Monday, August 15, 2005

Trumpet creeper

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) progression:

Hummingbird temptation

Baby pods

Ripe pods

13 comments:

Rexroth's Daughter said...

That's a lovely progression. I really like the trumpet vine foliage. It's so lush.

Ron Sullivan said...

Yummy! It's amazing how lush and waterfull everything back East looks to me this time of year.

I hope this means you're feeling better.

Hick said...

I had a lot of trouble with those snakes...they gave me the creeps, so I didn't comment...what a baby I am.

But these are beautiful. California is so dry and tired looking in August. You make me jealous.

LauraP said...

It's valuable viewing the various stages side-by-side. Trumpet creeper I'd recognize anywhere but there are so many plants and flowers I know only at one or two stages.

Charles said...

You can hear them blaring in the bloom picture. and perhaps hear an orchestra warming up in the images before.

Jude said...

Trumpet creeper is a terrible weed where I live, so a real no-no to plant in the garden. Seems it is a problem elsewhere too. Found this interesting discussion thread on it: http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/forums/showthread.php?p=22394#post22394

Floridacracker said...

What a coinkydink! I posted today's photos and clicked on your link to begin my blog rounds and it seems we had the same plant in mind today. Beautiful progression shots.

roger said...

what a sensual plant, in the georgia o'keefe sort of way.

Rurality said...

Thanks y'all. Yep I'm feeling better. :)

Ron & Hick, everything here is green green green. We've had no shortage of rain.

Laura I know what you mean. I'm getting better at some of the springtime ones. It's the heat of the summer flowers I've not been out to visit much.

Charles - I must've had the mute button on! :)

Jude, it's native here, but I don't know that I'd put it in a garden. I like it in the wild though.

FC, great minds... :)

DPR, yup, I hadn't thought about it but you're right.

Rhodent said...

Great pics as always! How are the chickens doing?

happyandblue2 said...

Hope you are feeling better.
That plant is scarier looking than the snakes..

Ontario Wanderer said...

I grew up with Trumpet Vines around the house in Kansas but don't see them as much here in Ontario. I had not seen, or remembered, the pods before. I too like progressions and try to be aware of what plants look like when they first come up and also what they look like midwinter if I can find them.

Glad you are feeling better and glad you found the snake photos. I have been wanting a good copperhead photo for a painting that I am working on and the one you put up is the best I've seen in a long time.

Rurality said...

Thanks Rho. The chickens are great but haven't been doing anything newsworthy.

H&B2, no, it's a nice non-constricting vine!

OW, yeah it's great, too bad I wasn't the one who took it, LOL.