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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 24, 2013 11:59 AM CST
DLDreams, I just tried to move a trumpet vine and the whole thing snapped off just below ground level. I assume I can look forward to new shoots coming up?? In which case I will then try to move it again... In its current/old location it never bloomed, thought I'd move it to more sun.
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Mar 24, 2013 12:26 PM CST
Deb that trumpet vine will put out underground roots and sprout up a long way from the original plant once the original plant is well established. I would say that your plant should sprout new shoots they start leafing out here very late when you are thinking hoping and praying that that nasty trumpet vine is dead. Please take my warning to heart and get rid of it before it weaves it's way all over your garden. I once put my back out trying to dig out a sprout and then pulling on it, those roots are long and deep.
I would at the very least contain it in a very large very heavy plastic container from which it could not escape. Mine was so large that the vines intertwined forming almost a tree like interwoven tree trunk which I pruned back hard and kept the bottom sprouts cut back so it looked like a tree with a trunk about six feet high and it would grow like mad all season constantly needing pruning. Then those sprouts would grow constantly vining on the ground making more roots which needed at least weekly digging, poision and still they would grow. Get rid of the trumpet vine while you can!!!!!!
I purchased a new shovel/spade that is nice and sharp to dig out the last of those sprouts I hope, it cost way more than the TV which was free. By the way don't ever let a TV grow near your house it attaches to painted surfaces with these root like things and will ruin your paint.
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clintbrown
Mar 25, 2013 3:11 PM CST

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Marilyn - How big of a plant did HCG send? I have been wanting one of these for so long. Now is the time!
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 25, 2013 8:31 PM CST
DLDream, I've had the trumpet vine for several years and it has literally done nothing. A bit of mostly sideways growth (didn't want to climb up the pole I had it planted next to) and no blooms. It had morning sun, afternoon shade. I figure it must have wanted more sun and was planning to move it. Sounds like I may be better off to just let it die a natural death (or keep digging it up if it continues to resurface). Thanks for the insight, I'll look for something better behaved.
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daylilydreams
Mar 25, 2013 9:16 PM CST
Deb that is the way trumpet vines are they take their sweet time getting established and when they get a good hold they gradually creep around were they were not planted. They take a number of years to bloom I do love the bloom if only they didn 't want to take over the garden on their way to the neighbors yards. Consider a honeysuckle vine instead they are much better behaved also easier to prune. Dropmore Scarlet honeysuckle vine blooms much longer than a trumpet vein does the hummingbirds love both but the longer blooming DS keep the hummers around til late in the year here. I just planted Major Wheeler honeysuckle last year to replace the trumpet vine. I want to enjoy my garden not struggle with a thug of a vine they are nice to look at far away from my garden. The TV is the only thing that gets me worked up and on a rampage in my garden. Thumbs down Hilarious!
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virginiarose
Mar 26, 2013 4:22 AM CST
That is why I dug mine up! Plus my neighbor said they get real heavy like Wisteria and that is why I never planted that one. But at least Wisteria can be trained as a tree. Thumbs up
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jvdubb
Mar 26, 2013 8:07 AM CST
I have been battling a trumpet vine on my light post and in the area for the past two years. The previous owners put it there. I soooo want to put a nice clematis there. But I don't dare until I go a whole year and see no new growth of that darn trumpet vine.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 26, 2013 8:08 AM CST
Ha Ha -- before the trumpet vine, I had wisteria planted in that same spot and it also did poorly and I moved it to a sunnier location. I did get wisteria starts popping up for a while, but they seem to have been eradicated. My thought was to have a summer vine crawl around the northeastern post of my morning porch, fragrant would be good. I've given up with that idea and have now moved some cimicifuga* to that spot, which will get tall enough for me to lean over for a nice smell, and should do better in this morning-sun only space.

*I realize this plant has changed its name, but I've called it this for years and don't see me changing anytime soon. I forget what its new and improved name is. I wish the powers that be would just settle in with one name and be done with it...
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Mar 26, 2013 8:30 AM CST

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My dad has a Trumpet Vine trained as a tree. They grow on the side of the road here. I don't consider them as invasive though. They just need lots of room. Plant them in the right location and they are amazing. They aren't meant to be planted in a flower bed with your perennials. These are for large areas or along fences.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 26, 2013 8:36 AM CST
My thought when trying to move mine was to relocate it to the fence in front of my compost, as a screen of sorts, or to the side of an old haybarn we now use as a boat shed, just to soften that building a bit. Perhaps I'll keep my eye peeled for ground sprouts and still go with the plan. I had an old folk album with a favorite song that started out "The trumpet vine grew in the kitchen window..." I forget the artist or the rest of the song, but it always painted a serene picture for me.
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Mar 26, 2013 8:39 AM CST
It's by Kate Wolf, Deb. Smiling
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 26, 2013 8:45 AM CST
Debra, thank you - haven't heard that for years. I had it on vinyl.
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Mar 26, 2013 10:36 AM CST
I just had a person on a different website write to me about getting rid of trumpet vine they are located in Canada trying to get rid of an invasive TV. I was very suprised because we were on the same subject here. Deb if you want to keep yours plant it where you can use a lawn mower to keep any sprouts down the old barn sounds like a good location, just remember it will need a very sturdy trellis as it grows. Not sure if you have an old windmill or a not in use tall telephone pole at your place but I have seen them planted to grow up on them just to give you an idea as to how large they can get. Personally I would not put it near your compost pile as I am sure it would love to take over all the compost.

To be fair to to the TV mine was here for years before it decided to go on a rampage before that it was not to bad, it seems the more age they get they never get to a supposed mature point they just decide they would like to expand all over the place. When I got the start of mine I was still a inexperienced gardener as far as vines were concerened if only I had known I wouldn't have every planted the TV.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 26, 2013 12:21 PM CST
Debra, I had to satisfy my curiosity and did a search on Kate Wolf. The album I had was "Lines on the Paper" and I fondly recall many of the songs, now that I found a listing of them. Very talented voice, sad to hear of her early demise.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 27, 2013 1:50 AM CST
clintbrown said:Marilyn - How big of a plant did HCG send? I have been wanting one of these for so long. Now is the time!


http://www.highcountrygardens.com/index/page/product/product...

They state it's a 5 inch deep pot and I'm guessing it's 3 inch across. I'm so happy I did and I just noticed today that new leaves are showing on the old wood! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Coral Honeysuckle isn't invasive even though it's in this thread.

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abhege
Mar 27, 2013 6:01 AM CST
I got two TV free from someone (cuttings) and rooted them and potted them up and have been waiting for warm weather to plant. I sure am glad I read this thread! NOT HAPPENING now!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 27, 2013 7:13 AM CST
That's why you got them free! Hilarious! Thumbs up

Glad you found out before you planted them. Hurray!
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Mar 27, 2013 5:14 PM CST
Here ya go. Just up the street from me.

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Mar 27, 2013 5:43 PM CST
OMG! Sooooo glad I found out BEFORE I planted.

I was admiring some greenery a gal uses in her cut flowers with pretty blossoms that looked like berries inside and so she gave me some cuttings. She didn't know what it was. As I was trying to root it, I asked around. Bittersweet. Too invasive for me so I had to throw them out also. they're so pretty though. Sad
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 27, 2013 5:56 PM CST
I do not like to see a vine on a live tree because it keeps the bark from drying and eventually it rots the tree and it is a slow death. I will try to get a picture tomorrow.
Susan

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