Trellis play

Trellis with lonicera

Check out the trellis I made with green limbs of black locust.  It is wire-tied to some T-posts driven into the ground.  Bentwood trellis work intrigues me and I wanted to apply it within my landscape.  This trellis supports a native honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’).  I also moved a shoot of the coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) from another three year old plant where it had trailed along the ground and rooted.  I’m looking forward to seeing both colors mingling on this trellis.

Coral honeysuckle

Coral honeysuckle

For the next trellis project, I wanted to support the gladioli when they bloom this year.  I planted the gladioli bulbs in a number of beds last year and the blooms were spectacular even as they bent and lay low.  I chose one of the flower beds and built two rectangular bentwood trellises (again with black locust limbs) to enclose the space and give the flower stalks something to lean against.

Bentwood trellis

The larger limbs are in the foreground.  The background trellis consists of smaller limbs which are taller.  Pretty cool, huh?

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