This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Portions of one's grounds especially set apart for the culture of hardy and woody climbing vines, would have a very beautiful effect if the trellises were designed to secure a variety of form, and then the shade some of them would afford as arbors would be a luxury in itself in the warm days of summertime. The writer will not soon forget the beautiful effects in the scenery made by Vitis indi-visa, as it rambled over trees and low bushes along the Kansas River and other points in the South-western States.
Besides the beautiful effects to be had from permanent woody climbers, much beauty may be had from a judicious training of annual kinds. In looking over Mr. H. A. Dreer's catalogue, the great variety of ornamental vines offered suggested this paragraph. The old Maurandia for instance, can be worked up into mans' beautiful forms.
MAURANDIA BARCLAY ANA.