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Video:Container Gardening: Vines

with Elaine Weslowski

Vines are great plants that can really make a garden come to life, especially if they grow through a trellis. Watch this About.com video to learn more about gardening vines.See Transcript

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Transcript:Container Gardening: Vines

Hi, I'm Elaine Weslowski here at Michaels Nursery in Boynton Beach, FL, for About.com and we're going to talk about how to create a container garden for vines. 

Trellises for Vine Plants

There's a wide variety of vining plants that you can use for your container gardens. It's a great idea to use a trellis to support the vine in your container garden. There are so many kinds of trellises. There's wooden trellis ladders, there's wooden trellis fan-shapes, and my favorite happens to be the tower trellis which is made of metal. 

What a trellis actually is, is something that is going to hold the vine in place and have it grow upwards. When you choose a plant for your trellis, make sure that they have a nice, hardy stock, and that they have already started to vine. When you put the plant in the pot, add your trellis immediately and start those vines going up the trellis right away. Place the vine or wrap the vine around the trellis and then it will automatically take off by itself. 

Vine Plant Varieties

Always make sure that the container has good drainage. There is a wide variety of vining plants that you can use for your container gardens, for example:

  • Mandevilla
  • Passion Vine
  • Bougainvillea
  • Morning Glory
  • Sweet Pea

When the plant exceeds the trellis, just give it a little haircut so you don't find it climbing all over the roof of your house. Always make sure that you do use a very good fertilizer. Always place your planted container in an area with proper lighting. 

Thanks so very much for watching. For more information, go to: homegarden.about.com.

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