Small nooks with a place to sit offer mental space to observe small vignettes of life--the play of light and shadow, a bumblebee moving from flower to flower, variegated leaves, stems of grass in a breeze. By being drawn into the microcosm of life, the viewer returns to the macro world which seems spacious and full of discoveries waiting to be seen.
Tips on growing clematis--did you know they can't climb wooden trellises? They don't twine; they wrap, so any support thicker than 1/2 inch won't work. Use twine or trellis netting to give the illusion of climbing on your wooden trellis.
north garden gate and fence. old transcom across the top? perfect where fence just needed to keep deer out. more pretty than hog fencing. fits criteria of 7 1/2 ft limit (80/85% unobstructed). provides screening until tall shrubs fill in.
Vine Trellis By Tim Johnson Make any climbing plant happy with this 6-ft. tall, freestanding trellis.We used dadoes,glue and screws to fasten the slats because trellises take a beating each year when you tear off the old vines.We built our trellis from cypress,one of the longest-lasting outdoor woods.Ours was recycled from old water tanks and cost about $175 (see Sources, below). White oak, at $60, would also be a good …