trumpet vine – campsis

25 Jul

besusanetal 006besusanetal 004Trumpet vines once again have covered the pergola, although the blooms don’t seem to be as plentiful this year — bad news for the hummingbirds who love this plant.

Trumpets are gorgeous flowers, but take care.  They tend to send up seedlings everywhere and are very difficult to dislodge.  Also, they must not be grown close to a house, where the vines can penetrate siding and shingles.

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