Sunday, June 9, 2013

A surprise Japanese Asagao

A surprise Japanese Asagao by Gerris2
A surprise Japanese Asagao, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
It is a surprise because the leaves are not like the type I was expecting - undoubtedly the seed was inadvertently mixed in with the main set of seeds. I feel fortunate to have this gift.

I installed this yellow leaf morning glory (Ipomoea nil) in my front garden this weekend. It will be growing on a circular trellis for passersby to admire. When in Japan in 2009, I saw many homeowners in Fukuoka and Fukui display their morning glory containers in neat orderly rows in front of their homes. Unfortunately, the letter carrier would not be able to get to our mailbox if I did the same as the Japanese.