Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Too Many Trumpets To Count


The archway into my Secret Garden has exploded with hundreds of orange colored trumpets.






On an earlier post, I asked if you recognized these buds.














The first flowers opened...


And now, they are blooming to their fullest.

Do you have a vine that is a show-off like the trumpet vine?

Meggie Mac

20 comments:

  1. I like orange flowers so much. As my favorite color is orange. And you know all flowers names. So good. Beautiful garden...Best wishes..

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    1. I remember you like orange from your crochet. You are right, I do know their common names and most of their botanical names, too. I liked the photo you posted today of you at work.

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  2. You are so lucky....flowers...they are so dreamy!

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  3. Hi Meggie...thanks for stopping by my blog and the post about the marinade. I also wanted to let you know your blog comments are set to "no reply"...no email address attached to it. If you ever want to change that, I have a No Reply tutorial on my side bar.
    Take care,
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen...I will check out your tutorial..thanks

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  4. That is SO beautiful! Thanks for your recent comment on my blog
    Lenten Blessings xx

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    1. Hello Angela...thanks for the great idea on the greeting cards.

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  5. We have those trumpet vines growing wild all over our wood...I have never seen them in hanging basket and always thought they were a wildflower! Very pretty!

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    1. They do grow wild, but this is the domesticated version. Most plants have started out in the wild!

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  6. Meggie that is so beautiful. We don't have anything as beautiful as that, though the honeysuckle that scrambles over one of the sheds at the allotment is very pretty.

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    1. Honeysuckle is good for attracting bees which in turn, help your garden. The vine of the honeysuckle is soft, where the trumpet vine can do damage if not kept in check.

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  7. Wow such an abundance! My parents house had a pergola that was built to give a trumpet vine it's needed support. After 10 years the trunk of the vine had slung it's way around the pergola, keeping the pergola up and lifted, the pergola would have long fallen apart without it. It's such a beautiful plant, with a lovely shade. Thank you for sharing! Greets, Karen.

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    1. It is a beautiful blooming vine. And you are right about its strength. I have seen it grow between the rain gutters and the house, eventually pulling the gutters free from the house.

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  8. Meggie, they are stunning flowers! The only thing I have to even come close is a lovely small flowered clematis called Etoile Violette which is covering half of our arch at the moment. It doesnt flower til summer but I am hoping by then it will have covered over the top of the arch too.I am also growing an annual climber called Cobaea which is very vigorous and has the most beautiful blooms.

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    1. Hi Anne...The clematis is a beautiful vine. Maybe you could post it when it blooms. I don't know the Cobaea, but will look it up today. Thanks for your comments!

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  9. If that is the entrance, what is the interior like!

    Like Scarlet, we have a honeysuckle which is lovely, and there is a very dramatic purple clematis, but neither are as exciting as these flowers - that colour is so very beautiful.

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    1. I'm working on the interior the next couple of weeks. I'll post about it when things are in bloom. I can see it out my kitchen windows. I'm wondering if you have Passion Vine...clematis is stunning too!

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  10. Impressive. The trumpet vine is on my list of possible plantings. One that flowers in similar profuseness is the esperanza, but it grows on stalks rather than vines. There is a honeysuckle variation that grows quite well in this area.

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  11. Hi Meggie, lovely trumpet vine, I would like to plant some honeysuckle. Thank you for your lovely comment over at mine, I will let you know if I do indeed sell anything! Lots of love xxx

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