Ann S., a neighbor and friend, described her Mandevilla to me last week. It’s leaves had begun turning yellow and falling off. This was an easy one. We’d had so much rain already, and have had about 5 more inches since we talked. This is a plant that requires good drainage.
My suggestion was to dig up the plant, and rake more soil into the bottom of the hole, or to use a garden fork to lift the plant up, push more soil underneath it, and set it back into place. Then to build up the entire planting bed, creating a raised bed. This should provide enough drainage for her beautiful vine to flourish.
More Mandevilla Vines
The first two of these photos were taken at an outdoor patio behind our local Starbucks coffee house. They have planted red ones, pink ones, and white ones. I’ve really enjoyed watching these vines grow this summer.
Mandevilla is also available in a cherry bright yellow. I’ll have to get a photo of one somewhere.
The third photo is one of mine, having a visit from a very accommodating dragonfly. He seemed to be posing for me to take several photos.