Gardening Tip: Concentrate color in a small area to help you landscape a big yard over time. Limit plant colors—and choices—for a big-impact display on a limited budget. Instead of using five daylilies in five different colors, for instance, plant one large group of the same color daylily to build volume and mass. "Using color to create one focal point can help distract the eye from unlandscaped areas," says Scott Daigre, a garden designer in Ojai, California.
Black bamboo trellis. Trellis lashed together with garden twine. Growing Wonga Wonga vine "Pandorea pandorana" on trellis with Australian native violet "Viola hederacea" underneath in the bed. I will load better photo(s) later.
How to grow watermelons: They do not like "wet feet" but they need at least an in of water each wk. You can trellis up watermelon plants, and once the plants set fruit, support the burgeoning melons with slings, which can be made with cheesecloth, nylon stockings, or old T-shirts. If the sling completely covers the fruit, it provides protection from insects. In addition to saving space, trellising improves air circulation and helps prevent disease.