I know .. I'm pushing the envelope with that title .. but there is a reason. I am so tired I can hardly type this out .. but today the arbor mission was accomplished .. These pictures are not the best, but I think the point is made .. the first 'un-arbored" ? one was April 10th .. nothing showing of all the day lilies I have along side this part of the house .. "ally-way" bowling ally? .. it was my rescue bed for over stocked day lilies .. that I eventually give to friends.
But I had this great idea of an arbor .. to look nice with a vine (my ornamental kiwi if I can get it dug up from its home in the sun bed border) .. plus make it difficult for some nasty people who would let their dog use this area for a not so nice surprise .. that and the dead mouse episode is UGH !! to me ..
It looks like it should have been a simple easy project .. believe me .. it was NOT ! .. hubby and I vowed that we should NOT work together like that again .. he does have the patience of a saint I will admit .. and he says I'm too opinionated ? LOL
Eventually I will have the grass gone .. nice stepping stones and different hardy plants here and there .. but for now this gigantic "step" has been wrapped up for the most part. The fun begins with the plants to come next .. that is what I can really enjoy .. and hubby can finally take his boat and go fishing without me nagging him about getting "this" done : I fill in the ugly meters and piping with all sorts of plants and grasses .. having something "ugly' to deal with brings out the kid in me .. tweaking what ever strikes my imagination and what the nurseries and garden centers have on hand. I love window? plant shopping !