Flowering Vine Plants To Decorate Your House And Garden

A nice way to naturally decorate your house and garden is the use of flowering vines and climber plants. They are very low maintenance and look great on almost anything. You can blend the flowering vine plants into the very architecture of your house. If you’ve got a fence or separator that really stands out in your backyard, then growing flowering climbing plants over it can be a quick and aesthetically pleasing solution. However, there are many types of vines for different situations, whether you are trying to grow it up the side of a house, along the ground, or up a pergola.


Many different creeping vine plants are available. The ground types grow fast and strong, and just inch their ways along. They are very easy to direct, so they can make a border around your garden, or just weave in and out of the plants. I suggest using these as a hardy ground cover if you just want some green on your dirt or mulch. Usually you can find a variety that is resistant to being stepped on. It’s like a leafy, nice alternative to grass. Even if you have kids and a dog, it should have no problems staying alive.

Flowering Vine Plants Climbers look good

You can blend the flowering vine plants into the very architecture of your house. Vine plant with pink flowers, red flower vine plant or climbers not only look good on the ground or on lattices. This is usually achieved through the use of vines with small tendrils that have adhesive tips. They extend from the flowering climbers and attach themselves to almost any surface. If your garden is adjacent to your house and you want something to camouflage the big unsightly wall, it’s a great idea to start out a few vines near the base.

Cover up the sides of your home or garden that are less beautiful by growing colorful flowering vines.

This amazing Blue Moon Wisteria Vine with fragrant foot long flowers, blooms up to 3 times a year and grows 3 to 6 feet each year. It´s ideal for Zone 4-9 (cold-hardy to -40°F), can planted in full sun to part shade. The fragrance is so sweet and intense, be sure to plant Blue Moon where it can share its scent.

When designing your garden think about bees and other pollinators. Butterflies, bees and bumblebees love native honeysuckle (Lonicera henryi), clematis, knotweed (Polygonum aubertii), Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) and passionflower (if your garden is located in a warm climate).

Did you know that the population of bees is in decline as a result of factors like disease, urbanization, intensive farming and Colony Collapse Disorder. Bee-friendly gardening is more important than ever.

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Another type of vine that you can plant is a “twining” vine. This refers to their method of climbing. Twining vines require a lattice or equally porous surface to climb up, since they are not sticky at all. They just climb by sending out small tendrils to loop around whatever is nearby. I suggest using this type of vine for climbing up trees, or any type of mesh. Usually you have to guide them a lot more during their early stages, and after that they will go wherever you want them to.

There are a literally thousand varieties of flowering vine plants in the market each with their own characteristic and beauty.

Find some inspiration on climbing plants on patios, decks and balconies below:

One of the non-flowering vine plants that you would probably recognize is Ivy. You see it around a lot, generally because it is so adaptable. Out of the types I mentioned above (ground, twining, and sticky pads), Ivy can fill in for pretty much anything. It makes a great ground cover, and will grow up about any surface you put it on. Although it grows quick and strong, I wouldn’t suggest growing it up your house. This is because recently, buildings which have had ivy for many years have found that it has been deteriorating the building. You can check out where to avoid growing ivy here.

You also need to be careful with fast growing climbers like the Virginia Creeper, it grows so fast that your entire wall will be covered in a matter of months. However there are situations where the climbing vine plants got out of control. After that, you have no choice but to watch the wall covering plants  take over your entire house.

So no matter what you want to do with a vine, you should have no problem getting it to grow. You should always do your research beforehand and find out about any negative qualities the vine has, such as its ability to destroy buildings, in Ivy’s case.

Designing with flowers that climb is a great way to bring your garden decor to new heights, as they look beautiful and make great outdoor privacy screens.

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