• An arbor trellis with hanging gourds

    Cool Trellising Ideas

    A trellis is a utilitarian thing. Normally, vines scramble along the ground until they find something to climb on. We gardeners, always seeking to help a plant out, are smart…

  • Design

    Making a Trellis From Scraps

    Today’s photos come from Jill Blodget in Cameron Park, California (west of Sacramento). Every day we look for silver linings in the current worldwide situation. This is one of ours:…

  • DIY garden structures

    Three Garden Structures You Can Build

    Lashed poles, hoops,l and sticks give vining beans and tomatoes handsome support. These structures, from the gardens of historic Old Salem, a Moravian village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are a…

  • How-To

    How to Split Bamboo

    There are many ways to provide support to your climbers. In this video, you'll learn how to replicate a very cool and imaginative trellis idea found in the article "8 Cool…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Build a Bamboo Trellis for Vining Veggies

    Plant pole beans, garden peas, nasturtiums, black-eyed Susan vines, sweet peas, miniature pumpkins, scarlet runner beans, or birdhouse gourds at the base of bamboo poles to create a teepee trellis.

  • How-To

    How to Get Started With Espalier

      Espalier is a technique that can add serious wow-factor to your garden. It means to grow your tree two-dimensionally. This saves space, and makes it easier to attend to…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis 2.0

    This updated a-frame trellis design features the "replaceable feet" like its predecessor, but is now anchors to the raised bed for more stability.

  • taming sprawling veggies

    Learn How to Trellis Your Sprawling Veggies

    Cucumbers, winter and summer squash, and melons are infamous for sprawling beyond their allotted space. Attempts to contain the relentless growth of the Cucurbitaceae family by simply moving growing tips…

  • How-To

    Using Your Fence for Growing Vertical Vegetables

    Fencing that you already have on your property is fair game as a support for vertical vegetables.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Will You Grow Up? A Trellis Can Help

    When the need for more garden space arises, trellises certainly meet the challenge.