Angel's Trumpet

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Real Estate Sales Representative with A1 Connection Realty, Inc.
Angel Trumpet One of the most beautiful and intriguing flowers IMO is the Angel's Trumpet.
I took these photos at a botanical garden we visited while in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
These flowers were huge and I couldn't resist  getting these shots.  




The following shot I had to take several shots to get a fairly clear shot from beneath.


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Bob Cumiskey
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Robert - Yes they are beautiful, but you have to catch them at the right time.  Thanks for commenting.

Nov 07, 2008 08:44 PM #4
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Bob Cumiskey
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William - They require a moist climate with warm days and cool nights.  Very fragrant.

Nov 07, 2008 08:47 PM #5
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Bob Cumiskey
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Valerie - Yes they are a large flower (up to 20 inches long) and very frangrant. A sweet odor to them.  A word of caution, they are also very toxic.

Nov 07, 2008 08:48 PM #6
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Cool photos Bob! Yes I have read that they are very beautiful but extremely toxic...

Nov 08, 2008 03:33 AM #7
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Bob Cumiskey
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Michael - Thank you for commenting.  I didn't realize they were toxic, but then I didn't know Oleanderd were.

Nov 08, 2008 08:39 AM #8
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June Lewis
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Hi Bob thanks for the comment on my covered bridge photo in Penn State.  This photo is amazing.  You must have a great camera the detail is super.  I wonder how long this flower stays in bloom.  It looks so fragil and it does look like an angel

Nov 08, 2008 10:28 AM #9
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Harold "Hal" Place
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Hi Bob,

Beautiful flower and you did it justice as you captured it. Thanks for the post. Very enjoyable!

Nov 08, 2008 11:37 AM #10
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April Hayden-Munson
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Bob - I just popped by to thank you for your Service to our Country.  Those who have served have a special place in my heart.  Thank you!

April

Nov 11, 2008 03:58 PM #11
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Bob Cumiskey
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April, Thank you so much for your kind words.  Believe me, there are no thanks necessary.  I love this country and would do another 20 if they'd let me.

Nov 11, 2008 05:22 PM #12
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Russell Lewis
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Bob, you are fortunate to live in a place that supports such lush growth. Even if our climatewas similar...the deer in my valley would gobble up any flowers that were not behind bard wire! BTW, I meant to say thanks on Veterans Day so Thanks again!

Nov 14, 2008 10:04 AM #13
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Bob Cumiskey
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Russell, I know what you mean.  I went up north one year and the dear had eaten my Rose of Sharon bush down to the stub.  Thanks for your comments.

Nov 15, 2008 07:22 AM #14
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Russell, I know what you mean.  I went up north one year and the dear had eaten my Rose of Sharon bush down to the stub.  Thanks for your comments.

Nov 15, 2008 07:22 AM #15
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Hey, Bob.

The angels trumpet actually doesn't require a moist climate with warm days and cool nights. They will look their best when watered, though, and they respond very well to bloom-growth fertilizer and pruning (the flowers only appear on new growth).

The flowers are most fragrant at night. In fact, a good sized specimen with a few hundred flowers can provide fragrance for a city block.

The sap is not only toxic, but it is a potent skin irritant. Since the branches are brittle and easily broken, anyone working around it should wear protective clothing.

Your readers can read more, and see my largest specimen, at http://activerain.com/blogsview/649231/Blow-Gabriel-blow

Nov 17, 2008 03:10 AM #16
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Bob Cumiskey
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Russell - Thank you for the additional information.  Makes the flower much more interesting.

Nov 17, 2008 07:15 AM #17
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Julie Kippen
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Neat flowers! I have never heard of them. Are they about 4 feet long?

Nov 17, 2008 11:44 PM #18
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Wow! Stunning pictures of those wonderful blooms!

Nov 23, 2008 12:44 PM #19
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Debi Ernst
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Bob - Those are some very nice photos!  I've never seen those before!  :)

Nov 23, 2008 12:47 PM #20
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Julie - Thanks for commenting, and no, the blooms are about a foot long. 

Nov 23, 2008 01:54 PM #21
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Sally - Yes, they are beautiful.  I have seen them before, but never had my camera with me.  Got lucky this time.  Thank you for commenting.

Nov 23, 2008 01:56 PM #22
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Debi - They are something to see.  A definite Wow factor when you come upon them.  Thank you for commenting.

Nov 23, 2008 01:57 PM #23
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