15 DIY Living Garden Structures You Will Admire

The impressive garden decorations must be pretty unique, personalized and magical. A living garden structure is often that great choice for people who want to impress. It could be anything from a willow dome or lawn couch to fruit trees trained as archways and pergolas. If you have such a magical and interesting garden decoration, it will undoubtedly bring your garden to a new level.

The trained plants can be your ideal garden decoration. They will not only provide you with rich colors, charming smells but also magical structures. As long as the plants are suitable for pruning, the only boundary is your imagination.

Unlike garden decorations made from recycled items, they are artistic creations that can breath and grow. Creating a living garden decoration requires simple training methods such as espalier, cordon and pleaching. Then just look for plants that respond well to being pruned.

Here are some living garden structures and decorations you can check out. Some of them come with great tutorials to help you:

ESPALIER TRELLIS

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Imagine how surprised and envious your visitors are to see such a Espaliers fruit tree! You can check the video tutorial below: how to train a fruit tree against a wall.

SUNFLOWER HOUSE

When spring comes, grow sunflowers in the form of a play house, and then kids will have a shady spot to play in hot days.  Similar tutorial: bringblessing.blogspot.com

LIVING WILLOW TEEPEE OR DOME

Building a living willow dome with kids encourages them use their imagination to add wonderful garden elements and teaches them how to care for and maintain living plants while they are playing there.  Similar tutorial: dengarden.com

Children will surely be surprised how bean plants climb up the teepee structure.

LAWN COUCH

It is a piece of artwork more than an outdoor furniture. To grow this lawn couch just make a dirt base, and add grass, water and sunlight, and time will take care of the rest.  Image Source: inhabitat.com & instructables.com  How to do: cornell.edu

GOURD TUNNEL

How proud you should be when guests visit your home through a colorful Gourd Tunnel!  Image Source: mybeautfulthings.com   &   thisoldhouse.com

LIVING FENCE

In addition to protecting your privacy and looking after your garden, a living fence is a beautiful decoration itself.  How to do: ecosnippets.com   &    amateurgardening.com

MULTIPLE PETALS PLANTS ARCH

A cottage-style arch covered with multiple-petals plants such as roses and peonies, raise your garden to a new height. Image Source: bhg.com

FRUIT PERGOLA

Fruit tree(Grape, Kiwi, Lemon) pergola will not just offer beautiful colors as well as a cozy resting area yet juicy fruits also. Image Source: mnn.com & pacifichorticulture.org

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