Cedar Limb Rose Trellis
It’s true, I’m a bit picky about my gardening trellises. I want them to be interesting but not so interesting to take away from the flowers growing over them. I also prefer something less than hard edged industrial, which tends to be the main options.
I was inspired by having this black metal rose trellis on one side of a garden path. To balance out the area, I needed another trellis on the left side.
A cut down ash tree stump inspired me to encircle it with cedar tree limbs tied at the top about the same height as the metal rose trellis.
At first I thought I would finish the trellis by getting a metal fence post for the top but leftover cedar pieces cut smaller give me the same pyramidal top.
Remember this structure will be entwined in rose vines next spring so very little of it will be visible once the vines start growing.
I thought I was on the right path when I had to move the existing rose vines out of the way to install the cedar limb trellis. Once growth starts, the vines should get the support they need and nicely cover the cedar limbs.
Cedar limbs are not only native but they are long-lasting and I can easily add more if I need them.
I still have some cedar limbs left so next I am making a larger arbor to cover the bench in my berry patch. That one is going to have to wait until after the snow storm passes and melts.
Looking at the cedar rose trellis in the snow beside the metal one, I think this will work quite nicely, don’t you?