Thread: Pet Safe Vines?
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:59 PM posted to rec.gardens
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Default Q: Akebia - Chocolate Vine? -- P Pet Safe Vines?

Scott Hildenbrand wrote:
mleblanca wrote:
On Nov 12, 9:28 am, Scott Hildenbrand
Bill R wrote:
Scott Hildenbrand wrote:
As some of you had seen I'd been working on a 34x34' dog run off the
back of our house for our hounds.
I'm finished with the fence and am working on a deck section and 8
foot ramp that will lead from the house to ground level for the dogs.
Anyway, the deck is built with a height of 3', and a final height of
5' with the railing. The face side I'm going to use lattice which will
go the full 5 foot height.
I'm going to put a vine on it, but need advice on what would do best.
During summer it gets part sun from 11am till dusk. Fall it's mostly
shaded by the house.
I'd need something that is totally pet safe, just in case they decide
to munch on it. I'm not sure which ones are as none of the sites seem
to cover this info.
The more flowers, the better, but anything is good. I'm going to end
up training what ever grows there to grow along the balusters of the
full 8' ramp as well as on the 5' deck section.
Any advice?
Thanks in advance!


Does anyone have any experience with Chocolate Vine (Akebia)? It's at
the top of my list of possible plants for on the dog ramp which will be
safe for them and edible for us.