Hi, Lynn! Just thought I'd check in with you and say hi! How have you been? Busy in the garden, no doubt.
We sell the orange trumpet vine as 'crossvine' up at the nursery. I had always called it trumpet vine until working there.
mine stays green, kindof, here, we just know it as orange trumpet vine. and once someone called it lattice vine. but haven't heard that again. never purple leaves, probably same vine, different kind. the hummingbirds sure like them. going to your garden now, tthanks for checking mine out.
Crossvine, or bignonia, is the vine with the orange trumpet shaped flowers, probably evergreen; my leaves turn purple in winter. By the way, welcome, friend. Check my pics, by the album, and my gardening essays if you get a chance.
I wish I could tell you which box does what on your page. I just kept playing around with everyhing on mine until I got things where I wanted them. Quite confusing. Took me forever! I do think I saw a group dedicated just to custumizing your page, though. I bet if you read some stuff on there, you'd find out a lot. I'm been thinking about doing that, too.
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