Some climbing plants like the Euonymus and climbing hydrangea can be left without pruning right now, but the other perennials such as grapes and hops need attention.
Last year I allowed morning glories to climb up to the top of crape myrtle trees where we could enjoy their jewel tone colors where we have our morning coffee in the summer. Now they have to be pulled down and the seedlings thinned for this year.
|Hops - new growth emerging thisweek|
However beautifully and reliably hops covers chain link fence for me every summer, it, like many vines/bines will sucker all over the place. If you want to train it you must be vigilant in the spring. One author said to eat the early vine prunings like asparagus. We haven't tried that yet.
And, did you know that humulus is a member of the canabaceae family?
Also, since hops is used as a calming herb, it is sometimes used to help people come down from alcohol abuse. Check out Paghat for more lore.