Hop Poles and Trellis Design for Your Garden

Hop Poles and Trellis Design for Your Garden

In lieu of upcoming Spring and Summer vegetation, homeowners are using hop pole and trellis designs for their gardens. These items in the garden manipulate vines and other hanging plants with garden wires, hop poles, and pre-made trellis structures. Landscapers and homeowner enthusiasts often explore different ways to use these designs, which we’ll talk about in this article. Hop poles and trellis designs are a combination of wooden logs, wires (small ropes), and plants. The hop poles are the logs used to hold up the wire and rope. Plants twine around the wire and rope known as a trellis. When the plant develops, the trellis will have a canopy of leaves and blossoms. Utilizing Arbors and Trellis in Gardens Trellis can be purchased in their completed states.… Read Full Post
 My DIY trellis project

 My DIY trellis project

As part of our yard renovation this year we wanted to make the most out of every inch of space. This DIY trellis project along our fence was the answer for this difficult area. The small size of our yard, and my plant obsession, means we needed to look for vertical solutions to create the most impact. Trees are one way to add vertical interest, but with our neighbor’s palms and an already shady space, trellises made the most sense.   There are lots of options for trellises and I highlighted several HERE. For this part we decided an inexpensive, easy DIY trellis was just what we needed. I am going to cover it with plants anyway! DIY trellis materials: I purchased this 3′ wide welded wire fencing from Home Depot.  … Read Full Post
Grow Up!  DIY trellis structures. 

Grow Up!  DIY trellis structures. 

Short on space? Trying to block the neighbor’s view?  Adding a trellis may be the solution you need.  From edible vegetables to beautiful flowering vines, trellises can contain plants and keep them growing well in small spaces. Creating Privacy A trellis is a simple way to add a visual barrier for unwanted views. Providing instant privacy, ornamental panels may not even require plants to do their job. I prefer to use premade panels with wide lattice in this situation, blocking views without much effort. You can find more on this project installing privacy panels here.   Existing chain link fences can also work to your advantage. Consider a fast growing vine to weave throughout and keep a green barrier intact. Good plants for this include passionvine, sky vine and confederate jasmine.… Read Full Post
Creative String Trellises

Creative String Trellises

Sometimes you find garden inspiration in the most surprising places.  These hand made string trellises were displayed outside of the Kaplan Orchid Conservatory in the heart of the Old Dominion University campus and I couldn’t have been more tickled with them!  Last fall Mike and I were able to go visit his family in Suffolk, Virginia and during our trip we went to a football game at Old Dominion University and as we walked through campus I certainly wasn’t expecting to see a greenhouse tucked in between the large academic buildings. The conservatory was closed, but the beds and containers outside of the structure were really well done!  As we walked closer I started to notice the delicate and detailed string trellises that were around the conservatory.  … Read Full Post
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