Herbs forum: Vining Herbs - Suggestions

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Name: cheshirekat
New Mexico, USA Zone 8 (Zone 8a)
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ckatNM
May 26, 2014 11:59 PM CST
I wanted nasturtiums in my veggie bed, so I planted them with vining cherry tomatoes. I hope the tomatoes, along with the wooden trellis, will provide the nasturtiums enough shade to survive the summer heat. I was worried my plan failed at the start because the tomatoes were a no-show. However, I discovered that I am more blind than I thought I was, because I noticed several tomato plants of a good size mixed into my nasturtiums, which are also growing quickly now.

I have two kinds of nasturtiums and want to plant the other kind in my herb bed. But I'm drawing a complete blank trying to come up with a vine to grow with my nasturtiums in my herb bed. Yes, they must be herbs to continue with my theme. And they must like full sun. I suppose the nasturtiums will provide some shade, but I do not have a wooden trellis, just a fence in the herb bed. I would prefer a perennial because the nasturtiums are annuals.

Thanks. I can't wait to see what people suggest so I can slap myself and ask, "Oh! Why didn't I think of/remember that one?"
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Name: woofie
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woofie
May 27, 2014 2:12 PM CST
How about a climbing rose? Rose hips, you know. Or an edible passiflora? Hops is also a climber.
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Name: cheshirekat
New Mexico, USA Zone 8 (Zone 8a)
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ckatNM
May 28, 2014 2:38 AM CST
@woofie Thanks! I think the climbing roses are a great idea. And I have already been wanting to grow some passifloras in the memorial mini-garden I'm planning for Treasure. With some pink salvias, that should be pretty. I'd like to grow some as houseplants also.

Now I need to decide what color climbing roses to look for. The climbing roses sold out fast last year around here, so I better make up my mind quickly. And make a note to buy more garlic to plant with the roses. Garlic kept my roses so healthy when I grew them in Denver. Although I never grew climbing roses. To be honest, I didn't even realize that you could get rose hips from climbing roses. But I'm most definitely not a rose expert. I grew a bunch of stuff, experimented with a lot, but didn't master anything but my online shopping addiction. I'll look to see what I can find locally first so I'm not planting roses when it gets miserably hot.

Okay, pain medicine finally kicking in. Must go sleep now.

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 28, 2014 8:51 AM CST
Heh, I don't know if you can get rose hips from climbers either! Never even occurred to me that you might not. Hmmm. Google time. Hilarious!
Well, that was easy.
http://www.heirloomroses.com/care/roses-with-hips/
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Roses_R_Red
May 28, 2014 12:55 PM CST
These climbers produce hips:
Dortmund (medium red/ white eye)
Fourth of July (red blend/striped)
Love’s Song (deep orange-pink)
Paul’s Lemon Pillar (light yellow)
The Magician (yellow blend)
Summer Wine (orange-pink)
Westerland (apricot blend)
White New Dawn (white)
Name: cheshirekat
New Mexico, USA Zone 8 (Zone 8a)
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ckatNM
May 28, 2014 10:18 PM CST
Too bad none of the rose hip climbers have pink roses. That's my favorite color. I'm not a fan of orange, but I can always get yellow or white to work in my garden. And I happen to have planted White Swan Echinacea near where I want to have the climbing roses. And I also will have black eye susans there as well. And the feverfew and chamomile I already planted will be a few feet away also. So yellow or white will fit in nicely.
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