Saturday, October 8, 2016

Morning Glory Secret

Even though it's October and the mums are all in bloom, my morning glories are still going strong.  
What you don't know is that these beautiful flowers are camouflage for the gas meter.  Last winter, our gas meters were upgraded and place on the outside of our houses. The only place for ours was on the front corner.  Not my idea of the ideal spot, but, it had to be done.
This is called, "getting creative".  I didn't want to look at it and the hydrangea I had planted was still very small, so this was my solution.  A small trellis and several morning glory vines certainly did the trick!
Would you ever guess what's hiding behind this plant?

In a few years, the hydrangea will be large enough to do the job, but in the meantime, I'm pretty pleased with this solution!  

Have you ever had to hide anything outdoors with plants?  If so, please share, I'd love to hear how you solved your problem area.

I hope you're enjoying your Columbus Day weekend.  Please feel free to follow, pin, and share.

Till next time....


14 comments:

  1. Hi Ann, what a clever idea to cover the gas meters with beautiful morning glories! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Janet

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    1. Thank you, Janet. They are one of my favorite flowers. I hope you'll stop by again soon!
      Ann

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  2. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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  3. Oh yes! I am camouflaging a whole wall of utility boxes and such! It's going to take another year or two for it to work but one day....
    :) gwingal

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    1. They work great, don't they? So glad you stopped by, Nikki!

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  4. I have them camouflaging my gas meter too. They also try to camouflage everything in the flower bed if I don't go out and pull the babies up quite often. I love them completely though. Ours are all the result of one package of seeds a few years ago. :)

    Thanks for joining TOHOT. :)

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    1. Great minds think alike, Stacey! Hopefully, mine will come back next Spring.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Ann

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  5. I've got to say morning glories are my favorite. I grow an abundance of them each year. Sad they are only an annual here, I'ld love to enjoy them every day if I could! I cover my ugly chicken wire fence with them :) Thank you so much for joining the party at Dishing It & Digging It! Hope to see you share with us this week!

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    1. I've had to start them from seed each Spring, too. I hate to see them go when the frost gets them! Thank you for stopping by.
      Ann

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  6. Heavenly Blues are my favorite Morning Glories ;) Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks for visiting - love Vintage Charm!

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  7. You had me at "morning glory" they were one of my grandma's favorites that she planted every year! Yours look beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - hope to see you at the next one that starts tomorrow! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you, Tarahlynn. Morning glories are one of my favorites, too. I'll see you tomorrow!
      Ann

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