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~