Answer: As sad a tale as it is, it should have a happy ending. Lavender trumpet vine is quite resilient and in some gardening regions where winters are cold enough to kill the tops of the vines down to ground level, losing the tops doesn't seem to phase the plant. I think your vine will recover, but it may take a while to overcome the shock. Continue to give it good care and make yourself accept its appearance until it begins to recover. Once new growth is healthy, you can start reshaping your plant. Best wishes with your landscape!
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