Sunday, June 14, 2009

Be Careful What You Wish For!

The Herbal Husband several years ago said he wanted a plant that attracted the hummingbirds to the garden. I told him that I knew of just the plant, but it could become very invasive! No problem, he said. We won't let it get to that point! Well, unfortunately this pile in the picture is all of the vines that have sprung up in other parts of the garden. It chokes out the good plants. So the botanical name is Campsis radicans. The common names include trumpet creeper (not a good analogy!) and hummingbird vine. Really for the first couple of years, the hummingbirds went right by it. Now they have found it and that is the bonus, the only one. If you see it in your local nursery, turn and run the other way!


Rosemary said...

Good tip!
We have bind weed in our garden... and it is soooo obnoxious.

lemonverbenalady said...

We have that at times too! Now The Herbal Husband thinks it has ruined the garden! Can't win!

comfrey cottages said...

i love trumpet vine and if i had a big piece of land i would love to have some. with my in town yard figured this one best left alone! gorgeous flowers though! i can enjoy them when in my brothers garden. his neighbor has them!lol hugs to you dear :)

lemonverbenalady said...

The flowers make great fairy caps for the kids! Hugs back to you! ;>}