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Flower-covered arbors are a great way to add an old-fashioned cottage feel to your garden, but the key to a truly stunning display is selecting the right climbing plants to cover it.
Climbing plants with tendrils use wiry growths that reach out looking for something to grab onto.
To grow on an arbor, choose types that weave their way well through slats and other structures. Star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is a gorgeous evergreen vine that twines from 18 to 20 feet over structures like arbors and fences.
Another gorgeous perennial that is great for twining is clematis (Clematis spp.), which uses its young leaves in a tendrillike fashion to grab onto arbors and fences. American honeysuckle (Lonicera X americana) is a twining deciduous perennial vine with stems that grow in a winding pattern around a support such as an arbor or fence. When selecting flowers to climb an arbor or fence, perennials make excellent choices because they come back year after year. Climbing gardens are nothing new, dating back to at least the 18th Century when traditional European gardeners used Treillage to punctuate their areas with wooden structures where plant life wove itself into the inviting openings of the architecture. A simple treillage obelisk structure can be made by building three triangular wooden frames out of pine wood, or whatever 1X2 or 2X2 wood you happen to have; and covering the area with a sub straight for the plant to attach itself to.


Selecting the plant material is a matter of choice based upon your personal color choice, and plant likes and dislikes. As spring turns into summer, your climbing gardens will turn into unique lush works of art that will add, excitement, form and a sense of mystery to your Earthen Garden! Twiners are plants that have either twining leaves or stems that twist or curl around supporting structures. The rambling varieties are easier to train, because their stems are much more lax and pliable than the stiffer climbing cultivars. Many gardeners find the idea of concealment to be the prime motivator in a climbing garden, and the area they want to conceal may not always be facing south. Scramblers are plants like rambling roses that have flexible vinelike stems and perhaps thorns that help them grip anything nearby; they need to be trained by having their growth tied to the support structure.
One increasingly popular variety with flowers that look a bit different than mainstream cultivars such as "Jackman" and "General Sikorsky" is the "Armandii." This sweetly scented evergreen climber has delicate white flowers and shiny, dark green foliage that grows quickly, covering arbors in a flash and blooming in late spring.
Just be sure that your arbor is strong enough to hold the weight of the stems of the climbing plant you choose. Other plants, like certain ivies, attach to surfaces with adhesive pads on their stem tendrils or stem roots.


Each takes two to three years to fully establish, so the one drawback to a rose-covered arbor is that there are not any blooms during the first year.
It is also a relatively easy plant to care for, requiring winter pruning to increase the next season’s blooms.
Choose the area you feel will have the greatest impact in your yard or garden, and begin building and planting!
Before purchasing any plant, check the label to make sure your location meets the hardiness zone and sunlight requirements necessary for it to thrive. One popular cultivar of rambling roses that has become a favorite for arbors and fences is "New Dawn." With silvery pink blooms and glossy, deep green foliage, this vigorous climber has a lightly sweet fragrance and blooms from June to September. Hardy in United States Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 10, "New Dawn" thrives in full sun but can also work in partial shade. It grows to over 12 feet and should be pruned after flowering by removing old wood up to the new growth, which then must be secured horizontally to the support arbor or fence.



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