Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sound of the Trumpet on Outdoor Wednesday

Welcome to another beautiful Outdoor Wednesday! Hosted by our Susan over at
http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com. What a treat we're in for... Loads of beautiful outdoor spaces.

A few years back I purchased some whiskey barrels to put down by the barn. I wanted something that was going to be easy to care for. Something that would grow like crazy and be fairly maintenance free. I happened upon this vine one day and immediately fell in love with it. The Trumpet Vine. After purchasing it and planting it, Mr. P. informed me I would probably be sorry. He said, "it will take over everything!" Well, darlings that's exactly what I wanted.. :-))
You can see the poor whiskey barrel is being swallowed up by the trumpet vine. Fortunately, the whiskey barrels are a form of plastic and not the standard wooden ones. Had I used the wooden ones they would have rotted out by now and the vine would be growing out of the ground..lol

If you look closely to the right of the picture you'll be able to see one of the white benches. Yes, the trumpet vine is taking over. Guess we won't be sitting there anytime soon. lol


This particular trumpet vine is orange. I have to tell you, orange is my least favorite color in the whole world. (I apologize to you orange lovers). Against the barn it makes quite the splash of color. I have another one growing that is the prettiest shade of yellow. I'll share that with you in another post.

Here you can see the shape of the trumpet. Imagine the beautiful sound that might be coming from the fluted edges.


Notice all the seed pods? Once they drop or get carried off by birds, I'll have more vine. Yippee!!




We're so glad you decided to stop by today. I hope you've enjoyed your visit. Now, I'm off to Susan's for a full list of participants. Hope to see you there... hugs ~lynne~





31 comments:

carolinajewel said...

Oh those vines! They do tend to take over don't they? At least this one has pretty flowers and I do like orange. I have never seen a yellow trumpet vine. Thanks for sharing! :D Jewel

Dolores said...

Your Trumpet vines are beautiful!!!
I love the color of orange, but I like yellow even better...... can't wait to see yellow Trumpet vines.

I hope your week is going well....
Hugs,
Dolores

mbkatc230 said...

Oh I really like the idea of a maintenance free plant that flowers. And if it would cover the view I have of my neighbors yard so much the better lol. I might try this next spring IF we get any rain in the next 10 months. Kathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your trumpet vine is beautiful. At the farm, we had trumpet vine growing on an old garage/shed. The wood was weathered. It was absolutely gorgeous. For some reason I never found out, my daughters' paternal grandmother called it Cow Itch!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am not a orange person either, but do appreciate it in flowers and things like pumpkins in the Fall. Your trumpet vine is pretty.
Glenda

Barb said...

Hi Lynne,
I'm with you, let it take over!!
Love plants like that, especially if they are somewhat contained by a 'container'. =0))

Blessings,
Barbara jean

xinex said...

Is that what you call it, Lynne? I bought one and planted it by the brick in the front yard. I love the orange flowers though mine is not as thick as yours, it's climbing the brick....Christine

susan said...

Trumpet vine is a little like kudzu with flowers :) I see it growing wild all over! I think it looks great where you have it planted!

Lori E said...

That sure can take over. I think you have a good spot for it. It really softens the hard wall of the barn.

ellen b said...

I really like your trumpet vine!! Very nice...

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

It's so pretty Lynne. Now I'm anxious to see the yellow version of it! ☺ diane

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful trumpet flowers Lynne! Your yard is just so incredibly lush and vibrant. :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lynne! I love the trumpet vines. These are absolutely gorgeous. The hummingbirds here would be so happy with these trumpet vines. We had these back in Oklahoma. We as kids loved to pick them and put one on each of our fingers. You have given me back a very fond memory. Thanks for sharing this beautiful day. COuntry Hugs, Shery

"Blossom" said...

Those trumpet vines are georgous!
And your yard is beautiful.

Regina said...

Lovely blooms!
Happy outdoor.

claudie said...

Lynn I think it looks a lot like bleeding heart. It is very invasive also. Lot's of green and beautiful flowers.
Happy OW
Love Claudie
xo
P.S. Why are husbands always right? lol

Light and Voices said...

Luscious trumpet vines...the butterflies must love to visit your yard. ta ta for now.
Joyce M

Cindy J. said...

Lynne dear you have the most beautiful yard and home..what a perfect reflection of such a special lady.. Such a wonderful memory spot for your darling grandson.. I think of you often and often with prayer..hope this day finds you well. Love, Cindy

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I think it's beautiful!! AND the hummers love them. I have to tell a funny story....my aunt gave me an autumn clematis vine twenty years ago and told me it would take over...well it did!! It is all up and down the highway and I swear that it came from me...;)..I don't care because it is beautiful and it smells wonderful!
Happy OW!

Barb said...

Lynne,
Thanks for coming by and leaving a little note.

I too, am waaaay behind getting around to visit people.
And you will not believe this!!
I am thinking of starting another blog!!

Am I crazy, or what?
(don't answer that!!) =0))

Here is the idea, in brief:
a new blog: Treasures from the Heart of God.

On it i would put the insights God gives me as He and I walk the road of life together.
Right now, He peaks to me through nature as we are walking in the morning.

What do you think?? Start another blog? Or just add it to one i have?

Hugs and smiles to you,
Barbara Jean

Giovanna said...

Trumpet vine will take over a house if not careful! Cute pictures : )

Mary said...

Your trumpet vines are lush and their color is beautiful. They are a perfect foil to the side of the bar. I hope you're having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Laura said...

How pretty! I love the orange/red color. Looks like I need to add that to my list!

Laura

Lynn said...

Lynne, I have one question. Do cows, horses and goats like them?
If not I am getting some of these!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Its a lovely bush and flowers!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

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Cheri

onlymehere said...

Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. It is a stressful time around here but I have to remind myself that he's in God's hands and it will be as it should be. I just wish I could take the pain and the burden away from him. We'll all be able to rest easier once the procedure is done and he's okay! Cindy

KMfamily ;-) said...

Nice trumpet vine!!
Looks nice growing over & over...thats nature!

Betty E said...

Yes, the trumpet vines are stunning and they definately do take over and the seed pods drop and you'll find them all in your grass. We planted one in 1991 by the side of our storage shed and it attached itself to the side and roof and we finally had to tie down the vine on the opposite side of the roof. It is a very strong vine but beautiful! Every year, we would cut it back and that sucker grew back just as strong the next season.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Betty E, thanks so much for swinging by to see the trumpet vine. I've enjoyed your visit and your kind comment.hugs ~lynne~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, that is perfect! What beauty! If you hadn't told me, I wouldn't have even known the barrels were under there! This is definitely one of those times that having a vine spread and multiply is a wonderful thing. laurie