The tale of my morning glory tuteur has taken a new turn.
A few weeks ago, just after the first flower appeared, one of the three maple ‘legs’ of my tuteur snapped, possibly under the top heavy weight of the vines and, it turns out, developing flower buds. I watched with much fascination as, day by day, the top came down – I imagine the vines on the opposite side of the snapped leg kept it from toppling over all at once.
Now, it’s become a pretty cool arch. The vines continue to grow, now along the ground, reaching out in a widening circle of tentacles. And, lo and behold, a multitude of flowers are opening. In October. Just a few weeks before the normal first frost date.
Better late than never!