Training a vine on arbor post

Lori BAugust 4, 2013

Hello - We just finished building a IG pool in our backyard, and an arbor was added overlooking the yard. I planted 2 purple leaf honeysuckle vines on each 8" arbor post. I'm looking for the best way to train these vines up. I have tied heavy-duty fishing line right now, but I'm not that fond of the look. You can see the fishing line on all sides of the post. Is there a better way? OR - after the vine becomes more mature, will the limbs become stronger and I can remove the fishing line over time.

Attaching a few pics. The gray conduit is on the backside of the arbor posts. I still want to paint those brown to blend in a bit better.

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After the vine begins to grow on the top of the arbor, you can remove the fishing line. It is just temporary.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 3:01PM
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really pretty, btw. I'm envious!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 10:19PM
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Haven't seen these for awhile, but there are vine ties that affix to the wood, small discs, with a bendable wire to secure the vine. Don't have a package here to tell you the name. You'd maybe find at a good nursery or try googling vine training.

Your back area is great!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 3:44PM
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