By: Garden Gate staff
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Soften that screen
Does your privacy fence do its job but seem harsh at the same time? Perfect for softening screens, vines were the obvious solution for the wooden fence to the left, too.
Normally, the challenge would be finding a quick-growing vine to scale the wall and scramble over the top onto the other side. But there’s a clever, easy trick that’s helping mandevilla look so great here. Click ahead to find out what it is!
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Give vines a boost
This pot of mandevilla sits on a high shelf on the back of the fence! This way, the vine grows up and over the wall much faster. No waiting on coverage, and no tripping over containers on the deck floor. Plus, you can overwinter mandevilla — a snap to bring inside when it’s planted in a pot.