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Date Posted: 2/19/2008 12:38 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/19/2008 9:44 AM ET
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A skunk and some kind of flowering vine???

Sorry - it's early.  I don't know what smells - good.  Perhaps if you can't find both, you could plant something scented at the base and then you would have more choices with the vine.  A rose is one option, but we have so many Japanese beetles that I don't know...  I am trying like 4 kinds of nicotiana this year (scented stuff, not vines).

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 9:54 AM ET
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I'm a big fan of star jasmine - it smells awesome!  I'm not sure how long it keeps its flowers though.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 10:09 AM ET
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Morning glories

Climbing roses

honeysuckle vines smell great and they are SO pretty when they are in full bloom

moon flowers although they only bloom at night

wisteria they take a LOT of work but they are SO worth it

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 10:10 AM ET
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thank you, I'm going to go research all these.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 11:17 AM ET
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I personally LOVE clematis - so many gorgeous varieties to choose from, and it grows fast.  Sadly, the boy who was mowing my lawn kept mowing mine down. :-(

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 11:56 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/19/2008 12:39 PM ET
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Whatever you do, Julie, DON'T plant morning glories - they are like kudzu - they wil take over your entire yard and choke everything they can.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 1:46 PM ET
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Clematis only bloom at one time although I guess different times bloom later.  They don't smell either.  Ours don't.  The climbing rose is probably a nice choice if it seems suitable.  I used to walk past a vegetable garden that had several older kinds just growing on their garden fence and they were so nice. 

Now, I've never grown morning glories, but some things are invasive in some areas and not in others.  It depends on the climate and sometimes a minor difference in zone seems to do the trick.  I think they are so pretty but not scented, are they?  We never seem to have the right place for them.

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Date Posted: 2/19/2008 1:51 PM ET
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Passion flower, red honeysuckle, Don Juan roses (climbers), regular old honeysuckle, clematis, bugle vine.  You'd better have a very sturdy trellis if you plant wisteria. 

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 1:58 PM ET
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I was going to suggest trumpet vine, but it may be the same as bugle vine, my mother has some growing over a trellis as the roof for her deck in the summer, it is lovely.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 4:11 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/19/2008 6:26 PM ET
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I don't know for sure and it may be a different plant, but I think I've read about a trumpet vine that is invasive so check that issue too.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 3:51 AM ET
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Ditto on honeysuckle smelling yummy, and DITTO on morning glories taking over everything!  Its flowers are a beautiful shade of blue, but I've seen morning glories take over entire gardens, the surrounding walls, and start creeping into the neighbor's garden.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 8:17 AM ET
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Okay, I was simply curious about morning glories.  Again, it may depend a lot on where you live.  I've never seen anyplace with the blue ones running rampant here and DD didn't mention having a problem in VT.

Anyway, I did a quickie check and one place said they did reseed but the seedlings were easily pulled out.  It also said that people might be confusing morning glories with a somewhat similar plant called bindweed (field bindweed, corn bindweed).  These posts had been in the midwest and northwest forums of Gardenweb.  I think we may have the bindweed too - it's white.

It's always a good idea to check for invasive issues where you live.  I was surprised to read that some people had problems with Labrador violets.  I don't think they were technically invasive, but they were such a nuisance that they had to get rid of them.  We bought them and they never did much of anything.  I finally pulled the 2 plants last year.  Maybe they invaded somewhere else.  Actually it seemed as though we might have been just a little bit colder than the places with problems.

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 2:53 PM ET
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I think morning glory invasiveness depends on where you live. They're crazy weeds here and will take over a yard in a year, but we've also got a long growing season and have plenty of time to reseed insanely.

What about a climbing hydrangea? They're absolutely stunning, but I don't know if they have a noticeable scent. I'm hoping to get some going from seeds this year.

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Date Posted: 2/26/2008 12:03 AM ET
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you know you can plant clematis along with the jasmine if you want to have something different; they need shade for feet (which will have with other plants there) & sun for the tops; you can get all different kinds & varieties & many bloom from spring to frost; many times they are planted with roses & "climb" on the rose bushes etc; if you want something different try reading up on them; super beautiful & available in all colors; shapes, sizes, & bloom times; like I said I would look for the ones that bloom from spring to frost in a complementary color to the jasmine which i love to!

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 8:20 AM ET
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You mean the clematis can be on the same trellis with the jasmine?  One wont choke the other out?

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:15 PM ET
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Dutchman's pipevine is great!  It will cover your trellis in one season and then die back to the root for the winter.  You can collect numerous seeds and you will have one of the most interesting flowers on the block!

 

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Date Posted: 2/29/2008 11:24 AM ET
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That Dutchman's Pipevine looks awesome, but I'm in Missouri so it probably wouldn't work for me!  Bummer!! 

I personally love Clematis!!  I'm going to try a trumpet vine this year also!  I love climbing vines!  I'd like to have more of them! 

I had never thought of using a climber as a "draping" flower, but someone here once suggested using clematis to drape out of pots and the like...I have a concrete retaining wall along my driveway and I've been wanting to plant something along it that would drape down over it and not be overly aggressive so I'm planning on planting different varieties of clematis over it this spring!!

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 11:28 AM ET
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There are native honeysuckle vines that are awesome and not invasive.  It's the Japanese honeysuckle that is invasive.  I have two natives...one is yellow and one is the trumpet vine honeysuckle.  I love them both.  They bloom constantly and have not taken over.    I highy recommend asking your nursery about the natives. 

 

 

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 4:31 AM ET
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clematis isn't invasive at all; & they can climb & crawl either one; they also have ground cover clematis; they do need something to climb on & are very tiny little vines that hook up but don't choke whatever it is they are climbing on. Not at all like climbing roses with canes that do best being guided by something; they are deciduous tho most of them;they do have evergreen clematis which I have never had any experience with so am clueless with that one; but yes, you can get them in all colors & sizes of flowers; jackmanii is the fastest growing & is usually purple & blooms from June to Sept or frost; they are mostly deciduous so don't be afraid if look dead cuz they aren't; they look very delicate but are delightful & easy to grow as long as their conditions are met which are shaded roots & tops in sun; you can put other plants around the base, put rocks around base of plant to shade etc; and don't dispare if it looks like it might be dead & don't dig up cuz next spring you will probably find new greenery started! I have known several people who dug theirs up or tossed cuz they thought was dead but mine came back the very next year stronger than ever so if in doubt of any plant I would say cut to the base & wait for a year before assuming it is dead cuz many times the root is fine & next year the plant be it clematis or whatever may well return for you! I got the flu really bad one year & didn't get out to water in 100 degree heat & thought I had lost many of my plants; but they did all come back for me!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 8:27 AM ET
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My mother used to plant Confederate Jasmine and Clematis together. The jasmine would overgrow her porch each year and she pruned it back in the fall. Had to be careful of the clematis. The jasmine only blooms in the spring and the clematis bloom all summer. It made a quite lovely show as the clematis bloomed after the jasmine was finished. Also the clematis didn't have as much foliage as the jasmine. From my own experience, wisteria and trumpet vine are beautiful but not so beautiful as to be worth the headaches. They can both overgrow a house, yard, and everything in sight. But another thing you might want to consider, is a climbing hydrangea. My sister has one and it does very well on her trellis. Has a nice white bloom and light fragrance.
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