Vines for the Home Garden
Growing vines in the home garden is one of the most rewarding and effective uses of garden space. Think "grow up and not out" and you get the picture. :-) From flowers to fruit, these kinds of plant can meet many garden needs. Want fragrance? Think of wisteria. Want fruit? Think of grapes. Want flowers? Well, there are almost too many to list there. Want an instant screen? There's a plant for you!
I've added - and continue to add - plant profiles answering the questions readers send using the forms on this site. I hope you find them useful.
I've grown darn near every one of these vines in one garden or the other over the years and fell in love with almost every one for the purposes I intended. And that's the key here. Every vine has its purpose and sometimes you have to take the good with the bad.
For example, if you want a fast-growing flowering vine, they're here. But a fast-growing vine has the tremendous potential to morph into a fast-spreading weed or even noxious weed in some areas.
That said, here are the plant profiles. I hope you find them useful.
Growing Thunbergia or Black Eyed Susan vine for annual climber or hanging baskets
Boston Ivy is one of the classic vines for covering walls in older homes
How to grow this classic flowering vine
Here's a classic clematis problem and the solutions
Heavy flowering - this vine never met a wall it didn't like
An impressively fast grower but flowers are hidden
English ivy is either beloved or hated - few in the middle and here's why
Growing the heavy flowering honeysuckle vine - easy grower
Annual vine for quick growth and screens - blooms later in the summer
Orange trumpet vine - heavy bloomer but spreading thug
Lovely blue berries in fall but major invasive plant - be warned
A classic fast-growing vine once established
Here are the simple steps you want to take for pruning shrubs properly
Rampant spreader in South but the fragrance ...
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