Category Archives: willow structures

Creating Vertical Elements in the Garden

Four years ago, I started a small willow nursery for personal use. I got willow cuttings from my friend Michael Dodge who owns Vermont Willows. I also bought 12’ foot willow rods to make a living willow tunnels for my … Continue reading

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Michael Dodge’s Wonderful World of Willows

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I have been admiring willow structures in books for the past decade, but had yet to make the leap of attempting to make one of own. All that began to change when last winter a friend sent me a link … Continue reading

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Willow Structures

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It’s been an intense couple of weeks. Driving to Vermont to get willow cuttings from Vermont Willow Nursery, I met Michael Dodge, the owner, and his wife Sonia.   I stuffed the car with willows and I have been planting my … Continue reading

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Willow Book Recommendations

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I am still thinking about willows. This spring I plan to make dried willow plant supports on which I will grow sweet peas, string beans, broad beans and possibly peas. There are two books that I recommend on willow structures. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Botanical Gardens- Plant-o-rama- Stick Art

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At the annual Plantorama at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens this week the guest speaker was Michael Dirr who has written many important garden books including, Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs which is the bible for American gardeners. He is a … Continue reading

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