Vertical Garden Supports

By Kate Riley June 19, 2017

I’m in the middle of constructing a garden trellis for my courtyard, one to support climbing vines up a wall. I plan to incorporate a geometric design so it’s decorative as well as practical. I went online in search of inspiration and how-tos to guide me on my quest to build my own. I then sat in my courtyard and sketched a design that will complement the style of my home.

‘Tis that time of year when we can sit outside and appreciate a flowering vine or dabble in home grown vegetables with a little help from vertical supports. I’ve built a wire trellis to support vines but this time I’m looking at constructing a trellis of wood since I can create the exact design I want. In my research I came across several great ideas for vertical garden supports for growing vines or veggies.

This simple cedar wall trellis by Gina-Michelle cost only $20.



Find plans for this chevron lattice design at Remodelaholic.



Build these eye-catching french tuteurs with a tutorial at She Holds Dearly.



Construct this stained wood modern trellis and planter with instructions from Deuce Cities Henhouse.



Purchase this chippendale wall trellis on Etsy, the pattern is great inspiration for tackling a similar DIY version.


These slat wood trellises are a more contemporary look for your landscaping.



I love this mixture of gray painted wood and wire to form a trellis.



You can squeeze this simple rectangular wood and wire trellis anywhere.



This simple yet sophisticated white slat trellis also acts as a privacy wall.



This bamboo and twine trellis by Joe Loehle is a more organic design.


Have you ever built a trellis for your vines or veggies? Feel free to share yours in the comments. :)

Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley June 16, 2017

It happens every summer at this time, I get hit with an extreme case of idleness that renders me completely unmotivated to do anything other than sit outside drinking iced tea or take an afternoon nap next to a whirring fan. I’ve been guilty of doing just that three times this week! It feels good so I have no guilt. The body needs rest especially in this time of transition from busy schedules to lazier days.

The weekend is full of projects around the house, I’m giving the guest room a few updates and will share that soon. I’m also tackling an outdoor project I’ve been planning for a few weeks, building a custom trellis for my climbing jasmine vines. I’ll be sharing that project in July just as soon as the vines become happy in their new home!

Favorite links below:

I loved touring this elegantly decorated transitional style home.

25 interior trends that are better in theory.

This is a beautiful black & white bathroom remodel.

Are you a fan of zellige tiles? I am.

It’s official, this is my most favorite Airstream renovation.

The dahlia prints in this shop caught my eye, stunning!

Why travel may be the secret to living longer.

Made me laugh: this clever dad’s lunchbox solution.

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!