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Nov 29, 2022 6:01 PM CST
Germany (Zone 8a)
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Golden leafs

Golden leafs of my climbing hydrangea.


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Here you see the whole picture:

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Nov 29, 2022 6:42 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Great banner Versi!
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Nov 29, 2022 7:22 PM CST
Name: Nancy
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Beautiful banner, perfect for fall!
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Nov 30, 2022 2:22 AM CST
Central Florida (Zone 9a)
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Great banner Versicolor!
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Nov 30, 2022 4:33 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Pretty banner!
I didn't know there was a climbing hydrangea. Blinking
Could you please show us the plant in bloom? Smiling
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Dec 1, 2022 2:35 AM CST
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EscondidoCal said: Pretty banner!
I didn't know there was a climbing hydrangea. Blinking
Could you please show us the plant in bloom? Smiling


Thank you!
I have some climbing hydrangeas. When young, they grow very slowly.
But after a few years they grow strong and can entire house walls.
I always have to cut them back well.

The bloom:
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They grow on a fence:
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Dec 1, 2022 2:46 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank you for posting the pics! What a spectacular plant! I tip my hat to you.

I like the nice arbor, too. Am thinking of making a simple one out
of copper tubing. The arbors I have that are powder coated only last
a year or two before corroding & falling apart. Rolling my eyes.
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Dec 1, 2022 4:37 AM CST
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EscondidoCal said: Thank you for posting the pics! What a spectacular plant! I tip my hat to you.

I like the nice arbor, too. Am thinking of making a simple one out
of copper tubing. The arbors I have that are powder coated only last
a year or two before corroding & falling apart. Rolling my eyes.


Thank you for the acrons! Acorn

You mean the rose arch?
It´s made of metal and was already painted in dark green when I bought it.
That was over 10 years ago. No rust, everything ok.

You can also paint yourself the metal with rust protection paint, then
nothing should happen.
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Dec 1, 2022 12:00 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Versicolor said: Thank you for the acrons! Acorn

You mean the rose arch?
It´s made of metal and was already painted in dark green when I bought it.
That was over 10 years ago. No rust, everything ok.

You can also paint yourself the metal with rust protection paint, then
nothing should happen.

Thanks, that's a great idea.
If I get another, I will do that. Thumbs up
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Dec 1, 2022 12:16 PM CST
Name: Nancy
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I had a really cheap one that lasted 3 years for me, I wasn't sure how I'd like it in a planter so didn't want to spend a lot. It would have lasted longer but the vines I plant get very top heavy and our high winds often blow that planter over. The shorter planters even can get blown over so now I put 3-5 bricks at the bottom of each. But the tall vine planter still gets blown over, and this past summer the way I tried to stop it actually ripped the plastic planter apart, so it just hung lopsided by a chain to the top of the garage until I could find a big enough planter, and that bent it and weakened some of the poles. I did shorten by getting rid of the damaged sections, so I might find a use for it next summer.

But I also bought 4 very sturdy flat metal trellises this past fall for next year that are 10" wide, and I plan on putting all 4 into the planter to form a square for the vines to climb. They're much sturdier than the tubed obelisk I had and I think they'll hold up for many years, long enough that if they should rust I can paint them with Rustoleum. Hopefully... at least that's the plan so they last longer.
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Dec 1, 2022 2:20 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Nancy, How windy was it?
I've had tall potted plants (7') that got blown over, so I
just anchored them to the wall or greenhouse with some wire.
Works great, at least for <30 mph winds. Thumbs up
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Dec 1, 2022 3:30 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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We can get wind gusts over 60 mph. It's not immediately next to anything to secure it very well, but I put a chain from the very top of the obelisk and attached it to the corner of the garage, maybe 18" long. That keeps it from falling completely over, so it doesn't smash its vines or flowers in planters near it, it just stays pretty much upright but on an angle.

But then I had the brilliant idea to secure it better by having it attached to the other similar sized planters around it, it should have kept it from tipping over. And it did in a way... the planter itself didn't budge, but the vines and the dirt were going to bend in that wind, and it just literally ripped the plastic planter apart. It really was kind of funny to see! But I couldn't find a big enough planter to get it back into, so it hung slanted with the dirt ball around it and the drip system still giving it water daily for almost 2 weeks. And surprisingly, it lived! Hilarious!

Next summer I'm going to stick 2 tall iron rods or the metal fencing posts you see for wire into the grass that's just a few inches behind the planter, and secure the trellises to those rods higher up. I have hopes that will work, but I actually wouldn't be too surprised to see those pulled out in a good wind storm though!
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