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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Hellebores Ferns Ponds
Feb 18, 2016 11:11 AM CST
Hi Annie,
I've been wanting to grow morning glories for the last several years. Have lots of different seeds to try. As is often the case though, what I want to do is much more than the actual time I have to do things so this idea is one of the ones that has been sitting on the back burner. I've been wondering the same thing about trellis/arches, etc... so will be interested to hear what you come up with. When I'm on Pinterest, I keep an eye out for possibilities. The setting of this one is a little too modern for my garden style, but I think I can easily adapt the trellis idea shown in the photo. I was thinking of making a connected series of these as a freestanding element somewhere in the yard that actually receives some sun - maybe three to five sections. Looks like simple construction - something for the posts and then just wire between for the vines to climb on. I'll probably use pressure treated 4 x 4s with the white PVC 4 x 4 post covering that is available at the big box stores, but landscape timbers (are they different from 4x4s?) would work as another possibility.

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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
Feb 19, 2016 7:44 AM CST
Hi Terri! Thanks for the idea. This is very much what I'm thinking too...freestanding trellis "panels". The landscape timbers are "sort a" like 4X4s only smaller and with rounded sides. I've got a source for a bunch of free ones and I've got lots of old sheep fencing (a woven wire fence, very heavy gauge wire, but widely spaced). So I'm thinking in terms of what you were say...set up two posts, nail the wire into the space between. I'm just not certain WHERE to put them. I would like to divide up my (large) garden space into "rooms" but still not entirely sure where the "walls" should go. OOOooo I just thought of a place! *LOL* THANKS for turning on the lightbulb!
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