Planting a Climbing Vine

Every year I like to plant a Mandevilla in a pot with an iron cone trellis. A Mandevilla is a tropical vine which makes a great patio plant. I live in Zone 7A and I grow it as an annual. You can bring it inside and overwinter it but I just buy a new one every year.

Here are some pics of different color Mandevillas. I don't think I have ever taken a picture of mine! I will be this year.

This is the color that I plant every year.
Romence Gardens

Here is a beautiful pic of pink Mandevillas

Gardenweb.com

And here are the crimson Mandevillas

Roselandhouse.co.uk
I read that Mandevillas need some shade and that the sun will burn them but I plant mine in full sun every year and they do great. These can be pricey depending on where you purchase them. Right now they are $25 at the big home improvement stores but I purchased mine for $10 at Walmart.

This is what you will need...

Mandevilla of your color choice  
large pot
trellis (mine came from Hobby Lobby but you can find them at garden centers or nurseries)
potting soil (I used Miracle Gro)
peat moss 

This is what I bought at Wal Mart for $10. It's the Sun Parasol Giant White Mandevilla


This is my trellis, pot, Mandevilla, and potting mix (peat moss not in the pic) that I used


Take the bag of potting soil and dump it into the pot and add peat moss and mix it up. I used about 3 gallon size pots of peat moss. Then add the Mandevilla and carefully place the trellis on top and wrap the vines around it. I watered and fertilized it with Miracle Gro. That's it!


I had some Sweet Potato Vine and Creeping Jenny so I decided to add that to the bottom. It will cascade down the side of the pot. I may add something else to the back. You can leave it as it is. Believe me, when it takes off it is so lush and full it is fine by itself. But I have a problem with leaving well enough alone so I added trailing vines.


And there you have it folks. This took me maybe 15 minutes. I will post more pics when it gets bigger and blooms. Happy Gardening!

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13 comments:

  1. You really know your plants. It really is beautiful . You just inspired me to start planting one this summer :)

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    1. This is an easy plant to get started with. You would really love it!

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  2. What beautiful flowers! I can't wait to see them once they're in full bloom. I also love the detail of adding the trailing vines. I would never be able to think of doing that, or even know how to begin. People that know a lot about plants and gardening always impress me! :) ~ Jamie

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    1. When I started gardening I didn't have a clue about flowers. And sometimes I think I still don't! I'm always learning and discovering new things.

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  3. It looks beautiful! I love that you added the trailing vines.

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping that the trailing vines do well! W'ell see!

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  4. I love your climbing Mandevilla! I planted purple clematis at the base of our arbor!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. I LOVE purple clematis! I am sure that it is beautiful! I just bought my mother one and I keep saying I need to get one for myself.

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  5. I've been looking to get something that grows like this for our porch. Great post :)

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    1. Thank you Ashley! It really is a beautiful vine and so easy to grow.

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  6. I just picked up a pink one for $10 at a farmers market. It says 3-6' so I will need a bigger trellis than it came with because I hope to maintain it at around 6'.

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    1. It can easily grow to 6'. I'm sure it will be beautiful!

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  7. Every year I like to plant a Mandevilla in a pot with an iron cone trellis. A Mandevilla is a tropical vine which makes a great patio plant. I live in Zone 7A and I grow it as an annual. You can bring it inside and overwinter it but I just buy a new one every year. visit adventurezone.co.uk for climbing frames

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