Take a climbing vine to new heights. This invisible trellis will have you reaching for more. String a simple strand of fishing line from the ceiling to help your climbing plants grow like never before. The right string and the right plant will combine to produce spectacular results as your vines grow.
Choose the Right Vine
Certain species of twining vines will only grow in certain directions. If you have a plant that grows in a counter-clockwise curl, you won't be able to train it to grow clockwise. Test this on your own to make sure your plant grows in a clockwise direction.
Let It Hang
Fishing wire—that's all it takes to create an invisible trellis that gives your vines the foothold they need in order to climb. Tie your fishing wire to a hook in the ceiling and let it dangle down. The plant will detect the wire's presence and will grab on to start climbing.
Editor's Tip: If you want to make your plant grow a certain way, tie a sinker to the bottom of the fishing line to make it nice and straight. This works especially well with morning glories, passion flowers, or mandevilla.