• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • jordan barton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Greg Martin
  • Steve Thorn
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Leigh Tate
  • Mike Haasl
master gardeners:
  • John F Dean
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Stacie Kim
  • Jay Angler

Value of a 25 year old Trumpet Vine?

 
                          
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello, this is my 1st time to this site, a friend said this would be the best place to get an answer. I have a very mature and actually well contained Trumpet Vine in my backyard that has grown up and around a metal clothes line pole. I wish I had a picture of it in bloom, it is very dead looking right now (Minnesota winter).

Here is my question... a guy stopped by today and said he has been eyeing the plant for a few years and wants to buy it. He will come and "try" to dig it up and transplant it. He offered $75. I am wondering what the value of that might be... I am thinking much more then $75.

If anyone has an idea.. without a visual.. let me know. I could take a picture of it this week but it will just be a big twisted brown mess. Actually probably white after the spring snow storm we are supposed to get tomorrow.

Any advise is appreciated! Thanks much,

Dan Rollins
Minneapolis, MN
 
Posts: 1206
Location: Alaska
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If it's your vine then it ought to be worth what ever you are willing to take to part with it. It could be "worth" $15 but you might enjoy it so much that to you it's worth $250. Figure how much cash would make you whole, give him a larger figure and let him haggle down to your sell price. If he can get another plant that nice somewhere else for less than the price you are willing to sell at then let him.
 
gardener
Posts: 842
Location: western pennsylvania zone 5/a
56
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator


trumpet vine starts easily from root cuttings
so if he digs it out, he probably will leave some roots, which will become new vines
a win-win if you're willing to have a smaller vine for a while
 
Onion rings are vegetable donuts. Taste this tiny ad:
Learn Permaculture through a little hard work
https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic