When you can’t grow out, you can always grow UP! Vines and climbing plants are a clever way to take advantage of vertical spaces in a garden, and to cohesively integrate the aesthetic of your home and garden. They are a perfect way to create shade above a patio, or privacy along a fence. And it’s impossible to resist the charm of tendrilous blossoms spilling over a trellis or pergola. Vines are a versatile, dramatic, and romantic addition to any garden.
Great Vines and Climbing Plants for New England Gardeners
- Trumpet Vine
- Climbing Rose
- Climbing Hydrangea 25 – 40’+ The Queen of the Vines. Likes part shade to shade; growth starts out slowly, but takes off year 3 or 4; white lacecap flowers; dark glossy foliage; nice cinnamon brown exfoliating bark; can also be used as a gorgeous groundcover. Z4.
- Dutchman’s Pipe