Friday, March 29, 2013

IT'S ALMOST THAT TIME, CROSS VINE.

When D told me he wanted to paint the gate last year I had to tell him "After it has flowered"


I said those very same words a few years ago when he said we should remove the cross vine, Bignonia capreolata, from the greenhouse roof.


At the same time I am removing this vine from the gate I will be removing it from the greenhouse roof.


And from the Yaupon holly growing next to the gate. This is one big vine but it can be held in check.

6 comments:

  1. So beautiful! It's a shame to have to chop it back, but sometimes it has to be done.

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  2. That gate is glorious with the vine growing on it. I'd probably go in and out of the gate all of the time just to see it.

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  3. What a beautiful vine. I also beg my husband to wait until the blooms end before cutting plants back. I have a few too many that hang over the sidewalk.

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  4. Very beautiful, but I can see that it is trying to take over the world!
    Happy Easter!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  5. What a beautiful vine! Pity to have to cut it back.

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  6. Wow, yours is gorgeous! I have one planted on the trellis behind the now defunct pine tree but it looks nowhere near this good! I am hoping that it will be happier now that the pine tree is gone. We shall see.

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