Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Morning Glory Vines, October 8-9, 2013

ABC Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday

ABC Wednesday
M is for Morning Glory
Blue and Purple Morning Glory, Ipomoea purpurea
Morning Glory is the common name of over 1,000 species of flowering plants.
They are usually planted to climb a trellis, but may be grown in hanging baskets or window boxes.

The base of the flower is white, letting light into the center of the bloom.
Flowers may be white, blue, pink, purple, red or multi-colored

In bright sunlight they seem to glow from within.
Morning Glory Vines may grow 10 feet (3 meters) in only 2 months after the seeds are sown.
And because of their rapid growth, they may be classified as invasive in some areas.

And for Outdoor Wednesday, we have butterflies!

The Red Spider Lilies, Lycoris radiata, are blooming.
They are sometimes called Hurricane Lilies or Resurrection Lilies

In Autumn the Sulphur Butterflies pass through our area going south for the winter

Since these two have different wing spot patterns, I wonder if they are male and female.

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

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  1. Morning glories, whenever I could get them to grow I was fascinated!

  2. Lovely photos of the Morning Glories and Spider Lilies. Very nice fall color! I planted seeds of the annual Morning Glory years ago and it always comes back and can be pretty invasive in my garden if don't watch it. Now the perennial Morning Glory 'Blue Dawn Vine' (although beautiful) is one that I hope to never see again. I simply could not control it! Happy gardening!

  3. I have a love hate relationship with morning glories :)

    My yard is loaded with the spider lilies. A few years ago I sent my friends momma some to Kansas City. She told Kathy that they were blooming their heads off now. I'm glad they made it.

  4. I love morning glories - beautiful colors.

  5. I didn't know morning glory can also be white...so that's what I see when I'm out walking the dog.

    abcw team

  6. Lovely flowers! This colour blue is my favourite colour!
    I hope you have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  7. This is the first year I have grown Spider Lilies and I was delighted with them, - lovely morning glory and your background is a most special blue. Deep and luscious...

  8. Really liking those red spider lilies!

  9. I should have thought of morning glories. Our neighbors' are taking over our bouganvillea. But i don't really mind because they are so beautiful.

  10. I love the purple morning glories in your photo. I have not had much success with them though. The butterflies hanging on the spider lilies are cute.

  11. Ah! The second set of spider lilies I've seen this morning. Beautiful. Are these the flowers that have no leaves and simply stick straight up from the ground?

    1. Yes, there are several kinds of Lily bulbs that produce flower stalks without leaves, and Spider Lily is one of them.
      Happy Week-end!

  12. What a bountiful, bevy of blooms (High BBB rating, I guess). Alway's love 'Grandpa Ott's. Enjoy it all while it lasts.


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