Experts and BHG readers answer.
heat and vines
You are so right! Vines that thrive in your area include Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens), Silver Lace Vine (Polygonum aubertii), Wisteria sinensis and Yellow Trumpet Vine (Macfadyena unguis-cati, or Cat's Claw). All of these vines except the Carolina Jessamine can withstand part-shade to mitigate the effects of the heat.--Stephanie Hainsfurther, Albuquerque, New Mexico