Sunday, September 22, 2013

September Arch Project

My goodness September has sneaked in here and almost gone before I have been inspired to put up a post. My problem is that it has been so dry the garden is drying up. With this my inspiration to post dries up. It seems the weather affects my creative spirit here in blogland.
With some watering I am having some Moon vine blooms. They looked so pretty with the full moon shining on them this week. 
This hardy begonia hasn't been too unhappy with the lack of rain. It is in a place that is neglected most of the time. I am so happy I took a chance on growing this in my zone 6 garden. It seems to be doing just fine.
While I have felt it is too dry to plant much I have had a project or two going. The first is a new arbor we installed.
We bought one of those kits. Right now is a nice time to purchase these things as they are marked down due to the season. Of course the season doesn't matter to a gardener. 
The only thing bad about these kits is that the arches aren't very wide. So I had to modify it with wood left over from the big arch we built several years ago. 
I have a big yellow rose planted on the far side to climb up over this arch. I can't wait to see the cheery yellow blooms greeting everyone that passes through here. Have you been doing a fall project?

  


17 comments:

  1. So nice to see a picture of you! My garden didn't do at all well this year. Soil is so poor here and I can't seem to collect enough organic matter to make a difference. I too k the dead pea vines out and then tried to dig the soil up where they were. I had to get a garden fork to do the job. Hard as rock! And dry, dry, dry. Your trellis is going to be lovely with those yellow climbers - scented ones I hope - mmmmmm .

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  2. Oh what fun.. I love those arched arbors. Yes now is the time to buy things like that cheap.. well on sale. :) We got fall early.. LOTS of rain and its still coming. we really needed some as everything was sooo dry so I understand your lacking inspiration when things dry up. I need one of those for a Fairy Rose we have lacking an arbor at the moment. :) still waiting for those bulbs. Come on Tuesday. :) at least the ground will be soft now. :)

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  3. Very clever on the modifications. I've never seen one of these kits it looks like fun! A cheery yellow rose is just the ticket. The moonvine is quite nice on the purple arbor too. No major fall projects here, just cleaning up.

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  4. Looks great, Lisa! I agree-those modifications look perfect. And I loooove that begonia!

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  5. First of all you look like a doll under your new arch! the roses will be gorgeous all over it! great job building and modifying it! No fall project here yet, but it is starting to cool down and i am having more thoughts of planting broccoli. we shall see.

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  6. Your new arch is pretty, and moonflower vines are thrilling. Sounds like good stuff for the garden!

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  7. Kudos on your new arch--great job, Lisa! No, I haven't been doing any projects lately, but Beckie and I saw something the other day (wish I could remember what it was) that I wished I could build--we both said, now if Lisa were here, she could help us in no time!

    I'm so glad your begonias are happy; after admiring yours, I noticed one day that we have some similar ones growing in the Nursing Home garden. I'm hoping it's time to divide them and find a new home for some next year:)

    Praying for rain here, too! Every shower either passes us by or turns into a little drizzle.

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  8. What a terrific project. I salute your talent, the kind I never have had.

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  9. No fall projects here. I haven't even been very devoted to fall chores. Alas. Your arch is beautiful!

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  10. How darling! And what a clever idea to extend your arch. I love your flowers, too. Here in Texas, it's been so hot & dry that I haven't had the heart for Bloom Day. But next month for sure!

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  11. How I would love to see the moon shining on those pretty white moonflowers!

    Your arbor came out great, and it looks very substantial and sturdy. I tend to buy flimsy things because I'm not sure I want to commit to anything installed in the garden, then I get upset when they fall apart : )

    Your arbor looks like it will be a permanent addition and will add so much with a striking yellow rose on it.

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  12. Great photo of you Lisa! I can't believe I forgot to plant moonflower seeds this year. I really like the archway.

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  13. The arch is perfect and I love seeing you.

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  14. I am so fond of arches. We have much more rain than dry.

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  15. Cool to see you along with your work!

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  16. The Archway looks wonderful and yes, now is bargain time for gardeners!

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  17. I love your new arch, Lisa - great design choice and neat idea to widen it too! I agree it needs to be wide enough to be used and when your rose covers it you'll also need extra space to walk through. A great fall project, Lisa :-D

    My fall project is to jump down into a hole and get my wildlife pond liner down before the frosts - will it happen, well that's another question. Perhaps today - while the sun is shining? Ha-ha ;-)

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