In point of fact, I don't know if my ubiquitous morning glories are the 'Heavenly Blue' cultivar of the species or just the wild Kansas Ivy-Leafed Morning Glory (Ipomoea hederacea), but they are everywhere. They invade quickly when I stop weeding in July, when I am weary of the gardening battle, and they take advantage of my weakness to drape every plant within reach. And I let them, for I treasure that light sky blue shade above all hues in my garden.
Even the tired foliage of variegated euonymous 'Moonshadow' is improved by a little "morning glory." This picture at the right, suitable for framed artwork against the right light blue wall, just pleased me to no end as I took it. I missed capturing, however, the bees that were darting in and out of the blossoms, the bumblebees every bit as appreciative of the morning glory as I am. In the early morning right now, two plants draw the bees; morning glory and caryopteris; both blue and beautiful. However early I join the garden, the bees are already there.