At the end of summer 2008, I build this
I originally built it as a big pot....
my dogs run through everything and pee on everything,
killing plants right and left!
So this was a great way to protect them!
And as you can see, this also a great way to improve the view!
I used this book:
trellises and arbors by Sunset (over 35 projects...)
I followed more or less the directions for:
I modified the back as it was too complicated.
It is made of pressure treated wood, mostly 2 x 6, except for the cap
that is made of 2 x 8 for the front, and 2 x 4 for the rest.
So that you can sit on it.
I used only one sheet of heavy-duty (3/4 " thick) treated lattice,
and attached it horizontally to the 4 x 4 posts.
They are 2 feet in the ground, so pretty sturdy!
The overall size is:
7.5 feet x 4.5 feet x 6.5 feet tall
In 2009, all the plants came back after their 1st winter.
All survived, and grew bigger!
We added some climbing annuals from seeds,
and they took over the lattice.
We enjoyed it so much that I built another one,
for the other side of our patio,
a smaller one, without a lattice screen:
it is 7.5 feet x 3.5 feet
One half is lavender, the other roses and lilac.
During the summer, everything grew very nicely
We had a "green wall" between our neighbors!
the smaller also grew but much slower.
But this year, it is doing great,
it is only May!
The lavender is finally happy,
I am excited to have my first harvest!
Yep I will miss our backyard.