I have just built a cedar trellis to shield a portion of my yard from the lovely garbage cans in the alley outside my town home. I have a very small almost completely shaded yard that so far consists of weeds, dense dirt, glass art and a small flowering tree. My plan is to grow some vines up the trellis, use brick or rock for ground cover and plant some impatiens around the edges. It all seems to be coming together but I have no idea what to plant! I wanted to plant hydrangea but found out it can destroy wood. So Iím looking for a climbing vine that meets the following criteria:
Almost total shade
Wont damage wood
Can grow at least 5-6 feet
Not Ivy! Ivy seems to be the only thing Iíve found that matches my criteria and while I think Ivy is lovely growing on a brick home it isnít right for my yard.
*Any suggestions and/or tips would be greatly appreciated! I am a gardening novice but I have saved several houseplants from dying and have no problem working with plants that take special care or time.