The first morning glory of the season has bloomed and I took a photo of it this morning. These tough little flowers are self-seeding.
They come up in cracks and in between other plants in containers and sprout up most everywhere.
These sturdy little vines twines up the cucumber and tomato plants and virtually anything they can latch onto that will lift them up toward the sun.
They are tenacious little plants.
Yet I Can’t Seem To Grow Any From Seed:
Every year I try to grow the pretty blue ones from seed. Only one time have I had a bountiful supply of them and that was over 20 years ago. I can’t figure out why they won’t grow for me now.
I soak the seeds and nick the outer layer and do all you’re supposed to do to get them to successfully take off. But they refuse to grow and bloom.
Yet these purple self-seeding ones are like little ninjas.
Purple Sweet Potato Vine Blooms:
The purple sweet potato vine has begun to send up blooms also. They are a very pale lilac color, more round than morning glories. In the center the pale lilac shifts into a deeper shade of pinkish-purple.
I’ve been finding various things of mine in the bathtub of late. Which means Ivy has ferreted them out from somewhere and is putting them there.
She becomes obsessed with some little item she finds and drags it all over the apartment.
Ivy & Water:
Every time I turn on the water in the bathroom sink she now comes running. She has become fascinated with water and loves to put her paws in it and then lick the water off.
She waits outside the tub while I shower each evening, then jumps in to lick the water after it’s drained out.
I just hope she doesn’t figure out how to turn the spigots on.
She entertains herself in empty boxes and sacks. Stares out the window. Eats and sleeps.
I find myself smiling when I look at Ivy. She is such a funny little bunny. My silly little Ivy. She sure keeps the place lively around here.
Soon I will leave to head over to the vet’s office to pick up two of Charlie’s heart medications. Then I will head back south for my PT appointment.