Friday, September 19, 2014

Heavenly Blue


Last year I grew "Heavenly Blue", a morning glory of such a beautiful color and rather big size, from seeds. Only a few seeds made it and the flowers emerged very late in the summer. This taught me that this plant is a bit finicky and I didn't bother to get any new seeds in the ground.

Well, it re-seeded, and to my delight I saw ONE Heavenly Blue coming up in late spring. It quickly climbed up the trellis that the Geek had built, but then it did nothing. From the look of it I didn't expect it to flower at all.

I was in for quite a surprise. Suddenly I could see little buds, and a couple days ago the first flower opened up in all its (morning) glory. In the middle of September!


You can see why it is called "Heavenly Blue".

This climbing flower always reminds me of the South of France, Provence in particular. When I see it I think of vineyards, old villages hugging a hill, baguette and Camembert, delicious red wine. Long lazy summer days. Ah, c'est la vie!


My Friday Find for this week - I hope you enjoy it a little bit, too. Have a wonderful weekend!

20 comments:

GlorV1 said...

Yes, these morning glorys are a delight to the eye, as they say. Great photos. I have the pink ones and they also just gave a few beauty's. Have a wonderful day Carola.

Michelle B said...

Your second image is stunning! I love the blue on blue. I have given up on growing anything from seed, I just kill it. You obviously have a green thumb. Have a great weekend!

111 LaLa Lane said...

Hi Carola, I didn't enjoy it a little, but A LOT! You take the most incredible photos. I love these, especially the one where it looks like pure sunshine emanating from it's center. Have a great weekend!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful and stunning blue. I love this special flower.
Best regards, Synnöve

Donna Hopkins said...

I really enjoyed reading your profile - and getting to know you. It's such a joy to find inspiration and creativity and see it blossom in each other. Your flower photographs are bright and engaging, and the second image against the fully blurred background is truly heavenly!

Elephant's Child said...

How absolutely glorious. Morning Glory is considered a toxic weed in several states here as it has plans on world domination. Love seeing yours though.

girl friday said...

You're right, it is a fussy plant and I have not been lucky with it. Seeing your lovely portraits of it makes me determined to try again.

Sylvia said...

What a lovely flower in the prettiest blue, Carola !
Dreaming of Provence now ... :-)
Have a nice weekend,
Sylvia

KB Bear said...

That is a lovely flower that you've taken really special photos of. It certainly is "heavenly" blue!

Cherie Froelich said...

Spectacular shot against the blue sky. So very pretty...a late summer gift!

Sally H said...

Stunning flower and beautiful photos! Love the second one against the sky particularly

Faye said...

Carola, this is simply awesome! It is worthy of painting. Can I please use your photo as a springboard for a painting???

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Awesome! It looks like it has a tiny light bulb in the center of the flower. I love blue...this is beautiful my friend! Hugs!

TexWisGirl said...

it's a beauty! they always look lit from the inside. :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It is a heavenly blue Carola and like you – I can feel the soft breeze and lavender fragrance of Provence! Oh to be there now!
My daughter and her family travelled down for their annual holiday there and a parcel arrived here a few days ago of Salted Caramels from ‘Le Comptor de Matilde’!
Enjoy your week
Hugs
Shane

Rebecca said...

Lovely, it matches the sky.

see you there! said...

Beautiful photo's. I think morning glories are under appreciated in lots of places. They reseed themselves year after year in our garden.

Darla

Felicia said...

It is a gorgeous blue. hope you get more next year.

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful blue to remind you of France, and how you described it, I felt like i was there for a moment

Magic Love Crow said...

Stunning, gorgeous!!!