7/29/2007

Do-da-doot----taaaa-doo

This trumpet vine is commanding your attention. It should, in fact, be a touch embarrassed that these are the only blossoms it's sporting. Thought I'd get proof before the deer come through.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Sun, soil, water, food? Three different plants in three different locations, and this is the reward. Maybe it's like a few other plants around here...I'm trying too hard; some thrive on neglect.

14 Comments:

Mellie said...

Hey I know! How about laying some peanut butter smeared underwear nearby it and perhaps it will work as a terrific fertilizer......
(Apologies to those of you who may be confused and/or grossed out.)

Anonymous said...

You should be happy you don't have a lot of blossoms. I was standing under one the other night, and it's flowers were dropping on my head, and they were HEAVY! I almost got a concussion.
~Michele

maria said...

Tracie, I'm happy to see you blog. I worry when you don't. Keep it up, girl!

I thought trumpets were fool-proof. We have one at our Village Center that's thriving with full sun, little water, and plenty of neglect.

How's your noggin?

Tracie said...

Funny Mellie- Maybe I'll give that a whirl. Can't hurt. Thanks for the CD-love it!

Hi Michele- How many fingers am I holding up? If these start dropping, I'd have to be laying under it, on the ground, to be struck. They don't rise very high.

Hi Maria- I'm thinking that they must get too much water. Time to cut back.
Noggin's dandy...just a little on the tired side. Nothing a few naps don't help.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should come by our house...cut the thing down twice and still can't get rid of it...

The "OTHER" Sister

Tracie said...

Hey OTHER Sister- See, I knew it! Time to ignore the beasts and shut the drip off. I won't even give it a glance. What's interesting is, I have lots of growth, but no flowers.

Sadie Lou said...

I see you have a Flickr badge on your sidebar! Good girl! Did I leave church without getting your homeschool goodies? GAH!! Maybe this Sunday? I hate troubling you-You should let me just come to your house and get them!

Tracie said...

Hi Sadie- Don't worry about the school stuff...I also forgot. Come by any time- the longer we wait, the more I may have for you. We won't be at church this Sunday - Family Reunion. I'll call ya.

Anonymous said...

I lost mine in the divorce....
but maybe like the wok, I'll get a chunk of it and get it to grow here for me... better get over there and dig some up...
Hey isn't yours an offspring of mine?
Do I dare touch yours? hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Tom walk around with peanut butter smeared undies on all the time? Lay him down next to it!

Tracie said...

Terri - Yes, mine is a baby of yours, but unfortunately does not behave like it. You should get a chunk of it for a pot on your deck.
Affirmative on the Tom thing.

fun_is_always_in_style said...

I've had NO success in NV county w/anything trumpet-related; morning glories, moon flowers, etc. So I'm impressed with yours, even if they do look a bit unwell.

Tracie said...

Hey Jennifer - We must be cursed. I do actually have ONE morning glory making it's way up my fence - a volunteer, no less. Time to throw in the towel on those babies.

Tracie said...

They're gone.....the deer ate them.