By planting climbers, bushes, or annuals against the base of a building, you can achieve a beautiful effect at a low cost without having to install a wall-bound trellis cable system. It will be enough to prepare a plant bed/ring in front of the facade, sometimes in combination with suspended trellising cables. Planting bushes in front of the facade is the easiest way to bring greenery to the building, and often it is the only solution for buildings with special facades insulated from the outside that cannot be drilled. This method also serves well as protection against graffiti. Here we demonstrate successful examples, arranged according to plant groups.
Of the well-known climbing plants, shrub roses-- i.e. roses growing like shrubs-- or stem roses ("high stem roses" / "standard roses"), which develop their shoots and flowers on a single pre-treated stem, are particularly suitable for such base planting. The latter (stem roses) need a support rod or post, while rose bushes do not need a climbing aid or are only fixed with the specific system 1010. In general, same applies here with climbing roses.
In addition to roses, the group of perennial, woody "climbers" ("climbing shrubs") are also suitable: firethorn, cotoneaster, espalier fruits and winter creeper, among others. You can usually simply lean these against the wall and they will naturally adhere. Other climbers need a support (post/pole..) or climbing aid and are therefore seldom suitable for freestanding base plantings (in a foundation bed or plant ring). The sensitive and less vigorous climbing perennials (hops) and the annual climbing plants are also not an option.
From the large group of woody plants, however, many shrub-like species are suitable for planting in front of walls, as shown in the photo examples below.
In the context of "modern buildings," bamboo and grasses are becoming more popular for the base of wall gardens.
With these plants, effects can usually be achieved more quickly than with the ones mentioned above; usually their flowering is more resplendent, and above all, long-lasting. Sunflowers are often used in northern Germany; hollyhocks (hollyhock roses / "mallows") in the Baltic area have a long tradition. The choice of plants thus always depends on the location and the regional conditions.