Tuesday, December 2, 2008

T is for Trumpet Vine

and ABC Wednesday Anthology
have advanced to the letter T.






Trumpet vines can cover a fence

or climb twenty-five feet up a tree

or the vine itself can slyly creep across the stairs.
(No! Those little white flowers do not belong to the trumpet vine!)

Portrait of trumpet blossoms.

16 comments:

Elaine Dale said...

What a lovely "T" entry. Thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

Love the bright orange of the trumpet vine. I didn't know they could climb so high. Perfect choice for the letter T.

Tash said...

That's the prettiest, healthiest trumpet vine ever. Beautiful "T" entry.

Beth said...

Hello, Granny Smith. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Your beautiful pictures suit you to a "T". And I have tagged you or invited you to share in a bookworm challenge. Come and see!

Maggie May said...

What a beautiful plant. Just what I needed to see to brighten up a horribly cold day.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Do you know the old saying about blowing ones own trumpet? I don't think I've managed to get on to ABC Wed this time. Mr Linky seems erratic.

antigoni said...

Excellent post!

babooshka said...

Something new learned today. Hadn't a clue what these pretties were called.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Loved the brightness these lovely fellas brought to such a dull grey day!

I read with interest your sonnet for JFK, I had tears in my eyes. The salute his young son made as the coffin rode past still brings tears to my eyes.

Miss_Yves said...

Wonderful pictures !
I think that the french translation is "Bignonia"
This plant is common and rather orange in the south of France.

RuneE said...

I don't think that is one we have here, so thank you for sharing!

Rose said...

These are beautiful vines indeed. I planted one this year, but it didn't come up. I've seen many of them in other gardens, though, and you're right that they can grow to amazing sizes. Lovely T post!

Bear Naked said...

Terrific T TOPIC and photos for ABC Wednesday.

Bear((( )))

Dragonstar said...

How beautiful! I suppose it might sometimes be considered a pest, but it looks so cheerful and bright.

On behalf of the ABC team, thank you for participating this week.

Becca81 said...

Hi, Can you tell me what the proper name is for the variety of this trumpet vine as I'd like to buy some seeds/ bulbs/ young plants

Becca81 said...

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