With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Outdoor Wednesday ~ Angel's Trumpet

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday ~ Angel's Trumpet

Finally... a bloom. A magnificent one for sure. With a lovely fragrance too.
I waited since I bought this plant in the spring. It is supposed to be a rapid grower, reaching 5 feet in one season. This one is just about 3 feet tall.

I began to think it would not bloom before the cold weather came.
I was so excited to notice a long, slender pod hanging down from the leaves.
It took a while to unfold. It is just as lovely as I had imagined.
I would love to bring the potted plant indoors to winter over. But I think it best not too as all parts of the (Brugmansia) plant are poisonous.
Has anyone else grown this plant?

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Julie said...

Oh so pretty...It will be full of blooms next year...

Charlene said...

That is so pretty. No I have never grown it but, a friend of mine did & her's just dripped flowers. So pretty at night because they shine in the moonlight! Thanks for sharing.

She Was Old Fashioned said...

That's gorgeous! I have never heard of it but it is sure a beauty. Thanks for sharing. I like how you took so many shots of the flower.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Wonderful plants -- tended by obviously some loving hands.

If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Barbara said...

Beautiful trumpet plant. I have friends who grow them, but I never have. Good luck.


Mildred said...

My mother loved these plants and had many at her last home. We grew them planted outside and they would get about 5 - 7 ft. tall. After the first frost, we would cut down even w/ the ground & cover w/ mulch and they would return the next year. THE BEST PART is, you can cut the main stem into about 1 ft. sections (remove leaves) and we kept the pieces in a bucket in the basement with about 3" of water. Continue to replenish water throughout the winter and plant again in spring. If I were organized, I could send you a photo of mama standing UNDER one of her plants loaded w/ blooms - it was chosen one year to appear in the local Farm Bulletin! She was so proud. She had white, yellow and peach. I hope this helps you. Thanks for the sweet memories.

Kammy said...

Very pretty and oh so huge ! I don't have a green thumb....kill everything...good job !

Riet said...

That is a beautiful plant.
Have a nice day

Walking on Sunshine... said...

How beautiful! Never heard of this plant before! Your comment on my blog this morning was very funny and very UNTRUE! I never see mistakes here! Only lovely images and beautiful words! Enjoy your day!

Blue Creek Home said...

I am so glad that you visited and left a comment.
It's great that your plant bloomed for you before cold weather.
Lovin' the crocheted baby caps.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Those flowers are so pretty. I think I would like to grow them.

marie said...

I've never heard of this plant ~ such a majestic looking one! It's truly beautifula nd well worth the wait, I think!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flower. If poison, don't think I would bring it inside either.

Mary said...

We grow them each summer, but make no attempt to winter them. Well cared for plants are gorgeous when they are in bloom. I hope you are having a great day.

Miss Jen said...

They are gorgeous!!!! :)
We have the same flower~ "Angel's Trumpet"
on our property... it is lovely!
We get many compliments on it!!!

Love & Blessings~ Miss Jen

The Watts Family said...

Wow so pretty what a beautiful flower Thanks for sharing ~Blessings Heather

Ms. Bake-it said...

Your Angel's Trumpet is quite beautiful. I had some when I lived in Texas, but I have not tried growing them down here.

Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures with us.

~ Tracy

crochet lady said...

What a beauty, it's worth the wait.

Mildred said...

I rummaged thru a box of old photos and found mama's Angel's trumpet photos and posted them this afternoon. I put a link to both your blog and etsy shop. Thank you for joggin my memory about these plants. Wishing you a good afternoon.

Janice said...

Stunning flower, thanks for sharing.


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