A Black-Eyed Susan Vine updated with photos throughout the summer so you can see how fast they grow and how utterly gorgeous this flowering vine is.
I know I've talked about my love affair with Black-eyed Susan vine on the blog before.
But come one, how darn summery is this!
And the best part is it keeps on going right through fall and mingles so well with the cozy colors of mums and the other fall flowers.
I, for one, CAN NOT wait for fall to get here.
But in the meantime, I thought I'd take you through the progression of my baby over this summer, so you could see why I love these plants, oh so much.
This is what it started out looking like when I planted it in mid-May.
It was a small hanging basket I purchased at the local garden center and just plopped in the ground. I actually had trouble getting the vine to attach to the trellis without falling off.
That problem didn't last long.
It's filling in quite nicely now.
Wasn't it cute that I thought I could train it to gently wind around my grapevine wreath. Silly, silly girl.
There's no stopping it now.
But wait, what about the whole twining around the grapevine wreath thing?
What grapevine wreath? Is there a grapevine wreath there?
Egads it's trying to eat my house!
The biggest reason I love these Black-eyed Susan vines is that they just grow and grow and grow and you don't have to fiddle with them. I plant one every year in this very spot and it eventually decides just to take over the whole darn trellis.
BTW, I wrote a whole big long post on how to grow Black-eyed Susan Vines aka Heaven On Earth a few years ago which continues to be one of my most popular posts on Pinterest. It's got more information on how to grow them, what they like to be planted with and so on.
Of course, it wasn't trying to devour my house back then . . .
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I love these plants, too! I have a small one that is a "volunteer" in a hanging basket and I'm curious about whether it will have enough time to bloom before the first frost. Thanks for sharing your love for this terrific plant.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
So pretty and I love how you paired it with a grapevine wreath...even if the wreath disappeared!
Kris @ Junk Chic
LOL Pam it does look like it is going to eat your house. What a beautiful vine and I too think it is so pretty and will mix well for fall too. Win Win.
A ferocious grower. I planted black-eye susan vine on my handmade trellis and it's doing great. Everyone should be growing these. Too bad they are not hardy to our area.
Such a pretty plant. I assume I could grow it as an annual in SW Michigan if you can in Ohio so I am going to try next year. I know just where I will put it!
AWESOME! Such a sweet vine...with big teeth! Eating the house?! LOL I'll be giving this baby a try. Thanks.
Oh my! It is so gorgeous. Black-eyed susans are some of my favorites. You most certainly have a green thumb. Looks like I should be growing them on our condo balcony next year.
FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks
Boo, they don't grow in the South. At least, I've never seen one. I wish it would though. I love black-eyed Susans though. The ones we have are individual stalky plants that grow tall and reseed themselves.
I love these, too! My aunt always had them growing right out her kitchen window, above the sink! She also had a large goldfish pond outside that window! It made washing dishes with my sweet cousin, much more enjoyable! Thanks for sharing! I loved the name of them, too, as a young girl! She is gone now, but they are a wonderful remembrance of her.
Nancy Blue Moon
I love these vines too Pam..Here is my version of how to grow them... "Plant vine in soil where you want it to grow...stand back and and watch!" lol
You make me laugh. I'd love to be your neighbor, and no I'm not Mr. Rogers. The vine is beautiful. You're the best!
A lovely vine indeed.
Gorgeous! You have one of the most pretty garden I have seen. So much love goes into your gardens. Will pin
Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal
Your vines are very happy in their spot! 🙂 Pinned and shared on my Facebook page. They would be fun to plant next spring. Thanks for sharing!
Where can you order the Black Eyed Susan vine? I could not find it at any garden shops in my area.
You can order the seeds online from Amazon (http://amzn.to/2vsRPQE). I've not seen the actual plants for sale online, but the seeds grow really fast 🙂
Do you have a catalog? I would like to buy black eyed susan vine
Very nice.and I love it. Mine just start blooming and the humming birds stick their sword like beek in to get nectar and it kills the new bud. I couldn't wait to see in fill bloom. I am so disappointed. I love my humming birds. But they need a spankin.ha.
Do you still have this vine? I've had mine for a year in a pot growing on an arched trellis and am having difficulty in keeping it from going into the neighbor's yard. I love vines but they require lots of attention. Any suggestions?
Where I live in the Midwest it's grown as an annual vine, so it never gets that huge that it would be a nuisance. I would try cutting it back each spring if it's getting out of hand.
My vine grew very lush but with few blooms. Grew it on a south -facing trellis. How do I get more blooms? Live in Kansa City.