Trellis, Lattice and Arbors; Structures Plants Can Grow On

You know when you have an idea in your mind that you’re totally going to do, but you don’t know how or where or ANY OF THE DETAILS?  Alls I know is that I want some structure built for the purpose of some plant to shower me with flowers on the daily.  Picture me in a Bollywood movie.

The seed has been planted.  Bad pun intended.

Wondering what I’m actually talking about?

Well, this here below is a trellis… Trellises are often filled with lattice.  Trellis is the structure, usually wall-like not enclosed, and lattice is the wood grid stuff you can buy at Lowes to pretty it up.


An arbor (or arbour) is a structure that creates a shaded walkway or sitting area with crossbeams.  It is sometimes attached to a house or other structure, but the key is that it’s not completely enclosed, like with a roof, which is perfectly suited for lots of green goodness to grow all over it.


Both images above – Garden Club

Here are a bunch of inspiration photos for what’s swirling around in my head…  Maybe you can test yourself on your garden structure knowledge?

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Dark Blue

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Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Vines

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Natural Arbor


Good Life

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Apartment Therapy

And this last one… it’s a teepee y’all.  Duh.  It’s it all kinds of magical?  I think it’s where unicorns sleep.

Do you have any big plans for your garden?  I have all kinds of ideas… in my head, I’m just like, more green, More Green, MORE GREEN!  Now I need to get focused because I have maybe a month or two to get it done this year.  I don’t want my new leafy babies to freeze in the California winter.

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