The surprise lilies arrived several weeks early this year. We have
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I have shown no mercy in cutting back the trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) off of our woodfence as it is invasive and has been known to dismember fences. As a result it has not bloomed for years.Last fall on Jan's orders I let it be and this year we have blooms.
It is also known as trumpet creeper and hummingbird vine.
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Butterfly weed (Asclepius tuberosa) is a common wild milkweed.I grew it well with seeds sent to me by my college classmate and Med school roommate, Charlie Singleton of Kansas City. Over many years I found it impossible to propagate by transplantation. It is in a class by itself with its many common names: Canada Root, Chigger flower,
Flux Root, Indian Pony, Orange Milkweed, Orange Swallow-wort,Pleurisy Root, Silky Swallow-wort, Tuber root, Wind-Root, Butterfly Love,and Butterfly Milkweed.