If the trellis is unique, people are sure to talk about it. It not only gives your garden a unique look, but it also supports the climbing plants like clematis, honeysuckle, morning glory, etc. The trellis can come in various shapes and styles. Here are some common ideas.
The largest style stands at least 6 feet above the ground. They can be constructed from various materials, but wood is used the most. If you want to give it a natural look, you could just stain or coat it with a type of sealant. You can also paint it if you want. If you get one which is made out of rust-free materials, then it will last you a long time.
These are portable, i.e. they can be moved from one place to another without any problem. You can place them in your garden, backyard, or patio. They are very colorful, hence, they can also be used as outdoor privacy screens.
Just attach a relaxing seat or a bench to a wooden structure and you have your own trellis with a seat. You can relax here on a beautiful evening or read a book. You can support a climbing tree or a plant with edible fruits, like peas, or tomatoes, or grapes, against it.
Separate the various sections of your garden, like your vegetable garden and flower garden, using this. It improves the look of your garden, provided that you set it up properly.
You can have your trellis shaped in your favorite animal, say a dog, a deer, or even a rabbit. You can also use the structure to build a small tunnel or playhouse for your kids; they will surely love it.
Of course, you have to keep your garden in mind and the kind of plants you are going to support with the structure. A trellis which does not go with the landscape will spoil the entire look of the garden. So take due care while planning.
You can also build a garden trellis on your own using materials lying around at home, like a broken ladder, an old tennis racket, or some poles, etc. Instead of just letting them clutter your house, make good use of them.
Just put the ladder against a wall, paint it in some bright colors, and let the climbing plants wrap themselves around it. Or if you have an old, broken tennis racket which you have been meaning to throw away, set it in a pot which has a climbing plant. The plant will use the racket as a support to climb.
Nowadays, wallpapers have become very common, thanks to William Morris (1834-96), an architect and painter. He and his friends were the first ones to try their hands at trellis wallpapers.
It was drawn using a medieval theme with square flowerbeds which was enclosed with a wattle trellis for roses. Some artists also drew birds on it. Later on, however, Morris's wallpapers became very complex.