English ivy (Hedera helix) is taking over my garden, the bigger landscape and even my house. How can I kill and remove this aggressive vine for good?
Virtues: We love Lonicera sempervirens for its twining vines that bloom throughout spring into fall with whorled clusters of fiery reddish-orange trumpet-shaped honeysuckle flowers with golden centers. These give way to bright red berries. Lush bluish-green foliage creates a stunning … Read Article
As vining plants, winter squash and melons sometimes seem to have a mind of their own. Carelessly growing out of beds and into pathways, up fences, even up other plants, they can not only hurt themselves, they sometimes harm others. … Read Article
Virtues: We love golden hop vine for its spectacular golden-yellow maple-like leaves that often transform in color later in the season into a vivid lime green. These intriguing plants energetically climb walls, fences and trellises, creating breathtaking displays of vibrant … Read Article
If you think of your garden as a cube rather than a flat piece of ground, you can easily increase the amount of food you grow.
Virtues: We love winter and sambac jasmines for the cheerful splendor their blooms bring during the winter season.
How to prune a clematis vine in the spring. Read Article
Can you recommend some plants for growing over a pergola? Read Article
Kathy Cropp talks with Dan Long, owner of Brushwood Nursery, about choosing and caring for vines and climbing plants. Read Article
We love leatherflower (Clematis viorna), a native vining clematis, for its thick, bell-shaped purple flowers that come all summer long. Read Article
Dutchman’s pipevine (Aristolochia macrophylla) is a quick-growing vine that can be trained up a trellis or porch. Read Article