Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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We just finished a deck out back, with a trellis over it to shade our rear window and back door from the sun.
I want to plant something to climb the trellis and fill it in. Grapes seem to make sense for several reasons: we'll eat them ;-), they climb, they have big broad leaves that will provide lots of shade, they don't have thorns. This isn't a great area for them (I think I'm in Zone 9? Los Angeles) but we do have neighbors that grow them.
Only hitch: because of the way the deck is built, it would be awkward to plant them in the ground and have them climb. So I was thinking about putting them in good-sized, aesthetically-pleasing containers on the deck itself.
Will this work? Any thoughts?