July 23, 2009

Angel's Trumpet

I love the Angel's Trumpet because it blooms at dusk and has a wonderful fragrance. This is the fourth year the same plant has returned. It has over 50 blooms and buds. I deadhead at least 10-15 blooms every morning. If the blooms are left on the plant, it will drop the bloom and develop a large round prickly seed pod. On a cloudy day, the blooms will last until noon. I also have the climbing one called Moonflower. It is not blooming yet. I can't wait because it is climbing on my deck post. The large moths are attracted to the blooms at night.

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