Hello All, it seems that the roses I bought a couple of years ago from Heritage Roses are liking their new home, and I am looking for one of those great, old, REAL trellises of my youth. Remember? Made in America, usually of white-painted substantial wood (or could be iron and black and gnarley), and BIG. I'd say around 6' tall and 4' across. At least.
I have started my search, and boy it is disappointing. To say the least. Does anyone have a recommendation for a trellis of this type? I have one rose that has become steroidal, and I can't mess around. I do NOT want something made in China, or plastic (it becomes brittle in strong sun, over time), and can't, or won't, do flimsy. I believe that the rose should have the relationship with the trellis, and don't want to have to yank it from the rose to work on it.
Am I asking for too much? I saw an antique trellis on eBay but doggone it, the shipping was more than $100.00, and the bottom legs (it is iron) would have to be bent 90 degrees...yikes. Please suggest away - I could have a funky look, or the traditional fan shape, but NOT geometric as it will go up against my cinderblock home.