During the hottest days of summer, before the sun gets too high over the horizon, there is sure to be a morning glory flower blooming – if not dozens of them. They start here later in the summer, and flourish until the end of fall. After a friend expressed her love for them, I was inspired to find a few of my favorite morning glory photos – thank you, Jane!
Morning Glory Flower
A purple, trumpet-shaped morning glory flower adorns its leafy vine. The flowers open up just before the sun starts spreading across the landscape. If you wake up early enough, you can watch them as they unfold, perfect for sipping coffee and enjoying the sunrise. Once mid-day comes, they twist themselves closed, and wither away.
The morning glory flowers invite butterflies, bumble bees and hummingbirds to dance among their heart shaped leaves. The vines are relentless, growing upward and engulfing everything they come upon. They wrap around each other, forming thick ropes that spiral toward the sky.
This variety of morning glory grows well in the hot summer sun; tolerating draught, intense heat and pests. They provide nectar for butterflies, bees and humming birds that visit the garden. The morning glory flower comes in many varieties, usually purple with blue or pink hues.
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