Vines are amazing multi-taskers in the landscape and they don’t need much ground.
They can turn a big bland space in to a beautiful blooming canvas with their lush foliage and flowers in every color of the rainbow.
Vining plants soften and add interest to fences or walls, supply shade for patios, and provide screening for privacy or to hide undesirable views. Many vines even attract hummingbirds and butterflies. There is no more versatile plant.
Some lovely and dependable vines for sun or shade include:
KEY: E=Evergreen D=Deciduous F=Flowering
Green Showers Boston Ivy D
Fatshedra (Variegated or Regular) E
English Ivy E
Creeping Fig E
Sun to Part-Shade Lovers
Carolina Jessamine E/F
Star Jasmine E/F
Passion Vine D/F
Orange or Red Pyracantha E/F
Lady Banks E/F & Other Climbing Rose D/F
LavenderFalls& Evergreen Wisteria D/F
Balboa Sunset & Madame Galen Trumpet Vine D/F
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Blue Ribbon News special contributor Joe Covington is the owner of Covington’s Nursery & Landscape Co. at 5518 President George Bush Hwy @ SH66 in Rowlett.