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Growing Edible Vines Columbia SC

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Case Plants
(803) 799-3301
1001 Bluff Road
Columbia, SC
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Rebekahs Garden Inc.
(803) 783-1994
1001 Bluff Road
Columbia, SC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Seven Oaks Plant Shop
(803) 772-3330
4522 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Pottery, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Mill Creek Greenhouses
(803) 776-0441
2324 Leesburg Road
Columbia, SC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Woodley's Garden Center
(803) 407-0601
2840 Dreher Shoals Road
Columbia, SC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Rebekah's Garden , Inc
(803) 799-0660
Sc Farmers Market 1001 Bluff Road
Columbia, SC
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Annuals

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Lake Murray Landscape Supply
(803) 732-4101
1637 Lake Murray Blvd
Columbia, SC
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Rubber Mulch

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Garners Ferry Landscape Supply
(803) 783-4717
7726 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC

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Woodley's Garden Center
(803) 788-1487
10015 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC
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Reese's Plants
(803) 691-3035
10418 Wilson Blvd
Blythewood, SC
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Growing Edible Vines

In 1896, American architect Louis Sullivan changed the field of architecture with the concept of “form follows function.” Sullivan designed his buildings with the philosophy that the physical attributes of each structure should be based primarily on its use. His apprentice, Frank Lloyd Wright, took the idea even further by adopting his own philosophy: “form and function are one.” His view combines the architecture of the building itself with both its environment and the people it houses. Wright called it “organic architecture.” Take a look at Fallingwater or either of his Taliesin homes to get a good idea of what he was talking about. According to Wright, nature itself combines form and function in every design.

From the pages of Hobby Farm HomeFor hobby farmers, Wright’s mantra couldn’t be more advantageous; especially when it comes to plants. More often than not, we tend to select plants for our landscape simply for form (they’re pretty) or for function (they taste good). Why, then, don’t we follow Wright’s philosophy more often and select plants that are not only lovely, but also useful? We tend to see our plants as either one or the other. Seldom do we consider the host of plants able to serve our landscape with both form and function.

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If ever there were a group of plants with the ability to satisfy both desires, it would be vines. They are beautiful, welcoming souls willing to be trained this way and that to screen out a neighbor, cover a naked wall, envelop a trellis , shade a patio, buffer road noise or contain children (not by wrapping them up, mind you, but by creating a living fence to keep them corralled). But when we add to this list of functions their ability to produce fruits, we are suddenly blessed with the opportunity to maximize not only our farm’s beauty but also its productivity.

Multifunctional fruit-bearing vines are the perfect fit for hobby farms. Using these vines to fill vertical spaces generates more edibles while taking up less acreage. Clematis and morning glories are pretty plants, indeed, but you can’t eat them (or you shouldn’t, at any rate). Instead, choose from one of these deliciously useful vines to bring Wright’s philosophy to fruition on your farm.

Perennial Vines
With a sturdy frame to support them, perennial fruiting vines can produce for decades. The key to their success is twofold. First and foremost, note the word “sturdy.” According to Stella Otto, author of both The Backyard Berry Book: A Hands-on Guide to Growing Berries, Brambles, and Vine Fruit in the Home Garden (Ottographics, 1995) and The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden (Ottographics, Revised ed. 1995), “Perennial vines can grow extensively in a single season, so they need strong support. A good, solid trellis or pergola should do the job. Also, since these fruits are perennial, you’ll want the structure to be long-lasting, not something, like a lightweight mesh, that you will constantly have to re...

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