I’m breaking my own rule with this one I’m afraid – these plants don’t seem to have any other purpose besides being pretty. I’m planting them simply because I love them – its delicate blooms, elegant twirling vines, and simple yet breath-taking beauty.
Morning Glories, Clematis, and Moonflowers. No, not the poisonous Jimsonweed Moonflower, but rather Moon Vine, or ‘night-blooming Morning Glory’, if you will.
I say these don’t have a second purpose, but I’m sort of wrong. As pretty as they are, I can use these to create a beautiful privacy screen on our back patio, in between my herb planters (future post)… I can picture it now: Fragrant multi-tiered boxes of gorgeous herbs and flowers, interspersed with trellised Moon Vine, Morning Glories and Clematis. Can you see it?? Or maybe an arch of some sort… I haven’t really decided – I just know they’ll be beautifully featured!
Oh Spring, please come quickly!! How I’m looking forward to all of these planting and tending and nurturing! My wonderful mother-in-law gave me these Moon Vine seed pods for my birthday, from her own garden. I can’t wait to see them bloom and share with all of you!