Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How to Grow Plants on Trellises

Why grow plants on trellises?
First, climbing plants on trellises make great natural privacy screens for your patio or outdoor room. You can enjoy a private retreat in your patio furniture while the blooming plants on trellises obscurely got you covered. Then, trellises are also a great feature in a garden. With flowering climbers and a beautifully crafted trellis, you can grow a wonderful attraction. Enjoy the flowery scents, the relaxing view, and the fresh air all summertime.

How to Grow Plants on Trellises
Growing plants on trellises is quite easy. First, you need to determine the type of plants you want to grow. Some climbers are best grown in small trellises, while others are great for larger trellises that can serve as sun shade alternative to outdoor umbrellas. Climbing plants also have different sun requirement which is also important to know the best for your yard. Once the type of plant is determined, you can then decide on how you build the trellis, how tall and how large it should be.

Anyway, if you find it hard to start on your own, you can buy ready made trellises with plants from garden supply stores.

Maintenance is an important aspect in keeping your climbers blooming and beautifully formed. You need to routinely prune them to remove dead and damaged branches. You also need to train stray branches so that the plant and the trellis is in good shape.

Here are some basic varieties:

  • Blue Jasmine
  • Blue Passion Flower
  • Creeping Snapdragon
  • Golden Tiara
  • Japanese Wisteria
  • Morning Glory
  • Rosa Mermaid
  • Trumpet Creeper

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