Today we were visited by a deluge of rain, so plans to work in the yard were shelved until tomorrow. But on Saturday we found our peas trying to grow–this week we’ll built trellises for them. And speaking of trellises, Elizabeth has a new plan to make the back of the house far more attractive than it ever has been: trellises for flowering vines. We’re thinking of making them out of fallen wood, and anchoring them with rebar pounded into the ground. We’re still deciding on two or three trellises, and how wide to make each one, but you can see the basic placement we’re thinking below:
More to come!
Updated by Elizabeth to add that I am specifically thinking about clematises for the trellises. The type of clematises that get pruned way back every year, so it wouldn’t really matter if the trellises need replacing in the immediate future. Either that or I may cheap out and just throw down some morning glory seeds. The soil in that area behind the house seems to be pure red clay, and it only gets a few hours of direct sunlight in the afternoon. I don’t want to buy a bunch of expensive plants (relative to seeds) just to find out that they aren’t up for these conditions. Thoughts welcome!