I got some flack from a few readers when they saw that I was actually TRYING to grow morning glories at the tiny bungalow. I had a batch take root by our garbage cans. I think they are very attractive and atypical of the anemic weeds that I associate with the species. They have thick stems, massive leaves and the flowers are two colors - a deep purple (pretty much the color of everything in the yard is deep-something) and a pink.
This year, I sowed seed for a batch and trained them up one of the porch columns. They've really taken over and look great. Also, unlike typical climbers, they don't seem to be attaching to the house so they should come off without any damage to the stucco. I figure that anything that can cover some of the siding and whiteness of the front is a good thing. Even better if it has flowers, right? Better yet, I haven't seen them popping up "all over the yard" so, for now, they are under control.