|Bentwood arbor entry to my lower garden area.|
|My second bentwood book, this one from Store Publishing.|
The fun thing about making trellises is how useful they are in the garden. Roses, beans, clematis, all grow well on trellises. They are the first vertical gardens! You don't have to build stuff on walls in order to make a vertical garden, just use a trellis and plant upward.
"Bentwood" is simply any green wood that will bend. Limbs left over from ice storms or tornadoes, all work. Saplings cut from fence rows, saplings thinned from the woods, even wood from back alleys, all can be turned into fantastic trellises.
Currently I'm working on designing a new cover for my 3rd book on bentwood - Romantic Bentwood Garden Trellises. That one's been on the market for several years and has always been a good seller but in order to list it as an e-book, I think it needs a new look and new cover. It has the basics for making trellises, but not the amount of projects and designs of the bigger book from Storey.
|$5.95 from my website.|
|This trellis is made from bent cedar saplings.|
|This is Adam, making another trellis a couple of years ago.|
Now would be a great time to build a trellis for your garden! It's a great way to recycle trimmings you might otherwise throw away.