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Ramona Lehrman

In your garden: Trumpets are worth the work

Ramona Lehrman

The trumpet plants my brother gave me do not winter over here and have to be taken in for the winter.

This is the second summer I have had them. I think they are worth the trouble of moving them inside and back out.

My brother's plants in Texas have hundreds of blooms per plant. If they were closer to the road, they would be a traffic-stopper!

Ramona Lehrman lives in the Decatur area.

We welcome your garden photos

The Dirt's annual garden photo contest ended last month. Look for the winners Sunday in print editions of The Journal Gazette or return to after 3 a.m. Sunday.

In the meantime, you are welcome to join Ramona Lehrman in submitting your own photos to

  • To see all of the entries, click here to see the archives from August.
  • To see all of the finalists, click here.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)