That's where arbors and trellises come into usefulness.
You can use their charm and vertical elements to create an appealing panorama,
frame a particular line of sight or to screen an eyesore. Arbors and trellises
can add unexpected new dimension to your garden.
Tickle Your Imagination
Imagine attaching to one wall of the garage a long narrow half-arbor as a semi-covered
walkway. Or installing an inviting archway of roses over the back door. How about
using L-shaped sections of trellises to transform what was once a flat, bland
yard into an intricate maze for exploration and discovery?. A bower of vines can
offer shady seclusion to a dining patio or a hide-away hammock.
Got nosy neighbors? Why not install simple six-foot trellises
directly into a few of those whisky barrels sitting on the deck and then strategically
position the barrels to discreetly block your neighbor's view of your deck activities?
A fast-growing or evergreen vine will work wonders for your mood.
Fruitful and Multiply
Always had a hankering to grow your own fruit
trees but never thought you had enough space? All you need is a sunny side wall
or fence to espalier or train a dwarf fruit tree into a surprisingly productive
and easy-care shape. In fact, growing fruit this way actually reduces the amount
of time it takes for a tree to become "fruitful".
Arbors or trellises are
as varied as they are versatile. In addition to adding structure and visual interest,
they can support a rich variety of plants. Picking new plants is as much fun as
designing and building your arbor or trellis-- in fact, plant selection is just
Where Do You Start?
We'll describe some of
the installation possibilities and then it's up to your vivid imagination to create
one (or several) to provide the right touch to your landscape. Let's get started!
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