Invasive trumpet vine
I feel guilty even typing this, but I'm thinking about cutting down the trumpet vine that climbs up to the top of our deck. I love the brief flowering period (as do the hummingbirds), but I hate the way its creepers pop up all through the adjacent flower beds. They are MURDER to pull out and I never get them all, and they really spoil the look of the beds.
So, first, I guess I need permission to get rid of a plant whose negatives outweight its positives, and second, does anyone have any alternative ideas re. flowering vines, annual or perennial, that will provide a bit of shade over the deck but not be so darned invasive?