If you live in Northern California, like me, or another mild or Mediterranean climate, you can get the year going (in winter) with purple flowering vines and enjoy more blooms EVERY seasons to come.
Creeping fig vine (Ficus pumila) is one of my favorite evergreen vines and a useful plant choice for so many situations.
In this case, take a look at the two photos where creeping fig grows along brick stairs; it’s a nice detail where plant and architecture marry. One of the reasons it works so well…?
But a lot of times we need and appreciate a little fencing in… a little privacy from neighbors and a busy world. Outdoors, we can put up fencing, walls, arbors, pergolas; just about any architectural structure to create privacy and dimension, or, just the wall and ceiling planes to our gardens and outdoor rooms. So when you need the perfect marriage of evergreen climbers for architectural structures, (or vice-versa) here are some choices:
MOTHER NATURE HAS GIVEN VINES, (a.k.a. climbers) preferential treatment! When it comes to their special climbing abilities they get to sit in 1st class, on their journey towards the skies, while their neighboring plant-mates, are sometimes…
Would your new fence make you even happier if it was covered in vines? Or maybe one side of your garden has a bare wall that is not that aesthetically pleasing and would be less so if it were donned a flowering trumpet vine?
The growth habit of many of the best vines for flowering and greening up a wall, fence or any flat surface requires some kind of structure to support them so that they can ascend vertically and horizontally.