Trellises are invaluable for adding beauty
and privacy to your garden. They give the
gardener bonus space on which to grow climbing
roses and vines. Small gardens especially
benefit from trellises, as spectacular effects
can be achieved in even tiny places. Attractive
latticework can serve as a focal point, providing
pleasure from both inside and outside and
in all seasons. Trellises can also be used
to hide views that are undesirable. Most
are made from wood, metal, fiberglass or
plastic. Designs range from very formal to
The following should be considered
- Measure the height and width of the area
you want the trellis to cover.
- Make sure the material you choose can withstand
the weather where you live.
be able to remain in place
- Make sure the trellis can be securely installed.
- Make sure the trellis is sturdy enough to
support the type of plant you
plan to train
on it when the plant is mature.
woody plants can be quite heavy.
Remember to select a color and design to
suit your garden. A rustic trellis that looks
terrific in a natural style garden may not
look good in a very formal one.