Annual Vines:Vines are a fantastic plant to add a little drama to your garden. There are many annual vines that grow quickly enough in Calgary. They can be used as screens or as centre pieces to annual planters grow up fences or hang in baskets.
Vines are a great for many applications whether you are growing them for foliage or flowers. Some vine thought to be just indoor house plants Like English and German Ivy do great outdoors during summer and can be brought indoors in fall to continue growing. Experiment it's the spice of gardening and remember to have fun. The following is a list of annual vines that will do great in Calgary gardens. If you would like to know more about vines you can email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vines are a fantastic plant to add a little drama to your garden. There are many annual vines that grow quickly enough in Calgary. Use them as screens or as centre pieces for annual planters: to grow up fences or hang in baskets. Vines are great for many applications, whether you grow them for foliage or flowers. Some vines are thought to be just indoor house plants like English and German Ivy, but they do great outdoors during summer and can be brought indoors in fall where they will continue to grow. Experiment. It's the spice of gardening. Remember to have fun. The following is a list of annual vines that will do great in Calgary gardens. If you would like to know more about vines, you can email us at:
To read our Annual Vines Growing Guide, click here:
To encourage bushy growth on young vines, pinch out the stems' terminal buds.
A terminal bud grows at the tip of a shoot and causes the shoot to grow longer. If you want just a few vertical stems, don't pinch instead, remove all but one or two long stems at the base.
Vines climb and support themselves by using either twining stems, tendrils, aerial roots or adhesive disks sometimes called hold fasts.
Vines that twine will physically wrap their stems around supports. In this case, poles, chain-link fence, wire, trellises or arbors provide the best support.
Once established, most annual climbers need little care, although they benefit from pruning to keep them in bounds.
Vines are fast growers and proper fertilization will keep them going long into fall. Plant annual climbing vines in your landscape along fences in pots with trellis and experiment where you think vines might add some interest.
If you're short on room to garden, take advantage of vertical spaces by growing annual vines.
You can even find drought tolerant vines and annual vines for shade that do well here like Potato Vine. Many flower prolifically and some are fragrant. Fast growing vines with showy flowers can also hide a problem area in your landscape and quickly provide a privacy screen when properly located.
Tips for growing robust Annual Vines:
Many gardeners look to annual vines to create privacy screens because of their vigourous growth habits. If you are looking for fast growing annual vines include: Hyacinth bean vine, Moonflower, Black eyed Susan vine, Mandevilla, Scarlet runner bean, Cypress vine and Morning glory.
Looking for annual vines that can stand some shade? Try sweet potato vine, a rapid grower that comes in green or purple. You can also try Canary vine or Black eyed susan vine they can will tolerate partial shade. Cypress vine tolerates some shade.
Use root fertilize or use Myke when planting your annual vines. These vigorous growers will preform so much better if you can reduce transplant shock. Once established fertilize with Nurseryland Power Bloom 10-40-25 as needed.