Posted by Terra Trellis on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Integrating a TerraTrellis provides artistic license to the home gardener to create a living work of art in the landscape. In this case: a garden wall. This is simply achieved by the thoughtful pairing of plant + trellis, with the TerraTrellis acting as a canvas. Leslie, a garden-visionary client, sent us these photos of her latest inspired pairing: a stunningly beautiful Passion Flower (Passiflora) with our Ina Wall Trellis Sr. in Leaf color. Purple and chartreuse. We love how Leslie allows the vine grow wild playing with the trellis, twining as it may and meandering around the trellis frames. Exquisite.
Posted by Terra Trellis on May 30, 2013 0 Comments
It's artichoke season on California.
During a photoshoot for our new Sculptural Wildlife Habitats (Bee Bungalow, Birdy Bungalow and Birdy Cafe -blog post to come!) we stumbled upon a gorgeous un-staged scene in our edible garden studio that took our breath away. It involved a fruiting artichoke, a bougainvillea 'Orange King' an Akoris Garden Tuteur Sr. in Berry color and a Mira Garden Trellis Sr. in Aubergine color.
We can't help but smile when we see how close the Aubergine color on the trellis matches the underbelly of the artichoke. Each custom color of our TerraTrellis palette is inspired by nature. Case in point.
Posted by Terra Trellis on January 05, 2013 0 Comments
Pennsylvania is home to untold beautiful gardens and dedicated, passionate gardeners. It's a state filled with horticultural wonders (anyone who's visited the famed Longwood Gardens will attest). A Pennsylvania client named Georgia recently emailed us photos of her glorious spring-summer garden, lovingly filled with a palette of echinacea, roses, geranium and jasmine. Georgia's garden embraces the tradition of a classical landscape that is anchored by strong, architectural elements. We love the juxtaposition of her Akoris Garden Tuteurs against the traditional brick home, giving artful (and functional) structure to the looseness of her plantings.
Oh, and thank you, Georgia, for reminding us of the warmer, more colorful days ahead!
Posted by Terra Trellis on April 17, 2012 0 Comments
There is a must-read article in the May issue of Garden Design Magazine for anyone interested in successfully growing edibles: Up in the Air: Arbors, Trellises and the Edible Garden. The story, which features TerraTrellis, explores how trellises, arbors and garden tuteurs are essential in creating beautiful, plentiful edible gardens - especially those with sprawling, twining or climbing plants that do well going vertical.
Writer Bill Marken proposes many interesting thoughts, like how an artful trellis "offers an interesting visual anchor; a month or so later it is completely transformed by the plant and then later by the harvest."
Here are some of Bill's other creative ideas:
On the garden tuteur: "A pair on either side of a path can create an entryway to a kitchen garden; a single tuteur can add height and drama to the center of a mixed flower border"
On the garden arbor: "A crop-draped arbor makes the perfect portal leading into a vegetable patch or, when set into the garden's interior, a visual landmark or shaded opportunity to ponder the tasks at hand."
On the garden trellis: "Choose a trellis that's sturdy enough to support the plant and its bounty and big enough that you'll see portions of it at the end of the season, when the plant has fully matured."
The article also lists many mouth-watering edibles that integrate well with trellises: Armenian cucumber, Scarlet Runner Bean, Pole Beans, Peas, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Gourds, Chinese yard-long beans, melons, smaller pumpkins, Hyacinth Bean, Malabar spinach.
Bill writes that our TerraTrellises "create order and drama" in a veggie gardens. Landscape architect Jennifer Bartley of American Potager in Granville, Ohio says "Vertical structures turn a vegetable garden into a magical place....a special destination where you want to be. " Yes, Jennifer, we couldn't agree more!