11 Ideas for Vine Supports to Take Your Garden to the Next Level
Lattice Screen Vine Support
Metal Fence Vine Support
Mount a stretch of wire fencing to an exterior wall or wood fence to form a simple rustic-style vine support. This one hangs from a piece of salvaged wood casing, which enhances the casual vintage look. The narrow wires provide plenty of places for a clematis plant to grow.
Vine Wall Support
Make it easier for flowering vines and other climbing plants to scale an exterior wall with this vine support idea. Transform a salvaged window frame into a trellis by removing the glass and attaching a lattice panel in its place. Secure the frame to the wall to encourage vines to wind up and around it.
Vine Support Arch
Cover a simple arbor with climbing vines to create a striking entrance to your garden. The arched shape of this structure looks especially graceful when draped with white roses. The thick canes and leaves nearly obscure the metal vine supports for a natural look.
Decorative Obelisk Vine Support
Create a year-round garden accent with this stylish plant obelisk. Whether supporting vines or left unadorned, it adds a vertical design element to your garden. Suited in style to a country garden, the simple plant support is a good project for an intermediate woodworker or a beginner willing to learn a few new tricks.
DIY Trellis Vine Support
In just one afternoon, you can turn an old window or door frame into a rustic window frame trellis for vines. Simply secure lengths of wire across the opening to create a beautiful vine support for plants like sun-worshiping morning glories. Cardinal climber, cup-and-saucer vine, thunbergia, and hyacinth vine provide similar eye-catching results.
Tepee Vine Support
This twiggy tepee, known in garden circles as a tuteur, guides and supports plants into a decorative pattern. It makes a wonderful garden accent, even when it's not supporting a climbing plant. To make, gather willow rods into a tepee shape and weave thinner trimmings around the middle and top to secure.
Plant Trellis for Pots
Transform a potted vine from a spill-over creeper into a climber when you give your plant a vertical structure to latch on to. This simple trellis is crafted from strips of cedar, some quilter's rings, and a purchased finial. After assembling the materials, you can complete it in a day or less.
Tall Vine Support Pole
A ball-topped vine pole provides support for these pink and blue morning glories. Designed to look good in the off-season, this pole is easy to make and suitable for any tall-growing vine. Use wire to gently secure the vines around the pole and train them to continue growing upward.
Simple Vine Arbor
An espalier is a living fence created by training small trees into decorative patterns. Using standard pruning techniques, you can train dwarf fruit trees to form a living wall that will enhance your yard's privacy and provide beauty and fresh produce. You can expect to wait a few years for fruit, but you'll enjoy the beauty for years to come.