Ralph Waldo Emerson said that “The earth laughs in flowers”. There is perhaps no better description for such lovely creations. Whether it is a single blooming rose or a bank of colorful tulips, there is no wonder that a flower is indeed one of the best gifts nature has been so kind to present to us.
While the usual flowering plants on the ground are definitely an attraction by themselves, having them suspended in the air gives the heart more reasons to go aflutter. Planting and caring for flowering garden vines might be quite a task, but the rewards are pleasant and worthy enough of all the effort involved in the process.
Flowering vines are highly associated with love and romance. They are, after all, ever present in classical love stories as they grace the rendezvous of star-crossed lovers and the like. With such association highly being promoted around us, it is not a wonder that more and more people are falling in love with the idea of having their own climbing flower garden at home.
Creating a flower garden that is not limited to the ground takes ample knowledge about the specific kinds of plants that will work in this type of setup. Since the most popular flowering plants grow as bushes and shrubs, one has to go beyond the usual and known flowers and be able to take some time to discover other lovely blossoms.
The clematis is a favorite within the land of flowering vines. It comes in various impressive hues that can surely melt a lady’s heart. For newbies, hyacinth bean, sweet peas and morning glory are most recommended for the fact that they are easy to plant and care for.
They have beautiful purple flowers that will enhance any garden. Since there are many options on the flowers to grow, one can simply choose the ones that can thrive in the specific location where the garden is.
You can plant flowering vines the same way you plant any flower but please take note of the care instructions that come with your plant. Fertilizing the soil and making sure they are watered regularly are important for the survival of your new plants. However, watering the plants should be done in moderation. They should be watered deeply at an infrequent schedule.
Another thing to consider is the growth path of the flowering vines. Although they all generally have the tendency to crawl in whatever structure they can find, they do take specific actions.
Twining and weaving are for the likes of wisteria while the ivies, both Boston and English, attach themselves to flat surfaces such as walls. This is another important reason why a gardener should be familiar with the specific flowering vine he chooses to grow.
There are different options available to set up in a flowering vine garden. One can use a latticework frame or an arbor for the plant to grow around on. Rustic and wrought iron fences and other supports can also be used for this purpose. In fact, such materials are great for vine support since they add a touch of romanticism to the whole setup.
The most important thing to bear in mind about vine support is that it should be sturdy and strong enough to carry the plant and at the same time, be able to blend in well with the rest of the view.
While flowering vines might be a little more work than your average garden flower, in the end it will be well worth it with the coziness and the romantic atmosphere you will be able to create in that area of your garden.