Two things we love: string art and flowering vines. Many of our favorite vining flowers or vegetables, such as sweet peas, morning glories or cucumbers, need a building or a trellis of string and poles to support their upward growth. Cucumbers in particular do better when lifted off the ground and are away from the susceptibility of rot and diseases. Upward vining plants also allow more ground space in a container, flower bed, or garden to plant more beauty and variety. Trellises can be made or bought and usually consist of a combination of thin poles of bamboo or wood, plastic netting, clothesline, or metal structures. We wanted to bring a little more visual interest into the garden with a decorative trellis made of hand-dyed twine– creating something bright and aesthetically pleasing before it’s been taken over by vines and growth. Also, there are some new hands in the photos– welcoming our first intern, Charlotte, to the team who travelled all the away from Lyon, France to work by our side (nothing like learning a little French while working with flowers)! -the Ladies of Forêt
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