I’m posting a picture of a tree that epitomizes at lot of things in life: feast or famine. (And a random picture of a lily.)

This tree, called an Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia), is either the loveliest thing in my yard or the ugliest. When it’s in flower, it’s beautiful. When it’s not, it’s a knobby, scrawny, baldish looking thing.
The other day it was in the latter condition and I offered my neighbor a cutting. He looked at it, made a face, and said he’d get back to me later. He never did. But then it bloomed. 🙂
So the moral of this story is . . . in time, it blooms. Hang in there through the scrawny days.
I’m heading out of town today–going to spend a few days in Chicago, working on a project. Will be in touch later. 🙂


  1. Smilingsal

    Careful: Angel’s Trumpet is poisonous to dogs!

  2. sara

    I have never seen a tree like that! It is beautiful!!

  3. Mocha with Linda

    I guess they’re pointing down because the angels are blowing the trumpets toward earth?!

    Beautiful lilies!!

    Have a safe and productive trip to the Windy City!

  4. Suzanne

    I’ve never seen or heard of Angels Trumpet before, what an amazing tree/flower.

    Okay, so that and the funky midnight bloomer….what other cool plants do you own?

    I’ve got a Begonia that I’ve kept alive for a year. LOL. It was a Mother’s Day gift from my daughter in 2008.


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