Vines are usually perennials -- deciduous or evergreen -- that find support from climbing, twining, or creeping along and around things, such as tree trunks and trellises. Certain vines, such as the very common and beautiful Virginia Creeper and other ivies can be very aggressive, so be careful! On the other hand, some vines, such as Wisteria and Grapes, can be trained and maintained very easily. Plus, grapevines provide delicious food for birds and humans!
We carry Wisteria and several different types of hardy Grapes. Come in and allow us to show you our selection.
Some of our vines include:
This year we have 18 different clematis in stock. Young plants with strong root balls, these very delicate looking vines with the amazing flowers grow well here, sun to partial shade, especially on the east and west sides of the yard.
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Growing grapes in northern Nevada can be easy and extremely rewarding if you plant varieties that will withstand our relatively short growing season with its surprisingly late spring frosts, its early fall frosts, its high summer temperatures, and prolonged lack of rain. It's also important to prepare the ground with a full foot of good topsoil and to provide an adequate water source -- drip irrigation is the best bet, but regular hand watering will work as well. We carry several varieties that are excellent for our region. Come in and let us show you this year's selection.
Some varieties we carry:
Various Wine Graps:
The Hop (Humulus Lupulus) is famous for its use in the production of beer, but this incredibly fast growing deciduous perennial is especially fun and useful for gardeners because it can grow up to 25 feet in a single growing season! This vine is such a fast grower, that some gardeners insist that you can actually watch it grow up to a foot in a single day during the height of its annual growth. Plus, since the Hop produces rhizomes underground, the plant can easily be divided for multiple plantings.
The hardy Honeysuckle vine (Lonicera japonica) is a good choice for both trellis and ground cover gardening. This prolific vine takes very little care, is heat- and drought-tolerant, and because of its long blooming season with its delicate, sweet smelling flowers, this vine becomes a major attraction for butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds. The Honeysuckle can even be grown in the shade, and some types will grow well in containers.
We carry several different types of shade tolerant vines. In fact, because of the intense sun and heat of the high desert summer, many vines that prefer full sun in other locals do quite well here in shade or part shade.