You can make any plant happy with a trellis, and you can even make your own, six foot tall trellis. The trellis will allow your plant to grow and vine in between all of the wooden slats of the trellis. The plant will be able to expand without taking up too much room. You can build it first by measuring where you will want to make your cuts and by following the instructions thoroughly on how to make one.
- Our trellis was six feet tall and made from recycled cypress, but you could use white oak.
- The first steps are to mill the legs and mark the leg dadoes.
- A handsaw is needed to square the legs and a bandsaw is used for the spire.
“We used dadoes, glue and screws to fasten the slats because trellises take a beating each year when you tear off the old vines.”