Among the hundreds of plants in the garden, this beautiful morning glory is an “extra.” A volunteer, actually.
Morning glories were growing in this bed when we arrived. Some years I pull the vines, also known as “bindweed,” so they won’t overtake the things I’ve planted.
But this year they got ahead of me, and I’ve so far left them alone. This lovely blue flower is accepted as a “thank you” note from the vines.
Another bonus, in this same bed, is the lone white lily. Although it tries to come up year after year, most summers the deer graze the bud before it has a chance to open.
Another legacy plant left by an earlier gardener, we admire this lone white blossom with appreciation.
Here is the “technicolor” version of this photo, taken yesterday morning in the rain.
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014