Monday, September 23, 2013

Morning Glories!

The other day I wrote about my neighbor's morning glories blooming all over his white picket fence and how he had told me that the blue ones need their roots in a cool location and generally "are prissy."  LOL.


Well, if the blue beauties are prissy, what would you call these white ones?


I'd call them rockin' hardy survival-of-the-fittest morning glories!!  Note that these are growing where they were NOT planted, right out of a crack between two cement patio blocks.  I love it when flowers do this.  OK.  I know it's not supposed to be there.  In fact, in my last post about morning glories, Mimi commented that where she lives white morning glories are considered weeds.

American Heritage Dictionary entry for weed:  a plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted in cultivated ground.

The little flower is attractive though, is it not?  It is not undesirable or troublesome because I like it there.  (All right, truth be told, these same morning glories in a nearby bed are entwining themselves all over the other plants.)  Weed vs. flower....is it in the eye of the beholder?

I love the blue morning glories for their vulnerability and strikingly beautiful blooms.  But I love these little, white, weedy ones too....for their resilience.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always told people as a kid that dandelions weren't weeds but were "misunderstood." And then I'd make daisy chains out of them and wear them as crowns :) I like your white morning glories!
<3 Kelsey

Rosemary Bogdan said...

I think you're right about dandelions, Kelsey. And they become a mother's favorite flower because they are brought to her so frequently. :-)

Anonymous said...

I like the white morning glories too! I do remember bringing you a lot of dandelions and violets : )

Anne

Rosemary Bogdan said...

I remember, Anne!