Vines are probably the most versatile landscape plants around. No other plants can be used to create such a wide variety of effects.
Vines can soften and link architectural structures like arbors, fences, arches, and walls to the yards or gardens around them. They can also be used creatively to provide shade, privacy, flowers, ground cover, or fragrance.
I’ve seen vines described as lazy plants, because they have to rely on other plants or structures for support — but I’ve always thought of them as ambitious plants that will aim for the sky.
Here are a few creative uses of vines that caught my eye on a recent garden tour. Continue reading