Building a Garden Trellis

Feral Turtle
by Feral Turtle
A garden trellis built using 4X4 posts, caragana trimmings, some 2X4s, farm fence and rebar.
The back of the trellis. Taken when hubby and I were building our greenhouse this year. You can see that here...
A lion head fountain attached to the gate. Have to use an extension cord wrapped around the 4X4 post to nearest power source to operate. Only plugged in on firepit party days!
The back of the trellis in October
The front of the trellis with the gate closed. The sides of the trellis were covered with farm fence for the virginia creeper to grow up. Took about four years for the vine to cover the trellis.
The arch
The open gate... I recycled the frame of an office divider and created a gate attaching farm fence with wire ties.
The hinge of the gate. And yes I welded it. Thats why its a nasty looking weld, but It has held for the last 12 years.....
A 2X4 support inside was used to attach the caragana to This trellis is 12 years old now so I had to attach 2 pieces of arched rebar pushing up concrete mesh approx. year 7 ago as the caragana was starting to sag.
Virginia Creeper encloses the structure. Every year I have to trim the vine around the door to prevent it from growing shut.
My wonderful son in-law standing by the trellis in the summertime!
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  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Oct 20, 2013

    • Feral Turtle Feral Turtle on Oct 21, 2013
      @Miriam I Thanks Miriam I. I built it the year my mom passed as she loved gardening. She would be amazed at how full it is now!

  • Trudi Trudi on Oct 21, 2013
    Okay, now I see the gate! I like that idea of the tunnel leading into the gated chicken yard. What kind of flowering vine grows on it? I have a jasmine that I"m trying to build a trellis for (in my head first) and just haven't hit on the right idea yet. So, I'm always looking.

    • Feral Turtle Feral Turtle on Oct 22, 2013
      @Trudi It's called a Virginia Creeper. I love Jasmine and would love to grow it here but It's a house plant in our zone. I can't even grow it in my house as I have a black thumb with house plants.