Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

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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.


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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.

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 Weekly Photo Challenge:  Extra, Extra

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

12 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra! | small house/BIG GARDEN

  2. How clever you are to have discovered these “extras” in your garden. They are the volunteers who make everything else seem brighter.

  3. Volunteers in the garden as “extras.” Inspired, WG.

  4. You don’t see blue morning glories a lot, I bet a bird dropped it 🙂

  5. I love that little blue blossom poking out, contrasting with the red-orange of coleus and lantana. Your climate probably has more self-sowers than mine. Although we do get the purple morning glories again every year, but not the blue ones.

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