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Re: Vines for fences??
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org (CAROLINA BIRDS)
- Subject: Re: Vines for fences??
- From: BILL HILTON JR Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History<email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 18:52:54 -0400
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> My back-door neighbor has put up a chain link fence (to keep
>her rambunctious dog at home) and plans to plant ivy to grow on the
>fence. What would be a better choice?? Something that would attract
>birds/butterflies?? The back of her lot is moderately wooded and ours
>has a hedgerow of sorts. Any suggestions I could pass on to her would
>be greatly appreciated.
RUTH . . .
Although it can get a little rowdy at times, I have high praise for
Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans). It's native, is a hummingbird
magnet, produces nice foliage and attractive flowers, and makes a
great screen when planted on a fence. See
http://www.rubythroat.org/CreeperTrumpetMain.html . It does require
You can always knock it back with a blowtorch if it gets out of hand. :-)
BILL HILTON JR., "The Piedmont Naturalist"
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
1432 DeVinney Road, York, South Carolina 29745 USA
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