Flowering vines and grapes, which genus to choose

When plantingsomeplant a gardeneris looking forward to the time when itwill grow andappear in all itssplendor.Howeversome plantsdo not growas fast asyou want them to do, and you have tohave patiencetogrowit.

But othersbring joy not onlyby their beauty,but also byrapid growth. It is especially desirable for flowering vines to grow quickly, since they serve ascovers forfences,gates, utilitybuildingsin the garden. Sometimes flowering vinescancoversheds or arbors.Flowering vinesare indispensable for that purpose.There is another optionto use them for.For example, youwould liketo cover quickly thearea with no plants.

Whatflowering vines arebest suitedfor such purpose?


ClematisOne of the best climbing plants is clematis.There are different types of this plant.Large-flowered clematis is especially beautiful, for example, clematis Avant Garden with beautiful, bright pink flowers.It grows in 4-7 zones and blooms all summer long. Clematis genus Bonanza with purple medium-sized flowers covers hedges, arbors and patio beautifully.It thrives and blossoms in the 4-7 zones in the sun on alkaline soil.It is preferable to cover the roots of the plant with mulch, in order to protect it from possible overheating.Clematis Montana is spectacular because of its small pink or white flowers and dense cover of the entire vine.It doesn’t require to be cut because the flowers are formed on last-year branches.

Clematis Snow Bells is very elegant. It's more unpretentious and easy to propagate.It is preferable to plant clematis in areas protected from the cold windy places.Most clematis genera grow well and bloom in the sun.Although, there is some genera that can grow and bloom in half shade. The best choice is to plant clematis on the south-western or south-eastern fence side.There is also evergreen clematis that blooms in winter.For instance, fragrant clematis Winter Beauty starts to bloom in November, and brings joy by flowering until the end of February. It does not need pruning.

This heat-loving vine that grows up to 3m can be successfully grown in containers.Clematis grows and flourishes on the fertile and light soil.In many genera of clematis their flowers are formed on the current year branches. Because of this, the gardeners know that annual clematis pruning is needed for abundant flowering.Some mountain clematis give flowers on the last year shoots.Therefore, before purchasing flowering vines, you should find out about particular genus characteristics.


WisteriaWisteria is a great vine for any fence.It is best not to plant it near a pond or a patio as it is poisonous.Any gardener appreciates the beauty of a blooming wisteria.This plant blooms well on the sun, on sheltered from the wind site.Usually, wisteria roots should be covered with mulch in order to prevent overheating. Branches should be pruned to allow for more abundant flowering each year after blooming.

Sometimes, this pruning allows wisteria to bloom the second time during the season.It’s necessary to knit up the branches of wisteria.Wisteria is a fairly aggressive plant. Therefore, regular pruning can keep the vine in control.Wisteria grows and blooms well inzones4-8.Wisteria grows on fertile soils.This plant likes average watering, especially in the middle of summer.

Popular wisteria genus is called Chinese wisteria Sinensis Alba with white flowers, Sierra Madre with purple flowers clusters and fragrant smell.Japanese wisteria is slightly differs from Chinese by leaves size.New genera also differs in size of flowering clusters, which can reach 50 cm.For example, wisteria Floribunda Black Dragon (Royal Purple) has dark purple splendid flower clusters 50 cm in size.Silky wisteria, genus brachybotrys Violacea (Murasaki Kapitan) is a remarkable vine. Purple fragrant flowers with yellow center gathered into giant clusters up to 70cm long.You can put vines on a freestanding pole and grow wisteria in the form of a tree.


The GrapeWhy should youplant a grapevine?Grape is not a beautifullyblooming vine.Itbestowsthe gardener with deliciousberries only at the endof the summer season. Vineshung inamber,red, green ordark blueclusters area stunner.Grapevines requirea lot of attention.There aregrapesused for wineand grapessuitable forfood and beverages.Like any othervines thegrape vine needscare too.

There are manygrapegenus for any taste.However,the best fruitwillbear local genus grapes, as itis adaptedto the natural area conditions.For example, lightseedlessgrapesMarquis. Itripensin September and growsin zones 5 to 8.
RedseedlessgrapesCanadicecan be grownin zones 5 to 8.