Peace Pole Trellis
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This is in development. I'm studying it by watching the growth and weathering of it this year. I might make the next one out of stainless steel. At the time I took these photos, I had hung only one Peace Plaque on this one, the single-word "Peace" in Turkish. I hadn't yet decided what colors to use. I plan to test more than one color.
At right you can see that we put the peace pole trellis where it will hide the electric meter in a garden in the backyard. Different vines take different lengths of time to cover a trellis. This one needs two seasons.
I don't expect anyone is going to buy one of these. That's why it has taken so many years for me finally to make one. But if you are interested, it is welded to stakes that are designed to be hammered into the ground by you. At that point, there is about 9 feet of trellis above ground. It's not the thin wire of which most trellises are made. It is 1/4 inch round stock. That's like wooden doweling only made of steel. To be the tall and narrow shape of a peace pole requires more strength than low wire trellises offer.
The single-word plaque seen on this pole is made from melting glass onto copper or stainless steel. That's the kind of plaque that I think has the best chance of surviving having plants grow across it (more about that here). This trellis with 6 of those plaques is $800.
In the photo at left the curved elements sticking out are the points from which the peace plaques hang.
The photo at right shows the trellis near the end of the first growing season. It still has only one language plaque on it. I've been a bit busy.