perennial sweet pea


  • Where to begin
  • Features of Care

One of the favorite and most beautiful climbing plants, of course, can be called Sweet Pea. Modern housewife grow it, not only in the garden plots, but also used for landscaping and decoration of terraces, gazebos and even the balconies in a normal city apartment.

This colorful and fragrant plant is both an annual and long-term. Annuals are very common and they can be found almost every suburban area in a public park or garden. A perennial sweet pea has appeared recently, but has already won the hearts of many gardeners.

His popularity plant has received unrivaled flavor, extraordinary structure of inflorescences and of course, a rather long and more abundant blooms. A range of sweet peas painting many years is striking in its versatility. This pure white and all shades of red and blue, and cherry, burgundy, purple, orange colors. And if you want to decorate your balcony and give it a colorful spring garden, it is the sweet peas can help you in this endeavor.

Where to begin

Breeding takes years of sweet pea seeds. You can start to operate in the middle of April, when our unstable spring back to normal, and the air warms up, more or less. To quickly sprouted seeds need to be soaked in hot water for about two hours. At room temperature, shoots appear after 3-5 days.

Seeds of perennial sweet pea sowing is necessary to wells - 2-3 seed with a 21-26 cm distance. Blooming plants such as it is sown from seed, by the end of July or the beginning of August, and will continue to bloom until the first frost.

 perennial sweet pea

Features of Care

Wondering how to grow sweet peas on the balcony, it should be remembered that in open ground (in this case, the boxes on the balcony) seedlings are planted in early May, as the short-term low temperature (to -5 ° C), this plant is not afraid.

Long sweet pea poorly tolerate transplantation, especially damage to the root system, so the more successful growth of the seedlings should be carefully removed from the pot, taking care not to damage the soil com. A place for planting must be prepared in advance, using seedling pot as a form, can neither bury nor overstate the landing.

Caring for peas, like other seedlings, you need regularly. Weeding, hoeing, abundant watering - these are facts which are key in growing. Do not forget to remove dead leaves and buds that have already faded. This is to ensure that the plant longer and more abundant flowers pleased you.

If you are planting a tall variety, take care of the support - you can use a net or twine. As the sprouting shoots accurately direct the desired position and tied. Do not forget that this plant likes sunshine, so if your balcony is in the shade of trees, the dots may not bloom.

Long sweet pea belongs to the fastest growing plants. When it obtains the necessary growth nutrients, its roots deep into the soil. You will help the plant, if you stimulate the growth of adventitious roots. This can be achieved with simple operation - bedding and hilling fertile substrate to the base of young plants.

The cultivation of flowers has its own secrets. But the most important thing to remember - treat the plants as living people, talk to them, just help. And then on your balcony will be a real Garden of Eden!

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  • Ivy
  • Trudging Rose
  • Clematis
  • Wild grapes
  • Wistaria

Climbing plants often used for decoration of landscape design. They are used for vertical landscaping terraces, gazebos, balconies and fences. They do an excellent job with the role camoufleur hiding flaws or defects of construction.

Many of these plants completely unpretentious, so they can be your best friend on the plot. Especially if the portion is small. Think about why you planted flowerbeds, if it is possible to plant vines that will grow up without a place decorating the surrounding countryside?

To decorate the garden is desirable to choose perennials, so you do not have every year to update the design of the site. And in order to make it easier to choose for your garden undemanding climbing perennial, let's look more types of vines and rules of care.


Have you ever wondered how Boston ivy (and other climbing plants that do not require the support) growing up a brick wall? This is simply because the Boston ivy is a plant with Velcro, which he uses to stick to any surface, due to small sticky tendrils.

When the plant with Velcro faced with an obstacle, it simply begins to grow in the side. But do not forget to be careful, because this plant is planted near the building, possible damage to the masonry or other materials. Feature ivy that if you properly direct its growth, not sprout up, and pressed to the ground, then you will appear on the site deciduous dense carpet that successfully substitute lawn. However, walking on it is not desirable - let carries only a decorative function.

Special care of this vine does not require, but to the place of planting ivy is very picky. It is best to plant it in a windless and sunny location. In winter, the plant does not harbor, it brings great frosts, the leaves are not reset by simply changing them to the young in spring.


Trudging Rose

This type of climbing plant itself is unable to grow in construction. And if you want to grow a rose in the gazebo or on the grid, it is necessary to help the plant. To do this, connect it or tie to the structure. However, there should be very careful not to attach threads too tight - it can damage them. If possible, it is best to buy a lattice, which have special clips made for the purpose.

Roses - a kind of climbing plants, which do not exacting to soil and moisture. You will need to take care of just about access to the plant to sunlight. For the successful growth and flowering rose braiding must be at least 6 hours of sun.

In mid-summer, this plant will delight you with violent flowering. This period lasted about a month. Usually curly rose blooms once a year, but if you'll just remove the faded flower buds and trim dead branches, it can grant you a surprise - to bloom again in early fall.

Each year after the winter all the dry branches must be cut in order to give the young shoots more freedom. And every two or three years, the plant should be thinned by removing the oldest branches.


Clematis - kind of climbing plants with a large and colorful flowers. And he leaves juicy and bright color. By the way, clematis leaves clinging to a support and the above structure, the higher it grows. Clematis quite whimsical, also has a lot of colors. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to choose a flower to taste that fits the design of the entire site.

Clematis blooms once, but as well as a rose can please you a second flowering, though less abundant, if you just trim the buds withered. Prune the plants in the spring, as soon as the buds are cut dead branches and shorten alive.

Each variety requires his departure clematis, so when buying specify details of the seller. The general rule of only one thing: when doing pruning, do not let the branches in height, they should be at eye level.

 undemanding climbing perennial plant

Wild grapes

This type of plant is the most common in our country, because it is best adapted to our climate. Bright foliage of grapes appear in early spring and lasts until late autumn, changing its color depending on the weather conditions. Very nice looks wild grapes in the autumn, decorating your garden, yellow, red and burgundy leaves.

Grapes are undemanding, suitable for planting him any, the desired location. The main thing to take care of a solid support.

Special care does not require wild grapes, the only thing he needs - is timely pruning. If you do not cut the plant, then soon your site will look like a jungle. It is also necessary to remove those branches, which reached the fruit trees because over time the tree can not bear the load and be lost.


Wisteria - southern lady, so it can grow is not for everyone. But if you manage to grow this beauty, your garden will be the envy of all! Flowering plant is very beautiful, with clusters of blue, white or pink, which hang from the branches of 20-30 centimeters.

Place planting should be warm and windless. It is also necessary to limit the proliferation of space as wisteria provides additional shoots from the roots. This can ruin the other plants in your yard.

In areas with mild climates the plant is doing well, and winter warming it is not required. The closer to the north or to the places where constant winds, the more difficult to maintain the wisteria in the winter. Features warming pretty scrupulous, so it is best to consult on this matter with the purchase of the plant.

 climbing weed

Constructs support

Varieties of vines are quite a few, and each of them need different in design and height of the support. Let us consider this question a little more:

  • For plants with thin stems, enough light construction. Such as grid "netting". It is also an ideal option would be plastic or fabric mesh.
  • Larger and heavier branches need a more robust design. It is best to use a wooden pergola. On this support can be fixed any of the climbing plants, and feel at the same time it itself is great.
  • The thinner the branches of a plant, the thicker need to fill support. Wisteria, for example, will thrive on the support horizontal beams with a distance of 30-40 centimeters, wild grapes require less distance - about 20 centimeters. But clematis need a grid, which should fill the main support.

Whichever of the vines would you choose, the approach to the construction of the support must be serious. After all, it affects how the plant will feel. And if it is "happy", then his appearance will bring only pleasure and joy!

 Climbing Plants. Features of growth and care

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