Have fun with sticks — transform them into useful, attractive wattle and wickets for a garden fence or trellis.
Author Barbara Pleasant makes a wooden garden tower trellis.
Photo courtesy BARBARA PLEASANT
Violet Willow (S. daphnoides): Similar to purple willow, this species grows into a tree rather than a shrub if it’s not coppiced. It is slightly more heat tolerant than purple willow. Hardy to Zone 5.
Contributing editor Barbara Pleasant grows purple willow and violet willow for coppice in her North Carolina garden.