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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Old fences and morning glory

When we lived in town, we lived in an older house, built probably in the 1930's. Even though it was too small for our growing family and set in a harsh neighborhood, I loved it's quaint character. We had a corner lot and I spent my time making flower gardens anywhere I could. There was a section of very old fence that had been lying there when we moved in and my sweetie put it up for me. I grew morning glory beside it and every year it was adorned with beautiful petals of every hue. When we found our home out here, I just had to take the section of fence with me (pictured above). It matched our old historic home. Once again, every year, I plant morning glory.If you click on the picture, you can see the pretty design the old fence has. The plants really start growing and blooming through September through November here. By that time the harsh Texas wind and sun have calmed down a little and the weather is a little more comfortable for this flower. This year I have several morning glory spots. One that runs along the fencing on the pumpkin patch and another that runs along the greenhouse fence. Hopefully I will have more pictures to show as they bloom. Well, the weekend is upon me and as always there is much to do. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

7 comments:

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Old fences & morning glories are my favorite combination!

I have run some string from top to bottom of our porch behind our porch swing and have planted morning glories and moon flowers. The vines have already reached the top. No blooms yet but it promises to be a beautiful of screen of color before long.

Last year was my first experience with morning glories and they are now one of my very favorites! I can hardly wait to see yours blooming too!

Smiles,
Lea

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Ooooo! This is a great old fence. I'm so glad you brought it with you to your new old home. I'm sure it is goregous when it's covered with flowers. I can't wait to see it!
Patricia :o)

LindaSueBuhl said...

Pretty use of a bit of old fence - morning glories are wonderful someplace where they don't overwhelm the garden! I mistakenly planted them on the trellis in my side garden and now they have become like very pretty kudzu! West Texas does have it's own way of controlling plant growth - thanks for sharing your bit of pretty "recycling"!

Pam said...

That piece of fence reminds me of one that was at my grandparents home..I was very small when they passed away and the house was torn down, and don't know if I really remember that fence or have only seen it in old pictures. My favorite picture is of my Daddy standing by that fence holding my brother who was only a few weeks old.
Morning glories are so pretty...there are some growing wild near my mailbox, just across the road. I just love them.
Hope you are having a wonderful week,
Pam

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! Blessings, Kathleen

Linda said...

Pretty piece of fence....a little piece of art. Morning glories are lovely, I'm looking forward to seeing them climbing on your sweet fence. Hugs, Linda

Farm Chick Paula said...

I would have taken the fence with me too, Kathleen!
I hope your morning glories do wonderful this year!