Hiding That Ugly Fence: Interesting Vines for the Yard
I was walking by a chain link fence the other day and noticed how unattractive it was. I then thought, wouldn't it be great to be able to hide the links with some vines?
Here is a partial list of my favorite vines. If the vine is an annual, you'll need to replant it every
· Morning Glory. Annual. Comes in a variety of colors. Fast growing, once established.
· Hop Vine. A very tough plant that has a nice aroma.
· Akebia. Takes a lot of shade. Leaves come out very early. I enjoy the flowers. Can be aggressive.
· Aristolochia sylvicola. Also called Dutchman's Pipe.
· Hedera Helix or Baltic Ivy. One of the most reliable vines in the northeast zones.
· Boston Ivy or Parthenocissus tricuspidata. This is a deciduous vine with tendrils.
· Clematis. Better for smaller areas; might be impractical to cover a large area.
· Climbing hydrangea. You can use this to hide a fence in the shade. You would need to space the plants about every 24 feet to get really good coverage.
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