The Q&A Archives: Vine to Cover Fence

Question: What would be the best vine to quickly cover a chain link fence, and where would we get it?

Answer: My suggestion would be to plant annual vines to cover your fence this year. At the same time, plant a few perennials that will mature in the next year or two. This way you'll have instant color from the annuals and a perennial (or two) coming along that will take of itself for years to come.<br><br>You might try morning glories or cardinal climber as your annual vines, and honeysuckle or trumpet vine as your perennial vines. Silver lace vine is a quick-growing perennial vine. If you're looking for an evergreen vine, you might try wintercreeper. There are lots of others to choose from...<br> <br>Check out Burpee's selection of flowering vines (pp.42-43, 108 of the Spring 98 catalog). If you want to see plants before making a decision, go to your local garden centers in spring and summer and look at the plants. That way you can make an educated choice.

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