Carolina Jasmine – For An Arbor

Q: I recently put up a metal arbor. I’d like to plant a flowering vine to grow over it and was thinking of Carolina jasmine. Is this a good idea?

A: I have an arbor with Carolina jasmine planted on both sides. The scent when it flowers in May is intoxicating! Other than an occasional haircut to keep it growing tight to the metal, no care is needed.