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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday's Fences

This is not the greatest picture, but it should have been.  I LOVE how the morning glories are so thick on the post and are reaching out along the fence.

I have had a love/hate relationship in my life   Mom always grew them at one end of the porch. Always loved them there.

 But they were the bane of our existence otherwise.  They were in the garden, in the corn, in the tobacco.  They grew any and everywhere with no effort at all.  Always had to try to keep them hoed out of the garden and tobacco...always having to stoop and pull those up that were too close to the actual plant to risk using a hoe...though I have used a hoe and ended up cutting down a plant now and again.
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18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

all you need is a couple of bunnies! i've been trying to get some to grow here and the bunnies keep noshing them down to nothing! :)

Jan n Jer said...

They are so pretty and sure does add beauty to whatever it grows on!

Carletta said...

That is lush and beautiful!
I have a love/hate relationship too. I like them and like to be able to see them but get them too close to anything else and they take over. :)

genie said...

Those morning glories are so pretty and they really are prolific. They look so happy climbing along the wire fence.

Ginny said...

I didn't know they are this pesky. But OH the wonderful sky blue Morning Glories! It really makes my heart jump to see them. They are few and far between around here, maybe because of the very things you said. As a child, they grew wild up the one side of our brick house, a gorgeous decoration for all that severe brick. You have made my day.

Sally in WA said...

They are pretty though...

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I love morning glories! This is so lovely!

We have not had good luck with them at this house and particularly this year. Honest to Pete, they didn't start blooming until September! I need a better spot to grow them.

They DO grow everywhere else that you don't want them, though. Two years ago a bunch grew in our grass near the garden. Mike liked it so well that he would mow around it. I thought it looked like heck! lol!

~Lindy

Karen Frost said...

Oh, they are so pretty with their heart shaped leaves and beautiful blue flowers. We have a similar plant with white flowers called 'Bindweed'. It takes over when you aren't looking! Lovely photo, though.

Terri Buster said...

I think they are pretty, but I didn't know they were a nuisance plant. I love the pretty leaves and the blue flowers.

Sandra said...

they are beautiful and i can relate since our passion flower does the same thing. there are many vines like this that will not stay where they are put... love the fence to

Dave said...

and the planter getting lost in the bottom left...... lovely image

Small City Scenes said...

I like the blue and pink morning glories. All annuals here. It is the white that is a different variety and perennial here. Bindweed it is called and that is exactly what it does. I grow the blue every year and it just stays in the one spot I put it. I'd get a shotgun on it if it moved. LOL
One time someone got the dogs ball stuck way up in a very tall tree and no matter what we did it wouldn't come down so Bob got the shotgun and blasted the branch and down came the ball. I was amazed. MB

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

do they have a scent?

i c them all the time by fields growing like crazy. gorgeous color. ( ;

don said...

A fine shot of this thriving morning glory. I was thinking about adding that to my front porch if they grow that well here.

Amy Burzese said...

Same here. I do think I love them more than hate them.

Ida said...

What a pretty color of Morning Glory. They do spread but are oh so pretty.

Faye said...

You have to like them for their exuberance, but they can take over. I let them grow up the deck rail but don't like them twisting through the lilac bushes. They do look great on this wire fence.

Mary said...

So pretty! I love them and wish I could get some to grow! I get other vines, but never morning glories even when I have tried to plant them.

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