Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA

Colorful climbing plants add high focal points to your garden

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When you think of a beautiful garden, maintained but not to perfection, one thing that always catches the eye are climbing flowers. Climbing flowers add a colorful dramatic effect and make you feel like you are in a magical place like in the movie The Secret Garden.

Climbing flowers can grow up just about anything, from lattices and archways to trees and gutters. Many varieties of climbing flowers are perennial and grow back bigger and stronger year after year. Some of our favorite climbing flowers are Climbing Roses, Clematis and Honeysuckle.

Climbing Roses – fast and furious growers that will light your yard up with color when they bloom, usually early to mid summer.  A tip from Savvygardening.com: Climbing roses don’t vine out and grab onto the trellis like other climbers, they usually have to be trained to grow on a support. As they grow up, loosely tie climbing roses to the trellis using a plant tie or string.

Clematis – offers a variety of colors and blooming times to keep your garden gorgeous for months. These flowers are generally easy to grow in all climates and will cling to anything you plant them near. Be careful to keep them away from trees or bushes that you don’t want intermingled. Clematis no no boundaries.

Honeysuckle – This favorite among hummingbirds makes it one of our favorites too! Honeysuckle is easy to grow and quickly travels up archways, lattice and trellises. It comes in a variety of colors and is beautifully unique due to it’s tube shaped flowers. If you are looking for a flower that is easy to grow and can stand a little beating, honeysuckle is a great choice.

At the Garden Center we have many varieties of climbing flowers like Clematis and Roses. Stop by and speak with our staff about which variety would work best in your garden.

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