Weaving Wood: Twig Towers and Wattle Fences Pruning season is here, which means that many of us will quickly accumulate a small mountain of superfluous sticks. At my house, many pruned branches are given a second life as woven wattle fences, plant supports, and twig towers for growing vines in containers. If you’ve itched to make natural structures for your garden, pruning season is the best time to try.
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Talk about a clever idea: willow switches just stuck in the ground will bend easily (after all we weave baskets from them) and sprout with little encouragement. Just twisting the twigs, holding them together with string or twist ties, until they are growing well, will give a charming, but less formal look. [by sarahgb(theoriginal), via Flickr] I don't have willows, but pruned suckers from my fruit trees made a nice border.