36-inch Solar Powered Decorative Garden Trellis
Cute but too small
The construction and the design on the trelis are really cute. It is just too small.
Lasted One Season!!!!
I purchased this solar garden trellis last Summer. I bought the dragonfly. I have to say that it worked perfectly, and was beautiful. At the end of Summer, I turned it off, and wrapped it up, and put it back it the box for the Winter. It was stored in my garage. I put it in the garden, and charged it for two days this week. I then turned it on, and NOTHING!!! All my other solars from QVC are working, but this one is now nothing but a trellis. It's pretty, but I purchased it for the solar function. I'm very disappointed, for the price it should have lasted longer. I don't think it's the battery, as I said it was turned off all Winter. I can't return it either, so I guess it's just a decoration. I won't recommend this product.
I Got a Dud Too!
Beautiful to look at, just wish it worked. I like how it looks so will keep it, but it doesn't do as advertised and that's really too bad! I've played around with it for several days in full sun, but it doesn't light. Sad
I bought the hummingbird trellis and I'm inserting it in a larger trellis that has a perfect opening for it. This way it's part of something larger, but I can take it out to use on a small bush. Mine lights up very well. I'm really happy with it.
solar powereded decorative garden trellis
I bought two of these, one for myself and one for a friend. As of yet I have not
been able to see the solar powered light on the butterfly. I placed it in the direct sunshine and turned the switch to "on". I wonder what is wrong??? Sooo, until it functions as described I am an unhappy customer on this item.
Pretty, but needs help.
I purchased the dragonfly as the butterfly was sold out. I am pleased with it as a piece of whimsey for one area of the garden. The lights do light and the glass is quite pretty.
The problems with it are that there are only three lights for each wing and one of the lights cannot be seen as it was placed behing the dragonfly's head. I was not going to try and move the light as it was soldered in place and the wiring is extremely delicate. And that is the other problem. It did not seem there was any way the wiring would stand up to normal outdoor weather. I covered the wiring with electricians tape where it could not be seen from the front and used clear library or packaging tape over the wires behind the glass. You cannot see the clear tape through the glass. We'll see how well it will hold up.
Would Recommend, with Reservations as to Lighting
I bought one of each--the butterfly, hummingbird and dragonfly--and they are all lovely and delightful! The metal construction seems very good, and by day the trellises look beautiful in my garden flowerbox. But I could tell even as I took the butterfly trellis (the most beautiful one, with blue lights) out of the box that the lighting and wiring portion of the product was very flimsy and not installed well--there was hot glue residue hanging in some places and missing in others. I had to move the wiring around to get the lights and wire where they should be. The hummingbird doesn't have many lights (3 of different colors), and the bird design seems rather large and disproportionate. The dragonfly has one row of green lights. I'm not sure if any of the 3's lighting will last more than 1 year. Also, I found that sometimes they wouldn't light without a little tap on my part to get them going (faulty connections?). The charging of the solar panel seems to work OK for now. I find that most solar-lit gardening products are similarly haphazard in their wiring, so I think this is to be expected as the current low standard of manufacture. Therefore, I would guardedly recommend these items to friends, with the understanding that the trellises may just have to be enjoyed in future years for their beauty alone, without the lighting portion (which is unfortunate because when they work, these trellises really are most gorgeous when lit up at night!).
Solar Light Does NOT Work!
I ordered one of the Butterfly Garden Trellis! It was so pretty! Couldn't wait to get it outside, but what a disappointment again! The solar light does NOT work at all! I followed the directions. Even bought brand new batteries for the thing wanting so badly for that to be the problem. That did not solve the problem either! This would have been so pretty out in the flower border. It was so different, so unique...the type of thing that I enjoy using. But for the price of it, I was NOT goinh to keep it where it did not work. So back it goes!
2 out of 3 defective
I purchased 2 of the butterfly and 1 hummingbird trellis. One of the butterfly does not light at all and only one light in the hummingbird belly lights. The one butterfly that does work is beautiful and I hope it continues to work. The other two are going back!