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Posted by rubybaby43 z4 MN/n. metro (My Page) on
Wed, May 30, 07 at 16:36

Hello! We will be installing a couple of extra windows where I now have four 6-foot trellises with clematis growing. The plants can stay because we will be able to make something they can climb on. What I would like to do is move the trellises to the backyard and anchor the tops of them to the bottom of the deck (lucky me, they are the right height).

My question is what would be a good vine for bright shade and also what would be a good vine for an hour (give or take) of late-morning/early-afternoon sun? I have space to fill with both the different sunlit spots.

I would prefer the vines to not be too much taller than 6-foot as I don't want the plant growing on the deck (unless it's a non-flowering vine...then trimming it is an option I don't mind).

Thanks for the help!
Kristy :)

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RE: Vines

I have a grape and a wisteria intertwined climbing up my deck that I just love. The wisteria puts on a wonderful show and the grapes are yummy. But they may be longer than what you are looking for.

I'm also trying a climbing hydrangea on the back fence this year, but it hasn't arrived so I can't give you a report on it yet.

I was really taken with a Boston Ivy I saw at Bachman's, too. Maybe for next year.

How about an annual vine like a morning glory?

RE: Vines

I was reading about those climbing hydrangeas. They look gorgeous...if you have the patience. I never thought of Morning Glories. That is a great idea! Thanks!
Kristy :)

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