Category Archives: Vines

A Little Treat

I’m not sure how many years it’s been now since I planted morning glory seeds next to my screen porch, but every summer a few seedlings pop up and start grabbing onto my rose bushes. I spotted some seedlings in … Continue reading

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A Bevy of Blooms: Black-eyed Susan Vine

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I love metal trellises that you can set up by just pushing them into the soil. They make it easy to add vertical interest to the garden with minimal fuss. I have several of them that I randomly set around … Continue reading

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What’s Blooming: 7-27-08

My Asiatic Lily ‘Landani’ has been showing off its blackish-red flowers for quite a number of days now. This is the darkest lily I’ve ever grown: I said I wouldn’t grow any more morning glories until the Japanese beetle population … Continue reading

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Tomato, Tomahto

This year I’m concentrating on making my garden as unattractive to Japanese Beetles as possible. I’ve dug up and given away some of their favorite perennials including coneflowers and butterfly bushes. I also didn’t sprout (or plant) any of their … Continue reading

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A Touch of Heaven

This time of year the morning glories look fantastic. My favorite is ‘Heavenly Blue.’ The blooms are a gorgeous sky blue, and it doesn’t self-seed like other varieties. If the Japanese Beetles weren’t as in love with this plant as … Continue reading

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