Half-round Garden Obelisks
Flowering garden trellises to show off vases or statues
The ‘Exedra’ Garden Obelisk is an unusual, half-round freestanding garden obelisk. When covered with eye-catching climbing plants it becomes an attractive garden trellis of flowers to show off vases or antique replicas. The term ‘exedra’ comes from classical architecture and refers to a niche in which statues or sculptures may stand.
Rose, the Queen of Flowers
In contemporary garden design, the ‘Exedra’ Garden Obelisk is often used to divide up outdoor space. And planted with roses for that purpose. Of course, compositions with roses are a challenge for every gardener. The queen of flowers is not indifferent to her surroundings. She exudes pure elegance, sensuality, romance and tangible luxury – provided that she is both carefully chosen and cleverly presented. The Exedra Garden Obelisk creates a perfect stage on which this garden diva will be able to shine.
Half-Round Garden Obelisks with Clematis Blooms
Whereas the rose is a prima donna, clematis blooms are more timid and reticent and yet, like 19th century love letters, they speak of ardent, romantic passion. Slender and delicate, they punctuate the half-round niche-like trellis with their blooming clusters of violet blue or burgundy red. The steel-band diagonal latticework allows the clematis vines plenty of space to unfold their captivating colour. If you wish to be sure of long-lasting and profuse blooms, you will need to cut back large-flowered clematis viticella hybrids once a year – with our increasingly mild winters as early as November or December. With new growth coming earlier, pruning in late winter or early spring risks damaging fresh shoots. And should the winter be harder than usual, these impressive hybrids will also survive it without difficulty. On the subject of winter: at this time of year the Exedra Half Round Garden Obelisk becomes visible once again. Its black, diamond latticework stands out against the bare, white landscape. A statue or vase placed in front of the Half Round Garden Obelisk is a joy to the eye.
Using the half round ‘Exedra’ Garden Obelisk as a Wall Trellis
It is also possible to put the ‘Exedra’ half round Garden Obeliks to somewhat different use. When attached to a wall with the curve facing outward, it can support a voluminous mass of roses. Vigorous climbers often take up too much ground space and are difficult to control if grown directly on house walls. The ‘Exedra’ half round Garden Obelik not only restrains excessive growth but is also the most amazing eye-catcher – with dimension and depth a truly remarkable trellis.