The blue and violet glory of an East L.A. garden

Photo by C.J. Salgado

It’s the morning glory – not the poinsettia – that C.J. Salgado associates with this time of the year. The flowers began to bloom last week in his East Los Angeles garden:

I woke this morning to find my garden full of morning glory flowers in full bloom, blue and purple trumpets with white throats. Annually, they bloom around Thanksgiving, a beautiful reminder to me of the preciousness of each new day.


  1. Though it makes beautiful flowers, the Morning Glory plant is both non-native and highly invasive. Do your neighbors a favor and don’t plant it!

    If you want a real flowering vine show stopper, try Wisteria, Clematis, or Snail Vine. Grape vines are wonderful too!

  2. Lovely photo!

    We have morning glories planted on the entire slope of our front lawn. They have been planted there for years by Mr. Moe B (RIP). None of the morning glories have spread to our neighbors yards. We’ve actually been trying to plant them on the other slope and they have not “taken”, they only want to be on that one slope.

  3. Morning glory isn’t listed on Cal-IPC. Go ahead and plant it people, just don’t plant it next to power poles. DWP doesn’t like that because it takes over the pole.
    It also makes me laugh when someone rallies against exotic plant species and then suggests a bunch of substitute plants, all of which are exotic.

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