Only two good ways of training are known to me. If I had a beautiful, well-proportioned house, especially in the Colonial style I should have my architect design once for all a complete and permanent system of trellis or lattice work which would be attractive even when not covered. Then I should be certain that just the right proportion would be covered and that the covered part would not have to be repainted.

But if I had a commonplace or ugly house I should put up yard-wide strips of chicken wire (or something stronger) from the ground to the roof, fastening them at top and bottom in such a way that the climbers could be taken down and put back with entire ease and without damage.