How to Make Your Own Strawberry Tower

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If you have been reading studio ‘g’ for a while, you might remember one of my first ever posts.  It was about a strawberry tower that I was crushing on (and nearly two years later, I still am).  That tower seemed like it would forever be out of my reach because the 6 ft version is over $600 (including shipping).  But patience is a virtue…because, I have now found the very same (though in treated wood rather than cedar) tower for less than half the price here…..and also I have found instructions for making your own here.… I am hoping that some handy man (husband, dad, grandpa?) in my life will be inclined to build me one of these for Mother’s day (or maybe my birthday?) –  my strawberries need to be moved to the protective confines of my vegetable garden.  I am simply tired of sharing my beautiful fruit with Mr. Woodchuck and Madam deer.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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5 Comments

  1. Anna Flowergardengirl™ on April 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Remarkable actually–bravo–I love it.

  2. Fern @ Life on the Balcony on April 5, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I think if I was going to make it, I would make the base smaller. It seems to me that the design you linked to will require a lot more potting soil than the strawberries really need, which can get expensive.

  3. private on April 6, 2010 at 10:56 am

    beautiful! It would be gorgeous with wave petunias, too.
    Would you water it with a sprinkler on top? Or snake some soaker hose through it before the dirt, and leave a connector?
    I can picture it with a spinning owl or hawk on top to keep birds away. Chipmunks eat berries too. But they are cuter. I leave the wild strawberries for them.

  4. Noreen on September 3, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Do they winter kill because I live in North eastern Albert Canada would love to have a strawberry tower .

    • Rochelle on September 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

      I am not sure about winter kill – my strawberries spread to the ground… had a hard time keeping them in the tower. Now, many years later, not strawberries in the tower (rather all around the base) and then I seasonally fill the tower with annuals.

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