Below are some of my tips on selecting, decorating, and placing a beautiful garden arch trellis in your backyard garden. Enjoy!
The Best Garden Arch for You
Deciding to enhance or to transform your garden with a garden arch is a great option to if you want to give your outdoor area a little facelift without breaking the bank! Arches have the appeal of introducing another dimension to your space. In the case of an average size garden with a patio area, a garden arch can be a pretty way of adding an “entrance” of sorts into the garden area. Also, you can place planters on both sides of the arch with climbing flowering plants which will bring beauty and fragrance into the patio spot which has the effect of developing your patio into a far more plush sitting area. There are numerous styles of arch available today, from trellis style wooden arches that suit a traditional or cottage-style garden very well to more contemporary metal frames. Most gardeners will find something to suit the style of their garden.
Growing Suitable Plants for Your Garden Arch
There are many types of climbing plant which will compliment your new garden arch and if you are a fan of flowers with a sweet smell then you are in luck as many of the most strong climbing plants are also some of the most beautifully scented ones. Plants such as Honeysuckle are really easy to grow and to tend to and they have a delightful scent to compliment their delicate blooms. Some other suitable plants to grow on your garden trellis arch are as follows:
- Clematis : Stunning flowers in purple along with other shades
- Jasmine : star-shaped blossoms with a delicate appearance that belies their sturdy nature
- Climbing Roses : require more attention than other climbers but create sweet scented and classic flowers
- Wisteria : spectacular purple flowers with an intoxicating perfume, these take many years to produce but some people think it definitely worth the wait
How to Position Your Garden Arch
Choose a space that is already part of a natural path, not one that cuts against a natural path for your garden arch. So long as the vegetation is kept in check, the arch will remain a beautiful area of your garden for many years. Determine which climbing plants would grow well in the area before planting them, some plants will only flourish in full natural light while others favor shade. Your arch will certainly be a focal point and a thing of grace for many to relish if you plan it well. Setting up an arch is straight forward, follow instructions to the letter and make sure the arch is anchored well so that high wind gusts do not disrupt it. An unstable arch should be checked and reinstalled as a matter of urgency in the event of accidental collapse which could be hazardous.