Climbing Plants For The Gardens
Climbing plants are an essential part of any garden because they can fill in spots where you cannot grow a regular plant or place a garden bed. Climbing plants can grow in a number of different ways. Some put out tendrils which search for something to lock on to, fixing the plant in place and allowing it to gradually grow higher and higher over time. Others actually coil their stems or leaves around supporting structures. Some use adhesive pads or bunches of roots to grab onto their support structures. Climbing plants can also simply grow upright without attaching themselves, in which case they may need to be pinned in place to provide support; this type of climber is often grown on an arbor, in which case the plant will spread out when it reaches the top of the support structure.
One of the advantages to climbing plants is that they can add horizontal height and texture to a garden, especially as they grow higher over the years. This can make a garden more visually interesting. When purchasing climbing plants, gardeners should take care to buy a plant which will grow in their area. Nursery staff may have recommendations, and gardeners can also look for thriving plants in the neighborhood and see if anything looks particularly interesting or inspiring.