How to plant a vine? - Knowledgebase Question

West Palm Beach, Fl
Question by princ3sa_ang
February 12, 2009
I will like to cover a plastic lattice wall in my garden with a flowery vine, but, I have tile floor underneath.
I was thinking to built a planter at the bottom of the wall.
Which type of vine do you recomend me?
I am afraid that the roots breaks the planter and my tile due to the growing.
Any help is appreciate it!

Answer from NGA
February 12, 2009


You can solve all your concerns by planting annual vines. These are plants you either grow from seed or purchase from the garden center at the beginning of the growing season. With annual vines you pull out and remove all the roots and then replant a new plant. That way you won't have lots of heavy roots to cause damage. Hyacinth vine, morning glories, scarlet runner beans are 3 very well behaved vining plants. Give them at try!

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