Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Invisible Trellis

We have had some of our vines recently take off and have been trying to keep them up on our walls and pillars out back. So when I read this article by Martha Stewart I thought I would have to give it a try. 

Vines appear to defy gravity and let your wall show through when they climb without supportive woodwork. Eyehooks screwed into siding or walls and networks of medium-gauge wire hold delicate vines. (Heavier climbers, such as roses, will need heavy-gauge wire.) Design a grid by placing eyehooks 12 to 16 inches apart and running wire through them. Or you can follow one of our designs, placing eyehooks at intersections. Support wires across a large expanse with hooks every 2 feet. To install eyehooks in a brick or another masonry surface, use a masonry drill.
 From Martha Stewart Living, March 2002

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