Country Lore: Used TV Antenna Climbing Flowers Trellis

An old TV antenna makes a great trellis for climbing flowers.

| April/May 2010

  • tv antenna climbing flowers
    Stick on old TV antenna in the ground and your climbing flowers will be all over it.
    PHOTO: NEVIN HAWLMAN

  • tv antenna climbing flowers

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

Jill Jarvis
4/8/2010 11:47:52 AM

I love love love this idea. We have this old ugly antenna that I keep telling hubby we need to do something with, now I have a plan. Thank you!







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