DIY Landscaping With Trumpet Vines

by Melissa Lewis

Trumpet vines are climbing, fast-growing vines and, with regular pruning to keep them in defined spaces, can be a valuable addition to the landscape. They are easy to grow and require little care to thrive. With a well-thought out placement in an area where its needs can be met, a trumpet vine may just be the talk of your garden.

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Step 1

Grow a trumpet vine in a garden with spring and early summer-blooming flowers. A trumpet vine blooms into the late summer and fall, helping to create an ever-blooming garden.

Step 2

Plant a trumpet vine as a background to more subtle plant colors. The most common trumpet vines produce orange flowers and stand out in a garden. Grow plants with traditional yellow, pink or white flowers in front of the trumpet vine. A trumpet vine also looks nice behind foliage plants, adding a strong splash of color in a mostly green landscape.

Step 3

Grow trumpet vines along a stone wall or up a tree trunk. According to Colorado State University, trumpet vines hold a lot of moisture and will damage a wood surface.

Step 4

Plant a trumpet vine in a hot, dry location where other plants will not survive. Many trumpet vine varieties are more drought-tolerant than most plants. They are usually quite tough and hard to kill, so grow the vine in an area that is tough to navigate where you'll likely forget or choose not to regularly care for it.

About the Author

Melissa Lewis is a former elementary classroom teacher and media specialist. She has also written for various online publications. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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