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By cutting willow branches and planting them, you can form them into structures and they keep on living!

living willow structure

Gourd tunnel, Willow dome, Bean teepee ... 12 Amazing Living Structures You Can Make! - A Piece Of Rainbow

Building a Living Fence

Hedge? The grass used for these amazing feathery hedges is Pennisetum alopecuroides Hamelm. Maintenance is easy, the plants are just cut down in spring with shears and then they will grow to acheive their full potention by the end of summer. Wow.

For backyard live oak love :)

I had no idea you could make a butterfly feeder this way, what a great project to do with your kids

Willow dome. A living structure that shades in the summer and lets heat through in the winter. Plant your own! It’s easy, place a willow branchs in water and let them sprout. Place in ground in a circle slightly bigger then you want your dome to be. Let them grow; remember willows love water. Once they are big enough weave their ends. Enjoy your new.. living room!

Training pumpkins and squash to grow on a trellis. Not sure where I will try this....but think I might someday! #GardenIdeas

Growing an outdoor playhouse from pole beans, sweat peas, or weaving willows...awesome!

The rug is made of stones.

Natural Weed Killer 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.

Make your own twig arbor article.

garden arch......could possibly do this with curly willow branches......hummmmm

woven structures to protect the rhubarb

10 Ways To Keep Weeds Out Of Your Garden - Who has time to pull weeds? Not Me! Learn how to keep weeds out!

Outdoor Living Pavilion

If you're building a fence, a retaining wall or a planter, set a course of protruding stones in the soil beneath it. That way, your mower can cut all the grass—no trimming by hand needed. The stones should protrude about 4 in. from the wall and stand at least an inch above the soil so grass doesn't creep over them.

Willow spiling is the most common and best known green solution for bank revetment. The technique uses woven living willow to form flexible, live, growing structures which resist and deflect water flows, enabling the bank and vegetation to naturally re-generate and stabilize to prevent further erosion. > Wonder if this would work on our mountains of heavily weathered granite...

Great Idea. Remembering places we've been or lived

harvesting basil