Okinawa morning glory

Perennial Okinawa flowers are brilliant against the grey sky

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毎朝、灰色の空を背景に、この琉球アサガオが明るく咲いています。5年間くらい、この紫色の花がグリーンカーテンをきれいにしてくれています。

I love this Okinawa morning glory that I’ve been growing on my balcony for years. Even after a hard trim last fall, it’s back and blooming every morning. The flowers are brilliant against the grey sky.

The green curtain becomes covered with vines quickly

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梅雨の蒸し暑い天気のおかげで、つる植物がベランダのグリーンカーテンを早く覆っています。今、三種類のクレマチス、琉球朝顔、フウセンカズラ、バラがあります。

The warm, humid weather has jump-started the green curtain. So far, there’s three types of clematis, Okinawa morning glory, fusenkazura (balloon vine), and a climbing rose.

The morning glory vine is back after last winter’s relocation

 

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今年の冬、マンションの再塗装のとき、琉球朝顔を移動しました。無事に生き残って、今、どんどん上に伸びています。

We had to move the vigorous Okinawa morning glory last winter during the months of building re-painting. It survived a hard prune and now it’s shooting upwards.

Okinawa morning glory became dominant element of summer balcony garden

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夏のベランダで、琉球のアサガオが一番目立つ存在になっています。マンションと都市の間に、きれいなブラインドになってくれています。

When it was blooming prolifically, the Okinawa morning glory became an exterior screen between the apartment and the city outside. The shades of violet, red and blue are stunning.

Our view from the living room includes green curtain and the cityscape

リビングルームから、ベランダと都市の風景が見えます。

I am surprised that the Okinawa morning glory on our balcony continues to bloom into November. The benefit of having a very small apartment is that you are always close to the window, the garden, and the city around you.