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Re: Re: Art in Garden talk - now vines

Does that shrub have a common name?  And my birds planted my VA creeper, but I like it all the same since I was born there.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Zemuly@aol.com
Sent: 8/9/2004 12:55:42 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Art in Garden talk - now vines

> In a message dated 8/9/2004 8:05:54 AM Central Standard Time,  
> pdickson@sbcglobal.net writes:
> Virginia  creeper 
> I am always surprised when I am reminded that in some areas people actually  
> buy Virginia creeper.  I have it all over my backyard fence and growing up  
> every tree in my yard.  I don't mind pulling it out of the flower beds and  off 
> the house, and I think it is pretty on the fence.  Some of it's  handsful of 
> leaves are almost a foot across on my fence.  It also has a  wonderful fall 
> color.  A shrub that might do well in Texas is  Lorapetalum.  I have had great 
> success with it in my zone 7 yard.  It  requires zero care, little water, and 
> only occasional pruning after bloom  time.  Looks a lot like barberry without 
> the thorns and has beautiful  flowers in the spring.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
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