Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Trusted variations of climbers are honeysuckle, jasmine, clematis, wisteria and climbing roses.