Vines Enhance Fences, Trellises and make excellent climbers
Home gardeners who want to add greenery to a trellis or front porch should consider adding climbing vines to their yard. These plants are beautiful, easy to grow and some are aromatic. Here are some examples of climbing vines that work well in any landscape setting
Bishop's Weed: Bishops weed, also known as snow on the mountain is a super hardy variegated ground cover. Its delicate bright green foliage with a white trim makes it a unique feature in a garden. They are high spreaders and cover unsightly areas in landscaping or where you can not keep mowed and maintained well. They hide ground debris and weeds.
English Ivy: Home gardeners who like small foliage that is well-behaved should consider English ivy. This vine is perfect for hanging baskets, containers or as a ground cover. English ivy is also a good choice for climbing on trellis, porches and other structures.
Garden Phlox: Garden phlox is a beautiful lavender ground cover that turns a pinkish color in low alkalinity soils in late summer. It's versatile and makes a carpet-like appearance full of delicate blooms covering the entire plant. Perfect for planting on hills or near rocks to gently climb and bloom all summer long.
Trumpet Vines is another great hardy one that can be trained to climb primarily because they tend to grow towards the sun. When preparing your vines to climb fences or a trellis, interweave the new shoots through the openings as they grow. If you are training vines to twine around masonry or trees, you can attach a wire to the structure at the base for the vine to climb. Taking just a little time to train your vines will bring big rewards. Your fence or other arrangements will have good coverage as these plants grow upwards.
Ground covers and vines are fantastic plants that can paint beautiful pictures as they grow and also as some of them will provide beautiful blooms to enjoy. There is a wide variety of ground covers and vines available so a homeowner will find the best one. There ae some that are stunning and are a lot of fun to have. The Morning Glory Vines are an amazing one and will look breathtaking as they display their gorgeous blooms early in the morning on those spring and summer mornings. The flowers on this one will close up around the middle of the day and will not open until the next morning. When looking for a very hardy vine that will grow very well and will not take a lot of care. This one will need to grow in full sunlight and can also do very well in shaded areas. It will also like to be in all types of soil conditions and will paint a brilliant shade of dark green when growing. It will take over a fenced area or even grow to the side of old buildings and create a unique look. The Cross Vine is a lovely one to add when wanting to add lots of bright colors. The blooms on this vine will have a gorgeous and bright orange color to them and will usually show in spring. There are also some fantastic ground covers that will grow close to the ground and will look stunning. Pink Phlox and also Big Leaf Periwinkle are excellent choices to add an incredible amount of color when they are in bloom. These ground covers will cover vast areas as they grow and will look stunning when several of these plants grow together. White Violets is another excellent choice and will do fantastic in natural areas where they will receive partial sun and will have moist and well-drained soil conditions.
Vines are perfect for stabilizing soil, preventing soil erosion and help reduce weeds when planted under shrubs and other small border plants. Ground covers also make an excellent carpet like covering on the ground. Perfect for planting on steep hillsides where one cannot maintain. These plants are available in different colors, and some provide beautiful blooms to enjoy. There are also some that grow and supply different shades of green. They are great and can be trained to grow on just about anything around a lawn or in a garden area. They also grow well in different types of soils and full and partial sunlight.