Calvin Finch

Calvin Finch

Q. Are there any vines that the deer do not eat?

A. Among those that I am familiar with are trumpet creeper, star jasmine, Carolina jessamine, wisteria, and butterfly vine. The butterfly vine is the most desirable in my opinion because of attractive blooms and seed pods plus it is aggressive enough to fill a trellis, but it won’t take over the neighborhood. The jessamine is a leaner rather than a climbing vine.

Calvin Finch is a retired horticulture agent in Bexar County. He writes for and works with a number of area media outlets.

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