The Vines Will Play When the Gardener Is Away

Vines need almost daily attention. It did not take much time while I was away for my vines to get out of control. The Dutchman’s Pipe headed to the trees. It left its bounds but it is really showing off its blooms.

The intertwining of the Passion Flowers is really my fault as I left them too close together. They were moved to take advantage of the sprinkler system.

The Hyacinth Bean is not flowering and has taken off too far into the trees to get it back.

The Coral Vine is a problem that I need to fix. It normally climbed up the Weeping Bottle Brush that became a statistic of the 2021 freeze. Now it has nothing to climb and is currently feeding the migrating hummingbirds. That problem will have to be put on hold.

The Black-eyed Susan Vine was already growing on the ground when I left. It really likes it there and has tripled in size.

I allowed the wild Amberique Bean to grow in a bed. As wild things tend to do, it ran amok covering wanted plants. Usually, I guide the vine to grow where I want.

I missed my gardens while on vacation and they missed being tended.


20 Comments on “The Vines Will Play When the Gardener Is Away”

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Oh yes, and getting them out of the trees is a mess. It is a bummer to waste grapes that are beyond reach.

  2. Angela says:

    Despite all the issues surrounding vines (especially wild Morning Glory–ugh), these are wonderful photos.

  3. They’ll come back to form with your tender care. Black Eyed Susans were our older daughter’s favorite flower. She even had them in her wedding bouquet.

  4. shoreacres says:

    I’ve respected vines ever since a friend had one take over her patio table and climb up the umbrella over it — in about three days. I once came across some autumn clematis in east Texas that had climbed at least 50′ into a pine tree. Amazing!

  5. Eliza Waters says:

    A hostile takeover! πŸ™‚

  6. Tanya says:

    I recently picked up a Dutchman’s pipe plant.πŸŒ±πŸ’š

  7. Tina says:

    Vines do play when the gardener’s away–as do so many things! Great title!

  8. Cathy says:

    The vines are getting their revenge for being left alone! πŸ˜‰


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