Saw this great idea for tomato cage trees on Pinterest. It's P. Allen Smiths idea. Check out his video.
It was such a great idea, I just had to do it. He suggests using what you have lay around. I did not have most of this stuff laying around unfortunately but in a series of good twists of fate, I managed to find stuff and do it rather cheaply. I made these for a total of 34 dollars. 17.50 per tree. Not too shabby.
On my way to Walmart, where I thought I'd find some good prices. Um, not so much. I did buy to 16.5 inch large pots for 15 dollars per pot. Yup. I thought this was going to rack up the dollars since I was starting here. On the way home, swear to God, there, on the side of the road, someone was throwing away two large, stone colored pots. They are a bit weathered but I figured who was going to notice after I got all the decorations on them. I returned the pots that I had bought from Walmart. Cha ching! So far zero.
Then I thought I'd check out the local Garden Factory, who tend to be a bit pricey but I needed to get dirt anyhow. Just so happened that there pretty fancy garland was on sale for a dollar- and to think they wanted 5.99 and that other store.
The pine garland was the most expensive part of this whole deal- 12 dollars per strand.
See the phone there. That my moment of "oh my goodness, I think I may have to go back and buy more pine garland". I wrapped the tree tighter and everything worked out.
I still want to hang some lights on it and some decorations but this is what I have so far.