How to grow climbing plants
USES OF CLIMBING PLANTS
Vines to decorate your garden
Climbing plants or vines are ideal for the garden, especially usable in gardens of small size, since its vertical growth allows its use in areas where we have little surface.
When climbing on walls, columns or poles, they can be used to decorate those little spaces.
Even if they grow on new surfaces, they simply allow them not to appear naked.
Some useful vines to use on a wall
Ivy is a plant that is used quite frequently in the decoration of facades of stately houses, as it appears in this photograph. The bright green of its leaves combines very well with the stone
The sight of the hanging and aromatic flower clusters of wisteria decorating the wall of a house, or the greenery of the leaves of the ivy on a wall or column provide a beauty superior to that offered by the stone or the bare brick.
Virginia ivy leaves with their spectacular blood red are commonly used in many walls of patios and facades, reaching heights of up to 30 meters, providing a wonderful visual spectacle when autumn arrives.
Vines to perfume the environment
Jasmine, honeysuckle or clematis are especially known for their fragrances. In addition to the pleasant aromas of many climbing plants, it is necessary to emphasize the colorful colors that their leaves offer us, especially in autumn, and the variety of their flowers, of which we have a broad range that can cover all the seasons of the year.
Clematis are very interesting vines because of their beatiful flowers
Practical uses of vines
Climbers form an excellent habitat for birds. Its aromas and colors attract many insects and creatures offering great vitality to the garden. Most of them are beneficial to eliminate pests and diseases from plants.
Climbers can be used to decorate fences or gates and, at the same time, serve to provide insulation in places where we are interested in maintaining greater intimacy or less acoustic impact from the outside.
They can also provide shade and protection from the summer heat. Pergolas covered with climbers are used as refreshing spaces in places with especially hot summers.
Climbers to combine with other garden plants
Climbers can also be used to complement trees and shrubs, especially those older and with little foliage on whose trunk and branches can ascend taking advantage of the holes through which penetrates abundant light. Climbing rosebushes or summer clematis, for example, combine with this type of tree or with other leafy trees, such as fruit trees, to fill the voids.
When woody climbers are combined with other herbaceous climbers, in addition to offering them a good support, they allow to cover the different seasonal needs. Annual herbaceous climbers help fill the gaps left by woody climbers until they reach adequate growth to fill the space by themselves.
Other annual climbers, like nasturtium, can be used to complete massifs. It is enough to give them support so they can climb easily,
Which climbing plants are the most convenient?
Bougainvillea is a climbing shrub that it is usually seen decorating gates and walls in warm and protected places.
The choice of climbing plants will depend on several factors:
Techniques for planting climbing plants?
At the time of planting a climber we must have in mind all previous appropriate preparation and techniques of planting and fixing that will allow the climber to grow properly.
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