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GBDW – Trellises and Screens Wrap-Up

Birdhouse gourds (Lagenaria siceraria) at Linden Hill Gardens, Ottsville, PA

Bottle gourds (Lagenaria siceraria) at Linden Hill Gardens, Ottsville, PA

Yep, the topic of trellises and screens certainly didn’t strike the same chord as last month’s garden whimsy. But that’s okay: We still have a fair number of posts for this month’s Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop, so the info will be here if any of you decide in future that you need to block an ugly view or add some screening to create privacy. (For more options, check out the GBDW posts on fences and walls and arbors and pergolas as well.) Continue Reading →

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Trellis Ideas

When I sat down to write a post in response to Nan’s Garden Design Workshop this month, I thought I had a plethora of information to discuss on the construction and placement of arbors in my garden. But somewhere, a voice inside of me recalled that I already had written a post on this subject. And so it was that I did so sometime last year. Here are the links to them if you want to check them out here and here.

So, what to write about now? Easy. For those of you who don’t have huge spaces but still want to add a vertical accent to an area in your garden, why not try a mini-trellis as an add on to a container garden vignette? I bought this trellis years ago for less than $10. I could never get it secured correctly in a container so I spray painted it a bluish/turquoise color and  placed it among pots of plants. No big deal or effort. It just adds an extra ‘oomph’ to any small sited area in your garden. Continue Reading →

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Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop – Trellises and Screens

Ok, so maybe they’re not as much fun as garden whimsy, but for those of us who need to create privacy, block an ugly view, add height to our garden, or support a favorite climber, trellises and screens are invaluable design features. Some are purely practical, but there’s a lot of potential for creativity here too. So this month, let’s trot out shots of and stories about our favorite trellises, screens, and yes, vines and climbers as well. Continue Reading →

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