Searching for what I thought would be a great addition to our yard, I finally found one. Elated and anxious to plant it, I paid the $39.99 plus tax, loaded it in my car, and headed home.
Meanwhile, I blamed the poison ivy for the rash I had developed and asked the Pres to wander the property and destroy any he could find. (Not to worry...he doesn't get poison ivy even when he touches it!!)
Anyway, back to the Trumpet Vine. Anxious to get the new young vine in the ground, I asked the Pres to put up a piece of gray painted lattice (now known as "the baseball scoreboard").
Waiting patiently for it to mature and bloom, I proudly posted pictures of the blooms and relished in their beautiful orange-red trumpet shaped flowers.
It was then, and only then, that I learned from a fellow blogger (Sandra aka Mad Snapper) that it could very well be that plant that was causing my intense red rash that itches like poison ivy and that the vine literally can strangle other plants if not cared for!! Of course, I immediately asked the Pres to dig it up and get rid of it because I couldn't care for it.
Sure enough, it seems that I am one of those people who get a reaction when touched by the vine. Well I'm here today to say that apparently the vine that was supposed to be gone is now in three areas of our yard and yes, it must have touched me when I was riding Lucy June late yesterday after the sun went down because today the red rash on my neck, my chin itch like crazy!!
I always called it a Trumpet Vine or Hummingbird Vine but my "Picture This" App also refers to it as "Trumpet Creeper", "American Trumpet Vine", and "Cow Itch Vine". When I read "Cow Itch Vine" it made me remember how my OBGYN told me that I had "breeders hips" when it came to having children. Interesting, right???
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