Five Great Climbing Plants

Clematis

If you have a garden structure like an arborobelisklattice, or trellis you are always on the lookout for a beautiful climbing plant to really bring it to life. Luckily there is a climbing plant for every style; some with colorful flowers and some with sweeping vines. Which one is the best for your home? Which one grows the fastest and lasts the longest? Here are five of our favorite climbing plants that will bring your home and garden to life and last throughout the season.

1. Clematis. The clematis plant is a well known and common climbing plant for good reason. This beautiful plant grows quickly and latches on to just about anything. This won’t just look good on your garden structure but will also climb along you fence and up your mail and lantern posts as well. The flowering vine looks amazing in the spring and summer with beautiful pink and purple flowers blooming everywhere.

2. Wisteria. If you are looking for true drama consider planting some sprawling wisteria. This plant grows fast and produces long lavender blooms that add elegance to any structure. This plant is harder to grow than some others and requires a sturdy structure to support it and a good deal of care and pruning. Grow this on a trellis or arbor over a walkway but keep it away from other, smaller plants, as it is competitive for space.

Climbing Roses

3. Moonflower. A beautiful, classic climbing plant is the moonflower. The plant grows thick on just about any structure with beautiful white flowers opening all over. This plant looks great on any structure because it creates a thick, lush covering. Moonflower grows best around its supports so give it some guidance and send it on its way.

4. Star Jasmine. If you are looking for a beautiful evergreen vine go for star jasmine. This plant grows quickly on structures like arbors and fences with white flowers blooming through the spring and the summer. This plant looks great in the off season when it isn’t growing with its sprawling and lush greens remaining on your outdoor structure.

5. Climbing Roses. A true classic, climbing roses add a touch of elegance to any garden structure. Depending on your needs you can choose between climbing (smaller long lasting blooms) and rambling (larger blooms that only open once a season) roses, both of which are beautiful climbers. You can find climbing roses in a variety of colors to suit your needs. Add these to a trellis or an arbor and watch them open in the warm weather!

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Commercial Fencing – Photo Gallery

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Commercial Fencing Solutions

First impressions are critical to any business or development. Creating a beautiful exterior for your business is a priority to ensuring prosperity and creating lasting positive experiences.

Post and Rail perimeter fence at Merrimack Premium Outlet, Merrimack, NH.

Post and Rail perimeter fence at Merrimack Premium Outlet, Merrimack, NH.

Many restaurants, private clubs, housing developments, senior living centers, sports complexes and shopping centers have benefitted from the lasting beauty of a fence and gate from Walpole Outdoors. Classic designs with lasting, low-maintenance components makes Walpole fences the choice for businesses all over the country.

Our commitment to crafting high quality fences and gates is the Walpole difference. We offer more than 40 different fencing styles and will collaborate with landscape architects and architects to fully realize their vision for a property’s exterior.

Walpole offers dozens of fencing options in the popular AZEK wood alternative. AZEK is a cellular vinyl material that has the look and feel of real wood without all the upkeep and a longer lifespan. AZEK will never rot or split and is impervious to moisture. For further customization AZEK can be pained any shade of Sherwin Williams vinyl safe colors and comes with a 25-year warranty.

Red post and rail fence lining the entry at Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, RI.

Red post and rail fence lining the entry at Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, RI.

Unlike generic vinyl fencing materials AZEK is solid and reinforced. Fabricated in Maine, all AZEK products are built to last through tough weather for years and years.

Fencing and gates are also available in traditional wood, created with the highest quality white and red cedar. Wood fences are sturdy and beautiful, taking steps to maintain the natural beauty of the wood without compromising on durability.

A beautiful fence is not just a way to create a beautiful exterior but also provide essential security and privacy. Walpole board fences stand tall at apartment complexes, senior living centers and more providing privacy and security for residents and visitors. Our AZEK fencing also secures pool areas at hotels and protects the perimeter at schools and universities. High quality fencing also helps protect outdoor storage areas giving business owners peace of mind.

After selecting your fence all that’s left is deciding on the perfect gate. Walpole offers fully customizable gates in every shape and size imaginable to create a unique and memorable entry. Walpole gates, gatepost, hinge, footing and latch systems are engineered to hang straight and true unlike any other.

For more information on how Walpole Outdoors can help create the perfect fence and gate for your business or development contact us at 508-668-2800 or email Clint.caban@walpolewood.net.

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Safety and Curb Appeal – The Walpole Difference

A home featuring an elegant Chestnut Hill with alternating pickets and distinctive, double walk gate with scalloped top.

A home featuring an elegant Chestnut Hill fence with alternating pickets and distinctive, double walk gate with scalloped top.

Whether you plan on selling your home at any point or not curb appeal has a lot of impact on your home’s value. When homeowners are preparing their home for a sale they generally focus on the interior while the exterior is just as, if not more important to get people interested in the first place. If a home isn’t appealing on the outside are people really going to want to see what’s on the inside? You have to ask yourself: “what kind of first impression is my home making?”

Sprucing up the exterior of your home doesn’t have to include extensive landscaping or a complete overhaul of the home itself, sometimes it just takes a beautiful, simple structure to tie everything together – like a fence.

Quality fencing is a practical way to add some exterior excitement to your home to boost curb appeal and make stellar first impressions. You can add something unique that accentuates the uniqueness of your home or something classic and timeless that will last for decades and always be in style.

Walpole fencing is unmatched in quality and design – that’s the Walpole difference. With over 40 styles to choose from, Walpole Outdoors has a fencing option for every style home on every terrain in every climate.

A classic and rustic post and rail fencing in white cedar.

A classic and rustic post and rail fencing in white cedar.

Adding a Walpole fence to your home not only increases the beauty but the security by adding an extra layer of stable protection between your home and the street, wild animals and other people. Using it to secure a pool or other dangerous area of the backyard is essential for any homeowner.

A fence is an investment in the life and value of your home. Walpole fencing is durable and will last years and years. And with the incredible AZEK wood alternative material you will have no maintenance for the life of your fence. Unlike wood AZEK will never rot, split or warp due to moisture. The durable material is also versatile and can be painted any Sherwin-Williams vinyl safe color with a 25-year warranty.

If you like the look of natural wood Walpole specializes crafting wood fencing from the highest quality white and western red cedar. After all, our name was originally Walpole Woodworkers. The wood selections are finished with Sherwin Williams stain and installed either by our experts or shipped in sections with instructions.

Walpole Outdoors is dedicated to creating the perfect fencing for each individual customer insuring quality and stability.

You could throw away your money on a low-quality fence that will last you a few years (or until the next blizzard) or you could make an investment that will last you decades and create positive first impressions. The choice is pretty simple.

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3 Ways To Enhance Your Arbor

Creating a memorable entryway is a priority when designing the exterior of a home or business. While the structures alone are a beautiful sight some home and business owners want to add a unique touch to make it truly their own.

An arbor is the perfect structure to add some structure to a pathway, entrance or garden area. Using a little creativity you can take that beautiful structure and add a little extra interest or whimsy.

1. Climbing Greens

Ivy climbs a unique blue entry arbor.

Ivy climbs a unique blue entry arbor.

An arbor covered in green creates a natural look that perfectly enhances any garden entry. Choosing the perfect climbing green plant depends on your climate more than anything followed by how much maintenance you are willing commit to. Ivy is always a great, low-maintenance option that grows fast and maintains a lush green color throughout most of the year. If you live in a colder climate and want a lot of coverage Golden Hops is a great choice. This climber grows quickly and is hearty even in winter. The only downside is that it can get unruly if not regularly maintained.

2.  Climbing Flowers

Beautiful red flowers add a pop of color to this arbor.

Beautiful red flowers add a pop of color to this arbor.

Looking for some color in the spring and summer but a hearty green in fall and winter? Adding a climbing flowering plant is a great idea for an arbor. You can go with classic climbing roses that create a romantic look if you are willing to spend a little time cultivating the flowers. Climbing roses comes in just about every color imaginable so you have an unlimited number of options to go with.

Other popular climbers include the beautifully purple clematis, delicate blue morning glory and cute pink sweet pea. Each plant has its own specific needs but they all climb beautifully and and grow vivid color blooms with hearty greens. If you want something with a little more drama wisteria is an option to consider.

3. Light It Up

A front entry gated arbor utilizes a lantern just behind the fence to keep the path lit in the evenings.

A front entry gated arbor utilizes a lantern just behind the fence to keep the path lit in the evenings.

Adding seasonal touches to your outdoor structures is fun and festive but you don’t have to keep those Christmas lights stored away all season long. A great way to create some interest in the evening is to add some light features to your arbor.

Some small twinkle lights nestled in the ivy is season-less and magical. If you don’t have the ivy then stringing the lights on the arch is just as lovely and the small bulbs won’t be a distraction in the daylight. You can also add a lantern and post just beside the arbor so you can light it up in the evenings to show off your arbor and guide people through the entry.

 

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Making An Entrance – Home Entryways

Beautiful fence segments add structure and purpose to this front entry.

Beautiful fence segments add structure and purpose to this front entry.

When designing the exterior of your home you have to think of both style and longevity. It’s no secret that first impressions are important and curb appeal is crucial if you ever want to sell your home. Harsh weather conditions can be tough on anything that lives outside so investing in something just to have to fix it every spring doesn’t seem appetizing.

But what if you could have that sleek entry structure that’s made of a strong, maintenance-free material? You can! Most of the entry structures you will find at Walpole Outdoors are made in the low maintenance wood alternative AZEK. This cellular PVC material looks just like wood but will never rot, split, chip or sustain water damage. Your home entry will look brand new all year long for many years to come.

Now that the practicality is out of the way you can think design. The sky is the limit in creating your perfect entry. You can start off with something simple and small like a planter or trellis at the doorway, something to add a little interest to a standard area of the home.

From there you can think fencing and gates. A beautiful unique walk gate is the perfect statement structure for the outside of a home acting as both a decorative touch and a practical one. Likewise, fencing can be used decoratively in panels at the end of a driveway or as standalone regal pillar posts.

If you are looking for something larger you can add a great entry pergola to provide shade to the doorway and the length of a porch. Add a few lattice panels to the sides and you have an entrance that guests will be complimenting for decades.

For more ideas on how to create the perfect entrance check out of photo gallery of commercial and home projects!

For more information on what we can do for your home contact us for a free design consultation through our website or call our design experts at 800-343-6948.

This combination fence segment and lantern add interest to the end of the driveway.

This combination fence segment and lantern add interest to the end of the driveway.

A trellis is a great way to frame the doorway.

A trellis is a great way to frame the doorway.

Large pillar posts add a regal touch to an entry.

Large pillar posts add a regal touch to an entry.

Single arch pergolas create beautiful paths.

Single arch pergolas create beautiful paths.

An interesting gate is a great way to add a statement piece to your exterior.

An interesting gate is a great way to add a statement piece to your exterior.

Fencing and gates add structure to the front of a home.

Fencing and gates add structure to the front of a home.

A pergola and trellis system adds enormous beauty to this New Jersey home.

A pergola and trellis system adds enormous beauty to this New Jersey home.

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Commercial Grand Entrances

Pergola toppers on brick columns make a grand entry at this high school in New Jersey.

Pergola toppers on brick columns make a grand entry at this high school in New Jersey.

Make an entrance!

The entrance to your business is essential – it’s the first thing a customer or partner will see and the first impression they will have of you and your business. Think of a notable country club, shopping mall, park, restaurant or a residential community. What is the first image that comes to mind? Chances are it’s the building’s front facade or entrance. If that is the image that will forever be associated with your business don’t you want it to be a good one?

Walpole Outdoors has many structures that can be made into stunning entryways. From fencing and gates to pergolas and arbors our design team can take the architect or landscape architect’s vision and craft something complimentary, unique and long-lasting. Our design team helps select the best materials for the job and provides the refinements and design details to make it perfect. Once finalized engineers turn those CAD plans into a durable, fully finished and kitted assembly ready for routine installation.

Covered pergola structure adds interest and provides coverage from rain at the high school in Natick, Mass.

Covered pergola structure adds interest and provides coverage from rain at the high school in Natick, Mass.

Most of our entrance features are made using structurally reinforced AZEK cellular PVC that has been factory finished with Sherwin-Williams Super Paint in any of hundreds of colors. Unlike wood AZEK will not deteriorate due to environmental conditions so you won’t have to worry about the paint fading or the posts rotting. The paint finish for all of our AZEK products has a 25 year warranty.

Beyond our reputation as a producer of fine fencing and arbors, Walpole is an expert in design, construction and installation of automated entrance gates. Outfitted with the latest in electronic access controls our steel-framed, AZEK-clad gate leaves and pillars are unmatched in precision, rigidity and beauty. Hundreds of gates are made each year for installations across the country.

A Walpole structure is an investment in the success and reputation of your business. From the initial consultation to the final installation Walpole is committed to helping you craft the perfect structure for your business. After all, our reputation as a business depends on your front entry structure as well!

View examples of our commercial work in our Grand Entrances photo gallery!

For more information on how Walpole Outdoors can help create a lasting and unique front entrance for your business contact us at 508-668-2800 or email Clint.caban@walpolewood.net.

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Grand Entrances – Photo Gallery

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Commercial Planters – Photo Gallery

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