Vines in planters?

Hi! I am trying to desperately add some privacy to our backyard along our fence line. There is very little space between the retaining wall and the fence line so, unless we find a way of building a much thinner…

Where can I find seeds for this vine?

A gardener at Rosetta Maclain identified a burgundy leafed vine as “Mina Lobeta” and said the city grows them from seed in their greenhouse. Where can I get some seeds?…

Climbing vines

5 years ago I planted Virginia Creeper at my 3-storey townhouse. It’s far too … healthy! It now consumes the entire façade, part of the neighbours houses and even creeps along the power lines. At my age, I’m not comfortable…

Suggestions required for a privacy vine / climber

I seeking your advice on type(s) of vines or climbers that leafs early, enhances my patio privacy, and provides a flower. Preferably, it would grow 10′ to 15′ feet in height with dense leaf coverage. Being in a spot that…

Clinging/growing vines for the side of our home

Hi, we live in Vaughan, just north of Toronto, and have been thinking about planting a clinging/growing on the side of our home, closer to the front, so that the vines will only grown onto one side of the front…

Vines for shady courtyard?

Hello Master Gardener! We are hoping you can help us to choose vines for a shade garden. It is bright there all day, but only has direct sun for a short time each day on the north wall. The garden-to-be…

How to deal with Dog-strangling vine

I have a garden that contains a Honeysuckle vine, Vinca groundcover and Lily-of-the Valley, and also something that I originally assumed was milkweed, and thought, “I’ll leave this to grow, and it’ll attract butterflies!”  I now realize it’s Dog Strangling…

Aggressive Ivy in Garden

Hi There, I have boston ivy, virginia creeper and euonymous growing on my fences and they have been spreading across my lawn until there is almost no grass left. I cannot do much about the vines on the fence (as…

Boston ivy with brown spots on leaves

Mature Boston ivy climbing up a wood fence in shade develops brown spots and leaves dry up starting now. Narrow bed is probably poor soil. Has occurred for last 3 yrs. Also there could be tiny white insects. Thanks.…