There is a cornfield near us.
Having fulfilled its corn-destiny, only some of the dried husks and stalks remain.
Morning glory is growing with abandon and climbing up the cornstalks. . .
A testament to how morning glory thrives in hot, dry weather as we’ve had one of the hottest Septembers on record and broke another weather record for 98 degrees in October yesterday.
Morning Glory blooms last a day, opening in the morning as the name suggests, with the flowers fading by midday.
Morning glory vines self-seed and can be invasive, growing with uncanny speed and to 20 feet high, easily climbing fences or cornstalks. ;)
The vibrant blue and pink trumpet-shaped flowers and lush green foliage were such a shock to see in contrast to our scorched-earth landscape and in our current state of ‘flash drought’.
The bees are loving the abundance of blooms too.
I ran back to grab my camera after walking the dogs yesterday morning to photograph it as the abundance of blooms were a sight for sore eyes.
Some botanist needs to hybridize a variety that isn’t invasive but with the same prolific blooming characteristics. . . I would plant it everywhere. ;)
Most morning glories have lush, heart-shaped foliage with dark leaves that can grow up to 5 inches long and up to 3 inches wide.
And there is also an ivy-leaf morning glory.
Here are a few life lessons from the morning glory I was reminded of. . .
Life is short.
Bloom where you are planted.
A little support makes life easier.
Hold on to what you love.
Whatever you do, do with all your heart.
We have one more day of temperatures in the 90s before we see some relief from the heat this weekend.
Hope you’re surviving the heat where you are. ♥