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Laidback Gardener Tip of the Day

Vines Know How to Find the Sun

octobre 30You are told that the vine that interests you likes full sun, but the best you can do is offer it shade? Don’t worry too much about that. Almost all climbers tolerate shade while in their juvenile phase; it is in adulthood that sun becomes necessary. As long as the support you offer them to climb on (trellis, pergola, wall, tree, etc.) rises above the surrounding vegetation and other obstacles, your vine will climb climb it and eventually reach the sun it needs. You just have to be a little patient.

Garden writer and blogger, author of more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

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