Hello everyone, and thank you in advance for taking the time to read a question from a newbie gardener.
I'm planning to build a patio in my backyard that I'd like to be covered in Vines. I'm basically going to build a structure from wood and chicken wire, and train the vines through as the grow.
The kind of tricky part about it is, I'd like the vines to be a combination of blackberries, rasberries, grapes, and one or two other flowering vines.
Are there any potential problems with this? Are there any recommended fast growing vine plants that I should go with? Being in southern California, when would be the best time to start?
the last part of this question is probably the most ambitious...
I'd like to eventually train the grapes to fall on the inside of the canopy making up the roof of the patio, so that potentially you could reach up and grab a grape or two. Is this even possible?
Please let me know if I'm just pipe-dreaming with this one.
Thanks again for your help.