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Garden How-To :: Episode 14: Vines and Climbers in the Garden

Kathy Cropp talks with Dan Long, owner of Brushwood Nursery, about choosing and caring for vines and climbing plants.

In this episode, host Kathy Cropp talks with Dan Long, the owner of Brushwood Nursery. Brushwood, a mail-order nursery in Athens, Ga., specializes in vines and climbers, including clematis, roses, jasmines, passionflowers and many more, including native species. Dan offers his advice on choosing and caring for vines, plus ideas for how to use them in combinations or alone, as design elements and as wildlife-friendly plants. He answers frequently asked questions, including concerns about invasive plants.


Listeners have asked that we start posting a list of the plants discussed in podcast episodes, and we are happy to oblige. Here are the plants that Dan talks about in this podcast:

Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)
Passionflowers (Passiflora spp.)
Dutchman's pipevine (Aristolochia macrophylla)
Wooly Dutchman's pipe (Aristolochia tomentosa)
Clematis spp.
Climbing roses (Rosa spp.)
Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)
Pelican flower (Aristolochia gigantea)
American wisteria (Wisteria frutescens)
Kentucky wisteria (Wisteria macrostachya)
Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans)
Chinese trumpet creeper (Campsis grandiflora)
Non-vining clematis (Clematis integrifolia)
'Lady Margaret' passionflower (Passiflora 'Lady Margaret')
Calico vine (Aristolochia littoralis)
Purple passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
'Blue Moon' wisteria (Wisteria 'Blue Moon')
'Fiona Sunrise' jasmine (Jasminum 'Fiona Sunrise')


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