August is all about Trellises and Screens and even though I don't have a bunch of them, I do have a couple to show off.
When I started gardening last year, I was amazed at the high price of basic (some very ugly) trellises. I paid about $13 dollars each for these cheapy ones that I hung on the back of my garage. This is the view I see from my kitchen window and since it's such an important part of my garden, I knew I wanted something to support vines growing up my garage.
After paying what I considered too much for those proper trellises, I decided to start looking for materials to make my own trellis. That's when I found this old window that had been thrown in the alley for the trash man to pick up. I removed all the glass and now it's the backdrop for my not-yet-blooming Sweet Autumn Clematis.
I've learned that you can use just about anything as a trellis, like the rail to the porch which I covered with Cardinal Vine. I planted this from seed and it has gone bananas!
I don't own any screens yet but I have a feeling after I catch up on all the awesome design entries I'll be looking for one of those next.
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