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Old 08-07-2005, 10:58 PM
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Arbor I built.

I just built this arbor today, and was curious if anyone knows of a vine that would look good on it, but not smother it! I was thinking of just weatherproofing it and not putting a vine on it. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-07-2005, 11:00 PM
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Very nice! I love working with wood! (no pun intended) As far as vines go, there is not much out there that, when mature, won't smother a house much less an arbor. Try Clematis, climbing Hydrangea, Wysteria, or Trumpet Vine to name a few. Or another option could be Mandevilla. They climb nicely and all you do is cut them down at the end of the year and take them into the house.

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maybe even honeysuckle. They are easy to prune, so they won't be a problem as long as the homeowner gives them some attention, second choice clematis.
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