20 August 2008

Crushed velvet

I grew Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea 'Star of Yelta') and Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata 'Blushing Susie') from seed this year with the aim of covering the trellis at the side of the house. The Morning Glory has just started to bloom. In the morning the flowers unfold like a new butterfly's wings.

Morning Glory (Star of Yelta) flower opening
The 'star' is very obvious once the flower fully opens.

Noon Glory
In the evening the blooms fade, but they look lovely with the sunlight behind them.

Evening Glory


Lona said...

Just lovely! I am crazy about purple so this one is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I am jealous! It is indeed beautiful. My morning glories haven't been up to par this year.

Anonymous said...

What a glorious colour.