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OT.. my boyfriend and I just bought a new condo in Atlantic Beach, Florida (yay!), and we have a small front yard. There is a very shady wall by my front door, and I want to make a trellis with some kind of flowering vine. Does anyone have any ideas? I've googled it, but I actually would like some real-people's ideas. :) Any suggestions are welcomed! Thank you!

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Last updated: Apr. 18, 2013 8:29 am
Posted: Apr. 17, 2013 2:50 pm
Answered by: linda2d
Apr. 17, 2013 3:07 pm
honeysuckle? prefers sun so it may not flower as well in shade. I would also note, I have yet to find a vine that isn't high maintenance.
Apr. 17, 2013 3:12 pm
yeah my porch has almost zero sun. although, in the summer time it might get a little more. i dont have a problem with high maintenance though, i actually prefer it! ive always had very high-maintenance veggie gardens. just looking for a change :)
Answered by: SoupySunny
Apr. 17, 2013 3:14 pm
Side Note: I love less than a mile from the beach and my house is facing North. Not sure if that makes a difference. It's already in the high 80's here!
Apr. 17, 2013 3:14 pm
Answered by: mmmissycooks
Apr. 17, 2013 3:53 pm
Look at planting an clematis, I dont know the exact zone Florida is in, but the Armandi clematis is very nice, always stays green, and buds a gorgeous white flower in spring
Apr. 17, 2013 4:37 pm
You might want to check this out, then see if those plants do well in your growing zone.
Apr. 17, 2013 4:38 pm
I vote for clematis. It isn't invasive and after established is very nice.
Answered by: Celeste
Apr. 17, 2013 4:41 pm
A climbing hydrangea would be beautiful and it's a shade plant:
Apr. 17, 2013 5:16 pm
Climbing roses are pretty too.
Answered by: SHORECOOK
Apr. 17, 2013 7:07 pm
Bouganvilla's are beautiful and grow nice in Florida.
Apr. 18, 2013 12:26 am
That's the plant I was looking for. It does have thorns though.
Apr. 18, 2013 12:32 am
Trumpet vine. Climbing Hydrangea Vine what ever you do don't plant ivy. I planted a cute little four inch potted ivy and it has taken over my back yard. I have sprayed every poison I can buy and nothing kills this stuff. My brother has a landscaping business and sprayed a strong plant killer on it and it just won't die. This darn stuff has even grown into the neighbors yard.
Apr. 18, 2013 8:29 am
A passion flower vine is interesting.
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