Plant holder

Support pour plantes



This invention relates to an improved plant holder for use in a garden for supporting plants and vines as they grow and mature. The plant holder comprises a plurality of identical posts (2) which may be driven into the ground by means of pointed ends (3). Each post has a plurality of hooks (4) in pairs at different heights along the post. Further, between the posts rods (5) are provided that clip into the hooks (4) to lie in a horizontal plane at each of the different levels of the hooks. Since the hooks are paired on either side of the posts at different levels then a pair of rods may also be found at the corresponding levels. Each pair of rods (5) is connected by C-clips (6) which snap over the rods. A plant (7), such as a tomato plant, may be supported by this structure by driving the posts (2) on either side of the plant, assembling the rods into the hooks on either sides of the plant stems, then applying the clips to secure the rods into position. Further, the clips are sufficiently spaced on the rods allowing a branch of the plant to be drawn through an opening in the clips for further support of the branches.




Download Full PDF Version (Non-Commercial Use)

Patent Citations (16)

    Publication numberPublication dateAssigneeTitle
    CA-1135509-ANovember 16, 1982Frank J. NieveltDispositif de soutien pour les plants de tomate
    CA-2096865-A1November 26, 1994Molly C. Christie, Kenneth R. Christie, Vermil Marketing Inc.Support for plants and the like
    CA-2121169-A1October 14, 1995John RossmoProp-a-plant
    CA-2123975-A1November 20, 1995Pierre Vignau, Eric Fournier, Promotions Map (R/D) Inc.Support ajustable
    CA-2197151-A1August 10, 1998Ottavio BallarinoPlant holder
    CA-967750-AMay 20, 1975Richard J. ZelinkaClip for plant and vine line suspension
    DE-3622741-A1January 07, 1988Eugen BaumgaertnerPole for horticulture
    JP-H089789-AJanuary 16, 1996Sasaki Seisakusho:Kk, 株式会社佐々木製作所植物の添木
    US-3266778-AAugust 16, 1966Voest AgEspalier stakes
    US-4175883-ANovember 27, 1979Lemelson Jerome HComposite structural members and fastening methods
    US-4642940-AFebruary 17, 1987Wavin B.V., Somevena B.V.Trellis stake and wire support to be used in connection with such a trellis stake
    US-4750293-AJune 14, 1988Dyke's Berry FarmPlant support device
    US-4881342-ANovember 21, 1989Ferguson George WPlant support device and display stand therefor
    US-5276996-AJanuary 11, 1994Lee Wen JinCreeping plant supporting frame assemblies
    US-5341593-AAugust 30, 1994Foreman Howard RPlant support
    US-D261853-SNovember 17, 1981Tomato stake or the like

NO-Patent Citations (1)

    PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 096, no. 005 31 May 1996 (1996-05-31)

Cited By (2)

    Publication numberPublication dateAssigneeTitle
    US-6964126-B1November 15, 2005Anderson Dennis LTree stabilizing assembly
    WO-2007138475-A3March 27, 2008Romano PizzigoniModular structure for the construction of fences or for supporting climbing plants or the like