Trellis on Victorian Wooden Porch
We live in a small town and have neighbors and a driveway directly to the side of our house. We'd like to screen our porch with a trellis. I had bought some large "mission style" trellises on sale from Smith and Hawken, but despite their being 6' tall, they don't extend tall enough to create a screen when they are placed in the ground.
I'm concerned about running vines to them, and about rotting the wooden porch through contact from the plants.
Can we attach them to the wooden porch and still get vines to run up them from the ground (I am a gardening ignoramus). Or would it possibly be nicer to attach them to the roof ceiling and run wire or fishin line to the ground and train vines up that way? Alternatively, should we bag the metal ones and buy cedar trellis that fits the whole space, and rests on the railing?