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Post  SQWIB on 1/8/2018, 8:11 am

This isn't really a "Do-It -Yourself" topic but figured it would be OK here.

This trellis should work nicely in Square Foot Gardens.




January 5, 2018

I ordered this "Bronze" Obelisk Trellis from Wayfair for my Maypops to place out front.

Plow and Hearth Obelisk Trellis at Wayfair
Plow and Hearth Obelisk Trellis at Plow and Hearth

It says it's stainless steel at Wayfair but it is actually powder coated steel "with Stainless Steel Hardware", it is fairly heavy duty but the color of the powder coating is far from bronze.
After a few mods it is ready for the garden.




  • If this is bronze I am purple!





  • I layered three different greens on the trellis and then hit a few spots with a tan spray paint.










  • Then it was assembled.





  • I extended the legs using 30" pieces of some copper pipe I had laying around. I had to cut off the ends to fit the pipe over the legs.





  • This extends the legs about an additional 18" half of that will be in the ground.





    For installation, 4 pieces of rebar will be placed in the ground and the copper legs will slide over top of the rebar and into the ground 8-10". This will give me a bit more height, make the trellis more sturdy, make the trellis easily removable and prevent the bottom of the trellis from rusting out. Every few years I can hit it with some spray paint if needed.
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Post  sanderson on 1/8/2018, 4:49 pm

For your tomatoes? Beautiful.

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Post  SQWIB on 1/8/2018, 5:00 pm

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@sanderson wrote:For your tomatoes?  Beautiful.
For my Maypops
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Post  alicesplace on 1/8/2018, 6:44 pm

This is amazing I'm so jealous. I would love them for my roses. I have a plan in the pipeline for them but don't know how I will go
What are maypops please. I'm roseanne from Perth Australia
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Post  SQWIB on 1/8/2018, 7:31 pm

@alicesplace wrote:This is amazing I'm so jealous. I would love them for my roses.  I have a plan in the pipeline for them but don't know how I will go
What are maypops please.  I'm roseanne from Perth Australia

Hello Roseanne from Perth Australia.
Maypop is a Passiflora incarnata.
It's a passion flower.
I'm trying to add multi beneficial plants this year.
Perennials for zone 7 that flower, bring in insects and produce edible fruit.
Other things lined up for 2018, hopefully, Hardy Kiwi, Comfrey, Artichokes, Sunchokes, to name a few.
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Post  alicesplace on 1/8/2018, 7:38 pm

Go you. sounds great
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Post  brianj555 on 1/9/2018, 9:19 pm

Very nice Sqwib!
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