Can you please tell me where I could purchase or view the wire garden cages by Carl Ulmschneider - saw a picture in Pacific NW Magazine this morning and fell in love with them!!
Answer: The artistic wire cages you're admiring are in Alf and Shirley Collins' Whidbey Island garden, profiled in last Sunday's Pacific Northwest magazine. Retired engineer and Whidbey resident Carl Ulmschneider makes a variety of styles and sizes of these practical, beautiful cages - you can use them as scaffolds for climbing plants, to protect plants from deer and rabbits, and/or as garden art. In the summer, I stick mine in a raised bed and grow sweet peas up it, then in late autumn I move it around to the front door and cover it with little white lights - a perfect winter-long Christmas tree. You can find the cages shown below at Museo Gallery on First Street in Langley; Cultus Bay Nursery on the island also carries Carl's cages. Well worth a trip to Whidbey Island to check out Carl's work.....