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Aesthetic layering

 
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Much has been written about layering, but I just ran across a diagram for a method I hadn’t seen before. Since all of my sun is in my small front yard, I’m on a continuous quest to find ways to make permaculture tidy and interesting.

This sketch comes from a 1965 book called “A Reverence for Wood” by Eric Sloane. I picked it up from our library’s book sale for 50 cents.

Check it out!

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That's a really neat picture Daniel!

I might try this soon, maybe sticking the branch through one of the air holes in the bottom of the pot and seeing if it works that way.

Looks like you found a neat book at an awesome price, thanks for sharing!
 
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That could probably work, especially with a small branch. For a larger one with a number of leaves, I was thinking a cheap plastic pot cut on the side, with a bottomless, more attractive  “pot” slipped over the top like a sleeve. Heck, if one was handy with clay or concrete, one could even make a custom style of pot for just this purpose.

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