Garden Decor

Seven colorful plantings for garden walls

November 3, 2011

Garden wall's plantings

Garden walls are generally partially or fully covered with different types of plants and vegetation. The green wall concept is mostly created vertically and on outside walls, it not only covers your wall but also provides a colorful look to your garden.

At times, a wall garden works as a decorative part of your home landscape and further, it serves as a garden shade outside your home. Variety of plants grow on wall gardens, starting from grasses and flowers to shrubs and trees. The plants usually grow against the wall and in different directions. Like, few may grow toward north-west, south-east and other directions as the growth of the plants depends on the suitability of the direction. Among these varieties, you can pick these seven colorful plants to enrich your garden wall.

Pieris plants

Pieris produces an attractive clusters of flower buds that usually grows throughout winter because its species are native to the Caucasus Mountains which is suitable during cold months. It serves perfectly as a shaded garden wall. It has a striking foliage which has large, heart-shaped leaves with a silver background and veins of deep green. The leaves appear to be quiet rough as it is hairy but dies away in winter. During spring this plant produces tiny blue flowers which looks exactly like forget-me-not flowers, for example, Jack Frost which is a tough and forgiving plant.

Passion flower

Passion flowers are woody, perennial vining plant which are suitable in tropical and subtropical climates. While growing against the lower point of a retaining wall garden, its flowers climb toward upward direction and produces color, extra texture and fragrance for the environment. Few of these varieties produce flowers or edible fruits. The flowers grow in different colors such as vibrant shades of green, purple or striking tones of red and yellow. It is found in the southern part of U.S. These plants need partial sunlight to survive.

Wild mint

Wild mint grows to a height of 15 to 50 cm, from a mass of creeping root stems known as rhizomes which is usually found under the soil surface. This variety is a traditional plant, popularly known as Canada mint. It is a useful, native plant grown mostly in Canada and grows very easily. Few names, included in this mint family are lamiaceae, lavender, lemon balm, and mint itself. It serves as a foil for other plants and you can trim its branches into a geometric shape as it grows in an uneven shape.

Sweet box

Sweet box is an evergreen shrub that stands on its own and usually serves for a shady garden wall. In a season it grows earlier than other plants and produces an exotic fragrance. It grows toward the north side. Its appearance is richly textured and produces tiny white flowers which matures into glossy black fruit.

Fern leaf, full moon maple

This variety is planted for its sensational fall color and overall good looks. It is perfectly suitable for any shaded garden wall. Usually, its growth is slow and reaches15 ft high and spreads 20 ft wide, producing a small tree. This plant is suitable for winter season. The leaves of the plant appears as the clone of full moon maple which are deeply cut into perennial monks hood.

Variegated plants

These plants are grown preferably in shade and brighten up a dark corner of the garden. It is an evergreen shrub with white-margined leaves and white flowers, which usually grows in spring. It reaches almost 6 ft high and 4 ft wide within the time frame.

Purple leaf autumn snake root

This is a deciduous perennial plant which is usually found in cold parts of Asia. It beautifully grows as maroon, multi-parted leaves which produces an airy clump up to 4 ft high and wide but it does not require staking. It is specially found in Japan and its unique pink-and-white bleeding heart flowers of ‘Gold Heart’ attracts the most in the garden.

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