Günter has pestered me into posting something new, so here it is. The name of the trumpet flower is Datura. Some call it Devil's trumpet. It is in the same family of plants (nightshade) as tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, etc. Reminds me more of eggplant in that the stems are deep purple and the plant is very prolific with its trumpet flowers. This particular plant is about 4 feet tall. They grow smaller in smaller pots with lots of flowers....this one is in a flower bed/box with plenty of room for the roots to roam and the soil is mostly worm composted leaves and pine needles from last fall. Tomato Horn Worms really like the leaves of this plant. I just pull them off and stomp them :-))) Bacillus Thuringiensis would prevent damage to the plant and can be sprayed on after each rain....not harmful to humans but it locks up the digestive system of any and all kinds of caterpillars. Usually I mix AZOMITE in the soil and it makes the plants so healthy, insects don't bother the plants. Google AZOMITE to read about the minerals and you might decide to purchase some for your garden vegetables.
Since I haven't posted anything since July, I felt it only fair that I write a book to go with the photo. :-))