What is the best type of trellis for morning glories?

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I have a very sunny area in front of my dining room windows. I would like some form of naturalistic looking trellis, at least 6 feet tall maybe as much as 8 feet tall For the vines to climb on. I don’t want lattire and I don’t want to plastic, but whatever it is it has to be most recent securied into the soil. Any ideas? Maybe tree limbs so the birds can stand on them while they eat from the flowers? Hummingbirds!

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 16, 2018
    buyer beware of morning glories......A metal trellis
  • SM SM on Mar 16, 2018
    You almost need to do something with wire. The vines cannot grab very well onto anything bigger than about 1 inch. I personally would use plastic lattice with chicken wire behind it. Secure it into the ground with those stakes they use for dogs. They look like a corkscrew.
  • Janice Janice on Mar 16, 2018
    You could probably "build" a trellis from branches or twigs by using zip ties to create the design, then wrap the ties with jute or some other type product so the zip ties didn't show. here's a pic of a twig trellis that's no longer available from a garden store but shows the idea. https://www.gardeners.com/buy/rustic-twig-trellis/38-124.html
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 16, 2018
    You can buy or make a metal arch, whether the vine is at a gate or not. Use concrete blocks to stabilize then, it dig in the ground and pour cement to hold the legs of the arch. Morning glories will latch onto that, and the blooms are in a perfect position for birds, especially hummingbirds. You will have to trim the vines to keep them from also latching onto your house, fence or anything else they can reach, and cut them back almost to the ground in the fall. ☺️
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 16, 2018
    You could try cutting a piece of plastic trellis to the size you require. It is easy to cut with a skil saw.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Mar 16, 2018
    Lattice might work very well for what you want. You can get it in natural wood or in vinyl that won't age and rot after a few years.
  • Suzzann Suzzann on Mar 16, 2018
    Chicken wire, you can roll it into a pole or attach it to a wall.
  • Barb Locke Barb Locke on Mar 17, 2018
    Thank you so much for that reply, it is exactly what I was looking for! I’m sure I can design my own using your Tips. Thanks again!
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