How To Choose Climbing Plants
Climbing plants can add life to your garden in many different ways. They serve as barriers, providing privacy and decoration, as well as creating pathways. If you grow climbing plants, there are several things that you need to keep in mind. With these simple suggestions, you can be sure that your trellis systems and climbing plants will provide the security and beauty you desire for your backyard.
There's a dainty of magic in how plants grow in nature. Most of their growth occurs when the day temperature falls below freezing or about 10 degrees below ground level. Because the leaves are not constantly exposed to direct sunlight, they are deprived of the beautiful, healthy sunlight that is needed to encourage rapid growth and color. Even in the winter months, plant leaves will be green even though the temperatures may have fallen considerably below freezing. This natural cycle that trellis gardeners understand is interrupted when you choose to use flowering shrubs because they need exposure to the full sun in order to bloom. Choose flowering plants that are local to your area because they will naturally provide the sunlight that they need in order to thrive.
Make sure that you choose flowering plants that are not too bushy so that the foliage does not wilt and die quickly. One of the easiest ways to provide protection to your trellis system is to place them in containers that can be closed during cold months and opened during warm months. These will allow your climbing plants to be stored until the weather is at your desired temperature. When spring comes, you can let your indoor plants begin to bloom, then remove the containers and return them to your garden. You will have a wonderful array of blooming flowers ready to provide beauty and shade to any area of your garden.
It is important to choose a few varieties of climbing plants that will work well together. For instance, a plant that has a fern-like shape to its leaves will work best with a hosta plant that also has fern-like leaves and a cluster of stalks. Hostas are a very common indoor plant and grow quite large, making it easy for you to keep control of their numbers. However, if you have a little garden space, you may want to consider another type of fern-like plant that would be appropriate for your indoor environment. Another option would be a species of vine that is commonly seen in greenhouses, such as crabgrass.
One of the most popular options for shade-loving climbing plants is the twining woody climbing plant. This particular species of climbing plants produce a lovely cascading display of flowers. The flowers of this species are usually in a row down the stem and can be single or multi-colored. There are also some flowering varieties of this wonderful plant that have several stalks, but all of them end up with one flower per stem. It is possible to grow these flowering varieties outside in your garden, but it would be best to keep them inside if you intend to grow them indoors.
Another popular option when it comes to shade-loving climbing plants is the star jasmine. It can be found in many colors and grows quite large, so this would be a good choice if you were looking for a shade-loving, large plant that could stand on its own. As an indoor plant, it would work very nicely in a small planter. The star jasmine is actually a vine that can be trained into different styles, such as a small fence style vine, a cascade vine, or even a rock wall style vine. Any of these vines will look stunning adorning your home.
When choosing climbing plants for your garden, you should know that there are several other types available as well. One popular option is to purchase a pair of climbing roses for use in a trellis system around a patio or deck. If you are looking to decorate your home's interior, ivy climbing plants make a nice choice. They can easily be grown from cuttings taken from the parent plant and will grow up to four feet tall. They are very hardy and will survive the change from their parent plant to any other variety.
If you are interested in purchasing a range of climbing plants for your garden, you can go online and look at catalogs. Many garden centers will have a wide variety to choose from. You will usually find that indoor plants come in pots that can be used to grow climbing plants or cuttings. Some plants may not be suitable for use in indoor gardens because they tend to be quite fragrant and attract bees or other insects. So check the pests, diseases, and climate before you buy any plants for your home.