Garden arches should not be limited to only the garden entry, they are also great at a midway point to offer a shaded sanctuary in the middle of the garden. If you install the arch with benches, you will have a perfect place to sit and rest or enjoy your morning coffee.
If you install a garden arch while your children are young, and add the correct plants, it may be the perfect backdrop for a garden wedding after they get older.
Garden arches may be made of several materials. Metal arches are to be preferred over the wooden ones, however. After the vine plant grow over the boards of a garden arch the wood could not be re-painted so it will be exposed to the elements and rot quickly. Once decay begins to set in the arch may no longer be secure enough to support the plants.
If you choose a metal arch, be sure that it is resistant to rust in order to have a long lasting arch for many years.
Runners from your plants will need to be trained back into the structure of the arch. You may need to do some trimming of the plants to keep the arch in good shape.
One of my very favorite types of flowers is a rose. Now I am not talking about the tea variety that you get in a box on Valentine's Day. The kind that I mean come in a huge number of varieties of colors and scents, and if you choose from them correctly you can have a rose garden that blooms all season long.
When you are highlighting a rose garden one of the best ways is with metal garden arches. Metal works best with roses, because they get really heavy as they grow to cover the arch, and metal can handle the weight.
How to place your arch.
When you are using an arch in a rose garden you need it to do one of three things. It should either lead you down a path, open on to a different part of a garden, or contain a garden bench and be placed toward the back of your garden.
A garden arch that is sitting in the middle of nowhere just looks silly (believe me, I've tried to make this work).
What works well with a metal garden arch.
Plant climbing roses against the garden arch (be patient they don't grow fast) and then tier the rose bushes around it. Plant nearly wild rose bushes (or any variety that gets about 3 to 4 feet tall) next to the arch, and carpet roses in front. If your arch is lining a path, you can also use cast iron decorative edging along your beds to give them more definition. It goes great with the arch.
Flower gardens bring in the beauty, freshness and positivity into the surroundings. Flowery gardens are full of blossoming flowers of vibrant colors to give your garden a welcoming look. There are various patterns and shapes in which gardens are designed. These garden ideas are often made in consideration with growing challenges of the area. The large and wide places usually have large gardens while small, limited spaces may have only a small garden corner. This is how flowering plants have a great contribution in keeping the surroundings bright and welcoming.
Here are some of the flowering plants that can be a part of your flower garden space.
Limelight hydrangea: Medium moisture is best suited for this flowering shrub plant. It grows in partial to full sun. With an organically rich and well drained soil you can give a complete growth to this plant causing its branches to arch downward. This plant is easily maintained as a small shrub or pruned as a small hydrangea tree. This hydrangea shrub has textured coarse leaves.