Types of Supports for Vines
Plants entwined supports can be used to divide a garden or a yard into areas, mark borders of green rooms, decorate the walls of buildings or disguise unsightly corner of the garden. At the same time the area occupied by plants is minimal. Therefore, this technique of gardening is particularly in demand in small areas.
4 Types of Supports for Vines
Pergola as a support for vines
Vines or creeper are “climbing” differently on the vertical structure. There are curly (Actinidia colomicta, drevogubets, Perfoliate Honeysuckle, Chinese Schizandra, hops) and resting (climbing roses) creeper. Other plants are attached to supports with tendrils (Amur grape, grapes girlish, sweet peas), leaves (clematis knyazhik) or roots (hydrangea Chereshkovaya). To show all these “climbers” in all their beauty, you need to ensure not only appropriate conditions, but also the right support.
You can use an arch for marking the entrance to the garden or to its parts. Unlike other supports it is always put over the pathway. Arch form can be semi-circular, semi-oval, rectangular, elongated Gothic. Arches are made of metal, wood, brick, stone, plastic. The height and width of the construction must allow safe passing and standing under it. The plants, wrapped around it, should not obstruct the road.
The traditional arch location is above the entrance gate. In this case, it must be combined with the design of the fence and gates.
This design is a three-, four-sided pyramid or a hollow column. Most often it is made of metal fittings, wooden bars, wicker, bamboo. In the vegetable garden a quite appropriate design is in the form of wigwam of red beans, nasturtiums and sweet peas. Macranthon clematis or climbing rose can be conveniently positioned in front of the garden on a more solid obelisk. Obelisks look good in flower beds, and on the lawn. The main thing is that they do not blend with the background, and looked as independent objects.
Garden lattice is often called a screen and an espalier. This is a vertical flat frame filled with lattice. Such lightweight rectangular structures are usually made of wood or metal, painted white or another color. You need to fix them securely in the ground.
Pergolas made of different materials such as natural stone and metal, brick and wood look well. Such supports are used for powerful vines with the big weight of green mass (grapes, girlish grapes, Actinidia, lemongrass, etc.). Pergolas look spectacular between wicket and porch, by the house wall, between the outbuildings, and as the boundary between the areas of the garden.