Wednesday, September 8, 2021


Who said my Morning Glory vine wasn't going to bloom this year?  I have proof that it has.

So what if there has been only one (one as in an individual, single unit) blossom on the whole, entire vine that has climbed up and over the top of a six foot high trellis.
I can only assume this is yet another end result of our strange weather this past gardening season.
But, sigh.  It's not like we were counting on Morning Glory flowers to supplement our food stash for this coming winter.  Good thing, huh? 
P.S.  Great news . . . the forest fires in our general area are now listed as contained and under control.  No more hazy sky or heavy smoke smell.  Days and days of hard work by many to bring the situation to this point. 


Rosalea said...

And, what a beauty it is!! So glad the fires are under control. much rain have you got in total, since it finally started falling?

Mama Pea said...

Rosalea - How much rain have we gotten recently? In two words, not much. We had that "big" one that was 2-1/2" and then a couple of days ago one that measured almost 1/2". There have been several periods of misting or rain drops that almost covered the whole deck, for instance, but nothing that put more than a drop or two in the rain gauge. I think what has helped most is that they have gotten a bit more moisture in the direct areas of the fires than we have locally plus our temperatures are no long scorching which has enabled the morning dew on everything to add moisture to the ground. So no steady rain at all. They say our colors this year will be very muted as the stressed trees will go almost directly from green to brown. :o(

Leigh said...

And here I am, trying to eradicate morning glories! It would be a different story if I could keep them under control because they are beautifully cheerful.

Good news about the forest fires!

Mama Pea said...

Leigh - I remember years ago when I first blogged about planting morning glories, someone from "down south" commented with a bit of astonishment . . . "You PLANT those awful things?" I know for you they're an invasive species, but annuals for us here in northern gardens. Although I have had a seed or two sprout up the next spring after wintering over in the soil. Tough seeds.

Goatldi said...

Congratulations πŸΎπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

Nothing like it when those in charge on the line call it total containment!

I can’t wait to get my flower garden started next spring I am anticipating a fantastic gardening season next year and I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

That's great! We had our lilac this year have absolutely zero blooms. We fertilized and pruned etc. appropriately so I think we're going to dig it out next year and replace it.

Mama Pea said...

Goatldi - Can't wait for your fantastic gardening season next year. And for mine, too. I'll be along for the ride for both of them!

Nancy - The only time I've heard of a lilac bush not blooming is when it was too close to and shaded by other trees. Apparently they need a lot of light to bloom to their best. Did yours get plenty of sunlight?