Wisteria in an open bottom planter

We were gifted a wisteria from my husband’s grandmother’s well established wisteria. We would like to plant it in the back corner of our yard and build a pergola with benches around it to provide a sturdy structure for it…

Pruning Euonymus vine

Hi. I’m in Toronto. I have a big, old enormous that grows like a vine up a front porch brick column. I gets plenty of water and sun and grows so vigorously that I’ve been pruning it twice a year.…

Evergreen clinging vine for shade

I’m looking for a vine, as described above, to cover a concrete block wall in Toronto. English Ivy? Any variegated ivies that would work? What about Emerald Gaiety Euonymus? Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus? And what about a Climbing Hydrangea? Does it…

trumpet vine sudden wilting and dropped leaves

~ 28yr old trumpet vine on pergola has suddenly wilted and dropped most of its leaves in 2nd week of August, in Toronto, sandy soil. Leaves get brown splotches on them then shrivel and drop. Approx 9 weeks ago, new…

Annual Garden Vines

I live in Northern Scarborough. Do you have any suggestions for the following requirements? An annual vine. Some light shade. Pole trellis height 6 feet. Native to the Americas. Attracts pollinators and/or humming birds. Does not sprawl. Food vine (beans?)…

Vine Identification

My brother who lives in Calgary has a wonderful vine that covers the back of his house. I brought back several cuttings to Switzerland and would love to identify this vine and in particular advice on pruning. It is now…