The Q&A Archives: Blue Dawn Morning Glory Question

Question: I have just planted a pair of Blue Dawn Morning Glories and I have just seen them start to bloom, The first bloom opened but by the next day it had closed up and stayed closed for the whole day. I was just wondering if this is an indication of somthing bad or the bloom for a day and that is normal? This is my first attempt at growing these. Thxs.

Answer: Your Morning Glories are behaving in typical way. To me, it is a continual fascination to watch the flowers race through their life cycle, a mere bud one day, a full blown flower the next, and finished forever by that nightfall. Such beauty for such a short time. Fortunately the plant does it all over again the next day, and the next, and the next, until the first strong frost in the fall. Because of this blooming habit Morning Glories have served in past centuries as the symbol of the transience of life: flowers opening in the morning symbolize birth, in full bloom by midday representing the vigor of youth, and fading in the evening signifying old age.

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