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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 5:30 pm 
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I'm going to put a pergola in the middle of my yard as a shade feature. I would like to cover it in a good thick evergreen Ivy. What types do well here (Plano)?


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It's not exactly an ivy, but it does climb. Carolina Jessamine is an evergreen with beautiful yellow flowers in the spring. It loves the sun.
For more ideas: http://www.dirtdoctor.com/radio.php?id=330

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Where could I see some of this?


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I also have small children & pets. I may need to look at a less toxic variety.


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If your children seem to like to eat plants, yes, I would stay away from the Carolina Jessamine. I never did this myself, but I did eat bugs when I was little. :lol:
There is a picture in Howard Garrett's book "Plants of the Metroplex".
For a good online photo:
http://www.monrovia.com/plantinf.nsf/0/BB2186900A39DBEE8825684D007143CA

The list of poisonous plants is long. For a partial list:
http://www.inch.com/~dogs/poison.html and:
http://www.akca.org/library/poison.htm
To see non poisonous and poisonous lists:
http://www.flowerlinks.net/link_directory/poisonous_house_plant.html

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