Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Orange Trumpet Vine

This time of the year, driving around our town, you will see the Orange Killer Trumpet Vine, on fences and in trees, way up in the top of 3 story trees and on powerlines, climbing, climbing, climbing.

Soon our fence will disapear under this killer vine and  right now it is starting to bloom and hubby is busy trimming on it to keep it off the other plants. We love it, but it will take over the rest of the yard without care.
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. Martin Luther


 Earth Laughs in flowers... Ralph Waldo Emerson



The wonderful Trumpet Flowers will attract hummingbirds more than any other plant.

20 comments:

diane b said...

they look like they are calling out to the humming birds, "Come and pollinate us!" Our trumpet flowers are poisonous. Are these?

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful is the word for these Trumpet flowers

Carole said...

Beautiful flowers. I really like the new header. You are right: God is reflected in all of His creation.

Mac n' Janet said...

I love invasive flowers, less work for me except for a bit of pruning by hubby.

Remington said...

Beautiful! We love our hummers! They should be arriving the middle of May....hopefully it stops snowing by then....

Mama-Bug said...

Well done Sandra! The blooms on it are really beautiful.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Sandra, these pictures are so welcoming and beautiful!!

your new header is really gorgeous!!

have a great day!

Judy said...

I love the Trumpet Flowers. They herald the glories of a new day.
I especially love your first quote by Martin Luther. It expresses what inspires me to awe in God's creation.

DawnTreader said...

Your header is stunning, and the trumpet vine is fascinating and beautiful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They are very pretty,but I guess with that kind of fast growth it can be a problem.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They are very pretty,but I guess with that kind of fast growth it can be a problem.

Ginny said...

There are trumpet vines around here, but I have never seen the buds. in fact, I've never seen one like you show it, it's is amazingly haunting and lovely. Night photos, brilliant!! We used to have one, we bought it to attract the hiummingbirds. It grew into such a mess that Phil took it out. Phil said he never saw anything so aggressive, it sent roots out into the grass, where new plants would come up and even when he mowed they would come back. Neither one of us can remember now if I objected to his taking it out because I usually put up a fight about things like this.

From the Kitchen said...

My sisters and I used to pull off the flowers and stick them on our fingers as fingernails--polished fingernails which nice little Southern Baptist girls didn't have back in the day.

Best,
Bonnie

Ann said...

I thought they looked like something that would attract a hummingbird. They're very pretty but sound like a real pain to keep under control

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness I love this quote - may I borrow it sometime?

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. Martin Luther

He sure does.

sandie

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Very cool! Trumpet flowers. I don't think I have ever seen any before. I must get out more. :)

The Retired One said...

They are gorgeous!!

S. Etole said...

The flowers are certainly beautiful!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Those flowers are gorgeous, I can see why the hummers would love them. Too bad it spreads so fast but for something so pretty ....

Regina said...

I was looking through quotes (quote garden) today..I like these. Well I know what you mean- they can just take over. At least this is pretty!! They must have a fragrance (or at least to the creatures). Our neighbors have a type (soft peach)that hangs upside down (large) and it is really poisonous and pretty sure a hallucengentic (you probably have the same in Florida). I like this color on your series-