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What is this vine / tree growing up my giant poplar?

I've cut away a lot of the leaves towards the bottom of the tree and can see that they are coming from some tree/vine that is growing up my poplar tree. I want to identify what it is and how best to ...
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What vine would be best for my arbor under a tree in dry soil?

I have an arbor over a walkway, under a large tree. I want to find a vine that will grow on this under these conditions: dry clay based topsoil medium shade all day USDA hardiness zone 6b lots of ...
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Campsis is growing very slowly with holes in the leaves

We purchased our red Campsis Radicans in the beginning of May which is depicted below. This picture was taken today. What surprizes me is that many articles claim that Campsis is a fast growing vine ...
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Non-poisonous vine for chain-link fence

I'm looking for a vine species that fits the following: Non-toxic (i.e. won't harm children if they touch or eat leaves/berries) Can climb/grow on a chain link fence Relatively drought tolerant, i.e. ...
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Grape vine in shade predicament, will it fruit?

I have purchased a 3 year old grape vine. It is about 6 to 7 feet long. Ready to be planted. However, the growing place I have is in the corner of walls. The walls are about 7 ft long. If I grow this ...
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What is this unusual flowering vine?

What is this vine? It's located in Atlanta, GA. It has been flowering for the past several months. The photos were taken in late August, 2020. The flowers on this vine seem to be particularly ...
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Can anyone ID this leathery-leaf vine?

This vine is growing on a tree in PA in the wild. It is very old with thick vines near the ground and appears to be some kind of azalea, laurel or rhododendron.
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How should I prune my butterfly pea?

I have a butterfly pea Clitoria ternatea. How should I prune it? I am growing it in zone 8a, so it may not survive it's first winter. It is currently dormant. How much can I cut it back in the ...
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vine identification?

I'm trying to figure out what this vine is. Haven't been around for spring and summer so I'm unsure of the flower type. Any ideas? From googling, maybe it's a morning glory? This is in Rochester NY, ...
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Is the fruit of passion vine edible?

The plant has small white flowers and dark fruits - almost black. Seems like a Passiflora subpeltata - but the fruit is very dark - not sure if they started out green as some sites described. I'm ...
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Need help identifying these vine berrys. Please!

Had move in a new house had never seen these vines. They started growing out of nowhere. Grown so fast. Don't know if there edible or not. Need help!
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What kind of ivy plants are these?

My family and I recently moved into a new home, I noticed these ivies everywhere in our backyard and I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what they are. I know little of ivies/vines and I am a ...
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What is this climbing plant with three-lobed leaves and furled petals?

The flower bloomed. Here it is. This is morning glory right? The flower has not bloomed yet. This is the leaf:
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Should I cut my raspberry cane that bloomed but they dried up before fruiting?

My 3 yr old red raspberry bloomed and the flowers dried up due to weather/watering. I don't know what kind of raspberry plant it is. It's a bare root from Walmart. Should I cut the cane or will it ...
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What is going on with my star jasmine?

I purchased a star jasmine plant a few weeks ago and since then the flowers have died and the leaves have either drooped or turned brown. I was hoping it was just transplant shock since I repotted the ...
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What is this white five-petal nice-smelling flower on a bush? (vine?)

What is this white five-petal nice-smelling flower on a bush? (vine? It seems to be supported by some tree but I'm not sure it wasn't the tree itself. It also seemed to me when I was taking the ...
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Till up grassy lanes between grape vine rows and then replant a cover, or leave alone?

I'm putting in a new vineyard with 9 rows, spaced 7 feet apart. The rows are 3 feet wide and tilled, while the lanes between the rows are 4 feet wide and still intact as typical cool-season lawn (...
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What is this vine-like weed and how do I kill it?

I have a viney weed growing in my yard. Weed and Feed doesn't seem to affect it. It's slowly spreading to more and more of my yard every year. What is it, and how do I kill it?
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Should I remove these vines?

Just closed on a home recently and am wondering if this tree is healthy? Should I remove these vines? Any tips on what these vines are and how to properly go about removing them? Also if anyone knows ...
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Is there a climbing flowering vine that is both deer resistant and not favored by bees?

We are building a sitting area with a bench and a few chairs, and I would like to set up a trellis (47" high x 60" wide) with some sort of perennial climbing flowering vine behind the bench. ...
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How long does it take for a Nepenthes vine to grow?

I am trying to grow (and hopefully breed) a nepenthes pitcher plant. In all the videos online I've seen people take cuttings from the nepenthes vines instead of the main stem. I was just curious how ...
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How to attach things to cinder block walls? (For training wisteria plant)

I have a wisteria plant that I would like to train into long, horizontal branches. It's growing against a cinder block wall. I tried screwing some masonry screws into it, but those just ground a hole ...
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Trumpet vine is not growing after 4 months

I purchased 4 Violet Trumpet Vine plants and planted them in a raised bed that I have built on the side of our garden shed. The problem is that none of them have grown at all within 4 months (since ...
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Can you identify this trailing plant from my old home?

It was an evergreen climber in our front porch back in the 1990s. We never took photos of it directly, but it has been in the background of our photos (so excuse the low quality image). The plant ...
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How to control Kentucky Wonder beans and very tall-growing tomatoes

Last year, my Kentucky Wonder green beans outgrew a very tall tipi with string horizontals I had given it. The same thing happened with an indeterminate tomato plant with a very tall stake, I forget ...
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How to remove roundleaf greenbrier (Smilax rotundifolia) – a pernicious thorny vine

Thorny vines keep popping up in my front lawn and apparently it's roundleaf greenbrier. I dug out the extensive rhizomes the best I could, but I discovered that it's coming from the property next to ...
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Identification needed for this fast growing vine

This vine started growing around 6-8weeks ago its growing quite fast. So far its only a runner with leaves no suckers or stranglers. It look harmless to other plants its climbing on, since I just move ...
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Please help identify this aggressive vine?

I live in the Boston area, and this vine is growing in the public land behind my property. The vine is a very aggressive grower and will overtake anything in it's path, including my fence. I've ...
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Why aren't my morning glories sprouting this year?

Every year I plant morning glories from fresh seeds, in containers (the long, rectangular kind). They always take a bit of time (1-2 weeks) to sprout, and after that, really take off (I hang some ...
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How can I pull down vines with a tractor?

I have invasive vines that are either well rooted in the ground, or sometimes grown up into the boughs of trees. I have a John Deere 1025r tractor and a heavy chain that can attach to the front of it, ...
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What’s wrong with this jasmine?

I planted a jasmine (polyanthum I think) in our backyard last spring. It is positioned in a corner where it gets 2-3 hours of sun on a sunny summer day, but this being the Netherlands, that remains ...
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Levantine Melon

What is the binomial name of this plant/fruit? I know for certain it grows in the Levant where it is called jaboor (جعبور). The fruit is commonly sold in markets alongside snake cucumber. The fruit is ...
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Will creeping jenny kill my honeysuckle vine?

I planted a honeysuckle vine from a pot that also contained creeping jenny. This honeysuckle is in Washington state. I planted in ground a year ago. It was approximately 4' tall at the time. The ...
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What is this rambling/climbing plant with small leaves?

It's grown up my unused bench and I think it actually looks pretty. Is it dangerous, noxious, or uncontrollable? It's been there for almost a year and hasn't flowered. It grows up trees (I try to cut ...
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What is this vine with clusters of black berries, found in Southern Illinois?

I've been working on controlling the edge of my backyard, since it borders a wooded area, and there's a bunch of invasive vines growing everywhere. While I was chopping back some of the underbrush, I ...
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Advice on tangled clematis vine

I'd like some advice on a clematis vine plant that was left to grow without a trellis. Without anything to climb on, it has turned into a giant heap in just a couple of short weeks. As you can see ...
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Is there any way to reconnect a severed vine with a water melon (small size) at the end of the vine?

I was pruning my garden. Accidently I cleanly cutoff a the main vine of my watermelon plant. At the end of that vine there was a small melon (2/3 of a basketball). I immediately slice a longitudinal ...
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Soil Depth for Bougainvillea

I am an architect working on a project in Malibu, California. This is new construction of a single-family residence. The house features a green roof and the client is convinced that it must be planted ...
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Will vine survive after this?

I have this vine that grew out of a pot, and it’s been wrapping around things. Then yesterday somebody kicked the pot and the vine “broke” (if that’s the word). I just stuck the end back in the soil,...
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What is this plant with a long stem and tiny round, pointed leaves?

I have this house plant that was given to me, and I’m watering it as instructed, but it just keeps growing out its stem and only has tiny leaves. The leaves are small, round at the bottom and pointed ...
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Star Jasmine with dried up flowers

I recently purchased a Star Jasmine that looked wonderful at the nursery but seems to be drying up at my place. We’ve only had it a little over a month but I can’t help but think I’m already ruining ...
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How can I get rid of mint?

I planted mint in my garden a few years ago and it turned out to be a mistake. I should have grown it in a container. I've been pulling out mint each year but can't get rid of it, so I dug up the ...
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Is this an effective technique to propagate climbers with aerial roots

I bought a Monstera "Monkey mask" in a small pot. Right now, it is erect because the stem is still short. The stem is already showing button-sized aerial roots popping-out of the main stem. I have ...
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Can I selectively control the spread of Vinca with Roundup?

I don't want to kill it, but I want to keep it from leaving my mulch bed and wandering into my lawn. If I spray the edges of the mass, will it only kill a small amount, or will it kill the whole mass?...
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Help identifying this viney plant in Oregon

I would like to relocate this plant in my yard, but I can’t seem to find any roots or how to pull it up. If I knew what it was called then I could probably figure out how to move it.
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How to save dying vine

I have this Cathedral Gem Sausage Vine on my trellis. It was planted two years ago and up until at least last October or so it was fine. I live in the pacific northwest and we've had very little sun ...
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Can anyone identify this vine?

With little kids in the Indianapolis yard, I want to make sure this vine is safe. You can see what the leaf looks like and what the vine looks like in the photos below: Click either photo for full ...
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How long should I wait before watering my Cat's Claw vines in high heat?

I was told to water everyday in summer time. I live in Las Vegas and we have had a heat wave for a week with temps over 110 °F. I watered each day and the 6 vines all are losing their leaves and ...
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Vine identification

This germinated out of nowhere. Is this a squash or pumpkin plant? "access_token must be set" when trying to upload photo?
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Trying to identify this invasive vine

I'm having problems with an invasive vine that climbs over and covers hedges and trees, but I've found it difficult to identify on the internet. A local plant ecologist in Alexandria, VA identified ...