A Mandevilla vine in full flower, draped around an American-style mailbox seemed to be the essence of Florida. I was captivated by the sight. We have neither the mailboxes nor the climate for growing the vines outdoors in Lancashire.
My first picture gives a little context, including a glimpse of three birdhouses on pillars at the foot of the trees.
I’m trusting you’ll humour me if I share two more shots, so you can have the impression of stepping a little closer…
then closer still to enjoy the pink, trumpet-shaped flowers of the Mandevilla vine. I’m not familiar with the plant but have since read that in the right climate, it’s perennial, evergreen, and long-flowering.
In my travels in the US, I’ve often smiled to see mailboxes decorated with drawings of flowers. These living flowers made me beam.
Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
37 Replies to “Plants to Grow on a Mailbox: Mandevilla (Rocktrumpet)”
Mandevillas are common here, and quite beautiful. You might be interested in reading about what the horticulturalists have done to create cultivars that do nicely in pots.
It’s unusual to have a plant that will flower so well despite the pruning that must be needed to keep it in check. The more I look at this, the more I marvel.
Mailboxes do look great with flowering vines, but the mail carriers don’t always like the bees.
I can imagine why!
Wasn’t it just?
That’s gorgeous! 😍
I thought so too!
Interesting! How about a multiflora rose? After a while, the mail carrier can’t get into the box to put in junk mail. 🙂
That’s an idea. In England, a good percentage of them would be hidden under ivy.
Thanks for sharing! I have never heard of these flowers before. I live in Colorado, but maybe I could grow them inside?
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