Country Lore: Used TV Antenna Climbing Flowers Trellis

An old TV antenna makes a great trellis for climbing flowers.
By Nevin Hawlman
April/May 2010
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Stick on old TV antenna in the ground and your climbing flowers will be all over it.
PHOTO: NEVIN HAWLMAN


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With thousands of TV antennas hitting the landfill, this green idea may appeal to some gardeners.

When fastened to an unobtrusive thin steel post, an old TV antenna makes the perfect trellis to support rambling roses or other climbing flowers. And the protruding aluminum elements will be appreciated by native songbirds.

Nevin Hawlman
Hummels Wharf, Pennsylvania



















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