Vines and climbers are truly underestimated. I have a few, Clitoria ternatea, Cavalinna maritima, Passiflora edulis, the rare Oerstedii, Ipomoea alba, quamoclit, batata and Allamanda cathartica; they make my garden not only different but unique, since most people have one or two.
In my view, besides the impressive aesthetics of a trellis, wall or any structure covered with the adequate species, privacy, colors, fragrance, fruit, noise reduction, bees, anolis lizards come along with my vines/climbers.
They are easy to care for, and if one gets tired of them, not a big deal to eliminate. This
is not the case with silly hedges, palms, and turf. The three no, nos in my collection.
This, as your previous articles, impressive, informative and really out of the common
predictable threads often showing. Congratulations!
If interested you can check my inventory collection at: http://endemismotrasnochado.blogspot.com/
Oh yes, vines are a fantastic special touch in garden but they can become pretty invasive, there is this Podranea ricasoliana coming up from the ravine in the back of my garden, anytime a stem touches the ground it roots and is a real pain although flowers are delicious! Ipomoea alba also easily tends to invade, watch it carefully!
Thanks for appreciating so much!
JJ, enjoyed your Vine article; you have shown us some vines on Reunion Island that are really beautiful, along with terrific information about them. I usually don't like orange flowers much, but these are gorgeous! What is a Stictocardia vine? Thanks for sharing your knowledge! =)
Noturf: What is a Bejuco di puerco? Is it an invasive vine that is pretty?, or just a horrible ugly vine that creeps in like a weed?--- Except I remember you said before that you don't have weeds, so is it a garden vine?
Bejuco de Puerco, is a member of the Ipomoeas. If you want to see it go to search
with the name, you will see it. The flowers are pink, round, Pig's Vine is the literal
translation. Bejuco is any tipe of vine. Until then.
Since they prefer to go out the boundaries of their place, they are coming out, and
so are the Wedelias trilobatas.. I am not into the pruning/trimming mode at all, not
a my age, or with these knees. Until then...