Like my manicure? It's called "dirt."
Since I planted green beans, snow peas, and tomatoes, I needed a little support for them. And since the planting wall is at varied heights, it needed to be customized, so $0.75 dowel rods were a perfect solution. I spray painted them in my favorite colors, and then these particular 4 were driven into three different levels.
I enlisted the aid of the always game Thom to hold the freshly
painted dowel rods while I tied them with twine.
THIS puppy is my new BFF. It was $4 at Dollar General, folds like a switch blade to go in my pocket, and cuts through wood like butter.
So once my dowel rods were in place and tied, I trimmed them so they were even.
Now, tie the twine to the bottom of a dowel...
...and encircle your structure, knotting it every so often to keep it in place.
Your beans have something to climb now!
Tie that off at the top.
And add your fairy charm!
Lather, rinse, repeat as necessary.
Enjoy your shot of tropical sparkle and sun catching glitter!