Last Updated: September 9, 2023

Thunbergia Ate the Duck Enclosure

By Published On: May 9th, 20210.6 min readCategories: Photos, Plants

Last Updated: September 9, 2023

Among my great $1 rescues is this Orange Clockvine (Thunbergia gregorii) I got from a nursery going out of business as a scraggly stick in a 1 gallon pot.

I planted it at the corner of the duck pen hoping the fencing might give it some support to grow on.

Clockvine consumed an entire 15x10x8 foot duck enclosure

Twenty years later it’s consumed the entire pen, top to bottom, side to side over the whole 10 foot by 15 foot pen. Every spring it starts to bloom and doesn’t stop until the first winter freeze. Sometimes it’s covered so densely in orange flowers that it literally shows up on satellite images.

A great $1 investment.

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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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