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Topic by justjoel posted 05-08-2011 06:14 PM 1199 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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justjoel

1063 posts in 2040 days
hardiness zone 7a

05-08-2011 06:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: perennial silverlace vine pergola climbers designing zone 7 trellis

I’m about to add trellis wings to my pergola-like thing, as there isn’t adequate shade on the south side – and it will just look better – and plan to plant Silverlace Vine on either side. I’ve read some in a Nevada gardening book and online about it, and haven’t heard much negative about it yet, so I’d like to hear from anyone that has experience with this plant.

Though the drawing is placed correctly, and the size is about right, the angles are a bit off, but you get the idea – and it will be on both sides.

Thanks for the advice!

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell



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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1734 days
hardiness zone 10b

05-08-2011 06:45 PM

Very neat idea. I’ll have to ask PJ if that works in Florida as we are trying to come together on what to grow by our arbor. BTW – are you a member of Lumberjocks too??

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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justjoel

1063 posts in 2040 days
hardiness zone 7a

05-08-2011 06:56 PM

Yes, a member of Lumberjocks, but not very active. Most of the folks there are way more skilled than I. I think I have only one posting there, something about some toolboxes I had my son and a few of his friends make during his birthday party last year (“Brainboxes”).

If you Google “Silverlace Vine” you’ll find plenty of info and some nice images. Apparently grows very fast, is exremely hardy and adaptable, you can whack the heck out of it, and blooms late in to the summer. Supposedly isn’t very fragrant and maybe a bit hard to control. Not sure about your zone, though. Did find one list of where it has been known to grow, don’t remember any Florida locations, but I wasn’t looking.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1734 days
hardiness zone 10b

05-08-2011 07:10 PM

I think I rember that posting and commented on it. If you check out the crap I post on LJ, you will understand that I too have little or no talent!!

I am sending you a site that I use sometimes, it seems to have loads of information. But it sounds like you got it handled. Good luck on what ever you use, and love to see how it turns out. I hope to plant a bougainvillea next to an arbour that Harold built for me, just not sure if I want to fight with the thorns, but when the plant is in bloom WOW!

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57174/ here’s the site I mentioned.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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justjoel

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hardiness zone 7a

05-08-2011 07:33 PM

Wow, Dave’s Garden in one of the places I looked and where I saw the list – good to know I’m doing it right, well, the research, that is.

I loved the bougainvillea all around in the Phoenix area, don’t think it grows well here – too cold in the winter.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

05-08-2011 11:52 PM

I just bought my Mom a bougainvillea for Mother’s Day. The note on it says to take it inside when the weather gets at/below 50 degrees.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

5067 posts in 2290 days
hardiness zone 5a

05-09-2011 04:01 AM

I had Silver Lace vine growing along my front porch a few years ago, but have removed it because it used to reach in and grab people whenever they came to visit. That was okay when it was door to door salespeople, but when legitimate guests got attacked, my wife drew the line in the sand. Seriously, it can grow a foot in a day or so. I found it much too agressive, and dug it out and burned the roots to permanently destroy this predator.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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justjoel

1063 posts in 2040 days
hardiness zone 7a

05-09-2011 04:35 AM

So we’re talking Audrey from “Little Shop of Horrors,” here, huh? Well, I’ve heard it’s aggressive, but that’s a bit much. Hmmm… I’m okay with trimming it often, if that’s what it takes. Don’t want anything with too many bee attracting flowers as we’ll be eating under this canopy, and everyone else freaks out about the bees.

Anyone else with experience?

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

05-09-2011 04:20 PM

Joel, I would think once the lace vine is in bloom, it woud be covered with bees. I know my Sweet Autumn clematis is and it reminds me of the silver lace vine.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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jroot

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05-11-2011 01:00 AM

I didn’t find it in bloom that long. I just found it to be agressive in its growth.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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