Flower Pot Trellis Ideas
Handy for Growing Vegetables AlsoWith a flower pot trellis, you can grow all kinds of climbing plants in almost any viable location.
Whether you live in an apartment with a balcony or have space for a large garden, growing beautiful flowering plants and luscious vegetables like beans are no longer a problem. Trellises are perfect for front porches, decks, patios, and gardens too.
A clematis is a natural climber - so a trellis just makes sense
How to Build an Easy Trellis with Twine
A clematis is a natural climber - so a trellis just makes senseWhy not make your own like we did? You can probably figure it out by just looking at the pics, but we have a few tips here to also help.
You can easily make this DIY trellis like we did!With a couple strips of notched wood and a ball of string, twine or fishing line you can have your trellis made in under an hour. We used colorful green twine and it adds a bit of sparkle to the trellis.
Here you see the trellis topWe had an existing pole in the ground for a bird house that Dave made and for the clematis to climb up, but we wanted to construct a trellis so the clematis has something to "grab". Dave just cut notches in two pieces of wood for the trellis top and bottom and attached them to the pole. I believe he used fence slats.
The top is about 30 inches across and has ten notches. Yours could be a different size depending on what you're growing.
Here you see the bottom of the trellisThe bottom of the trellis is about 15-18 inches across and is attached onto the pole near the ground. Just stretch your twine between the top and the bottom, inside the notches, to make your trellis. There's no right or wrong way - just have fun with it.
Tie it off after you've laced the twine all the way across. Super easy.
Any climbing plant will love this colorful trellisThis type of trellis works best for vines that are on the "lighter" side. If you're planting something with heavy fruit like cucumbers, you may want to consider a stronger trellis.
We also looking forward to our morning glories to climb this trellis too. Other ideas might be sweet peas, mandevlila, bougainvillea, trumpet vine, maybe certain kinds of beans. The plants could also be in flower pots!
This is a quick and easy DIY trellis for any plants that want to climb!
More DIY Flower Pot Trellis IdeasTrellises are easy to make and can be used to complement your outdoor decor. Mary and I have made several from materials we already had on hand.
Stakes and twine make a dependable flower pot trellisFor this flower pot trellis idea (or a plant in the ground), all you need are two poles and twine.
I like to cut cedar fence slats (less than $3 at Home Depot) into long stakes. You can also use bamboo stakes or even sticks from limbs for a more natural look.
I notched the poles to catch the twine. You can easily make notches with a hand saw.
If one's not available just wrap the twine twice around the pole before extending it to the adjacent one. As you can see, wrapping the twine around the poles gives your plants plenty of support.
We use this trellis idea to support a clematis in our yard but we've also used it in flower pots. You can use this idea for plants adjacent to your porch. Plants on a porch are usually seasonal, so we didn't want to permanently "install" a trellis to display our mandevilla plant - a most colorful addition to any porch.
So instead we installed a "temporary" trellis using the same idea as above. We affixed a bottom rail with notches in the pot and one at the top of our porch column. We then used twine to create the supports for the plant.
Try Making an Invisible Trellis
Temporary flower pot trellis helps this beautiful mandevilla climb on our front porch
Trellis support at top of porch columnJust another of our flower pot trellis ideas. Maybe you want your trellis to be invisible as we do on our front porch.
Video: An Invisible Flower Pot Trellis Idea
Our flowers climb up our porch column "magically" with this invisible flower pot trellis. Plain twine or fishing line make an "invisible" trellis easily for the pots on our front porch.
Vegetable Garden Trellis Options
Tomatoes growing in a pot can benefit from a trellisTrellises allow vegetables to grow naturally in a vertical position. Doing so helps prevent many types of plant diseases and can also assist in producing more product.
Whether growing vegetables in your garden or on your porch, deck, or patio, the right trellis can save you lots of space too.
Trellises can assist a plant in producing more fruit rather than in rooting along the ground. Tomatoes and sweet potatoes are two vegetables that like to grow along the ground if you let them.
This can be preferable in some cases; however, by training them using either a cage or ladder like trellis, you can potentially grow more product.
Other advantages include ease of harvest (no need to search through a mass of leaves), fruits tend to be a lot cleaner, and there's no bending over. The portable planter and trellis combination pictured below is perfect for growing tomatoes and other climbing vegetables in locations you may not have previously considered. If you purchase an item through affiliate links within our content, we will earn a commission at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. See our disclosure policy.
Mobile Garden Vegetable Patch Planter Pot & Trellis
Plants that wrap themselves around the support or grasp it (often called twiners) need a small diameter support at the soil so they can readily grasp it as soon as growth appears.
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