Vine for two rail fence that I don't want to paint

tkhooper(7)February 20, 2011

I've got a two rail fence along the street in front of my house. I hate painting fences. I get paint everywhere. And I always get dirt in the paint when I go to do the bottom of the fence posts. So I am trying to decide what vine I want along the fence to cover it up so I don't have to paint. My house is 100 ft down from the fence and I can see it from the livingroom window. The area is full sun and dry. I'm working on a cottage garden styled yard. Is there a vine that you would suggest?

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If you don't paint the fence, you will be replacing it in a couple years. That will be alot more work, and alot more money.
If you want a cottage style garden, I would paint it white.
Buy the best outdoor paint you can afford. (then you won't have to paint it again anytime soon).
If you still want the vine after painting it white, try a honeysuckle of some sort.
They are also evergreen in the winter in zone 8.
(most of them are) If you do plant a vine, make sure you can see out your driveway pulling out onto the road.
Good Luck!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 3:43PM
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If you haven't already painted the fence then I would use marine varnish. I planted luffa vine this year and kept it watered well It has bright yellow flowers that cover the vine. I will plant them again just for the flowers. Paula

    Bookmark   September 24, 2011 at 9:20AM
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