If you've ever passed an intricate-looking trellis (say, cris-crosses or even the person's name or initials spelled out in plants), you've probably wondered, "How did s/he do that?"
Actually, it's not hard to train plants to grow in the direction you want...if you pick the right plants. The technique is called "espalier" and involves planting flat against a wall. Stragglers can be cut away while your trellis is "forming" in its growth pattern along the wires you've installed. Before long, voila: YOU'RE the one people are walking past and wondering about. "How did she DO that?"
Here's a great tutorial on how to quickly and easily create your own chic and full-of-awesome garden trellis in the shape you want.
And while we're on the subject, here are some cool designs to get your creative juices flowing:
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