April is in full swing, which means that it’s about time you start planning your garden for the upcoming growing season. Have you just installed your Canada’s Gardenland fence? Are you reimagining your existing layout with a whole new garden design? If so, check out these 10 fence-happy plants that will transform your backyard this summer.
#1: Morning Glory Flowers (Ipomoea)
With abundant heart-shaped foliage and a wide variety of coloured blooms, morning glory flowers are a no-brainer. They can be easily grown from seed and do well in our hardiness zone. Caring for morning glory flowers is a total breeze and requires simply pruning to keep in check.
#2: English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Is there anything more traditional than having English ivy frame your garden landscape? These beautiful climbers attach to almost anything they touch and can also work as ground cover. Looking for a plant to hide unsightly cracks, holes, or electric lines? This deep green plant will certainly do the trick.
#3: Honeysuckle Vine (Lonicera)
The honeysuckle is a gardener’s dream. Their fragrant pink and yellow flowers attract all sorts of wildlife to your garden, and training them to grow along a fence or trellis is really easy. They prefer full sun, but don’t mind a bit of shade. Did we mention their heavenly fragrance?
#4: Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
If you’re looking for something dramatic, Virginia creepers might be your first choice. Don’t let their green foliage fool you. Come fall, this vine puts on quite a colour show, with its foliage ranging from burnt orange to deep crimson. Even if you have a black thumb, you can definitely grow these.
#5: Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens)
There’s nothing more beautiful that the romantic draping purple flowers of a wisteria vine. You’ll have no problem growing these wonderfully scented blooms. In fact, you might have to get vigorous with your pruning if you don’t want them to take over your garden.
#6: Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris )
This white-flowering fine can grow up to 80 feet tall, so it will definitely need some shaping and pruning along your fence. These heavy vines produce beautiful white little flowers in the spring and summer, which add a beautiful touch of elegance to your fence.
#7: Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
Make your backyard worthy of Ivy League status by planting this traditional vine variety. Thick, abundant, and attractive foliage will cover your fence right up if you want it to, giving you privacy and a gorgeous backdrop to the rest of your garden.
#8: Clematis (Clematis viticella)
Sweet and simple, clematic vines grow easily with little maintenance and are just as beautiful in containers as they are as fence covers. They come in a variety of colours and you can find some that grow up to five-feet tall, which is the perfect height for fences.
#9: Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)
This perennial creeper produces gorgeous tubular flowers that grow in a variety of orange, yellow, and red shades. If you’re looking to attract more wildlife to the yard, trumpet vines are a favourite of hummingbirds and butterflies.
#10: Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus)
Last, but certainly not least, sweet peas produce some of the most beautiful flowers in the world. Their gem-like blooms emit a gorgeous fragrance that will transform your backyard. These lovelies look great in an English-style garden and can be easily trained to climb up a fence.