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Vines Add Vertical Interest
Twine Helps a Clematis Climb the Mailbox
Photo © flickr user Norma Nack
Many gardeners take advantage of the built in vertical structure that is the mailbox by training a vine over it. Vines like the clematis
in this picture climb via twining tendrils, and need something slender to cling to. You can use string to help the vine gain its purchase, or you can wrap plastic netting around the mailbox, like that used to keep birds away from crops.