Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Hummingbird Plant is Out of Control!

What started out as a cute little vine has completely taken over my archway making all our front door visitors struggle through a jungle just to ring the doorbell.

Every September I tell myself that I'm not going to let these plants take over my archway next year.  But the hummingbirds love the little red blooms so much, and...

... I did take my hummingbird feeder down because I felt guilty that it was empty more often than it was full. Okay, so maybe next year I'll pull up and discard all but two or three of the little returning plants. I've had these plants for many years now and they come back by the hundreds every spring.



  1. Hi Sherry,

    Oh, I love it! It's free form at it's best...just think of it as ART! :0)

    Thomas is in charge of the hummingbird feeders around here..four of them! The hummers are so much fun to watch.

    I seem to miss visiting you so much on PiNk Saturday that I decided to visit you today instead. I've got a new post up about more furniture that we've painted white. I'd love for you to visit if you have a chance.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

  2. Sherry I love this plant! Is that it's name? I want to get one! Love it and hummingbirds!

  3. wow! Now that's a fabulous plant. I certainly would leave it. Of course, I crave any kinda plant since I live in a desert and it's hard to keep anything alive around here. Hope you are a great "gone fishing" trip. Best wishes, Tammy

  4. oh that plant is simply lovely!!

  5. You could always move the plants and archway or even better buy another archway just not put it in front of the front door and move half the plants. Hummers would be happy and so would your visitors. It's a beautiful plant.

  6. I brought home the cuttings, stuck them in water, and left them on my porch. They were growing fine in straight water. I moved them to my bathroom for a small vase of color. There was one bloom coming on. Three days ago, the cats must have played in the vase because the tangle of plant was on the floor. I picked it up and put it back in the water. I was too late. It died. I need some more. It is probably my all-time favorite childhood vine.


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