garden structures and vertical accents
Looking to Buy a Garden trellis?
Trellis for training
Trellises are very effective structures for growing vines and climbing plants like roses and grapes. You can position trellis panels against a fence or wall of the house. To create a garden room attach vertical trellis panels to a wall or buy a freestanding one to create a vertical form where you can essentially create a wall or screen effect. Train vines in by attaching stems with garden tie. Some vines, like Passion Vines, have tendrils which will wrap around lattice without much assistance. It's always a good idea though, to make sure that the vine is fanning outward or has laterals well positioned to cover the trellis.
Trellises for small garden spaces
With the use of a trellis planter and screens you can create privacy and enclosure. Planters with attached trellis are great for small scale patios and roof top gardens where horizontal space and planting room is limited. Garden trellises and obelisks add interest upward where an otherwise flat plane is prevalent. Lattice screens are handy in small outdoor spaces attached to structures. These freestanding structures typically come in wood, or iron and can hide unwanted views or just create privacy.
Looking for trellis plans? See "Trellises and Arbors and Pergolas:
Ideas and Plans for Garden Structures." Also, check out, "Landscaping
with Wood," by Scott McBride. Visit our