Play the Match Game
that the arbor or trellis has to match the plant, so try to visualize both. Start
with a garden or nursery catalog, and review different vines and flowers. A climbing
tea rose might go with a plain, white wooden trellis, while another plant might
require a different design or material.
Form a Strong Attachment to
Some vining plants are specialists in climbing techniques,
including those that completely wrap themselves around any structure and species
that attach themselves with tendrils that sprout from leaves or stems. Others
are not good climbers at all, and need to be fastened to the structure. Make sure
the structure is stout enough to support the plant's size and weight.
Your Plant Biology
Be sure to ask your nursery about the plant's soil
and light requirements. Some vining plants are from the forest, and require similar
conditions-light on the blooms and moist, shaded soil at the roots.
Here are just a few choices:
proper approach to picking plants, we're almost done.
Sky's the Limit
Whether your goal is to enhance your flower garden,
or provide a structure for your vegetables or fruits to grow higher and stronger,
arbors and trellises put your garden on a higher level.
As we've seen, arbors and trellises can fulfill many practical
and aesthetic needs. They can provide shade for a garden nook, elevate your climbing
plants and show off their good looks, create a new design element for your backyard
landscape, or create a graceful passage or gateway.
Now, Go Create Your
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