For the past couple of years we've planted zinnias on the terraced part of our back yard. They grow so tall that we see them quite well from the house. This year we added something new - Grandpa Ott's Morning Glories. We weren't at all prepared for the climbing that these lovely plants wanted to do. They reached out and grabbed anything around them, winding around several times, pulling things down, etc. When we got our newest Midwest Living, we found a picture of them climbing up the side of a barn! That is really what they are meant to do. Here's the link-
This article is about the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, IA, where we'd gotten our seeds. It was my pleasure, therefore, last weekend to meet Diane Ott Wheatly, the co-founder, see her new book and read about the Morning Glory seeds that were brought from Bavaria by her great-grandfather.
Here's a couple of pictures of these beautiful plants.
One of our zinnias.
The zinnias being smothered by the morning glories!