What is a Tuteurs?

What is a Tuteurs?

A tuteur is a three-dimensional trellis that’s used as a structure for plants to climb or act as an ornamental element in the garden. Most tuteurs are pyramidal in shape, with a large stable base that tapers toward the top.

How do you make a wooden obelisk garden?


  1. Cut Wood. Cut the 8 pieces of lumber to the below lengths, for a total of 24 cut pieces of wood at the end.
  2. Mark Bottom Rung of First Ladder.
  3. Angle Legs.
  4. Fasten Bottom Rung.
  5. Fasten Top Rung.
  6. Check Square.
  7. Dry-Fit Middle Rungs.
  8. Fasten Middle Rungs.

How do you use an obelisk in the garden?

Garden obelisks can be used in many ways. Traditional use includes supporting flowering plants. Climbing roses such as Blaze, Joseph’s Coat and other varieties need a sturdy support such as a wrought iron obelisk or a garden trellis. Trim the canes and tie using garden twine until the plant has matured.

How do you make a homemade trellis?


  1. Step 1) Take Measurements. First, examine the location you would like to install the trellis.
  2. Step 2) Build the Trellis Wood Frame. Using a saw, cut the wood 2x2s to the desired size.
  3. Step 3) Attach the Remesh Panel to Wood Frame.
  4. Step 4) Install the Trellis.
  5. And that is how you build a trellis.

How do you secure an obelisk in the ground?

If you choose a wooden obelisk tie a small plastic jiffy bag to each of the feet to protect the wood underground as long as possible.

Do you plant inside or outside an obelisk?

I think planting it just slightly outside of the obelisk and winding it around is good because it causes more bending, which can cause more laterals… but only if the rose is flexible enough to do so.

How do you build a freestanding trellis?


  1. Dig Holes. Each section of the trellis is anchored at both ends by fence posts.
  2. Set Posts. Pour all-purpose gravel into the holes until you have reached about six inches of gravel.
  3. Attach 2x2s to the Posts.
  4. Attach Horizontal Slats.
  5. Attach Vertical Slats.
  6. Add Finishing Touches.

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