Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Purple Trumpet

We moved the Purple Trumpet to the front yard when we found it was a member of the Deadly Nightshade family, to protect our dogs from harm. It has 7 blooms today, and because it in full shade, the color changed.
Click Here    and Here to see the difference if you missed the post. or check out label Purple Trumpet on side bar.   Photos taken 8/22/2011

 The view from our living room window is much improved by this 5 foot tall plant and its 7 blooms

Remember this song?


22 comments:

Ginny said...

The color did indeed change, but still really pretty, and nice that you can see it from your living room! I remember this song very well, and even have some words memorized!

Beverly said...

Oh my, I remember that song...my junior year in high school. The statement on the video would make a good trivia question...his only number 1 song.

Picturit said...

Wow how cool that they changed colour Are they dangerous then?

SquirrelQueen said...

Lake of direct sunlight did make a difference. But they are still very pretty.

I do remember that song. I also remember Sheb Wooley from Rawhide.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is interesting to see how the colour changed.I think this flower is so pretty,too bad it is also deadly.

diane b said...

I think I have said before that the Purple trumpet is a noxious weed here. Don't let it escape. I remember the song well. Used to sing it in the car when the kids were little.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Awesome blended colors, I have always loved this plant and especially the yellow flower. What a beauty.

Mama-Bug said...

How nice to have these beautiful blooms in front of your window. Boy do I remember that crazy song!

Deb said...

love it ...great post...

Snapper II said...

You are my Hero !!
But excuse me,that plant is going to eat you and Bobby Appleseed. Then it will take over the world.

EG Wow said...

I'm glad it's where it cannot harm your dogs, Sandra! Good move. It sure is a gorgeous plant, though!

Ed Pilolla said...

very cool trumpets. i'm dating someone very into flowers and gardening and so i'm learning about different kinds of flowers, like trumpets. i get quizzed occasionally:)
here from deb's place.

George said...

It's amazing to see the change in color of these blossoms. It's still pretty, however.
I remember Purple People Eater very well.

From the Kitchen said...

You might not be a cook but you are an excellent photographer. I'm wondering if your husband does the cooking and, if not, what do you eat?????

Best,
Bonnie

From the Kitchen said...

Come to think of it, my mother and grandmother had no cookbooks that I can remember. They had a recipe box with cards of recipes and clippings from magazines. My mother was an excellent cook and my grandmother an excellent baker. I am a better cook than a baker. My husband has become an outstanding baker and I'm sure it's his scientific mind and pharmaceutical preciseness. Whatever, it works.

Best,
Bonnie

Out on the prairie said...

I had to see which plant you had. This datura is lovely, I like the double blossom.I had a figurine to go with the song, but it didn't look like the one in the video.LOL

S. Etole said...

I remember that song well ... those deadly flowers are so pretty.

Scott said...

More great flowers. Oh, yes I do remember the flying purple people eater, but was he a people eater that was purple or did he only eat purple people??? Since the original recording was in B&W I guess we'll never know for sure.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very pretty... Can you say that the purple trumpet is eating up your house/window????? ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Janie2 said...

Purple People Eater was a HIT back in my day. I remember going around singing it, and often times I still sing it. I think your post goes perfectly with the trumpet. AND I bet your view is a beauty out that front window.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh I do remember that song - I am going to share that with Andy!

Ann said...

I saw white colored ones, do dogs have to ingest them to be poisoned?