There was a treat in store for me this morning – two Heavenly Blue Morning Glories vines were in bloom. I was surprised to find them in bloom this early considering that last year, these vines did not start blooming till late August. I suppose it has something to do with the incredibly hot stretches of weather we have been having throughout July.
There is something about this colour of blue that truly is other-worldly. I don’t think I could ever tire of them. If only they lasted for more than one day. But then, perhaps that is what gives them their charm.
My current plan is to see if I can dry these blooms without tearing them. They are so delicate that I’m not sure how well this will work.
Speaking of blue flowers, I am pleased to see that the Nigella are beginning to bloom. Unlike past years, where most of the Nigella blooms are the same deeper blue colour, I have been greeted also both with white and with pink blooms. I suspect that they may be the ‘Persian Jewels’ cultivar. Time will tell as the Nigella spread in other parts of the garden begin to flower.
And because it was hot and sunny today, I enjoyed catching glimpses of the Helianthus while I worked in the garden. These plants are so easy to grow and seem to spread slowly.
I was also pleased to see that the Clematis tangutica has started blooming. Yesterday, the vines increased by about a foot, almost obliterating my bamboo/rope trellis. I love the shape and colour of these flowers. Hopefully more will appear, since in past years, the vine was covered with these small, delicate blooms.
Before I go off to sleep, I thought I would leave you with a picture of my new seating area looking through yet another bamboo trellis. I am so enjoying this area, especially as I watch the flowers continue to appear on my garage wall (wisteria vines are coming along well though taking a long time).
Thank you to everyone who read and posted a comment to my previous blog entry. It meant much to me.