Sunday, April 3, 2011

I have a wattle.......

No, no......I'm not walking like a duck, I built a wattle fence!

IMG_0469The ultimate in green, up cycling........a low fence that is made entirely from the branches that were pruned off of the apple tree this spring, oh, and did I mention FREE.

This was a very spur of the moment project, I just wanted to create a detour for the cats and the dog around this flower bed.  For those who have not seen these little fences before, they are made like a basket, simply push the thicker twigs that will become the base into the ground and weave long thinner branches through the uprights.  It makes for an amazingly sturdy fence, or divider, that will last two or three years.  Mine is only about 20" tall....we have a short dog!IMG_0470It will look better when a few more plants come up and fill in the space.

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In other parts of the yard....I love the look of the "Georgia Blue" Creeping Speedwell and yellow green Angelica Sedum that line the sidewalk in front of our house.

 

 

Speedwell (Veronica peduncularis) makes a great groundcover that starts blooming in March and, with very little water, goes all summer.  It like full to part sun and grows in zone 6 to 8.

IMG_0473An all around great plant that I highly recommend. 

In my endeavor to create everyday......I think my little "wattle"  counts, don't you?  Thanks for stopping by, remember I love comments and followers.

I'm linking to Sally's Blue Monday and Creative Everyday and An Oregon Cottage's Tuesday Garden Party and A Southern Day Dreamer's Outdoor Wednesday

17 comments:

VioletSky said...

I like your fence. Though I like your flowers lining the sidewalk even better.

SmilingSally said...

Good job. Thanks for sharing your blue flowers.

Happy Blue Monday.

Becky K. said...

I love to see creative and natural projects like this. Very nice....I think it will look amazing with plant growth against it!

Ginny said...

I definitely think your Wattle counts for creativity. It is a great idea - one that I may copy. Your yard looks lovely.

Aimee Cotton Bogush said...

Absolutely, your wattle counts for CED! Well done. It's beautiful. I want one now ;-)
~Aimee, visiting from CED

John said...

Beautiful photos! I am now your follower. Please feel free to follow mine, thanks!

Come see my blues, have a great week ahead.

elle said...

That is a great fence. I'll definitely keep it in mind. We are just starting to see stuff other than snow.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I love your wattle - love that you put your tree trimmings to use. Makes me smile and inspires me to do more, myself.

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

My CED check in today.

Pavinee said...

Yes, I guess this counts :-)

I never knew this kind of fence before, at least I didn't know it was called wattle.

Love the Georgia Blue :-D

Ravenous Rae said...

I love your fence!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Please come take a look at my entry, thank you!

Karen said...

The fence idea is wonderful.....I have tons of branches around here and I think I'll give it a try. The speedwell is stunning with the sedum, I wish I could grow it up nort' but no chance of that. Love yours, though!

Cindy Michaud said...

gorgeous fence and extra credit for upcycled! beats the landfill and lovely to boot...beautiful yard, makes me want to pull out all the colors and garden on some canvas.

allysgrandma said...

Really cool! Looking foward to gardening and following everyones progress at Garden Party.

Donnie said...

That is a lovely waddle and should do the trick. I love your flowers. Just beautiful.

Barbara Jean said...

This is a great fence.
I'm in Eugene, and here is one about 2 miles away where I walk. I think it is great to use what might have just laid around and rotted.

blessings
barbara jean
PS never know they had a name,. Where did 'wattle' come form??

Lady Farmer said...

I really like your wattle fence! What a great use of 'trimmings'. My Outdoor Wednesday post is about using garden trimmings too! Great minds think alike!
Blessings!