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Margery wrote:Aug 1, 2012
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    Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
    It will also choke out that wood pergola - beautiful but destructive - cannot be contained
  • Margery
    I love wisteria but the grape will work for my new pergola. Grapes need a lot of water and take about 3 years to produce fruit but worth the wait! There is a great article in Houzz, "How to Start a Home Vinyard" that is quite informative!
pergola99 wrote:Jul 31, 2013
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    John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
    There are many ways to provide many years of quality in this type of situation. High-grade Cedar or Redwood will last for many years even untreated. A key to longevity is having the appropriate ground clearances, and attachments to avoid continual dampness or splash. In certain situations the horizontal beams and posts can be capped with flashing to prolong the life. Part of having a vine on a trellis or arbor is pruning and maintaining the vine so that it doesn't lay on the adjacent house or become a huge pile of vegetation.
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    Thank you
Sunflower Designs LLC wrote:Jun 10, 2015

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Amy Renea added this to Soften Modern Landscape Lines With PlantsNov 19, 2011

    Overhead, climbing vines can do the work of a hundred canvases, creating breaks in the horizontal lines of the arbor. Using small creepers such as thyme or 'dragon's blood' sedum in the cracks of the walk break up the large squares of cement.

    Kelly Porter added this to Outdoor Rooms: The Perfect PergolaMay 22, 2011

    This outdoor space could be a page right out of a book on medieval Renaissance gardens. Walkways lined with vine-covered pergolas were very common in these types of outdoor areas, and they provide gorgeous inspiration for our gardens, too!

    Sheila Schmitz added this to Spring Planting: Wonderful WisteriaFeb 27, 2011

    Fully leafed out in summer and bare in winter, deciduous wisteria allows in just the right light for every time of year.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Madelon added this to Idées de madeleinepetelMar 24, 2019

    pergola avec plantes grimpantes

    simone Bentley added this to Simone's picksSep 5, 2018

    Would make the patio outside sitting room too dark?

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