1000 Flowers for the Planet - #333 Plant Deciduous Vines
Deciduous vines, like deciduous trees, offer a terrific opportunity to make nature work to your advantage and help save you money. By planting deciduous vines over a pergola or verandah, they will provide lovely shade in summer before losing their leaves to let the sun shine through in winter. They will help keep the house cool in summer and warmer in winter, giving you financial savings in reduced heating and cooling costs. Furthermore, this will reduce the amount of fossil fuels being used, reduce carbon emissions and help battle the greenhouse effect. And who knows – depending on the vine you choose, you may even reap a harvest of fruit or enjoy a mass of beautiful blooms.