The Beauty Of Vines

The Beauty Of Vines

Vines can be beautiful, prevent soil erosion, and hide bald soil patches underneath trees and shrubs. Vines are often used as ground covers on slopes and hilly locations.

English ivy has been used as customary ground cover and requires moist soil with high humidity. The ivy grows flat and even. A sprig of English ivy can grow up to eight inches long and climb up to fifty feet or more. It is grown chiefly for its evergreen leaves. Prune the ivy in the spring to hinder the bacteria on its leaves. Spray with soap that kills insects and horticultural oils often to control spider mites. It is also a poisonous plant.
English ivy must be planted in well-drained earth, partly shaded to fully shaded locations. Because this ivy grows well in the shade, it is used for ground covers for places that don't have a lot of grass. It is suitable for squeezing out weeds. When planted on slopes, it prevents soil erosion.

Partridge Berry Vines

Partridge Berry or Squaw Vine is an evergreen that doesn't climb but does spread out. It does produce flowers and fruits. Birds, foxes, mice, and skunks eat the fruits. Partridge Berry is grown for their beautiful red berries and shiny leaves. The red berries are edible and taste a little like wintergreen. The red berries look like cranberries but aren't kindred. Partridge Berry plants are used to cover the bare ground in shady locations. Cuttings can propagate it, and it does spread over the ground. The plants are used for Christmas ornamentation. Native American women made tea from the leaves, and the berries were eaten during childbirth.

Vinca Minor Vines

Vinca Minor is the smallest of the two vines used to cover the ground. It is also known as myrtle, common periwinkle, or vinca. It flowers in the spring with blue, white, or lavender-colored flowers. The flowers bloom several times during the growing season. The common periwinkle grows best in some shade or full shade. It needs well-drained earth and creates excellent mulch beneath trees and shrubs. The Vinca Minor can be bought in flats. It takes about two years after planting for the Vinca Minor to spread completely in its space. If the common periwinkle is planted in a good location, it is easy to grow and is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. Too much sun and ill-drained earth can make the plant deteriorate.

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Vines Are A Excellent Choice To Add To Any Landscaping

Vinca Minor

Vinca Minor

Vinca Minor is a dense groundcover that produces lovely blue flowers in the Spring and Summer. Its evergreen leaves are a deep, rich green color. It grows in mats about 3 to 6 inches high and will spread unchecked if given the chance. This Perennial Plant Is Very Low Maintenance It is easy to grow and has few natural diseases or pests. It's not too picky about the soil it's in but will do best with well-drained, moist soil. Its ease of cultivation and spreading tendency make it popular as a low-maintenance groundcover.  Vinca Minor is also known as Periwinkle, Myrtle, and Creeping Myrtle. It was given the Latin name Vinca, meaning to wind around, because its stems were used in wreath making. Minor refers to its leaves, which are smaller than those of its cousin, Vinca Major. Where To Find Vinca Minor It is native to southern and central Europe. Its original range extends from the Netherlands in the north to Portugal in the south and east to Turkey. Today, it is cultivated in many parts of the world. In the US, it is classified as being hardy in zones 3 through 8 and sometimes even further north. Where To Plant Vinca Minor Vinca Minor is best known for its lush, green foliage and flowers that bloom in spring and summer. The color depends upon the variety but can include blue, white, and pink. The USDA hardiness zones advised for this plant are 4 to 9, and it grows best in well-drained soils. When planted 4 to 6 inches apart, this plant will form a thick ground cover and be approximately 4 to 6 feet off the ground when fully mature.

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