Friday, April 24, 2009

A garden to create

This is a gardeners easel.  I envision some rhododendrons and azaleas.  There is a small rhododendron in the distance.  It is a work in progress.  Rich dark soil, but wet and we are looking west.  There is not enough time in the day or energy in my soul for this time of year.  
Sometimes I get very frustrated with gardening and homemaking media.  It is all about photography and advertising   One of the articles in a recent issue of THIS OLD HOUSE, (which I do love by the way--because I do like photography) features Twiggy or brushy trellising.  A wonderful woven twig trellis is pictured with instructions.  I have the twigs, and I need a trellis--but it would probably take me most of the day just to cut the twigs.  Even if I had the twigs cut, I really would have had to figure it out on my own, because the instructions were a bit lacking.   Me--doing that,  I would have ended up with an ugly mess I think.


  1. We made a trellis with crepe myrtle cuttings last year. It was a massive pain!!! But, it held up well and did its job, and I was pleased it was free!

  2. Actually, I'm still thinking about trying one. I tried to make a garden sculpture out of willow wands a few years ago. That turned out pretty well.

    As you say, a twig trellis--is free, does work, and is recyclable. That's a lot going for it.