Renowned horticulturist Armitage, has selected the most useful and attractive climbing plants for a wide variety of sites and conditions. Over 115 woody and herbaceous plants as well as annuals and perennials are profiled with a general description that includes, hardiness, plant family, best method of propagation, method of climbing and the etymology of botanical and common names. Climbing plants add an extra dimension to gardening - literally!
Climbing plants constitute a huge, and largely untapped, resource for today's gardeners. Because their habit of growth is primarily vertical, they can be used for utilitarian as well as ornamental purposes: providing privacy, screening eyesores and clothing garden structures, but also furnishing aesthetically pleasing masses of flowers or greenery and drawing the eye upward. In this comprehensive reference, renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage selects and profiles more than 115 of the most useful and attractive climbing plants for a wide range of sites and conditions. Try these climbing plants and add an extra dimension to your garden-literally.