|These are the bare rebars
of a trellis over the back door .
|One can put old bedding or tarps
over the rebar to provide immediate shade, until such time as the vines
|Here the vines have covered the
back patio. The trellis that climbs over the house is elevated so
that one can walk comfortably under them to tend the vines and harvest
|Here, some of the trellis rebar
has been covered with windings of rope and grout-saturated polyfil, a
light-weight material found in sewing stores.
|This is a close-up of the safety
barrier around the roof top balcony.
|The yellow tinted cement that
serves as a top "paint" coat is applied with a broom head. Here,
I cut up a broom head to make several smaller brushes.
|These are poles that are used to
keep areas of the trellis elevated during construction.
|A rebar "S" hook enters the tip
of the pipe. A piece of wire from the "S" hook to the rebar holds
up the rebar.
|This trellis utilizes painted
rebar. Painted rebar looks pretty and will probably extend the
life of a trellis. Because of the additional cost and work of
painting the rods, I usually choose to not paint the rods for
vine trellises. If the structure is going to be cemented, then
the anti-rust painting is well worth the additional cost and
labor. Rust expands and can eventually destroy cement
|This is choyote, one of the
things that grows well on a trellis here.
|These are hanging flower pots,
suspended by wire handles and "S" hooks from the rebar. .