July 28, 2010
One thing I love about visiting other gardeners is seeing how they do things. I always get a few ideas to try. There were a lot of plant stakes and trellises in use on the organic farm. A large number of them along with barrier fencing to keep rabbits out were made out of tree branches. What an excellent idea!
Every garden needs some type of plant stakes or support. Many gardeners turn to store bought metal or wooden trellises. However there are a lot of household items and garden scraps that can be used as plant supports. This organic farmer uses a lot of tree branches likely from pruning and spring storm cleanup to create very nice looking plant supports and trellises. I noticed they used gardening twine to secure the joints. This is just a really nice, low cost yet natural looking way to make plant supports and trellises.