May 14, 2009

The Glorious Morning Glory

It's been many years since I've planted Morning Glory seeds, but a couple days ago I planted these. The magenta/white ones are called Split Personality because of the soft splits between the petals. The pale pink and violet colors of Blossom Star appealed to me, too. Also planted the Heavenly Blue which will have extra large flowers.

I'm off this morning to take my Dad to a doctor appointment and to do a little shopping with my mother. Took this picture of them a couple weeks ago when I was at their house. June 6 (D-Day) will mark the 65th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. My dad was among those brave young troops who made that dangerous amphibious landing in 1944. The operation was the largest single-day amphibious invasion of all time, 160,000 troops. I sometimes mention this fact to his doctors to remind them that my Dad wasn't always old, that he was once young, strong, brave, and good and needs to be treated with respect. He still is strong, brave and good and I love him. My parents are both good Americans.


  1. Donna what a great tribute to your Dad. I bet he is proud of you also. Your mom looks like a cutie.

    Love those morning glory. I am not having such good with my seeds I started in the house - they don't seem to make the transition well. But the sunflowers and sweet peas I planted in the ground have germinated. Just keep my fingers crossed. Its still cold and wet here. In the 50's today!

    Thank you for your kind words earlier. I feel better today.

  2. Nice story about your Dad. It is fun for me to imagine what my parents were like when they were young.
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. Oh, and I planted morning glory yesterday, too. I have to go back and see which I decided on.I have memories of blue morning glory climbing and trellis and on up the brick of my grandparents two story house on Grinstead Dr. It has long been torn down, but my grandfather was a physician and gardener, he loved morning glory, miniature roses and gladiolas.

  3. Mindy, it's not too wet here, but it's none to warm, that's for sure. Glad to hear you felt better yesterday. I won't forget to pray and think good thoughts about you.

    ArtCricket2, how amazing that you, too, planted Morning Glory. Great gardeners think alike! I also remember the blue ones from my childhood although they were growing up some string instead of the brick of a grand house like your grandparents. Interesting how we remember what flowers our grandparents liked. My grandmother was a big fan of the tuberous begonias.

  4. A very brave man. We should remember the huge American contribution to World War 2 with more gratitude than is often the case in Europe now.


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