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Apr 10, 2019 5:37 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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I need suggestions for Hummer/Bee friendly vines on my arbor. This is on the north side of the house, so sun is just starting to get around there in the afternoon. Soon , it will be full sun most of the day. Most perennial vines don't make it through winter because the soil stays cold/ wet in the shade. It has good drainage, and shallower rooted plants seem to do fine.
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Apr 10, 2019 7:26 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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@TommyDaCommie,

It really doesn't matter how many photos you've taken or awards you have won. If you can't answer serious questions seriously, then be quiet and let the adults talk.

Hi Carol, Have you thought about Clematis?
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Apr 11, 2019 8:21 AM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
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Yep. I have tried them in that spot before. Did well for one season. They are not popular around here, judging by the lack of availability. Gelsemium has done well for a few years, but is dead now after a weak showing this winter.
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Apr 11, 2019 10:38 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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Then I think I would try some annual vines that grow fast and have pretty flowers.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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Apr 11, 2019 12:28 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
That's what I'm thinking too. I'll have to do a nursery run in Orange. On Tustin Ave, there are 5 nurseries in a 5 mi. stretch, so I can hit them all if I need to.
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Apr 11, 2019 2:42 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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Five nurseries? Any car lots? You'll need to get a bigger car to get home.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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Apr 11, 2019 3:36 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Rolling on the floor laughing Yeah, there's a couple of car lots too. I'm saving for the spring garden show the end of this month...lots of Orchids.
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Apr 12, 2019 8:42 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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How about Trumpet Vine; do they grow in your area?
Scarlet Trumpet Vine (Amphilophium buccinatorium)
I saw a beautiful Royal Trumpet Vine (Amphilophium 'Rivers') when visiting southern California.
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Apr 12, 2019 3:15 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Oh Yeah! They grow and grow and grow....
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