What garden couldn't use a bit of flower-power this time of year?
Loaded with a welcome burst of texture and color, vines and climbers are just the thing to liven up a tired, lack-luster fall landscape. And add a welcome hit of unexpected vertical interest to walls, trellises and gardens accents.
And now's the perfect time to not only style-up this year's garden, but also plant ahead so that next's year landscape is even more spectacular.
Check out these no-fail favorites to keep your fall blooming with color!
For those of us with an older phase three home and an established garden, intertwining a low maintenance, climbing rose with a wall of tried-and-true climbing magnolia (below), is an easy way to brighten decades of solid green.
Or try pairing climbing roses around an architectural feature, as I did with this circular living room window, to add visual interest inside and out.
Have a newer phase three home or landscape? Then look for quick growers that add volume ...fast! Clematis are a great choice if you have a spot that suits their specific needs---keeping their feet shady and face in the sun.
Snow Queen Clematis , (featurephoto-top),framing my side yard arbor is a another low to no-maintence option with a gorgeous flower and an extra one-two punch...blooms both late spring and at summer's end.
Or consider the perennial favorite, Sweet Autumn Clematis, (above)----mounds of starburst yellow-centered white blooms for a stunning fall show.
Silver Lace Vine, (above) is loaded with a delicate, graceful white flowers and is a perfect quick-filler that pretty much grows right before your very eyes. This one surrounds my mailbox with gorgeous flowing tendrils and ends the season with a big hit of color.
These perennial favorites find their way into each and every garden I own, and are guaranteed to add that something special to your beds, landscape and architectural elements.
But the options are limitless!
Look for vines and climbers, both annual and perennial, that suit your very own phase three home so this year's fall garden......and every fall garden thereafter, ends the season full of blooms and interest.