Groundcovers & Vines

How to Grow Vanilla Beans

How to Grow Vanilla Beans
Vanilla beans grow on the vanilla orchid (Vanilla planifolia), a tall, flowering vine native to tropical Mexico. Vanilla orchids grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 11 and 12, thriving in humid conditions and rich, moist soil

How to Plant Asian Jasmine Ground Cover

How to Plant Asian Jasmine Ground Cover
When yards in U.S. Department of Agricultureplant hardiness zones7b through 10 cry out for a tough, rapidly spreading ground cover, Asian jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) heads the list of possibilities. The plant, which grows as a perennial in th

How to Identify Muscadine Vines

How to Identify Muscadine Vines
Muscadines (Vitis rotundifolia), also called scuppernong or bullace, is a species of grape vine native to the American Southeast. A vigorous growing plant, it grows either as a climbing, erect vine up to 90 feet tall; or as a prostrate sprawling grou

How to Winter a Mandevilla Plant

How to Winter a Mandevilla Plant
Tropical flowering vines, mandevillas (Mandevilla spp.), formerly calledDiplandenia, come from Brazil and grow year-round in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11. Mandevillas are good for growing outdoors on posts, trell

Using Succulents as Ground Covers

Using Succulents as Ground Covers
Make use of succulents to replace a thirsty carpet of grass or to cover dry areas of the yard that are hard to water. Use low-growing succulent varieties as ground covers to fill in garden areas between hardscaping or focus plants, "covering the grou

How to Grow Vines for Privacy Screens

How to Grow Vines for Privacy Screens
Block an unpleasant view or give yourself some privacy with a wall of vines. Many different vine species and hybrids can be used. Grow vines that bloom in your favorite color or vines that produce fruit. Consider all the options when choosing which t

How to Trim Asian Jasmine

How to Trim Asian Jasmine
Asian jasmine is not a true jasmine, but the starry white flowers look very similar. The plant is a vine that is often used as a hardy ground cover, much like we use vinca. It forms an excellent tangle of growth that helps prevent weeds and erosion.

Care of Angel Trumpets

Care of Angel Trumpets
One summer evening saturated with angel trumpets' fragrance (Brugmansia spp.) may persuade you to give the South American natives a try. Perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11, depending on variety, and contai

How to Kill Grapevines

How to Kill Grapevines
Grapevines may be nice to look at, and they provide shade on a trellis, or cover lots of ground, providing cheap and relatively lush landscaping materials. But they creep and intertwine themselves into nearby trees and shrubs, robbing them of vital n

Growing Hops in Texas

Growing Hops in Texas
Hops (Humulus lupulus) is a deciduous vine widely known for producing cone-like fruits that are used to flavor beer. Native to the cooler regions of Europe and Asia, hops plants were brought to North America centuries ago. Hops need a humus-rich, moi

How to Eradicate Poison Ivy Plants

How to Eradicate Poison Ivy Plants
When you see leaves of three growing in your garden or creeping along your patio walkway, you may not want to let them be. Identified by its three divided leaves that alternate on a woody stem or vine, poison ivy also has white berries, which offer a

How to Root Ivy in Water

How to Root Ivy in Water
Ivies (Hedera spp.) are a vast group of plants grown in gardens as ground covers or up trellises or walls. They are also grown in hanging baskets and as houseplants. Although not always recommended, according to Clemson University and the University

How to Make Irish Moss Grow Quickly

How to Make Irish Moss Grow Quickly
Irish moss is actually not a moss at all but a perennial plant native to Europe. The moss is a hardy plant that will withstand freezing temperatures as well as light foot traffic if you plant it in a walkway. This Irish moss, known as Sagina subulata