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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

September 29, 2008
6:00 AM

Post #5611857

I have the chocolate vine, the climbing hydrangea and the wisteria...now I am wondering where I am going to plant the others you mention...soon I will be hidden in a vine covered house. Truly great article, Susanne.
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
10:07 AM

Post #5612009

Good article.

Five-leaf akebia reminds me of the old New Yorker cartoon of a gardener struggling with a vine encircling his house while his wife warns: "Look out George, here it comes again!"
It seems to grow a foot or more in a week, and I'm having a tough time eradicating it from a poorly placed site!

Climbing hydrangea is nice, but a specimen at a previous residence took 5 years to put on an impressive display.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
10:19 AM

Post #5612034

Great article!
I have the Arttic Kiwi, and tasted the first fruit this year. My climbing hydrangea is in its 3rd year, and still on the small side, but should be coming along soon. And of course clematis.

Now, which other to add???
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

September 29, 2008
11:37 AM

Post #5612199

Susanne: Thanks for the article. I've been trying to decide on a vine to grow on a couple of utility poles in our yard and I have decided on the climbing hydrangea and the codonopsis, which I have been wanting for some time now.
WNYwillieB
Buffalo, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
12:56 PM

Post #5612429

The power company might not like you growing something up their poles, I have a hunch.
Chihappyangel
Buffalo Junction, VA

September 29, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #5613037

Hemophobic-I have vines growing on all utility poles on our property here in Virginia and in South Carolina. I haven't ever had anyone from the utility company say anything. Utility poles are an eyesore, go for it.
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

September 29, 2008
7:32 PM

Post #5614011

In another thread I saw photos of vines someone had growing on utility poles and posted the question about whether it's objectionable and received a response identical to Chihappyangel's, so I thank you all.
bookworm28
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 29, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #5614824

Oh, and the scent of wisteria... takes me back to my childhood :) Great article, Susanne!
gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #5615266

Heck, if the pole was on MY property, I'd tell 'em "Tough Noogies!"
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

September 30, 2008
2:43 AM

Post #5615660

Gabagoo: I agree. If they want to come mow and mulch around the pole and make it look attractive, that's their privilege, but since it is on my property and I'm tending it, I'll do it the way I want to!

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