Decorative garden pergola
The backyard garden is an ideal place for rest and relaxation. Morning coffee, a moment with a book, meeting friends or just staring at the sky - everything "tastes different" in the garden.
Our pleasure is not only lazing around, but also caring for the garden and taking care of it to look beautiful. Decorative plants, flowering flowers - all this makes our garden unique. Everyone is different, we will not find two identical.
Garden plants are one, the other cool garden decoration can become elements of street furniture; one of the most interesting are the pergolas. The pergola is a charming decoration, and at the same time a place where you can relax in the shade during hot weather or take shelter from a little rain. Its design usually consists of high posts connected by transverse beams or a truss.
The pergola can be placed in any part of the garden or, for example, by the terrace. An effective use of pergolas is also creating passages (separating subsequent parts of the garden) and gates (when we set them at the entrance). Its plants are adorned with high-stem plants.
Creeping ornamental plants
Garden pergolas can beautifully decorate a backyard garden or plot. They can be planted with different varieties of plants; depending on the design of the rest of the garden and our taste. When choosing, we should also decide on plants growing quite quickly, so that the effect does not have to wait another 10 years. Overgrowing the structure will create a shaded and charming space. At the same time, they will become a unique decoration of the garden.
Below are some suggestions that can help you choose the plant that you want to grow on the pergola:
- Chinese actinidia- fast growth, decorative foliage (reminiscent of bright suede in appearance) and edible fruit. When choosing this plant, please note that it is not resistant to low temperatures (below -10oC). Therefore, places suitable for her will be places sheltered from the wind. For winter, it is worth covering the pergola with agrotextile or a straw mat, it will help protect the plant. If we want to grow fruit, we need to plant a few pieces so that pollination occurs (on some only male flowers appear, on others female).
- Clematis (clematis)- one of the plants most often used at pergolas. It has multi-colored flowers that bloom for a very long time - from May to October. It is worth consulting a specialist when choosing because clematis is a demanding plant. Feels good in a warm but shady place; on constantly moist soil full of nutrients. It must also be properly fertilized and pruned.
- Variable tartar- an offer for less experienced gardeners. Does not require special care; grows equally well in the sun and in partial shade. It can also grow on soil that is poorer in minerals. It is characterized by twisted, serrated and multi-colored (green-white-pink) leaves. Berries (inedible) also appear on it.
- The right vine- is a plant that gave rise to the existence of pergolas. There are no great requirements to grow nicely and bear fruit. A sunny place and regular pruning of growing shoots are sufficient. You also need to regularly check for pests.
- Common ivy- the plant grows quickly and is long-lived. The young leaves are hairy, and the older are dermal and shiny; flowers (if they appear) are only on older ivy. The plant is not demanding in terms of soil, and shady places are ideal for it. You just have to make sure that it doesn't grow too much. Ivy is a poisonous plant.
- Honeysuckle- characterized by small, dark green leaves and flowers with narrow petals. The flowers bloom at the turn of June and July, and their smell is amazing.