A Mother-Son Red Twigged Dogwood Fence

Here’s that pile of twigs that’s been waiting for a project for the past few weeks. Last weekend my little guy and I decided to make a very simple fence out of them. Michael used to do this with apple tree suckers at our old house on Forrester Street. Those fences always looked so sweet and kept toddlers and babies out of the beds. These days we’re keeping soccer balls and teenager’s feet out of the beds. Very different, yet so similar. IMG_1344Michael showed us how to make the first loop.IMG_1346This isn’t the greatest photo of the tool we were using. We call it the “dandelion picker” because Michael uses it to get rid of the dandelions that pop up in our yard. That’s a whole post in itself 😉 . I’m not sure about the correct name for it, but it’s basically a long, straight rod that loosens soil so you can pull a weed out, a dandelion picker! We cut the twigs to equal lengths then poked a hole about two inches deep and put the twig in very securely.
IMG_1364 This guy loves projects and he’ll still do them with his mom.
IMG_1347We kind of estimated and used the ruler on the kneeling pad to space things evenly.IMG_1350

And there it is! Not perfect, it’s a bit uneven, but it does the job and I think it’s cute.IMG_1407And it was made with love.

Fences don’t get better than that!

Enjoy Everything!




    1. thank you Arthur!


  1. Blaire says:

    I love that!


    1. thanks! Do you remember when we had these on Forrester St?


  2. Looks good. It’s great you got your son working in the garden. You’re sure those stems won’t sprout suckers?


    1. Thank you! I’m pretty sure that they will, but that’s okay, we’ll just dig them out at the end of the season.


  3. It is beautiful! What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing. One day I want to make a wattle fence for one of my garden areas. They are so quaint.


    1. they really are… I’d like to expand this practice here, I wish I had a better eye for balance. The garden is much more forgiving of that then fences and things that I make.


  4. I don’t know which is better – that handsome fence or your handsome helper. Helper I’m pretty sure! Love it.


    1. aww, thank you Judy! I’d have to go with the helper!


  5. nutsfortreasure says:

    Thanks I had forgotten I knew how to do this lol too many years in the rig! I may add this to area I place a new English garden! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend neighbor!


    1. I’ll be watching for it Eunice! You have a great Memorial Day too!


      1. nutsfortreasure says:

        :0 rain through Sat will be perfect time for me to get all the veggies into the garden I planted corn last week and cosmos and other assorted things that would take till frost danger was past before they poked out of the soil


  6. I love that so much! I miss the days when my kids still wanted to do things with me. Now that I have grandkids, I’m excited to start this again! Hope you all have a great weekend!


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