French Gardens

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Oh come on, did you really think it was over?  Nah, I still have this post and ONE more smashing surprise city tomorrow you won’t want to miss.  Then normal *yawn* life presumes.

I thought a lot about my garden readers when I was in France.  OK, I kinda thought a lot about my own garden that I had to snap some photos to document for myself what I wanted to create back home.

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Bamboo supports were a huge thing, and I have noticed it’s now taken over on American gardening sites as well.

I love how they look, my only hesitation is keeping them in the ground when our crazy dust storms and wind comes around.  I also noticed there were several different ways of using the bamboo poles and using them with twine.

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Right now we have wood posts similar to the photo below which also looks as if twine seems to work well with supporting basil and tomato plants.

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Once our summer crop dies and I can start over, I think I’ll try to get a few of these bamboo sticks in place.  If you’re in another part of the country this might be your season to start growing and organizing your garden beds.

USE THESE TOOLS TO CREATE A FRENCH GARDEN

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Various sized Bamboo Poles and Stakes – 25 Set / Set of 12 Faux Bamboo + connectors
2 ft – 8 feet (you pick) Pack of 25 Bamboo Stakes / Natural Twine

I’m going to try the various height 25 set on Amazon. I also like the thicker pole at the top too, so maybe I’ll do some measuring and see how it’ll work.

GSTBAMBOO_02Various sized Bamboo Poles and Stakes for this look

 What do you think?

Diana Elizabeth says it’s too hot to really garden.  She goes out in the evenings but then the skeeters get her and she’s not happy.  She’ll need to use her OFF! fan clip, it totally works, she once used it during an October wedding.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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