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Vines: Climbers & Twiners


vines can offer unique vertical accentsClimbing vines are remarkable plants that can serve many useful landscaping purposes. It makes no difference how large or small your garden might be. Including vines can only help to improve your garden and add another layer of interest.

Vines can offer unique vertical accents to the garden and become focal points or draw the eye toward a feature.

They can also help to soften less than pleasing architectural lines as well as soften the harshness of hardscaping.

Vines can provide a screen for privacy or to hide unsightly views. In any size garden especially small ones, vines can maximize the use of space while offering the highest return in impact.