Posted by Terra Trellis on July 23, 2012 1 Comment
photo by Bonnie McCarthy
The entire TerraTrellis collection was on exhibit at this year's Dwell On Design conference in Los Angeles. Dwell on Design is the West Coast’s largest design event, curated by the editors of Dwell Magazine. This amazing three-day celebration brought together the best and brightest products, art, furniture, structures, ideas and thinkers in modern design today. Over 25,000 visitors including designers, architects, editors, bloggers, artists, design lovers and gardeners came out to experience this design event. We so enjoyed meeting thousands of you!
The centerpiece for Dwell Outdoor included a walk-through tunnel of six white Gracie Modern Arbors
We are grateful to Shades of Green Landscape Architecture for their amazing installation using our sculptural arbors. Ive Haugeland and Jen Mullin of the Sausalito-based firm designed a truly imaginative green centerpiece for the entire Dwell Outdoor space. Constructed by landscape contractors at FormLA, the composition integrated six Gracie Modern Arbors with luscious Monrovia grape vines woven throughout. This created a series of minimalist-yet-lush tunnels criss-crossing the Dwell outdoor space. Ive and Jen's installation became the garden destination for the conference - it was at once stunning and modern yet welcoming.
Large brands and small studios alike presented thousands of inspiring modern works and products at Dwell on Design this year. We were thrilled to see our friends from Potted debut their City Planter - so simple, architectural and lovely.
We are also grateful to the innovative designers and design bloggers who took to their cameras and computers to write about our studio, many choosing TerraTrellis as among the best new products and favorites at the show. Please read after the jump to see what our supporters are up to!
Akoris Garden Tuteurs support tomato, cucumber and bean plants. Photo by Bonnie McCarthy.
Toki Bubble Trellis is woven with purple bougainvillea.
Mira Garden Trellis Sr. in aubergine color supporting Black Satin Blackberry plant.
Lazio Vase Trellis in kumquat color supports star jasmine, underplanted with purple verbena.
Fresh berries growing on beautiful trellises make visitors smile at Dwell on Design.
Ina Wall Trellis Jr. in Cloud and Leaf colors support trumpet vines.
The youngest gardener at the Dwell show investigates how fava beans can grow on the Akoris Tuteur!
Shades of Green Landscape Architecture paired Gracie Arbors with Monrovia Concord Grape vines to create the centerpiece for the Dwell Outdoor space.
Potted debuts their chic architectural City Planter.
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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!