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I used to have a HUGE Hibiscus between my garage windows but had to move it because it was out of control! That left this giant bare spot between my 2 garage windows. So I went to My Local Lowes to check out their garden section. It was FULL of so many gorgeous Monrovia Flowers I found this out by checking their site HERE it tells you everywhere Monrovia Flowers are sold.lowes displayThey made it so hard to choose, but I finally found this gorgeous Perennial Clematis from Monrovia Flowers (Perennial Means it comes back every year) and had the greatest Idea! We could just build a trellis to cover this space that is driving me NUTS for the clematis to climb. I also purchased a Perennial Anemone to fill the space at the bottom of the clematis between my two Dianthus.20160412_175129 The reason I use Monrovia flowers is they are the hardiest plants I’ve ever used. Normally in my Zone 5b The rule is not to plant before Mother’s day, but I have had no trouble planting Monrovia’s plants early in the past. They’ve held up tremendously for me, as long as I cover them if there’s a frost warning they usually do fine.

My next stop in Lowes was the Lumber department I found a bundle of Furring strips that were 8ft long and only  88 Cents a piece! WOOT. We used all 8 strips and this thing still cost us under 10.00! Isn’t that great?

We didn’t really measure anything I just cut a piece and laid it on there the length I thought I wanted the braces to be apart. After we decided that The Beard just cut 16 Pieces the same and attached them to the 3 Brace pieces.

Mark The Length
20160412_180336Set the saw to a 45 Degree angle to create the chevron pattern

Line the pieces up…


Then nail them in


That’s it! We decided to leave it plain wood but you could stain or paint it at this point. I think it took The Beard a total of 10 Minutes to put this together. It was so easy and saved us about 40.00!20160412_191811garage trellis

Don’t you love it?? Please don’t mind my Super long grass it’s been snowing and raining here for the last 3 weeks. Today was the first time the sun has come out! LOL

I can’t wait until the Clematis is all grown and filled out it’s going to be gorgeous! Thank yall for stopping by I hope you look For Monrovia flowers when you decide to update your landscape. They really o have THE BEST flowers.signature.jpg

8 Comments on Planting Perennials and a DIY Trellis

  1. Allison Cartwright
    04/13/2016 at 7:49 AM (2 years ago)

    Great idea -love it! It is perfect in that spot.

  2. Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter
    04/14/2016 at 8:50 PM (2 years ago)

    Love your new trellis! I need to make something similar for our fence so the vines have something to cling to.

    • stacey
      04/18/2016 at 8:51 AM (2 years ago)

      Thank you! It was so easy and it saved us so much money, I’m so glad you like it.

  3. Corinna - ADesignerAtHome
    04/18/2016 at 2:09 PM (2 years ago)

    What a cute trellis! They really ought to make the in cool patterns like this for those of us who can’t build! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle!

    • stacey
      04/20/2016 at 3:54 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Sarah! I can’t wait to see the clematis, they’re my Favorite! Thank you for stopping by.

  4. Owen D
    06/19/2016 at 8:27 PM (2 years ago)

    Nice house.


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