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  1. #1
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    Default vine plants for the girls

    I am looking for some kind of vine to plant on the fence rows for the girls any thoughts?

  2. #2
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    Bellingham, WA
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    Default Re: vine plants for the girls

    I was just admiring a Climbing Hydrangea today with honey bees on it.
    Ben M.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: vine plants for the girls

    In the past people have recommended the porcelain plant. It has colorful berries.
    Dan

  4. #4
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    Springfield, MO. USA
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    Default Re: vine plants for the girls

    I'm in Springfield, and they don't work the vining honeysuckle, trumpetvine, trumpet creeper, or grapes. They are suppose to work the Sweet Autumn Clematis but I have yet to verify this with my own eyes. I'll keep you posted in the fall. Otherwise, I'm on the lookout as well. I've read they work the honey vine which is a vining variety of butterfly weed. But then again, they don't like any varieties of the butterfly weeds I've planted here so they may not like the vining variety either. I'm still on the lookout and if I find any new info, I'll let you know.

    Later, John

  5. #5
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    Polk County, Ar. USA
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    Default Re: vine plants for the girls

    Those small, long, deep blooms on a lot of the vines are the reason the bees don't work them. They can't get to the nectar. If they could work honeysuckle, a lot of us would be in great shape. I like to pull a honeysuckle bloom and suck the nectar out of it myself! Great taste and smell.

  6. #6
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    Columbia, Goochland, VA
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    Default Re: vine plants for the girls

    Blackberries, you can get both with and without thorns, and something worth their effort to eat afterward. You might say a double reward, honey and blackberries.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: vine plants for the girls

    Is it the Sweet Autumn Clematis or virgin bower which is often confused with.

  8. #8
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    May 2009
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    Seguin, Texas
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    Default Re: vine plants for the girls

    Bees love coral vine, but I've read it makes dark honey.

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