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August 15, 2014

Teague: Many vines resist drought nicely

The lawns in my neighborhood may be brown and dead during this drought, but there are surprising spots of colorful flowers and healthy-looking green leaves — all on vines covering fences, arbors and walls. Three species of vines — bougainvillea, trumpet vines and some grape vines — are extremely drought-tolerant when established. As you consider replacing plants that have succumbed to the drought, put these attractive, vigorous survivors on your list.

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