A trellis is a almost vertical, or vertical, grid composed of metal or wood strips set in a frame. It provides support.
APLD, Susan Cohan
A trellis can be a frame with latticework panels.
Frank & Grossman Landscape Contractors, Inc..
Or it may be far more complicated. This trellis combines lattice, fretwork and arches at a finished product that stands out without plants covering it.
Anne F Walters Company
Putting a trellis against a wall gives scaling vines a construction to cling to, saving the wall out of poisonous roots that may weaken it.
Robin Amorello, CKD CAPS – Atmoscaper Design
When vines or other climbing plants are placed close to a trellis, their spiraling tendrils automatically catch onto it. Freestanding trellises permit you to grow vertically even when a permanent structure isn’t offered.
This wooden lattice, place on a diagonal, is an angled version of a traditional trellis. It is a fantastic alternative for supporting many fruits that are manicured, like cucumbers or cantaloupes.
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