When Lydia chose the flowers for our new, front flower bed from the Baker Creek seed catalog, she marked two kinds of Morning Glories: Clark’s Heavenly Blue and Carnevale Di Venezia. For this year’s garden, I was open to whatever she suggested. So, I asked my parents to get me a trellis for my birthday, and we planted morning glories all around it in the late spring.
Here is how that trellis looks now.
There are lots of leaves and no flowers. I’m not sure what the problem is. Maybe my soil is too rich. Maybe I don’t have enough potassium. Maybe there is too much morning shade and too much afternoon sun. I don’t know. I don’t even really care that much. I figure I’ll try something different next year. There are some cute pink zinnias blooming nearby, so all is not lost.
Wait a minute. Just around the corner from the zinnias there is a garden bed where we haven’t planted anything yet. I see something blooming. What is that?
Of course. Wild morning glories!
They are lovely.
There really should be a moral to this little story, but nothing is coming to me. “Don’t plant expensive seeds, just let the weeds take over” doesn’t really seem that profound. What do you think?