Each year as we prepare the Promise Gardens for the Spring-Summer Flower & Rose Show we look for creative and new ways to feature plants and vines that make a “wow, come look closely at me.” This is especially important when you have large gardens with many trees and ones that “need a little help” in being admired. We work with the Arborists to clean up, take down and prune trees and utilize and then create new features. In the above image, this is a small very hard tree that needed help so after pruning we created a trunk structure to house a bird house perch and climbing clematis. These are always welcome in the garden for their natural beauty and secondary use to showcase climbing roses and clematis. These natural tree climbers create a “romantic” feature of loveliness in the gardens so don’t give up on your small or sad trees make good and creative use of them. Soon this climbing clematis will fill out all of the green vines with beautiful purple lavender flowers! Happy Gardening!