Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I am a big fan of treillage. (n. Latticework, especially a trellis for a vine.) I think a garden is always more interesting with a trellis placed as a focal point here & there. Whether it be to adorn a blank wall, or freestanding in a perennial bed, I love them!

My garden is really only in it's infancy. Trying to carve out a garden where the northern California grasslands are constantly battling with me to reclaim the space is quite a task. But, whatever small space I am able to turn into garden is going to have some treillage for certain!

I've been saving photos in my inspiration file for a while. Here are a few I'd really love to use in my garden.

A trellis box like this one would be great at the corners of the knot garden.

Look at this beautiful spiral trellis! All it needs is a climbing rose or a clematis.

Would love to find a place for an arbor made of twigs...

I'm liking this idea to fence around the rose garden. I'll have to be 8' tall to keep the deer out!

And then, when I win the Super Lotto, I'm going to shop HERE to buy a few of these! LOL!

Do you have a trellis in your garden? I'd love to see it!



  1. I adore a trellis too! I have two sitting against the french right now just waiting to be hung and a plant planted. We are waiting now until spring to do any planting, we have had some frost and I don't want to lose any new plants.
    Take care and enjoy your day,

  2. Oh, Miss Chris!
    I just adore trellises (did I spell that right?), too! But, no, we don't have one... well except for the rope ones that are in our garden. Baby girl and I made them for the purple hull peas to grow on. The rabbits chewed through one of them when they got our peas!

    That picture of the arbor you have is just absolutely beautiful - my favorite!

    Oh, please tell your baby girl that I wish her a Happy (belated) Birthday! That tea looked just wonderful. I know that y'all had a great time! What a sweet Mother you are, Miss Chris!
    She's a very blessed girl!

    Many Blessings,

  3. OH I do love trellis work too! Great inspirational photos! Sigh...

  4. So pretty! I don't have a trellis and I really should since I have wisteria and morning glory. Just love your trellis pictures. Have a happy Thanksgiving! blessings,Kathleen

  5. Hello Dear Chris,

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful Thanksgiving day. Enjoy your day my friend.

    I love these beautiful trellis, simply lovely.



  6. I love trellises. I am just not good and getting things to grow up them. Maybe next year.


  7. Hi Chris,
    I adore trellises too and have a few, but I'm sure I could use some more. It really helps to get the English Cottage look.
    You had more snow than we did. It would be fun to have just a tiny bit that stuck, wouldn't it?


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