Pergola With Vines
A pergola is a structure seen in gardens and landscapes designed to provide shade or filtered sunlight. Supported by columns, the crossbeams of a pergola are an ideal support for vines. There are several good vines for pergola. One example is tendril vines. Tendril vines make themselves at home by climbing horizontal supports, such as the horizontal pieces in wooden lattice board that is attached to vertical and horizontal beams of a pergola. The stems of tendril vines are flexible, leafless and very aggressive. The tendrils actually climb and search the air for something to grab onto, then coil and start the process over. Grapes, peas and cucumbers are the most recognizable tendril-vine plants, and all work very well on wood pergolas. Grapevines require two to three years to become established and then produce prolifically each season thereafter, gracing the pergola with a wealth of fruit and foliage.