This is my treasured Sumac as a baby .. I know .. baby pictures can be a scary thing but you have to say he was a cutie pie as said baby : ) right ?
The tiny twin trunks look like toothpicks compared to how he looks today .. well September last year .. and we already saw how scary he looks right now with the "pollard" trick .. fingers still crossed for the same result this year .. I'll breath easier when I see those new arms coming out.
So neat and tidy and organized looking eh ?
Now look at my monster ! ... quite a difference in about 5 years isn't there ?
I still have the same bit of driftwood in the bed if you can make it out ....
Now for the incredibly BARE naked arbor .. there is a cherry tree where the Pacific Sunset Maple is now .. and quite a few more under plantings and bed expansion has happened.
I think I used Morning Glories to green up the space a little until the 1st grape vine had a chance to start its uphill battle .. a dogwood and Tradescantia were keeping it company too.
Joe Pye was a giant and we had grapes upon grapes over the arbor .. you can hardly see the wood of the arbor compared to the naked pictures just after it was built. I think it was about 5 years ago .. how time flys ? or was that my memory and brain cell count ?