I just wanted to show off the plant supports that a local craftsperson recently made for the garden from my “design.” They’re cut and bent from lightweight rebar, and he gave me two sizes — about 30″ and 5′.
I can tie plants directly on to them, or I can slip bamboo poles through the loops to make a supporting grid. They’re much easier to push into the ground than bamboo or wooden poles, and they should last pretty much forever.
Painted reddish-brown (more brown than they look in the photos), they’re unobtrusive in the flower beds. But I think they would also be fun in really bright colors.
I wish I had a way to work a set of these willow trellises into my garden. I’d love to see three or five of them set out in a medium to large country-style garden to provide height and some rhythm. They range from 47″ to 70″ tall; prices from $16.95 to $29.95.
The birdcage-style supports look very French. They come 20″ to 36″ in diameter; prices from $24.95 to $64.95.