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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
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Line the pieces up…

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Then nail them in

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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

7 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.

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  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.

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    • 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.

      Reply
  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!

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    • 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.

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  4. Owen D
    06/19/2016 at 8:27 PM (1 year ago)

    Nice house.

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