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Fast-growing vine, supposed to be a flowering plant

This is definitely (I should never say definitely) but when I first saw your pictures I thought squash. This looks like WATERMELON! How long ago did you take these pictures? Any signs of little ...
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What is this unusual flowering vine?

It is a passion flower, but it's not Passiflora incarnata; your photo shows Passiflora caerulea. The rays on the first variety are wavy or crimped, whereas the second has generally straight but ...
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Is the fruit of passion vine edible?

That is Passiflora suberosa, or corky stem passionflower. The fruits are edible when ripe. They can contain small amounts of cyanide when green. Note that this is an invasive weed in some areas. ...
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What are the differences that can be apparent between vines and creepers?

Vines are not a special group of plants, but - like trees and shrubs - defined by appearances. Vines have long stalks/shots/branches that are too weak to support themselves. Usually vines are divided ...
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What is this climbing plant with blue flowers?

That looks like a clitoria ternata. The wiki page says: Clitoria ternatea, common names including butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeonwings, is a plant species belonging to the ...
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What does 'standard' mean when referring to shrubs and vines?

Standard, in this context, means trained into tree form. Usually standard shrubs and vines are trained from a young age, allowing only one stem to grow from the ground, forming the trunk. This must be ...
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What is this vine with large heart-shaped leaves found in western New York state?

It looks like Dutchman's Pipe, AKA Pipevine, or Aristolochia macrophylla. See the picture at this site. I could be wrong, especially as I don't know that this comes with white flowers in any variety ...
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Ropes as climbing support for English Ivy?

English Ivy (hedera helix) climbs by thin roots penetrating whatever it clings to. So if you want to use rope, it would be better to use natural fibre rather than nylon which may be too smooth for it ...
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Please help identify this aggressive vine?

Virginia creeper. I have this in my backyard. And I had to learn the difference between this and poison ivy as young VC vines have only 3 leaves at the growing end.
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Identify fruit from climbing plant, similar to a mix of soursop, carambola and passionfruit

This is Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) - Wikipedia. "Momordica charantia, known as bitter melon, bitter gourd, bitter squash, or balsam-pear, has names in other languages which have entered ...
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What is this vine-like weed and how do I kill it?

Don't kill it, just learn to live with it and look how beautiful it is. If ever it takes too much space, reduce it mechanically by hand. Remember that plants are very strong and that products which ...
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Can you help me identify this pear-shaped fruit?

Sounds like something in the cucumber family. There are only two species in Washington State in that family that have green, spiny fruit: wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) and coastal manroot (Marah ...
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Why are some clippings of this plant apparently pure green and others mottled with yellow?

There are two basic varieties of Epipremnum, or Pothos (Devils' Ivy in the UK, and often still referred to as Scindapsis, its original Latin name) - one is variegated and the other is plain green. ...
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What do you call the support post for a pothos?

I think you are looking for a moss pole. They come in round and square shapes. Google Images Moss Pole.
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Growing Epipremnum aureum stem roots on potted plant

This is a vigorous tropical climber. It can be propagated in numerous ways: cuttings rooted in water cuttings rooted in a medium like vermiculite or perlite layering where you root part of the stem ...
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Ropes as climbing support for English Ivy?

I don't think it matters what material you use to train them, but what type of structure you provide for the plants to climb up. To create a foliage "wall" you'd be better off providing a net, in ...
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Clematis identification

The clematis you describe is probably the sweet autumn clematis which is sold as C. maximowicziana, C. paniculata and C. dioscoreifolia and is also remarkably similar in habit and appearance to the ...
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What should I do with damaged leaves on my Money Plant?

Ah, so that's what you mean by Money Plant - this one's more commonly known as Devils Ivy or Pothos, but is, as you now say, Epipremnum aureum. It is on the list of plants toxic to rats, so again, I'd ...
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Can anyone identify this thick leaved crawling plant?

I believe that's Chinese Stonecrop. I think we're having a hard time pinning it down because this species is most commonly seen today in the form of it's red-leaf-tipped cultivar "Coral Reef ...
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What is the name of this ivy?

It is Hedera helix 'sagittifolia', see the image below: Hedera helix 'SAGITTIFOLIA' It's hardy down to USDA zone 6 outdoors, but you're obviously growing it as a houseplant - it's a relatively ...
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Will wisteria clippings take root in a compost pile?

I have a big 'compost pile', where truckloads of trimmings and weeds that aren't shredded/shreddable go. it is a larger scale, most likely, than what you have, but if you turn it over on a regular ...
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What size, and how far apart, should support posts for a trellis tunnel be?

I agree, you certainly don't need a formal blueprint to construct a garden trellis. What I'd do on spacing is take the recommended support spacing for hardy kiwi, and use that as your standard since ...
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Is this a weed, coming up right next to my vine, and if so what is it?

I would guess that this 'weed' is a basal shoot from that large vine (which is some Clematis cultivar). You can see the fallen petals on the ground in the picture. Basal shoots are often different in ...
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Which species is this flower seedling?

Judging by the seed description, the tendency to climb and the small tendrills at the top and the flattish stem together with fact that it's often in "seed mixes", this is most likely a Sweet ...
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Vines / Crawling Plants that minimize damage to buildings/walls

It depends on the building. If the building wall is made from brick, concrete etc, then a climbing vine is unlikely to damage it. If it has a textured plaster finish, then the vine will damage that. ...
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What grows/flowers like trumpet vine, but isn't?

Well I'm confused - I'm pretty sure the photo now present isn't the one I saw yesterday, and because of this photo, it's now obvious it's one of the Bignonias, B. buccinatoria, commonly known as ...
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Are there climbing vines that don't damage stucco?

How about grapes? You will need to put trellis or lattice up, but the grapes won't glue themselves to the stucco and so the lattice can lay right up against the wall. Grapes are also delicious if you ...
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What do you call the support post for a pothos?

Searching on Amazon for "moss pole" based on Debbie M's suggestion, I found "tree fern totem" which seemed to be closer to what I'm looking for. Searching for the latter on Google, I found that they ...
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What's the vine that is wrapping around my plant and how can I get rid of it?

Bindweed, or "white morning glory", most likely. It's a difficult one, but start with removing what you can remove, more frequently, or at least cutting the stems as low as possible.
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How should I overwinter my potted clematis in Massachusetts, Zone 6a?

I agree with Srihari, generally, and also with most of what Stormy says, with a caveat. Assuming they've been outdoors all summer, plant them, now - but don't plant into a mound (sorry Stormy!). I don'...
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