Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Monday, August 02, 2010

Trellises at the Organic Farm

branch trellises
Branch Trellises
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.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


  1. That is an interesting trellis. I'm always trying to improvise in creating things.

  2. I thought it was a rather interesting trellis :) Improvising is a good way to garden if you ask me.


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