soaked morning glory seeds in water for a day, they would come up quicker. It's amazing how quickly they sprout. I've put them in around the yard now and with a little luck, I'll have lots of pretty blue flowers to photograph this coming fall. They grow like crazy. In fact, they are considered invasive in warmer parts of the country. Yikes - read about how hard they are to get rid of. But here in New England with our cold winters, I plant them and love them!
I guess all plants are weeds somewhere and garden plants somewhere else! What are your thoughts on Morning Glories? Love or Hate? Do tell!