Sunday, July 27, 2014
Arbor on the deck?
We talked about where I would put it on the way home. I was trying to come up with a good layout, something with the right sun exposure, but Ron made the suggestion of putting it on the deck. I have learned not to toss out ideas Ron comes up with too quickly... at least not before I have weighed the pros and cons. Late the same afternoon we opened the box and put it together on the deck... just to test that possibility.
I really was surprised how much I liked its ambiance. It is like saying, "step down into my garden". Next morning I was at the nursery buying tomato plants and I asked about something that might survive in a planter on the deck... this time of year. She showed me this "chocolate vine" that already had many vining branches. I'm really liking what we created.
Check out the watermelons flowing out over their bed in the background. I planted those fairly late, but that was one that was supposed to be able to withstand the heat. Lots of blossoms and starting to see little baby watermelons.
Looking forward to harvesting my sweet potatoes. The rows of vines look very impressive... but then my white potato plants looked impressive, and I only got 1/2 bucket of potatoes. I've got okra that I don't even know how to cook, but those plants are almost shoulder high.