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Veggie trellising ideas from Longwood Gardens

Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

It’s impossible to come away from a visit to Longwood Gardens without some serious inspiration. Check out these interesting ideas for trellising veggies with humble materials. Time to dig out that pile of bamboo stakes and a big ball of twine…

Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

**Hey, check it out! New feature: Click directly on the photo to enlarge it in a pop-up window.**

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. gottagarden 06/10/2011

    I'd love to know which plants they were growing on which trellises. Presumably they use different styles because cucumbers need different supports from sweet peas.

    Very nice, I'd like to copy one. (when I find the time . . .)

  2. elizk 06/10/2011

    This is great. I'm going to try some version of these this weekend!

  3. wwross 06/10/2011

    Way cool! The one reason I hesitate growing more vegetables in my fairly small urban front and side yards, is that they can become a bit messy and ragged as they reach maturity. Solutions like this can help us give them a more pleasing visual interest throughout the growing season.

  4. NYSpringer 06/10/2011

    The Trellis's look nice, but are somewhat complicated to build. I have raised beds for my vegetables, and use 6"x6" concrete reinforcment wire for trellis's between beds. It is 4 feet wide and you can purchase it in lengths. It's inexpensive, durable and all you do is nail the base to one bed, then bend the wire mesh to the desired height, then bend down to the next raised bed. Works great for Pole Beans, Cucumbers and Peas, and works really well for Morning Glories.

  5. Blewbury 06/10/2011

    Beautiful and inspiring. I am going to have to try some of these.

  6. Rebel702 06/10/2011

    Thanks for the direct click feature on the photos. It would be even better if you can click through the entire gallery once you have the enlarged photo opened. Food for thought.

  7. user-7006879 06/10/2011

    Love the look of these trellises. I also use concrete reinforcment wire and lay flat across my raised beds and cover with plastic, also I use them for tomato cages, bend and use for climbing vegies too

  8. KariLonning 06/11/2011

    The A-frame trellis is exquisite. It can stand alone as a sculpture, but knowing that it'll be functional as well, makes it all the more wonderful.

  9. atthetimberline 06/12/2011

    Hi, it is convenient to click directly on the photos, but they don't pop out as large as they formerly did. Not a good change :-( I liked seeing the detail with enlarge function that you had before. Please go back to the way it was!

  10. Chefin1950 06/13/2011

    I like the direct click blow-up feature and second the suggestion for being able to click through the entire gallery once your there. Beautiful trellises also!

  11. Sundon 06/13/2011

    I'm a big fan of Trellises and Pergolas for defining outdoor living spaces, privacy screens and habitat for climbing plants as well as birds.
    I had an old Dogwood die this past winter, and just couldn't bring myself to cut it down. So, I dug around the base, built a bed and have planted Moon Flowers to climb up and cover the old tree this summer. They are strong climbers and offer beautiful blooms well into the fall. The Tree will make an excellent trellis will enjoy an important place in our landscape for another season or two. I will share photos later if you like.

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