Thursday, December 14

Decorating Your Garden Using Vine Plants

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A neat way to adorn yourgarden is the use of vines. They’re very low maintenance and appear real good on almost anything. If you have a fence or separator that pretty much stands out in the field of green that is your garden, then growing a vine over it can be a speedy and aesthetically pleasing solution. All the same, there are a lot of types of vines for different situations, whether you’re trying to grow it up along the ground, the side of a household, or up a tree.

Several different ground vines are available. These types grow really fast and strong, and they just inch their ways on the ground. They’re really easy to direct, so they can create a border around your garden, or just interweave in and out of the plants. It is recommended to use these as a hardy ground cover if you just want a few green on your dirt or mulch. Usually you are able to find a variety that’s resistant to being stepped on. It’s like a leafy, nice alternate to grass. Even if you have children and a dog, it should have no troubles staying alive.

Another type of vine that’s available is a “twining” vine. This pertains to their process of climbing. Twining vines need a lattice or evenly porous surface to climb up, since they are not sticky at all. They just climb by sending small tendrils to loop around anything that is nearby. Use this type of vine for climbing up trees, or any type of mesh. Generally you have to guide them much more during their early stages, and after that they’ll go wherever you want them to.

Vines not only look good on the ground or on lattices, you could blend them in to the very architecture of your home. This is ordinarily achieved through the use of vines with small tendrils that contain adhesive tips. They extend from the vine and bind themselves to nearly any surface. If your garden is next to your house and you require something to camouflage the large unsightly wall, it’s a perfect idea to start out a few vines close to the base. If you have a vine like the Virginia Creeper growing, then your total wall will be covered in just a matter of months. However there are situations where the vine gets out of control. After that, you’ll have no choice but to observe the vine take up your entire house.

One of the vines that you’d probably familiar with is Ivy. You see it around a lot, ordinarily since it is so adaptable. Out of the types mentioned above (sticky pads, ground, and twining), Ivy can stand-in for pretty much anything. It attains a great ground cover, and will grow up nearly any surface you put it on. Although it grows quick and strong, it is not recommended to grow it on the walls of your house. This is because lately, buildings which have had ivy for several years have found that it has been responsible for deteriorating the building.

So no matter what you wish to do with a vine, you should have no trouble getting it to grow. You should always do your research in advance and find out about any negative qualities the vine has (such as its power to destroy buildings, in Ivy’s case.)

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