April 24, 2017

Recycling Springs into Action

A bedspring from a crib is reused as a trellis for a clematis.

Janine Pineo Photo | A bedspring from a crib is reused as a trellis for a clematis.

Clematis on a bedspring

Janine Pineo Photo | Clematis on a bedspring

It was the clematis that caught my eye, but then my brain did a double-take.

What was that trellis that the brilliantly purple Jackmanii was growing up and across so beautifully at Rogers Farm?

I circled around to the back of the bed and what should it look like but a bedspring used in a baby crib.

Held upright with metal pipe, the bedspring was a perfect height and width to showcase the masses of flowers.

The end result keeps the metal spring out of the landfill and will hold up well for years in the garden.

A great idea where everything wins.

– Janine Pineo