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Monday, July 1, 2013

Trumpet Vine on Fire?

Good morning,

I took this picture of the Trumpet Vine (also known as Hummingbird Vine) while the sun was shining through the pedals.  I was surprised to see how the image looked when I downloaded it.  Instead of playing with it in Photoshop, I am sharing it the way the camera saw it.  So vibrant!
This Trumpet Vine is huge with blossoms all the way from just a few feet above the ground to at least 50 feet up into a tree.  
Gorgeous!

Enjoy,
Lois

8 comments:

Michele said...

What a beautiful vine! How interesting that it is in the tree. In the spring we have a purple flowering vine in our area that you can see in the trees. The name of it escapes me at the moment........hmmm.......

Jan n Jer said...

Very nice...bet you have tons of humming birds come visit!

MarkD60 said...

We have those here too!

TexWisGirl said...

mine has not bloomed, yet, and is much smaller. love these beauties!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi everyone,

Just a little update about my trumpet vine: I planted what looked like a little twig I had ordered through the mail next to the base of that three about 30 years ago. I watered it well and laid a little stone against it to guide it to touch the tree with the hope that it would attach itself to the tree. When I planted it, I thought I might have wasted my money, but, obviously, it worked! Some years it blooms more than other years. I think the blooms are dependent on how much rain we get and we got plenty this Spring.

Thanks for all of your kind comments.

All the best,
Lois

Julie said...

I agree. It is gorgeous.

Rose said...

I always have a love-hate relationship with trumpet vine. Cannot help but think they are beautiful, but there was a certain cherry tree at the orchard that I was constantly pulling it, weedeating it...whatever I had to work with.

It would also start on a few apple trees, but nothing like on that cherry tree.

Montanagirl said...

Very cool!