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Providing Entrances and Exits: Using a Trellis
An arbor is a great way to create an entrance or exit to the yard and garden. The only problem is finding the right location for one in your own yard. Look for a spot that, when filled with the arbor, will help separate one area from another.
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The other fun part of using an arbor is choosing what to plant around the structure. In this video, I show how blackberries, certainly a wonderful and yummy choice, can be used on an arbor. You could, however, choose from a variety of other plants. Almost anything can be trained to grow up an arbor, but vines and other climbers are the easiest to train.
 
Here is a partial list of plants you can use around your arbor.
 
Plants for shady or partly shady sites
Clematis
Climbing Hydrangea
Ivy
Winter Jasmine
Roses
 
Fast growing plants
Clematis Montana
Honeysuckle
Russian Vine
Virginia Creeper
 
Edibles
Berries
Grapes
Apples 
 
Annuals
SweetPeas (need support)
Nasturtiums (climbing varieties)
Black-eyed Susan (vine)
Morning glory
 
Fragrant Plants
Climbing rose
Wisteria
Honeysuckle
Sweet Peas

 

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