Vigorous, hardy trumpet vines bloom profusely with clusters of red, yellow or orange trumpet shaped flowers that the hummingbirds and bees love. Trumpet vines do very well in our Boulder climate with it's cold winters and sunny dry summers. Once established they are very drought tolerant.
Before you plant a trumpet vine, make sure you've got plenty of room for one. They can... Read More »
When most people think of flowering vines, they probably think of the starry flowers of clematis. Blooming in summer, these sun-loving vines have large flowers several inches wide in a dazzling array of colors that are impossible to overlook. However, there are a number of varieties of clematis which feature smaller flowers that are also worth consideration.
Honeysuckle vines do very well in Boulder. They love our sunshine and are very heat tolerant. They are easy to grow and develop very quickly and are nearly indestructable. The vines bloom heavily in the spring with a profushion offragrant, flamboyant flowers. You'll get some blossoms all summer long attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.
There are over 160 varieties... Read More »
Walking through the C.U. campus in early fall I am always amazed at the beauty of the red, five-leaved ivy known as Virginia Creeper that covers the walls of so many of the University buildings. Virginia Creeper is a prolific deciduous climber that can reach heights of 20 to 30 meters. It can hold on to both smooth and irregular surfaces using its forked tendrils that have small strongly... Read More »
Although wisteria in flower are one of the most beautiful plants on earth, they can be problematic. Most common is failure to bloom. The answer is to never fertilize them, with one important exception.
Since they are legumes, members of the bean family, they produce thier own nitrogen. But it's phosphorus they crave, in the form of triple phosphate powder. For a mature plant, sprinkle 4 to 6... Read More »