The Best Plants to Grow Around Your Arbor
The best plants for your arbor are the ones that need support anyway and can provide an attractive vertical accent for your garden. Specifics beyond that vary with your location, the amount of support your arbor provides, and your own idea of “pretty”. Even crawlers can be trained to climb, expanding your choices and your ground space for easier movement and access to everything in the garden.
Defend and Support
Unless gardeners are already familiar with species that are local and invasive in their regions, that is the place to start. By planting local varieties, they have plants better suited to their climate which help to deter invasive species from settling in. Accordingly, a check with gardening professionals is the first move to make towards choosing the best plants for your wooden arbor.
The gardening pros can also be helpful in choosing an arbor well suited to the specific needs, tastes, and budgets of different individuals. Similarly, if gardeners already have their arbors, professionals know which types of climbers and crawlers they can best support. Cucumbers trained to grow vertically have different needs than roses or clematis, and gardening pros have seen it all.
Books and Cliff Notes
Since restaurants and home owners choose arbors for the beauty they offer to outdoor spaces, their prettiness is actually an important aspect of their choice. Some may choose to mix flowers that climb well together, such as local varieties of roses and clematis. Others may want to have their pole beans dangling overhead in a fabulous display of beautiful edible green.
Like the cover of a book, the primary functions of an arbor are to support, beautify, and give spatial definition to an area. Unless you have read it all before, a consultation with gardening professionals provides a helpful summary of your best local choices. This is one time when the whole point is to encourage ‘judging a book by its cover’ and create an entrance that reads Personality.