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Inspiration: Trumpet Vine

July 28th, 2008

I’ve been thinking about training a trumpet vine up the electric pole that at the front right corner of our lot. I already have one growing on the light post back by our garage, so I was going to try to propagate it. This past Friday I dropped my niece off at a friend’s house to swim and I saw this. Just what I was hoping to do. Granted, it will take a long time for mine to look like this, but I want to get it started right away so it will look like this soon!

Oh yeah, here are my two nieces swimming in the pond (aren’t they cute).

2 Comments to “Inspiration: Trumpet Vine”
  1. Jinger on July 29, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    My the girls are getting so big! Enjoying the updates!
    I love the Trumpet Vine – never saw one trained like that – the neighbors have one and it just takes over the house.

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  2. Susy on July 29, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Yeah, I can’t believe how big they are. Heidi just turned 5 earlier this month and Hannah turns 7 this fall.

    I’ve heard trumpet vines can be invasive, I don’t have trouble with mine, but it’s in a shady spot.

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