Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Some of my early memories are associated with trumpet vine. We had these vines growing on a lattice next to our home. As a child, I was fascinated with these flowers that look just like their name. We used to pull them out of their bases and suck the sweet nectar from the bottom of the flowers. This was probably an activity discouraged by adults but memorable to children. I have no idea if the flower's nectar was or is edible, but we didn't recognize those kinds of distinctions. I think this kind of flower is supposed to come from China, but I have no idea how they got to my small town in Arizona.