Looking for a vine that's safe for dogs?
My DH and I were considering building a pergola as a nice outdoor space for the summer months. We were looking for a vine to add shade and privacy during the summer. The pergola would be approx. 10x14 ft and we live in Zone 3b. The front area of the pergola is full sun, the backside of the pergola would be part shade. We'd like fragrant flowers too if possible. Our biggest consideration is that we need a non-toxic plant for our dog, which is why we're avoiding grapevines. Any ideas?
It really comes down to whether your dog is going ingest the plant or not. Yes, grapes can affect dogs, but so can wisteria, trumpetvine, clematis, almost any vine you can name. Sorry, but that's the reality.