Last year, I coppiced a Rose of Sharon bush which resulted in a pile of perfect supports for plants. I used these and some bamboo poles to make my teepees.
I find standing the poles in a container makes it much easier to tie them together.
In my edible landscape I've planted Trionfo Violetto, an Italian pole bean that produces purple flowers and beans. I've placed these in two pots at the bottom of my front stairs. I'm hoping they will look smart against the deep purple trim of the house.
I've also planted Scarlet Emperor pole beans, which have red flowers, to grow up a metal trellis.
In my container garden I planted a mix of sweet peas and Scarlet Emperor beans, as well as teepees for mini pumpkins.
On my deck I have Morning Glories, transplanted self seeded seedlings, growing up a teepee. Lastly, I have cranberry beans, which are a dry soup bean, planted around a teepee in one of my back garden beds.
Do you think I have enough beans planted? I love the look of a teepee covered in beans, flowers and foliage and they really are a great solution for small space gardens!
See you in the garden,