Thursday, January 08, 2009

White Angel’s Trumpet


My white angel’s trumpet bloomed this week and I am delighted. This plant looked sick a couple of months ago and I thought it was a goner; the leaves were yellow and drooping. After some fertilizer, plenty of water, and some magic from Mother Nature--this is the result!

I love this plant. I have three of them, this white one, a pink, and a yellow. The yellow plant is currently on life support after being attacked by snails. According to a book I have, all parts of the angel’s trumpet are poisonous, even the smell but I don’t think that is true or I would have been dead by now!


I am not the only one that loves these plants; bees go crazy when it blooms. I can hear the
buzzing around the flowers.

10 comments:

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

They are beautiful! The blooms look huge. I suppose the scent is safe to smell, since you are still here:) That's a good thing, so you could share them with us! Thanks for that:)
Jan

My Little Family: said...

I, too, would be deceased if the scent was posionous as mine permeates my backyard and screen porch - you cannot get away from it. I believe the scent is captivating, like the sirens from mythology. Pehraps that is what they mean.

My Little Family: said...

By the way, they ask people here to only plant them behind a fence because a couple years before I moved here teenagers died after drinking a tea made from the plant in order to get high.

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty....my favourite plant and favourite insect. I love white angels trumpets.....I do grow them here but they are such a lot of trouble in the UK. I grow them in the greenhouse around March time and then compost them when the first frosts arrive.......you are so lucky with your climate......

Frances said...

Hi Rusty, those are just glorious, as are your photos of them. :-) Poison smell? That must be overly conservative. The truth is that it is a hallucenogin, so if you start seeing rainbows after a big sniff.....HA. What delightful plants and to have pink and yellow too, a wealth of daturas and or brugmansias.
Frances

Green thumb said...

Quite a paradox that is, they are apparently poisnous yet they are called 'White Angel's trumpet'!
But, they are absolutely adorable. I'll see if I can grow some around at my place.

Sue said...

I grow a relative of your angel trumpets, moonflowers, which reseed themselves here in Nebraska. I found a purple one this year, but I deadheaded it because our grandson will be walking around next growing season, and was concerned it may be more poisonous than the white. I also have seeds for a yellow one from a garage sale trade a couple years ago I never planted. I'm trying to decide if I still will, and just be careful when GS is here.

Yours are quite lovely! I hope your yellow ones are on the mend.

Thanks for visiting my Skywatch post. I have some James Taylor in my itunes library, too.

Susan said...

You just can't beat angel trumpets for their beauty and their wonderful scent. Yours is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I had an Angel Trumpet for 2 or 3 years and always kept it in a pot since we are zone 7. I stored it in the winter and it has always done fine until recently. We have very hot summers and one day it was 108 and that's when it became droopy. I watered it and it became worst. All of the leaves are completely gone now. So, I purchased a new one and transplanted it into a larger pot and placed it in the same spot as the other one. After only 3 days the leaves became droopy and yellow. What can I do to save this one? The nursery said that I over watered it but I just don't see how I could have over watered it after caring for it for so many years. Any advice would be great.

dbturri said...

Hello,
I just love this flower and was able to get a few clipping from my aunt. Can you please tell me the best way to seed? I have about 4-5of the prickly balls. Do I break it open and take the seeds inside or do I plant the whole ball?

Thank you,
Brenda