Tuesday, July 28, 2009

how we made the custom trellis for the honeysuckle, jasmine & wisteria

Awhile back, someone asked me how we made the trellis in front of the front porch. Well, I took measurements of the front porch opening and sketched up a design. I imagined wisteria and honeysuckle crawling along a trellis, creating a floral picture window almost. I totalled up how much material I needed, and a friend in the metal fab biz got me the rod on the cheap. After cutting everything to length, it was just simple welding.

I should note that in order to give the vines something to hold on to on their journey across the top, I came up with a nifty "shelf" idea and it works just peachy.
Here are some close-ups to give you an idea of how it is all assembled.

This picture was taken in the early Spring... the vines have completely covered the trellis now and the hummingbirds love it!

I have added pink jasmine along the honeysuckle. It smells heavenly!

A look at the "shelf" design. I needed something to give the vines something to cling to. This works great. I have wasp catchers hanging from the top on copper wires.


Helen said...

Very clever ... and quite lovely!

Cheri Peoples said...

that is so beautiful.

I am starting a NEW Mr. Linky party. It will begin on Aug 10th so everyone will have a week and a half to think about their first post. I have a poll up for votes on which button should be the new button. The "party" is called The Knock Off Knock Out-where THRIFTY meets creative sensation. Go over and learn more about the new weekly event and I would appreciate if you would cast your vote and HELP pick the new button design and its the last week for the July GIVE-A-Way, if you would like to be a part of that event..