tropical look vines for San Jose?
My daughter made a little shade garden along our fence when we moved to our new house in december, trouble is, it is only shady in the winter!
I am looking to put a narrow overhead arbor made from a couple old ladders and run a deciduous or light textured vine across it to shade my girl's violets and lilies in the baking summer months.
Already we have on order a pink star magnolia for the larger semicircular bed that anchors the shade garden. She would like a "tropical looking" flowering vine, I would like a vine that won't eat my house. (I'm looking at you, wisteria and bouganvillia)