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atbefort
May 17, 2017 4:40 PM CST
Hi Everyone!
So glad I found this site! Hoping to get some help with our garden/yard as we just moved to the country and I'm a complete newbie when it comes to ANYTHING plant oriented. I have a trumpet vine that BADLY needs trimming back, I've some of the dead growth but I'm unsure how much more I can do since it's already May. We had a late freeze so there are no buds or flowers growing on it yet. It's looking pretty bad. Can anyone help or direct me to a place to ask? Thanks so much!

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 17, 2017 4:44 PM CST
Welcome! You can ask questions about anything plants here:
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greene
May 17, 2017 4:45 PM CST

Welcome! Nypdwife Hello from Savannah, Georgia. Hurray! I grew up and learned to garden in the northeast but am slowly learning to garden here in Georgia.

Welcome! @atbefort, if you have time take a moment to complete your profile page so we may know your general location and your climate zone. Thank You!
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Legalily
May 17, 2017 4:56 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! from central Iowa @Nypdwife Pat! Hope you enjoy the site. I've learned a lot in the year I have been here!
Welcome! Welcome! @atbefort - hope you get some answers!
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CarolineScott
May 17, 2017 5:04 PM CST
Welcome to ATP and the National gardening site and forums.

There are great folks here for you to exchange gardening ideas with.
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Name: greene
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greene
May 17, 2017 5:09 PM CST
There are lots of helpful and friendly folks on the MidAtlantic Forum.
https://garden.org/forums/view...

When I am short of time my go-to thread is one that was started by keithp2012 and has over 5,000 replies and we mostly stay on topic chatting about what we did in our gardens each day...indoors or outside.
The thread "Daily gardening thread for everyone" in All Things Gardening forum
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RickCorey
May 17, 2017 7:20 PM CST
Hi atbefort. Welcome to NGA! Good luck beating back the jungle.

>> I have a trumpet vine that BADLY needs trimming back, I've some of the dead growth but I'm unsure how much more I can do since it's already May.

Sorry that I don't know anything about trumpet vines except that I have heard they spread fast That hints that you can chop them heavily and they'll just keep coming, but I don't KNOW that.

How much you can safely prune them in May might depend on WHICH species or variety you have. (Are you concerned that you'll kill them, or just worried that you might reduce their blooming next year?)

I looked up "Trumpet Vine" in our Plant Database, but there are many species and varieties popularly called "Trumpet Vine". The most common genus seems to be "Campsis", but lots of other genuses have been called "Trumpet Vine".

Are any of the photos here like your plants? If you CTRL-click on a row, it will take you to that database entry in a new window, but leave the entire list still up in the original window.
https://garden.org/plants/sear...

Also, Greene is right that filling out your location will help people answer this and future questions. After all, May in Minnesota and May in Virginia are very different.

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Good luck getting an answer! If this forum doesn't answer it in a day or two, try re-posting to another forum, to see if anyone THERE can answer. For example "Vines and Climbers".
https://garden.org/forums/view...

If you want to try out the "Plant ID" forum, start a new thread there with that photo plus a few close-ups. Are there any blooms yet? The plant ID forum has some real Sherlock Holmes-es. If the species or variety need to be narrowed down for a good answer, that forum can usually name-the-plant.
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gardenglassgems
May 18, 2017 4:33 AM CST
@Nypdwife Welcome! I hope you like it here and will join in with photos and chatting.
@atbefort Welcome! I hope you get some answers on what to do with your Trumpet Vine. I had planted several of the several years ago but they started spreading from under ground roots so I hopefully got rid of them. Good luck!
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hostasmore
May 18, 2017 10:32 AM CST
Welcome to the forums Nypdwife and atbefort! Always great to meet new members.
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Bonehead
May 18, 2017 11:40 AM CST
Warm welcome from the Pacific NW. The regional forums are very helpful for general plant questions specific to your area; and the plant specific forums are of course invaluable for whatever plant they represent. I like to follow the Site forum to keep up on the ever-evolving changes to the site, still learning after being a long-time member! No matter which forum(s) you follow, don't be afraid to ask any sort of question - often it is one someone else has been wondering about as well.
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tx_flower_child
May 18, 2017 12:28 PM CST
Welcome from deep in the heart of Texas! (ok. more like north central Texas but it's not as catchy.)

Very nice of you to give us a bit about what you like to grow. Your friend was right to recommend this site. Ya never know what you'll find here. Advice, pretty and not so pretty pictures, people's experiences, hollers for 'help! what the heck did I do', and as someone said you'll start recognizing names, and so on.

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Calif_Sue
May 18, 2017 11:55 PM CST

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Guess she was overwhelmed Hilarious! she hasn't been back to post since her initial post May 2nd
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tx_flower_child
May 19, 2017 12:42 AM CST
Dang! Wonder if those acorns I gave her will boomerang back? (Oh, just slap me.)
Maybe she's busy. Or maybe we over- or under-whelmed her.

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