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Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill
To make this trellis you will need the cheapest tomato cage that you can find. The flimsier the better for this project!
I'm using seagrass rush (amazon). It needs to be soaked in water to be easier to work with and malleable.
Give the tomato tower & bamboo stakes a coat of spray paint in whatever color you prefer. I am using copper. (You can leave the bamboo natural too)
Line up the 5 bamboo stakes with the metal legs of the tomato cage. Secure in place with an elastic.
Then I took the bottoms of the bamboo and popped them inside the top metal ring of the tomato cage
Starting at the top, I wrapped a generous amount of the rush around and did a simple knot to secure it
Then I moved to the bottom, I tied a simple knot around the base of the cage and started wrapping the rush around the outside of the rings. You can wrap as much around depending on how thick you want your band to be
I wrapped the rush around the tomato cage where the 3 metal rings were and I also wrapped it one more time near the top of the cage.
I wrapped around the seagrass rush vertically too for added detail. Trim off the excess & frayed pieces when you are finished.
Now add your trellis to a large planter. Secure with garden staples around the base ring. Plant climbing flowers and watch them grow all Summer!