So, I made it home last night LATE!! Apparently, I missed a LOT of wind. .and I was glad. I have some photos of the city to show you all later this week. But this post was going to be quicker to wrap up. I mentioned last week that we had made very little progress on the few projects that we were working on last Sunday. One of which was a trellis for these two red honeysuckle vines.
This is about their 4-5 year. I initially intended to weave them through the balusters as far as they would go. BUT. .it is really hot on this west deck during the summer in the late afternoon and evening hours as the sun sinks and sets. I have been thinking on how to add a trellis to extend up toward the roof for the last year or so. A few weeks ago the idea hit me!!
I had a couple of old iron bedframes. .one of which I moved to the front garden to be more of a focus. .
and this one. . .
It's location in the garden just wasn't working out for it's benefit. Jeremy studied the area last Sunday for a while and decided that putting a metal frame around the headboard and then attaching it would probably work the best.
He reported that he was planning to work on it when I called him from the Boston airport yesterday afternoon as I was leaving. A little nervous that I wouldn' be home to supervise. .I was excited to check everything out this morning before church.
I think it turned out EXCEEDINGLY better than my expectations!! You see the honeysuckle is already tall enough to reach!
I picked up some of the sagging vines and twined them up so they will continue to scramble upwards. .
and stop taking up my garden soil below!!
Hoping that soon, we will have a nice shaded sitting spot!! And THEN. .I have the cutest little idea in the back of my curled head. .consisting of some clear plastic hose. .a little galvanized tub. .a spitter and pump. .and some small water plants. .SHHHH! Don't tell him. .I'll have to have his handy self too!! We'll have to see!! The one in the magazine was TOOOO cute!
In about another week. .this honeysuckle will be bloomin' plentifully!! Maybe that will entice some hummer action!!
Looked like lots of things were getting flower buds!!
This lilac SMELL was absolutely divine!! If you scratch and sniff your monitor. .
just maybe you can catch a little scent too!
Glad you stopped by today!! Come back soon to hear about my adventures in Boston!