Large, lush blooms of the native orange crossvine. The perfect plant: deer and drought resistant, needs little care, blooms all season.

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Large, lush blooms of the native orange crossvine. The perfect plant: deer and drought resistant, needs little care, blooms all season.

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer Vines have many uses in the garden, including filling narrow spaces, covering arches to provide shade, forming living privacy walls, and climbing up the sides of a house. Many have ornamental flowers and leaves, and some feed pollinators and wildlife with their nectar, fruits and seeds. Because vines grow vertically, even those gardening in small spaces can fit in a vine or two. If you live in zone 9, you may have wondered what vine varieties are good choices for your garden. Growing Vines in Zone 9 Zone 9 gardeners are lucky – vines for zone 9 include both temperate species like Clematis terniflora that can tolerate summer heat and subtropical species like Aristolochia elegans that can cope with a few chilly months. In addition to common vines that grow in zone 9, like the familiar English ivy and Virginia creeper, there

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