Climbing Plants For Fences
Plants along a fence takes advantage of vertical growing space. A fence acts as a perfect support structure for vines and other climbing plants. Openwork fences are better support structures than solid fences without tendril holds. Plants are used to break up the bareness of fences, hide pieces of unsightly fences or accent decorative fences. Climbing plants for fences are vary. One example of climbing plants for fences are climbing roses. Climbing roses do not wrap around structures like vines. They grow on long canes that need a support. Climbing roses left unsupported lie on the ground as a groundcover. Tie canes to the support with pieces of nylon. Everblooming climbing roses grow slowly, but produce many flowers in the spring and often bloom again later in the season. Rambler climbing roses can grow as much as 20 feet of cane during one growing season. The flowers of the rambler are smaller and grow in a cluster. Ramblers are susceptible to mildew.