Friday, August 22, 2014

Easy Garden DIY: Create a 'Natural' Trellis From Branches

Do you have vines in your garden? 

What type of trellis do you use for them?  Is it your basic (somewhat boring) wooden trellis?

What if you could make your own trellis that not only looks better but costs next to nothing?

*I have been sharing some of my favorite garden blog posts that I have written recently for Birds & Blooms magazine where I serve as the garden blogger - including this one about how to make your own 'natural' trellis.


I have seen quite a few trellises made from branches, but I thought this one that I saw while visiting the Green Bay Botanical Gardens in Wisconsin, was especially nice because you could see how it was made because the vine had not yet grown up on it.

With all of the stormy weather, I'm sure you have your share of branches that have blown down from your tree that you can use.  I shared how to create your own trellis using branches in a recent post for Birds & Blooms...



You'll not only save money by making your own, but I think that it looks nicer and is a more sustainable option.

1 comment:

Jean Campbell said...

Unless it is a temporary structure for a single season, I suggest using something like Juniperus virginiana that will resist termites and not rot. Maybe this just applies to hmid climates like mine.

If limbs are few, half inch rebar makes great uprights that can be woven with practically anything.

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