Vines and climbers act as guardians in a garden. They will cover everything ugly, soften any hard surface and become a backdrop for other plants in the foreground.
Some vines grow upwards (climbing), others crawl (ground cover) and still others grow downwards. Most of them are growing fast and with the help of a trellis, arbor or pergola, the vines can be formed to cover almost any surface. Their long stems attach to walls, rocks and vertical supports to push towards the sunlight.
Which vine is right for your garden?
In our climates, Wisterias will become wild (to be controlled by frequent sizes).
create a flat green
(trim them to avoid
that they grow too high).
If you have room for a vigorous 10 or 20 foot clematis vine, there are many wonderful cultivars that will meet your expectations. There are also more compact varieties that are perfect in a small garden or even in a pot on the patio.