This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
This is one of the grandest, most cheerful and interesting of the family of climbing vines. If we we're restricted to but one flowering plant or vine we should select the Honeysuckle. It begins blooming early in June and continues to produce beautiful, fragrant white and yellow flowers right up to severe winter weather. In addition to this continuous flowering, it has a most magnificent foliage of rich, handsome, glossy green. In fact, we consider this fully as valuable and interesting as the flowers. One who has a few vines of the Honeysuckle is always prepared to make their room cheerful. We believe it is going to become the most prominent climbing vine. It can be trained to climb all over the piazza, to which it adds great beauty. Retaining its foliage until February makes it very desirable for winter landscape.
* Lonicera Halleana (Hall's Japan.)
-- An almost evergreen honeysuckle of the greatest value, being entirely hardy, and of strong, vigorous growth. The flowers are exceedingly fragrant, of pure white, changing to yellow. Blooms here from June to September.
* Lonicera Aurea Reticulata (Japan-Gold-Veined).
-- A beautiful variety, of moderate growth. This variety is especially desirable on account of its beautiful winter foliage. Flowers large and peach colored. Blooms in June and July.
* Lonicera Punicera (Scarlet Trumpet).
-- A well-known, strong, growing vine; continuous bloom; flowers scarlet, succeeded by red berries; suitable for stump and trellis.
* Lonicera Sempervirens (Monthly Fragrant or Dutch Honeysuckle)
-- Showy flowers of red and yellow, delightfully fragrant; continues to loom a long time. Season June and July.
* Ampelopsis Veitchii (Boston Ivy)
-- Probably no climber has been so generally use4 for the last few years. The leaves of this beautiful climber overlap one another closely, changing in the Fall to the most beautiful tints, remaining so until they drop. It clings to wood, stone oil brick, requiring no other support than a smooth surface, to which it clings with tenacity. The most unsightly buildings are made picturesque by its use. Many residences are covered with it, to which it lends an air of elegance.
* Ampelopsis Quinquefolia (American Ivy or Virginia Creeper)
-- Very well-known and appreciated; of luxurious, vigorous growth, and owing to its ivy-like tendrils, valuable for covering unsightly objects.
* Hedera Helix (English Ivy)
-- The ivy, being an evergreen not very hardy and suffering from exposure to the winter sun, should be planted on the north side of buildings or walls. It is very effective grown in pots for inside decoration.