Western Mountains and High Plains
Favorite or New Plant
Black-Eyed Susan Vine
You can grow some very attractive annual vines from seed in just a short time. They will bloom from summer until frost. One of the most stunning is the black-eyed Susan vine. Sow seeds in hanging baskets or other patio containers using a quality outdoor planting mix. The 1- to 2-inch blossoms come in white, yellow, and deep orange. They are sure to brighten up the outdoor patio and deck.
Clever Gardening Technique
Make a Recycled Trellis
You don't always need a fancy support for vines. Here's an idea for a make-your-own: Secure a long metal or rigid plastic pipe into the ground, then insert the framework of an old umbrella into it. This allows climbing and twining vines to grow upright and into a natural, spreading shape.