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A Living Fence/ Gazebo AKA TREEZEBO

 
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Hello, Permies! I've been working on a project for almost a year. Last winter, being pregnant, I decided I wanted to create a space, calm and peaceful, where I could sit outside and breastfeed my baby. I feel so cooped up when I have an ankle biter! I hoped this would create sun-shine-y-luxury! Elf-style.  Any body else have living fence structures?

The build began with dead trees which I moved and "planted" on this unused ground near my garden. I interlaced their branches and wove other willow branches in. Next, I dug out a foundation, pounded in some gravel, and placed beautiful rock slabs, leftover from another project. I told my family I wanted a stand-alone porch swing here, and they got me one! I planted some of my favorite flowers all around, and fast-growing trees that will eventually grow into the structure, and provide shade and stability. I also planted 5 vines (one for each new tree)  I also dug out a pond next to it and installed a solar water feature to make a wonderful water ambiance. Finally, I hung bird feeders, including a hummingbird feeder! By July, baby-delivery time, I had a beautiful place, indeed, right next to a new flower garden, for my baby and I to enjoy together.

My big kids began calling it the TREE-ZEE-BO, and they knew if they couldn't find me in the house, I was probably there. It's become a social place, filled with chairs, for my family and/or friends to hang out, culminating in a tea party at the end of the summer. I love this!!
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dead branch structure with the new floor
dead branch structure with the new floor
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plants in the ground, all around
plants in the ground, all around
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new, stock-tank pond
new, stock-tank pond
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the baby and I, standing in the flower garden, admiring the tree zee bo
the baby and I, standing in the flower garden, admiring the tree zee bo
 
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Rebekah, what a wonderful project and delightful space for nourishing your baby and connecting with family.  I admire your efforts.  Way to go!!

What were the fast growing trees you planted? What were the vines you planted?

Please tell your kids Treezebo is a hit name for it!
 
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Hey Angela! The fast-growing trees are aspen poplars. I'll have to prune them as they grow. The vines are riverside grapes and nasturtium. There are also lupine and bleeding hearts and plantain growing all around. 🙂 it's a verified mini tree guild!

It is so fun to relax in!
 
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Sounds like a perfect spot for a swing, and I love the name!
 
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