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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 08:21 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

My friends in town make these pottery finials. I stuck 3 bamboo stakes in the ground and tied them together with twisties..then covered them with the finial. Now my rose and clematis have a place to grow together.

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Here you see the beginnings:

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gardenbug Ontario, Canada zone 5b, USDA zone 4
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 08:44 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Hey Bug - that looks great and easy too.

Jodi, ONT, Z4, Great White North
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 10:34 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Great idea!

How is the trellis attached to the metal siding? I have a large white wall like that I'd like to soften the look of. It gets morning sun and I was thinking the metal might heat up too much to have the foliage right against it.

Sheba - Indiana - Z5
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 11:00 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

DH nailed the trellis to the side of the driving shed. You can add two or three thin pieces of wood inconspicuously behind the trellis to make a greater distance between the wall and the plant. I wanted to do this, but wanted to stay married also! The nails (very long ones) are inserted where the beams are located on the inside of the building.
Hope this helps!

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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 11:21 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Looking good GB. I bought one of those ceramic toppers similar to the one you have. I painted mine and then polyurethaned it and at one time I used mine just like you are currently using yours except I used those green plastic stakes that you can get in various lengths. Right now mine is inside sitting amongst some other finials as a decorative doo-da.

Kvilledude North Carolina Zone 7
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 01:32 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Now that is a great idea Gardenbug and easy is what I need.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 07:41 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Thanks, GB! This will go on my list of projects.

Sheba - Indiana - Z5
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 11:27 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I visited a garden today where the gardener had a very similar idea but she used copper pipe instead of
bamboo.

Penny Oregon Zone 7
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Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2003 - 07:47 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Penny I was just about to wonder if you could do that with copper pipe, and now I know the answer!

Very pretty Bug, but I know what you mean about the staying married thing....

Kate in Suffolk Zone 8
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Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2003 - 11:32 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Thanks for the idea!

Barb British Columbia Zone 7
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Posted on Friday, June 13, 2003 - 06:33 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Great idea..Need a finial maker though
I like the natural look of it with the artsy topping.

Mnique Quebec Zone 5
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Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2003 - 04:11 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

What a great idea...I learn something new every time I pop in....

Bonitoad Canada Zone 7b

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