Living IN THE GARDEN 6

Trellises, tuteurs, and arbors bring the garden to new heights—literally. They provide vertical growing space, and stand ready to support any of the climbers and twiners you choose to complement your plant collection. These structures also have an ornamental function in the garden—imaginative designs and the innovative use of materials often make them just as much sculptural elements as they are structural. Why not consider placing something useful and a little unusual in your garden? —Meghan Lynch

FRENCH TUTEUR

Cedar supports and copper crossbars make this tuteur both elegant and weather resistant. You’ll have your choice of colors: Monet Green (shown), Forest Green, or Natural. Or, for an additional $15, you can order a custom color stain. $325. The Garden Design Company. 262–275–6529. www.gardendesigncompany.com

IRON TUTEUR

Artists Martha and Mary create these sculptural tuteurs from wrought iron, then cap them with a bouquet of antique tools. $525. Gardenium. 610–891–9355. www.gardenium.com

ILLUSION PANEL WITH TRELLIS

The central panel of this trellis fools the eye with its suggestion of depth and distance. It can also be fitted with a mirror to create the illusion of another garden beyond the wall. $1,110. Country Casual. 800–284–8325. www.countrycasual.com

TREEHOUSE GAZEBO

The legs of this copper structure are sculpted to look like tree trunks and branches, hence its name. Vines and climbers will make it a cool garden getaway. $2,950. Gl Designs. 877–442–6773. www.gidesigns.net

THE POLE TRELLIS

This trellis departs from typical post-and-crossbar construction to offer vertical climbers a fresh, whimsical route up. Each trellis combines a curvy cedar pole and a straight aluminum pole for maximum support and weatherability. $95 (per pole). Trellis Structures. 888–285–4624. www.trellisstructures.com

SECRET GARDEN ARBOR WITH BENCH

This arbor’s ample growing surface and generous four-foot depth provide optimum shade and seclusion over its built-in bench. Two versions are available: 4 1/2 ft. wide, $2,695, and 6 ft. wide, $3,395. Walpole Woodworkers. 800–343–6948. www.walpolewoodworkers.com

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