Beautiful Climbing Vines for Your Garden
Attractive vines are a surefire way to add interest to your garden. Climbing vines can reach up walls and fences, scramble up trellises, and many provide pretty blooms and seasonal color as well as pretty green foliage. Depending on the species, vines use different methods to climb the garden surfaces they come into contact with. Some vines twine, which means their stems twist, forming tight coils that help them climb. Other vines put out tendrils that grow outward and grasp onto surfaces such as walls and trellises. Still others are true climbing vines that grow against flat surfaces, adhering tightly to walls and fences, climbing as they go. Many climbing vines have aerial rootlets that affix their stems to surfaces, while others have little discs—specialized suctioning features on tendrils that grow from their central stems. Read on to learn about more climbing vines and check out our best advice for growing them.