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bicycle wheel trellis & yard art

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I'm a partial permie, if such a thing is possible.  Love the ethos, the practicality, the idiosyncratic nature of it all...  and yet, I'm not in a "forever" home.  The ability to appeal to a variety of potential buyers is going to be a thing at some point, so wilding out with all of my quirky ideas isn't 100% viable.  

That being said, I still have my Pinterest addiction, where I collect impractical ideas that I may or may not put into action.  I stumbled upon photos of people using old bicycle wheels for trellising, and I immediately began looking for instructions (and found precious few).  So I made it up as I went.  You can see phase one of the rose/trellising project in the photo above (yes, I know roses are fairly frivolous for permaculture, but I did say partial.)  

I've started a blog about our adventures in partial permaculture and the detailed instructions are there...  it wasn't a complicated project, but I'm pleased with the results.  In the next couple of days, my second upcycling bicycle wheel project is going to show up on the blog: yard art to distinguish our driveway.  Same basic principles, this time the wheels are spray painted different colors and attached to aluminum tubing, then strung with solar-powered fairy lights.  

The next project is creating raised beds, and I suspect that the bicycle trellising is going to appear again as support for peas and other vining veggies, but if I get to it this year, I'll be lucky.


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looking forward to seeing the pics of your raised beds!!
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