I brought one of these back from N.Y. one year and gave it a go in my garden,it was beautiful for a few years but never really "took off" like I had seen it up there. Usually it's the opposite with growing conditions here. The berries take on different colors as you can see in the photo and then get a crackling type appearance much like real porcelain therefore,the name. It's incredibly invasive further north,the birds eat the berries and upon elimination little volunteers sprout up and if left unattended will completely take over. My vine finally succumbed to the elements here. I may get another on my next trip up north.
Yes, that's Western Canada Bix. The Okanagan to be precise. I lived in Oliver for quite a few years. It's a beautiful area to live in. Full of Orchards, beaches, mountains, vineyards etc. In Oliver the population doubles each year, as the tourists pour in. Osoyoos was the next town to us, and it has the only pocket desert in Canada.
This is a vinyard in southern Ontario. The old house, built in the mid 1800's, is now a wonderful restaurant and a place I love to go for a special meal. You are surrounded by acres and acres of lush vines. The winery, Peninsula Ridge Estates, does well.
I am talking about the first orange trumpet vine. I was so happy to find it again in Vietnam. In fact I found so many of the plants from my childhood in Southeast Asia that I realized that just about all of them had been imported from there.
Yes,the use of vines intertwined together is such a great way to showcase and or camouflage. I have the white vine in picture #1 intertwined with a New Dawn Rose climber and Stephanotis(below) with the ocassional Moonflower escapee. The possible combinations are endless,featuring not only blooms but texture.
Thanks for that picture, Spindrift. I wasn't getting a good idea of it in your garden before. It must absolutely glow! That color & texture combined with the climbing rose would be outstanding.
Ooo, Casimira ~~ it would never have occurred to me to combine the rosa montana with anything else. You have started some ideas percolating. The texture of the stephanotis with the white antigonon would be stellar.
Kerouac, was it the norm for you to keep the privet clipped? Up north it is so compulsory to have one's privet hedges clipped. Peter Matthiessen's property is the only one I know of that got away with letting his go and even then it was frowned upon. Miles and miles of hedgerows clipped to "perfection".