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In Support of Vines and Climbers

By Sharon
May 18, 2013

Are you in an ongoing battle with climbers that insist on invading your space? Do they double in size overnight and block your way out the door? Here are a couple of ideas that might help.

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
May 18, 2013 1:12 AM CST
What a gorgeous 'wisteria tree' you've created Sharon! Thank you for sharing how you trained it too. That talent must run in the family as your brother's ivy arch is beautiful too. Hurray!
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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
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Sheridragonfly
May 18, 2013 6:46 AM CST
Sharon
I have loved Wisteria since a chiild many years ago in South Carolina
near the Atlantic Coast..

I have seen it take over an entire woods area due to being invasive
I enjoyed seeing your photo of your wisteria and how you trained it
There is nothing like the color of wisteria ..in its beauty
every time I think of the color I wish I had a linen long shirt
to wear in that color!

Thanks,
Sheri/sheridragonfly
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
May 18, 2013 6:47 AM CST
I recently saw the twisted trunk vines of a wisteria growing up through a lattice roof. It was very dramatic! Good solution on the ivy. I like how you honor your friend.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
May 18, 2013 9:14 AM CST
Chris, my brother and I grew up learning that we shouldn't fight nature; we should just make do with what we have. So I think my wisteria tree and his ivy arch would be called 'making do'.

Isn't that the truth, Sheri; wisteria sure has a southern charm all its own. And that color - wow - sometimes mine has a blue tint and sometimes it's more purple, but you're right, I'd love to be wearing it.

Anna, 'dramatic' is a great word for wisteria and for a lot of other vining plants.

Thanks, Ladies, so good to hear from each of you.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
May 19, 2013 7:08 AM CST
I had no clue that you had to pull the runners of your wisteria tree up to the trunk like that. I guess I thought they just naturally grew like that. Your brother's ivy arbor is so lush looking and is stunning. You've both shown a great way to work with nature while keeping it under control with a watchful eye. Thanks Thumbs up

Vickie
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
May 19, 2013 7:55 AM CST
I've had people ask where they could get a wisteria 'tree' and were disappointed to learn that it's only a vine and not a tree. I've seen others who leave only one vine to grow against a support and it will thicken and branch out as well, but the trunk is not as strong as when it's wrapped.

Thanks Vickie.
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Name: Mary
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MaryE
May 19, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Very creative and beautiful. The wisteria makes me smile, resembling a person with shaggy hair, a long nose and glasses.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
May 19, 2013 10:16 AM CST
All dressed up in her vinest! Big Grin
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
May 20, 2013 12:54 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Mary
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MaryE
May 20, 2013 8:08 AM CST
Sharon you'll never see that vine the same way again! Such vinery she wears!
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
May 20, 2013 12:00 PM CST
She was decked out in her vinest vinery and the plumes in her hat were of the vinest lavender pearls. And draped from her neck were vine jewels of amethyst and garnet and jasper, and from a distance rose the scent of vine wine.

The end.
I'm all out of vine words. Sad
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 24, 2013 1:22 PM CST
Sharon said:She was decked out in her vinest vinery and the plumes in her hat were of the vinest lavender pearls. And draped from her neck were vine jewels of amethyst and garnet and jasper, and from a distance rose the scent of vine wine.

The end.
I'm all out of vine words. Sad


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
May 25, 2013 6:48 AM CST

And she looked divine nodding

I absolutely loved this Sharon! As someone with a name starting with "V", I'm used to being called "Wickie" in the German vernacular.
Vickie
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
May 25, 2013 8:05 AM CST
Big Grin
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