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Cheap and long lasting vine trellis


Last growing season I planted a passion vine because as a child, my mom had one growing that was beautiful. It was the only plant in our backyard that I remember besides the banana trees.

I wanted to build a durable and long lasting trellis that would withstand high winds, extreme heat and cold, yet provide a very strong foundation for my passion vine to grow on for many years.

I found this great green colored composite lattice for outdoor decking trim and used that. Here’s the vine and trellis:

To support the trellis, I picked up a couple of green colored “t-posts” and drove them into the ground about 2 feet. To secure the lattice to the t-posts, I used some black 12 ga. electrical wire as “twist-ties” pictured below:

The little vine has grown like crazy in its’ organically amended soil and is currently producing beautiful flowers like this one:

I just LOVE it! :-)

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I'm not surprised! What a gorgeous colour! :-))

25 Oct, 2009


Its a beauty :))))))

25 Oct, 2009



25 Oct, 2009


A woman after my own heart a diyer that comprimises and uses her brain, also grows my favourite plant, its wonderful you have done a great job there.

25 Oct, 2009


Lovely colour...

25 Oct, 2009


Guess what? The passion vine blooms are eatable!
They work great in a boiled tea with a splash of natural "bee honey". The taste is out of this world! ;-)

26 Oct, 2009


How could you eat these beauties? LOL.

26 Oct, 2009


Simply pinch off the reproductive organs in the middle of the flower and cut off the green part where the bloom meets the stem and add it to some green tea. Yummy!

27 Oct, 2009

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