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August 13, 2010
They decorate our fences, trellises and walls with lush green foliage and form green carpets of dichondra.
Imagine a vine growing up to 10 feet or more in only two months giving us bell-shaped flowers in white, blue, pink, purple, red and multicolor.
They go by many names:
Sunspots, Heavenly Blue, Blue Dawn, Pearly Gates, Scarlet Star, Wedding Bells, Early Call Mixture.
The flowers will last a day.
Then the next morning another from the same plant pops up and says here I am.
The Morning Glory.
"A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books,” said Walt Whitman.
Poets such as Florence Earle Coates have tried to capture its transitory nature:
"In its first radiance I have seen
the sun! Why tarry then till comes the night?
I go my way, content that I have been
part of the morning light!"
Some, like the mysterious Moonflower, bloom in the evening and last until the first rays of light.
Just to remind you they're not perfect citizens, they can also be a somewhat pushy species known as bindweed.
Most gardening forums have at least one plea for help:
"What do I do, my garden is being overrun by..."
Morning glory was first known in China for its medicinal uses; the Japanese in the 9th century were the first to cultivate them as an ornament.
Convolvulaceae (or the morning glory family) contain at least 50 genera and more than 1000 species, from high-climbing vines and woody lianas of the tropical rain forest to annuals and trailing perennials.
The Psychedelic Encyclopedia concludes that some are, well, psychedelic.
Flowering plants are the most diverse group of land plants.
Their ancestors diverged from gymnosperms, from the age of dinosaurs, around 245–202 million years ago, and the first flowering plants known to exist are from 140 million years ago.
Ephemeral comes from the Greek word "ephēmeros" meaning short-lived, one-day, passing, fleeting and transitory.
Morning glories are fleeting, yet I prefer to think of them as a renewal of life — reinventing themselves, reminding us of the hope of a brand new day, bursting with possibilities.
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What is Morning Glory? wisegeek.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
So what's your specialty?