Vertical gardening of the garden allows you to create not only an attractive appearance but also creates favorable internal microclimate conditions.
You can use vertical landscaping in the country to mask unsightly facades. Also, vertical landscaping of the site allows you to create hedges and shading. This material provides basic information about structures and vines for vertical gardening. Also presented are many photos of vertical landscaping in the photo gallery.
Vertical gardening is important for any garden, especially a small one when there is not enough space, but you want to plant beautiful plants, here the vines help us out, they need very little space on the ground.
Elements, Designs, and Creepers for Vertical Gardening
Vines for vertical gardening differ from other plants in that they need supports for normal growth. In the absence of proper support, the growth rate of shoots is greatly slowed down. In the garden, “stand up” vines help special designs – arches, trellises or trellises, obelisks. The choice of support should be approached very responsibly: it should not only match the color and style of your house and the general concept of the garden, but also visually fit the liana, that is, be strong and solid for a large heavy liana or delicate lacy for a liana, and certainly take into account the method of fastening creepers to the support.
On this basis, vines are divided into:
- leaning (for example, a climbing rose), which do not know how to attach themselves to the support, they must be tied up;
- root-climbing, that is, those that are attached to the support with the help of roots (for central Russia, this is only petiole hydrangea); curly, those that wrap around the support (this is the largest group of vines – Actinidia, lemongrass, wood pliers, curly honeysuckle, hops, and many others);
- antennal, these are the creepers that are attached to the support with the help of antennae (maiden and other grapes, sweet peas);
- listless creepers (clematis and princes), entwining support with leaf petioles.
Support for Vertical Gardening
The supports for vertical gardening may differ in style and color in different parts of the garden, but they should not be visible from one viewpoint, for example, a metal arch in the Art Nouveau style and a trellis made of roughly processed wooden poles in the Country style.
Do not forget that only beautifully executed and well-positioned elements of vertical gardening will present lianas in a winning light, while unsuccessful support will compromise the most luxurious plant.
Designs of vertical landscaping for plants, in particular arches, obelisks, garden screens or trellises, can and should not only support vines but also perform other functions, for example, dividing a site into zones, which makes a garden screen easy. The arch can organize the transition from one part of the garden to another, the lattice will distract the eyes of ugly or boring places in the garden. The supports with climbing plants help to shape the boundaries of the garden space, create a green room from climbing plants, and limit a separate functional area of the garden. These structures play the role of a link between buildings and their garden environment.
The color of the wooden poles in the garden can be neutral, natural or brown, white poles are good in the garden, they capture attention. Metal arches can be painted dark green. Claude Monet painted his metal arches in blue.
Unfortunately, there are still very few vines in our gardens. At best, the girl’s grapes and climbing roses are used. Try to master the affordable rich assortment of vines, use them more actively to decorate the garden, choosing the supports that are pleasant to the eye for them. Beauty cannot occur by chance in order to create a wonderful garden with climbing plants, it is necessary to provide vines with suitable growing conditions and the necessary supports, only then the plants will thank you with a beautiful appearance and magnificent flowering.