Mt Pleasant & Charleston Tree Pictures

The below pictures are just a start. I took these recently and have many more planned. So far, all tree images are from Mount Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina areas. I hope to add more from other locations such as Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Summerville, Goose Creek, etc.

Weeping Willow Tree Charleston SC
Weeping Willow Tree in Charleston SC

 

Sweet Gum Tree in Mt Pleasant SC
Sweet Gum Tree in Mt Pleasant SC

 

River Birch Tree Charleston 29407
River Birch Tree Charleston 29407

 

Pruned Charleston SC Live Oak Tree
Pruned Charleston SC Live Oak Tree

 

Varieties of Palmetto Trees in Mount Pleasant SC
Varieties of Palmetto Trees in Mount Pleasant SC

 

Mount Pleasant Silver Maple Tree
Mount Pleasant Silver Maple Tree

 

Mt Pleasant SC Magnolia Tree
Mt Pleasant SC Magnolia Tree

 

Oak Trees Serviced Near Charleston
Oak Trees Serviced Near Charleston

 

Small Charleston SC Dogwood Tree
Small Charleston SC Dogwood Tree

 

Lakeside Cypress Tree in Mt Pleasant SC
Lakeside Cypress Tree in Mt Pleasant SC

 

Young Crabapple Tree in Charleston
Young Crabapple Tree in Charleston

 

Well, that’s about it for now. Some of these pictures we taken after being pointed out to me by my “tree guy” at Palmetto Tree Service. He’s been working in the area for well over a decade and has pretty much seen it all. If you are looking for a skilled arborist, give him a call and check out how he can help beautify your trees.

 

 

Trees Accented with Climbing Vines

When looking for that extra level of refinement to your grove of trees, check into a vine look. Each tree can be evaluated for improved look either next to it or hanging from low limbs.

Gardeners are always looking for new plants to add to the scenery! No matter how many beds or trees you have planted, there’s always room for one more. Maybe you’re tired of that bed of marigolds you plant next to the kitchen every year. The rose bushes in front of the porch are lovely, but you want to build on the look. Sooner or later, the garden appears to be full. That’s when you can use climbing vines to grow upwards, adding a lush, flourishing dimension to your garden and existing trees. Here are some ideas on how to use climbing vines to add beauty, drama and functionality to your present garden/grove plan.

Trees and Wysteria in Mount Pleasant
Wysteria in Mount Pleasant

If you’re not sure of how a climbing vine will fill out a space, try an annual before going to the expense of a permanent, perennial garden climber. Let’s use the example of the porch graced with a bed of rose bushes. Your porch posts are perfect supports for a climbing vine. Try planting the easy-to-grow morning glory in clumps around each post. You can start them in peat pots early and plant them directly, pot and all, when they’re a few inches tall. Morning glories grow quickly and bloom prolifically. These climbing vines are easily trained up the posts and across the porch railing. By early July, you’ll have a bountiful display of flowers that simulates a similar perennial vine display. Evaluate each to see how it further accents your trees.

Sweet Gum Trees with Clemantis
Sweet Gum Trees with Clemantis

You may decide you prefer the annual. While the shade the summer vine offers is welcome in summer, you may want to let the light shine in during winter. When the plant is spent in fall, you can tear it out. You can simply plant another annual come spring.

Swing Set with Confederate Jasmine Vine
Swing Set with Confederate Jasmine

On the other hand, if you like the dimension the climbing vine adds to this spot, there are perennial climbers that fill the bill. The white or purple passion vine, clematis, is an exotic and lovely companion for the roses. Consider also the climbing roses. There are varieties that bloom abundantly throughout the summer. Winter is the time to check your plant catalogs for permanent candidates for this spot. It also opens up your trees in the grove to check for fill.

Trees and Confederate Jasmine in Charleston SC
Confederate Jasmine in Charleston SC

Gazebos are made prettier with the addition of climbing vines. Flowering vines, winding their way around the supports and trained along the roof line provide a romantic setting for a candlelight dinner party or a ‘Secret Garden’ effect for kids playing inside. Jasmine works well in this garden situation. It’s evergreen and flowers profusely in summer, with a sweet perfume scent.

Come early spring, fences and tree groves can look bleak. Sweet peas can be planted along a fence in late winter and be producing a thick and cheerful covering of multi-colored flowers by spring. Sweet peas are somewhat invasive climbing vines, perfect for covering a bare hillside area prone to erosion.

Some ideas for selecting climbing flowering vines:

Arbors, deck and carport covers are other places where climbing vines can enhance your garden plan. If you just look around your property, you’re sure to find a few places such as low tree limbs for the lovely climbing vines.