climbing plants for the garden

You want to be original and beautiful garden? Take on arming the so-called vertical gardening. For these purposes, you can use climbing plants for the garden, which can perform a variety of tasks. With their help, you can create stunning beauty of the decor, as well as green and architectural forms, build hedges, keep indoor air and much more.

Climbing plants in the design of the garden provide a great space for imagination. Hiding flowered carpet the walls of your home, they can bring an additional element in the landscaping of your area. If they do not support their stems not only decorate the carpeted cover section, drawing attention to its unusual structure and color, but also fulfill a purely practical function, inhibiting their cover of weeds. Although be prepared for that crop plants do not blow the same fate.

Climbing plants are an ornament of any garden. The arches, pergolas, trellises and lattices, entwined with them, will help to create on your site charming corners. With the help of climbing plants can decorate facade of the house and verandas, gazebos in the garden and benches for resting. With their help you can give a new look to any architectural form.

Species of vines very much: they can be divided into annual and perennial. And both groups will contain as a purely decorative plants that their leaves and flowers will delight your eyes and fruit crops, which diversify everything else your menu. We list here the vines for the garden, the names of which, perhaps not all are familiar with, but which feels good in terms of our temperate climate.

Curly annuals

Among climbing annuals are very many that are well known. These are the different varieties of creepers, sweet peas, nasturtium, passionflower, Turkish beans, morning glory, etc. They are perfectly combined with all the plants and form a pictorial composition. All of them are characterized by long flowering period, an abundance of greenery and rapid growth, so they are indispensable for vertical gardening and adorn the infield, terraces, fences and terraces.

For the good of climbing annuals needs sunlight. They have only two, but significant drawbacks. The fact that these plants need to be planted every year, but the seeds from these plants are scattered throughout the garden where it is necessary or needed. And together you have to remove the weeds sprouted in the wrong place these plants sprout. Curly annuals, despite the weak kind of have a strong stem and able to displace around all the other plants.

The successful development of annual climbing plants require different constructions of vertical supports. It should be noted that the support should not consist of too thick elements, because it does not give the germ of a firm foothold on them. The supports for climbing plants, it is desirable to establish even when planting not to damage the roots later. As the supports can be used hedge various mesh pyramid of twigs. Annual vines are good because they do not need to prepare for the winter - warm and trim. At the end of the season they are simply removed.

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Perennial vines

Among the long-known perennial climbing plants, such as wild grapes, climbing rose, honeysuckle, etc., in recent years a large number of great new species that have already become familiar ornament gardens.

  • Wild grapes

Wild grapes are used in landscape design for vertical gardening is very often. He is able not only to cling to trees and fences, but also the walls. Wild grapes twist around a beautiful carpet of any surface. His bright foliage blooms very early and lasts throughout the summer. Early in the season the leaves are light green in color. And later they darken and the autumn foliage turns red, making the appearance of the plant is absolutely unforgettable.

You can put him anywhere in the area - where there is any support that wild grapes could grow itself. Otherwise, you may have to guide the growth of the plant. To wild grapes could catch on his mustache, suit any support - rope fittings, fluted mesh. It should be noted that the support must be strong, because the adult plant is very heavy.

  • Climbing rose

Climbing roses are very similar to spray. This plant is very beautiful and will delight you from the beginning of the summer and until late autumn. All this time, the plant completely littered with lots of bright colors, which are collected in inflorescence. Climbing rose usually planted on the sunny side. Because of the heavy weight of the branches it needs is strong enough to support that is better to do wood.

Climbing rose is rather delicate and not very well tolerated by the winter in our climate. If it does not wrap up, then shoots may otmerznut winter and spring Rose will not be able to continue its growth. For warming the roots is used sawdust, and most of the shoot wrapped with a special material. In the spring cut the dry branches, to give an opportunity to grow young shoots. Every three years, the bushes thinned.

  • Woodbine

Honeysuckle - a decorative plant with a pleasant odor. Honeysuckle - no ordinary plant. Its flowers bloom at night, exuding a wonderful fragrance that attracts moths. The varieties of honeysuckle very much. Among them are blooming and blooming, as well as edible and not edible. For vertical gardening is the most spectacular Perfoliate Honeysuckle.

Honeysuckle - photophilous plant, but to the choice of the ground, it is unpretentious. But for the good of her most suitable organic-rich loamy and sandy soils. Honeysuckle is resistant to diseases and pests action. In the middle lane in the winter it can freeze slightly at the annual shoots.

It is best stored under the honeysuckle shoots withered leaves or snow, so the young shoots are removed from the support, tie pegs to the ground and leaves harbor. And the old bushes need to wrap up a special material.

  • Clematis

Clematis climbing plant has large flowers of many different colors. He juicy dark leaves and thin graceful branches. If you create the right conditions clematis, it is many years will delight you with their colors. A variety of shapes and colors are so great that you will be able to choose a variety that is suitable for any garden. Clematis blooms very profusely, and if you just cut the withered flowers, it blooms for the second time, though less profusely.

It is best to feel clematis in full sun, but the roots need to cover some ground cover. In all other respects, they completely unpretentious. Because clematis leaves clinging to a support, it should be a part of, so that the plant can easily fall short of the next bar. In winter, the plant does not need to warm. Clematis great winters, the only thing he was afraid of - zaprevaniya.

  • Wistaria

Woodbine is a magnificent wisteria. This is a southern plant, and grow it so you can not everywhere. Wisteria flowers are white, pink or blue clusters that hang from the main shoots of 20-40 cm. Wisteria is necessary to provide windless warm place. And space should be limited, because the roots of the wisteria extend far from the main stem and give a lot of shoots.

In the southern regions in winter it does not need insulation. But in places located closer to the north, the plant is necessary to cover for the winter. Wisteria requires constant and correct pruning, otherwise it will not bloom, the crop is different - depending on climatic zone.

Here we have listed only some of the plants climbing - garden infield and they will be a wonderful decoration. In fact, beautiful climbing plants is much greater. All of them are selected depending on the specific conditions landscaping.

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 Decorative garden

The outlook of our citizens a few years ago there was a radical change. From the gardens of suburban areas, as part of planning, began to disappear. The beds are gone, and they were replaced by lawns and lawns. But the land for centuries fed the Russian people, and therefore the gardens undeservedly forgotten. Of course, any fruits and vegetables today you can buy at the market or in the supermarket, but none of them compares to grown their own hands and ripped straight from the garden. So whether or not to abandon such pleasure?

Did you know that in the Far East has been developed so-called green tourism? The Japanese are buying tours specifically for that pay a lot of money to enjoy the self-cultivation of these vegetables and herbs. And in Europe, which many so often try to be, the gardens are very popular. They are not refused even when the site is too small. Conservative Europe has found an original solution to combine business with pleasure - a decorative garden.

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In France, for many years there is the most famous such a garden, which is located in the garden of the castle of Villandry. It is made in the regular style, and is very successfully combines traditional vegetable crops with geometrically accurate layout. An important role is removed there is a neat curbs, keep in shape landings.

Decorative garden is a sophisticated harmony of good and beauty. And we, unfortunately, the gardens have been associated with debilitating and dirty work. But this is not so. Of course, we do not necessarily align with Villandry and do sheared boxwood borders. With this great cope lettuce, parsley and chives, color range is very wide. Even carrots can serve as a wonderful decoration of the border.

Practical and aesthetic garden, decorative and beautiful, can be obtained if the issue of its beds in the form of divergent circles. The aisles between the beds so you can fall asleep colored rubble, gravel or wood chips. Each garden of a circle or a segment can be planted any one type of herbs or vegetables. But in the center, you can plant a pot with ornamental plants or build a support or a pyramid, which will be excellent for winding bars beans, cucumbers and zucchini.

For lovers of more traditional gardens can be arranged decorative garden in country style. In this case severe forms are required. Moreover - can grow vegetables mixed with colors, thus forming a kind of mixborders. Decorative attributes in this case can serve as an old basket, Krynki clay, weaving wicker and even a scarecrow. The main thing to create such a decorative vegetable garden - it is your own imagination.

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Once the cabbage, carrot, two - will klumbochka

Let's consider a different perspective, some vegetables when planning a decorative garden deserve special attention. Curly parsley and lettuce on the list we have brought. Now you can remember the different kinds of cabbage, which will be a spectacular long-playing "decoration" of your ornamental garden. In any style, ideal and savoy cabbage. It is especially good after a rain, when its large leaves little diamonds sparkling dewdrops. By the way, in many nutritional properties savoy cabbage in many ways superior.

Ornamental kale for use in ornamental garden in the recommendations does not need. It is already in flower gardens for many years and serves as a decoration mixborders Alpine hills and up to the late autumn decorates the terrace of the house. From the tall varieties of cabbage, you can create original compositions stam, neatly cutting off all the lower leaves of the stem.

As a vegetable, however, that the cabbage is not so good, but, nevertheless, it is edible. Excellent decorative properties has leaf beet or chard. Particularly impressive look stemmed form with large curly leaves on strong stalks of red, yellow or orange. Rich in sugars, proteins, calcium and iron, chard leaves are in salads, soups and borscht. And stalks can be eaten like asparagus, obzharivaya oil.

Very decorative look small-fruited tomatoes almost all colors from bright yellow, orange and red to pink and purple. You can choose any form - "cream", "cherry" or "light bulb." The beds can be made even more original, if instead of pegs to install decorative garter supports. However, in the second half of summer tomatoes because of late blight could lose its shape. But trouble can be avoided if in time to carry out preventive maintenance.

A mandatory attribute in a country style garden is a sunflower. The very first ornamental varieties were red sun. But in recent years, already offer other kinds of nice garden suns. However, habitual frequenter of the village and the garden will not look so bad in a decorative garden. It will all depend on what company and what background you choose for him.

Gardening Development Plan

No decorative vegetable garden can not be obtained without planning. And this should be abandoned "gryadochno-ordinal" thinking. To do this, you can try to start to do, for example one, but most of the beds. At the same time they can put together all that was planned to be planted separately. In the background are planting tall plants - sunflowers, corn, beans winding. Then there are the average height of the plants, for example, high onions, tomatoes or zucchini. Finally, the edges of low-growing plants, namely, lettuce, parsley, strawberry, etc.

You can make a big flower bed, stretching her long. And then you get a real mixborders. Catching a decorative garden in earnest in its planning must be approached slowly and thoughtfully. This requires examining the particular draw the plot plan, calculate how much you will need seeds or seedlings, and then proceed to the creative design of the garden. That's when the work on the dacha of the heavy burden becomes for you to enjoy, and a boring garden - in a decorative vegetable garden.

If your garden has long divided into the traditional rectangular beds, and you are not ready for a radical change in his garden, the ornamental garden can be made, focusing on the main beds. You can do this by using the plant-tapeworm, which will immediately attract attention. For those who do not know, tapeworms - are plants that are placed in the center of flower arrangement to draw attention to it. They are, in fact, are decorative elements, competing with all the other elements of the composition, and can be either large or unusually shaped, or have an interesting color or very decorative flowers.

It can be used on the decorative layout of the garden square. This makes it possible to enhance the decorative effect of the central square. If you are ripe for a major change in your garden, you can use the combined version of the square-diagonal-circular breakdown beds. This allows you to vary the circular line of rectangular layout. In all the above embodiments, the beds should be fixed fence boards. It can be wood fence, and the fence of wicker and metal mesh, which can be sent by creepers. In general, anything - a lot of variants.

Between the beds is made of filling any available material: gravel, brick chips, gravel or paving. On the construction of the decorative garden, of course, require some cost - material and physical effort, but it's worth it, because the result is very attractive. Decorated so the beds form a beautiful geometric pattern, which can be quite varied - it all depends on your tastes and preferences. The main thing - it is right to survive and to observe all proportion. Also you can use vegetables useful plants which are distilled off pests, such as calendula, nasturtium, marigold.

In addition to the regular classical decorative garden, which is used mostly geometric shapes, you can arrange on the site landscaped ornamental garden, where the composition is to be maintained in a laid-back character. Vegetables and other plants are placed in it, taking into account a combination of shapes, sizes and colors of the plants. And sometimes vegetables for their decorative features do not yield flowering plants, and can be divided into Flowering, ornamental deciduous, climbing and ground cover.

Therefore, deciding to change your garden for the better in terms of decoration, carefully look at the vegetables that you grow in your garden. And then scribble on paper with various combinations of ornamental crops. Starting next year, then you can already make some new interesting compositions.

If the composition is in the center or in the free space, it may be planar or with a slight difference in height with the apex at the center, and if the wall of a building or near a fence, the plants are planted in descending order of their height. In forming the compositions do not forget the specific points, which can be, for example, the bench or even a gazebo.

Thus, the overall plan of the decorative vegetable garden ready. We must now draw the details of the composition. The basis for this are taken canons that act in the formation of flower arrangements in the garden. After all, green stuff and vegetables, too, are both annual and perennial, and of them can and should create great showy flower beds mixborders and ridges. The plan, do not forget about color combinations. Very impressive, for example, look together chard with red petioles, golden-yellow marigolds, sage Lady in Red is bright red or clary sage with purple leaves.

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Decorations on a country garden

And now try to consider as a decorative garden plant in the country. As a rule, from the apartment house cottage different regions are much smaller. So, and the garden will have to make in miniature. Placing plants in the "vegetable mixborders," keep in mind that low plants should be located closer to the edge, and behind them - the average. Tall plants are used either in the background or in the center of the composition or as accents, but they must be placed so that they do not obscure the long lower plants. The emphasis can serve not only large vegetable plants, but also a variety of props, entwined with climbing vegetables.

Since we make a decorative garden, then it is necessary to use a vegetable, spice and aromatic and medicinal plants, which have, among other things, decorative properties. Among the perennial vegetable plants it can be multi-layered onion, lovage, rhubarb, tarragon, lemon balm and so on. From one - and biennials can be used for these purposes, coriander, leek, oregano, mint, parsley, garlic, celery and lettuce of different varieties , which a lot of stains.

In addition, very decorative look curly, delicate carrot tops, contrasting red-green leaves normal and chard, coriander, basil and so forth. Many colored kinds of vegetables such as red cabbage or red lettuce, not only tastier usual green species, but and much more useful. Vegetable crops can be successfully combined with such beautiful and useful annuals, like marigolds, calendula, cornflower, etc. nemophila. Wide beds can be divided into zones for different vegetables rabatki longitudinal or transverse of the nasturtium, alyssum or eschscholzia.

It looks good in complex compositions of zucchini, which have large orange-yellow flowers and a large jagged leaves. In the foreground, at the same time it can be planted spinach or beets with green and burgundy leaves and fennel salad and used to curb.

And as a final chord, you can add that to frame a decorative vegetable garden, you can use fruit bushes, which today there are many wide variety of. For example, the bushes of white and red currants impressive look not only at the time of flowering, but when fruiting. The same can be said of the wild rose. You can also try to generate from these bushes "ball" on trunks or any other figure. All in your hands, and in a literal sense. Experiment!

 Decorative garden: good harmony and beauty

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