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Vines are a great addition to the general view of the house, and can certainly increase curb appeal of the house. However, if the vine looks uncared it certainly can make the house look even worse. So, here are some basic tips on caring for the vines!

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Vine Care Tips

Vines are a perfect greenery to make an intimate setting and to decorate your space, especially during the warmer times. However, there are so many variations of this marvelous plant, that sometimes we just can’t choose the perfect one! To identify the care for the vines, you will need to have a basic information about this type. Usually, there are grapevine types, perennial vines and many more. For instance, Dutchman’s pipe is native to North America and has a shape of a heart leaves, loves shade and sun both. But here is an interesting fact: if you see caterpillars munching the leaves, these are probably swallowtail butterflies hiding.

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However, if you want a climbing vine that will also be beautiful with flowers, try clematis that can bloom virtually in any color. This particular type of vine is perfect for fall and spring times, however there are also variations for the winter time, in evergreen version. By the way, C. pitcheri and C. texensis are native to the Northern America. Akebia on the other hand is a perfect choice if you want great foliage and it also gives off a sweet chocolate smell, in addition to the cute purple and white flowers. The perfect shade vine is Climbing Hydrangea, which gives off white flowers in summer. Even though, the color of leaves changes in autumn, it is not a best option to use them if you want to create a fall decor. The false Hydrangea closely resembles the climbing type, however it is a completely different one. However, it has other advantages, like a showier flowers with large white bracts that look like big petals. However, if you want to add some colorfull leaf patterns to your outdoors, use Purple-Leaf Grape. These grapes are certainly are not for eating, but they look just perfect for the fall decor. In spring and summer, it bears purple-flushed foliage that turns screaming shades of red in fall. Like all grapes, it’s a fast grower that does best in full sun, so try to place it in the sun.

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