Vertical gardens can ehance any garden design–from small patios to large backyards. If you’ve run out of dirt to dig in or have a small balcony, you can still garden with vertical gardening. If you have a large yard, a vertical garden can provide a focal point and add interest. Vertical gardens can include hanging baskets, stacked containers, trellises, and more.
A Garden Artwork Idea for Hanging a Trellis
How do you hang a trellis (also known as an espalier or lattice)? You can nail a trellis to a fence. You can use specialized trellis brackets. But if you want an easier way to hang a trellis without nailing, drilling, or making holes in your walls or fences, consider using a tension rod and S hooks.
You can find tension rods at your local hardware store, big box store, or online in the curtains and drapery departments. S hooks can be found in hardware stores in the same aisle as the other hooks and picture frame hanging materials. If you want an S hook in a color other than silver, you’ll probably have better luck in a hardware store’s gardening department or online.
Place the tension rod in between your ceiling eaves, fence posts, walls—or even two trees. You’ll insert the tension rod and then usually twist it until it is tight and snug between the structures.
- Hang the S hooks on the tension rod.
- Hang the trellis on the S hooks.
You can also add additional S hooks and trellises to make the trellis longer.
Hanging a trellis with this method allows you to easily remove or lift the trellis and vines when you want to paint. If you have the vine planted in a container underneath, you can even move the container and trellis when you redesign your garden or move to another home.
By Shannon Mendez