This morning I noticed for the first time that the newly transplanted passion flower is starting to cling to the garden arch that my husband made for me a few weeks ago. I love the twirly little way it sends out its tendrils to grab the bars of the arch.
I also was interested to find that my morning glories are starting to get their first true leaves and how differently they are shaped than the emerging leaves. I was looking in the Handbook of Nature Study for morning glories but couldn't find them directly listed, except for a little mention in the hedge bindweed section on pages 518-519. But the description of the leaves sounds just like the morning glory plant.
"The leaves are arrow-shaped, with two long backward and outward projecting points, or "ears", which are often gracefully lobed. "We are really enjoying our study of garden flowers this year. We always have a garden but this time with the focus on learning each plants name, the names of their parts, and a little about it, we are seeing so much more.
I can't resist sharing my new birdfeeder station with you. My husband picked up the pole to hang the feeders on and I chose two different kinds of feeders, hoping to attract a different kind of bird to our yard. We are also going to be planting the Thompson Seedless grapes on a short fence in this little spot to add a little green and shelter for the birds. The vines on the fence will also hide the ugly green propane tank you see on the right of the photo. :)
That is our update from the garden this time.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom