This was an idea that I actually took from a kid's magazine. I usually like to come up with my own ideas (aka: reinvent the wheel). But this was an idea I've been meaning to try for a long time. Last time I bought paint I took an obscene amount of paint sticks, so we should have some more of these for some summer climbing vegetables. I spent a really long time tying it together, then got into a fight with hubby when he picked it up and it fell apart. The staple gun solution was a great idea of his. The kids colored the paint sticks with crayons (I didn't want paint in the garden) for the decor. I think it came out well. :)
The artists are posed with the trellis below; I'm really excited about the raspberries starting to leaf out behind Jesse's head. I'm less excited about the lily-thinning I'm going to have to do.