A trellis is an interesting solution to a problem in gardening that many people don’t realize is a problem. In essence a trellis is a vertical support structure that can be placed in a garden to direct the flow of water through a garden, helping to hold the soil in place.
A trellis is one of those ideas that is a little more difficult to explain how it works than it should be, and that’s why my blog got such a long wait.
The idea is that the water does drop from the top of the trellis, but that it is diverted into a series of channels and streams that are all connected by a series of raised beds. The water is then either filtered into the garden or reused elsewhere. It looks like the idea is to use the water to water the garden and to keep the soil in place.
So far we’ve had some pretty spectacular waterfalls from the trellis, but we’ve also heard that there may be a trellis on the other side of the island, and that the water may be too cold to drink.
What we’ve heard is that the water is then recycled into a new channel that the water will be redirected into. If you look at the pictures below the waterfalls look more like some of the other trellis you’ve seen.
On the other hand, we still need to build out the garden, so you may be able to get some water without having to dig up the entire island.
I would say the biggest problem is the water. If the water was too cold to drink (as I’ve heard), then the garden would need to be bigger. If it were too hot then it would need to be watered more often. If it were too cold, then you would have to dig up a bigger island to get more water. I don’t know about you, but I feel a little bit more comfortable with my garden watering method.
The other big issue is how to get water. The last time I had to dig up an island, I ended up with nothing but a hole, a few clumps of grass, and a big puddle of water. Now I have to dig up another island and a couple of other items I need to get my garden going. It’s a little frustrating because I just want an island to call home.
I have this idea that I will get rid of the old timers to make it easy for me to get rid of the timers and I can do that, but I really want to have control over how I do that. I would like to have a few timers that I can use for a while. I guess I could get rid of the old timers and get rid of the timers with a few of them.
The idea of an “island of water” is great, but the only way to have any control over it is to put it on the map. You can’t just tell people to go and plant a tree on the map if you don’t know what it is. You have to know what it is to make it happen. Also, the idea of having a trellis and a water planter in the same place is kind of cool.