The Q&A Archives: Climbing Vines To Cover Outdoor Deck

Question: My husband has built a gorgeous outdoor deck with lattice-work on the sides and overhead. We're wondering what vines we could use to train along the lattice for some extra shade?

Answer: Some vines to consider would include morning glories (annual), clematis, climbing roses, and trumpet vine (campsis radicans). Growing vines on the trellis, however, will hide a certain amount of the workmanship and will also add extra weight to the structure.

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