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
Fast growing plants
SweetPeas (need support)
Nasturtiums (climbing varieties)
Black-eyed Susan (vine)