Many vines will scrabble 10-20 feet in a single season. It's wonderful to have instant height, but many vines will continue sprawling, adding more work for the gardener.
I like to plant vines near evergreens, letting the flowers poke out where they choose. I also have a lot of trellises that I put in strategic places, to cover with annual vines. I don't like planting annuals on fences because they're messy to take down at the end of the season.
What do you do with vines in your garden, use them flowing out of pots, as a screen...? Which are your favorite to grow and which would you caution us against? How Do You Use Vines?
Use of Creepers and climbers
- I have boaugainvilia, yellow flower , red flower climber and a pea vine that gives blue flowers, a passion flower climber. Have given them plastic nets as border and also tied vines length wise, except for the red flower and blue flower vine the rest just fall off any where on the garden wall, need some serious guidance to use climbers effectively, how to train them on supports to get a good garden design . Have tied the bougainvellias on the trellis and they look good with bright pink flowers but need regular pruning.
This is our first time gardening at (64)
- My husband stuck our dead crimson king tree in a hole and I started (2) clematis vines at the bottom of it and they are climbing up the tree and branches and it is very beautiful- two years ago our tree was hit by lightening on only one side so after that the tree and branches only had leaves on one side - our tree did not die - we had to make a decision - the other side remained bare and this went on for two years-still no leaves so we (transplanted it) and made use of the tree and its branches
- —Guest M. Hilary Larmour
- I don't know if my vine response made it. I would caution in using autumn clematis, Japanese honeysuckle, morning glories, trumpet vine and wisteria. In my climate, 8b, these are not frost killed and can be highly invasive. I have some beautiful deep purple/blue morning glories I allow to take over several of my azaleas. However, I also have 100 feet+ of azalea borders. Be careful what you plant, you may have to live with it more than you ever wanted to!
- —Guest catlady3