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Patio Cover

Posted by Sabra1974 CA (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 5, 12 at 18:04

Hello aHello,
I just built a patio cover in my back yard. It is made of wood, in a sunny part of the yard, and the top is currently 2x2s spaced out 4 inches apart. My goal is to get a climbing plant to grow ALL OVER this patio cover and I am wondering what plans you might recommend. I would prefer something with a pleasant smell, that does not attract bees, insects, etc.
Can you help??

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RE: Patio Cover

Hi & welcome to Gardenweb! This particular forum is for discussing stuff that's not necessarily garden-related. I might recommend trying your question on CA or vines forums, maybe both. Your idea sounds lovely, but I've never been to CA!

RE: Patio Cover

Sabra, I used to share a house in Newport Beach with 3 other ladies. The "leader" of our group was also in charge of the landscaping. We had a pergola over our back patio, which she covered with white bouganvilla. Wondering if that would work for you, too?


RE: Patio Cover

Please be mindful that anything that has a pleasant smell is going to attract pollinating insects of all kinds. That's what flowers are designed to do.

Your options for a bee-free plant are limited....or at least my imagination is limited! (The latter is probably more like it.)

RE: Patio Cover

Not at all rhizo, if it`s got a flower it`s got a

RE: Patio Cover

I'm wondering if I should mention wasps and hornets.....

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