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May 7, 2017 3:05 PM CST
Hi! I'm very new to gardening and would like to grow a Bower Vine on the ugly wooden fence around my yard. I live in Southern California and my yard gets nearly full sun, so I'm confident the conditions are good, I just don't really know where to begin in terms of planting it and encouraging it to grow along the fence. Do I need to plant it in the ground, or can I keep it in a pot? Can I wrap it around the wooden fence posts, or does it need more horizontal support? It's about 5 feet tall and came in a 5 gallon container growing up 3 bamboo pole supports - should I remove those supports when transferring to the fence? Sorry if these are dumb questions, and thanks for any advice!
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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May 7, 2017 5:10 PM CST
Southern Ca. covers a lot of zones, but I would say plant it in the ground. You will have to train it with wires if you want it to cover the fence without just going over it. All vines get out of hand here unless carefully trained and often pruned...I'm talking weekly for some. Those bamboo supports can stay or go. They're just to point it up, rather than sprawling. You could cut out the bottom of the plastic pot and put it in the ground with the rim a couple of inches of pot above ground to prevent it from creeping along the ground.
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