IN NEED OF A TRELLIS? WHY NOT SEARCH ALL THOSE HIDDEN SPOTS ON YOUR PROPERTY, BASEMENT, BARN, OR GARAGE FOR THE PERFECT PIECE OF JUNK TO CREATE A DIY TRELLIS? THAT’S JUST WHAT I DID AND TURNED CRIB BED SPRINGS INTO JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!
I have the worst luck with Clematis vine, I have no idea why they only seem to get about a foot tall and then no new growth. I must like to abuse myself in the gardening department because while shopping for plants to re-landscape our guest house two clematis plants jumped into my card again. I know, I know, if I haven’t had good luck with them in the past why am I giving them a go again? Good question, but I am!
I picked up a pretty solid pink variety and a pink and white flowered one. All the way home from the store I was thinking I’d need a trellis for them to grow up (if they actually take off). It was hot and I wasn’t in the mood to build something new so into my hidden junk storage I went in search of something that would work. I spied the old crib spring lurking in the corner and figured it would work and make the perfect junk trellis, with minimal hassle of putting it up.
All it took was two screws and the trellis was in place. Now let’s hope they grow! If you have any Clematis advice you think may be helpful, leave it in the comment below. I have Clematis at our other house and all I did was plant it and it did it’s thing, yielding big beautiful climbing blooms but not such good luck at the cabin. I think it will look quite lovely if I they ever fill in and bloom.