Wordless Wednesday...Morning Glory Evolution

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Wordless Wednesday...Morning Glory Evolution

Morning Glory Buds

Morning Glory Bud Pre-Flower

Morning Glory Full Bloom


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Comments (19)

Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

John - Morning glories are such industrious plants!  They get more done in a day than I do, for sure! Bud to flower to dead.....

Sep 21, 2011 09:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Very cool!  Did you find a bud, a budding flower and a full blown flower on the same plant or was that really the same bud turning into a flower?  If the latter, that's patience!

Sep 21, 2011 09:36 AM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Beautiful - love vines!

Sep 21, 2011 09:38 AM
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

John ~ I remember as a child selling little envelopes with seeds in them for school and my mother always bought the morning glories and planted them along our picket fence. The best part was watching them grow and vine around the fence....

Sep 21, 2011 09:46 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Sharon - You are so right. They do seem to get a lot done in a day. I love the way they reach for the nearest thing and grow every day. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Kat - All three shots were on the same plant at the same time. Last year I planted about a hundred seeds and had them all over. This year, I bought (still can't believe it) two plants earlier in the summer and these are gracing our back deck. Meanwhile, in a planter where I had them growing last year, a fallen seed decided to start growing a couple of weeks ago. I'll be bringing that one in before the frost comes. In the past, I have had late bloomers flowering indoors right up to Christmas!

Hi Carol - Thanks for dropping by. I love vines too! I have a clematis in the side yard that just gets bigger and fuller each year.

Hi Karen & Frank - As short lived as the blooms are, I have to admit, morning glories are among my favorite annuals. I remember seeing these blooming wild in Bermuda, I expect all year. With no frost, they probably continue all the time.

Sep 21, 2011 10:19 AM
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

That is one beautiful flower.  Nice job John

Sep 21, 2011 01:49 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John, new buds of a plant always make me think of new beginnings, and looks like you may have just had rain --- very nice photos!

Sep 21, 2011 02:38 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Kenneth - Thank you! Always loved the blue and yellow colors of the morning glory. Sharon Lord above is right. They only last one day and then the flower is gone.

Joan - You are right about the rain. We had a nice quiet rain the night before and all the plants were very happy that next morning. I have a filter system on our water and it removes all the minerals and nutrients. Our plants just love rain water!

Sep 21, 2011 05:00 PM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi John, Simply beautiful. I used to live on a street called Morning Glory Drive in Austin Texas...and of course had to plant the flower.

Sep 21, 2011 05:00 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Cindy - Too funny. I just checked in with your WIIW and left a comment. Anyway, glad you are a morning glory fan too! The blue and yellow are just the purest of colors and I look forward to them every year.

Sep 21, 2011 05:08 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Pretty pictures, John. What's the story, Morning Glory came to mind when I saw them. I love vines too but they can get away from you and spread EVERYwhere. My neighbors all had a passion flower vine growing in their yards when I had one :)

Sep 23, 2011 01:48 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Toni - The morning glory vines up here die off, generally, in the winter. We do have a couple of nasty ones, though. Wild grape vines are all over, and are now sporting tiny purple grapes. I'm okay with these, but they are incredibly sour. The really bad one is bittersweet. I don't know which variety we have, but they spring up everywhere and climb evergreens and deciduous trees alike and choke them. There is no spray that will kill it without killing everything around it. Pulling it up by the roots works a little, but it always grows back. The roots are bright orange in color.

Sep 23, 2011 09:12 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

That's a beautiful color. At one of our properties that we owned back in 1999, the rear fence was covered with morning glories. It was stunning, and that's when I fell in love with them.

Sep 23, 2011 03:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your flower photographs. Heavy rain has pounded down many of our neighborhood flowers.

Enjoy the fall activities and be sure to have your camera in hand for those special moments.

IMG_5807 Life is good!

Dahlia Show at Brookside Gardens.  Dahlia Photograph by Roy Kelley.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Sep 29, 2011 01:11 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Jim - I've had red ones and purplish ones, I guess all the colors over the years, but I always come back to this variety. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Roy - We had heavy rain most of last week and lost many blooms, but most came back smiling. They have to be tough to live in New England!

Sep 29, 2011 01:40 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

That wild grape vine sounds like a real problem, John. The passion flower vine is kind of easy to pull out but they pop up all over everyone's lawns so I wasn't very popular in that neighborhood :)

Sep 29, 2011 02:06 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Toni - Yes, sounds like the passion flower vine could be a problem. If I know I am planting something that spreads, I put it in the ground in a bucket with the bottom cut out. I have learned lessons from catnip, chive and plume poppies. The beach roses we have up here spread too and pop up all over the lawn, but there is no cultivated rose that has a smell like the beach rose, so I forgive them!

Sep 29, 2011 03:42 AM
Robert Hammerstein -
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

John - We love morning glory's as well. They are just so pretty. Nice shots.

Sep 29, 2011 01:26 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Lisa & Bob - Thanks for stopping by! It takes patience to grow morning glories. The vine grows all summer with lots of green leaf foliage and it makes you wait until the end of September for the real show. I don't mind waiting...

Sep 29, 2011 10:44 PM