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Masonry Ladders for Climbing Plants

By Xeramtheum
January 25, 2013

I think my all time favorite plants are vines and climbers. My biggest problem has been giving them something to climb on. For years I was using those flimsy arches you get at a Dollar Store which would snap if you looked at them wrong; so last winter I was determined to find something sturdier.

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ladyluck418
May 9, 2014 7:49 AM CST
What state was that Home Depot in?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 9, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Summerville, South Carolina.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Beverly
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vitrsna
Feb 11, 2015 2:36 PM CST
Anne, i love your idea of using the Masonry Ladders. I am going to run up to the Home Depot here and see if they have them. Here in Colima, we can't just go to the store and buy a trellis, wood will rot within a week, helped out by termites and certain moth larva, in addition to the weather so it is really out of the question. I wanted an arch for the garden and had an iron one made by a local metal worker. I also bought some chicken wire for additional growing space, but that stuff is lethal with little wires poking out here and there. I have a butterfly garden and sure didn't want to see butterflies impaled on some of those wires so i gave it to a neighbor. We can buy chain link (or cyclone) fencing but it is expensive and more problematic to install. If i can find some Masonry Ladders here, i think they will work very well. Thank You! for the idea Hurray!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Feb 11, 2015 2:40 PM CST
Thanks! You really don't want to use anything on the ladders except for twine, otherwise it will be a nightmare cleaning the dead stuff off.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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