Friday, September 25, 2015

The Bitter End

With temperatures moderating some I was walking around the garden. I couldn't hardly get down this path...
Not even if I approached from the other direction.  Going in this direction you are supposed to be able to look through the circle of neatly trimmed bittersweet. Stop laughing those of you who have tried to tame this beast. See how it goes up into the tree if limbs dare to get within 5 foot or so.
Let us just say that we prevailed. I started the project and my Dearly Beloved came to the rescue with shovel and saw and saved me.
You can now see the trellis with the circle. Things have changed in the neighborhood. There is no longer a pretty crabapple to showcase during spring. The shrubs on the left of this photo obscure the chain link fence that I hate to see.
This area can now be ignored. More likely I will rethink this area. Maybe this area can become a showcase for clematis. Hmmmm.... What do you think?

17 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa.....what a knight in shining armour DB is :)

    Coming to your rescue once again.

    I love clematis and grow them up anything that is able to support them.
    There are some lovely annuals (climbers)
    that may suit though.

    Have a good weekend................

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  2. I'm so glad you got rescued! Phew!

    Me, myself, personally, I vote for a topiary hedge.

    <3

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  3. The Clematis you will grow on the trellis with the circle? What kind of bittersweet do you have - Asian or American. Maybe you could add some shade groundcovers for that area - Mayapple?

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  4. The Clematis you will grow on the trellis with the circle? What kind of bittersweet do you have - Asian or American. Maybe you could add some shade groundcovers for that area - Mayapple?

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  5. Clematis sounds really beautiful! Go for it!!!

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  6. I was worried when I saw your title that your garden was coming to an end with all the drought you've had--glad that isn't the case! I've never grown bittersweet, but this reminds me of the honeysuckle that my parents transplanted and grew until Dad finally had had enough and dug it all out. Great job, DB! Looking forward to seeing what you will do with this area--clematis sound great, and there are so many other pretty vines that would do well here.

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  7. You should be able to find a clematis that is the perfect size for that trellis. Can you add more clematis to climb among the greenery on the chain link fence?

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  8. Oh....I've had to cut my way through the garden on many occasions, so glad hubs came to your rescue!
    I would grow a clematis, There are so many varieties, there must be a perfect one for the trellis.What a shame about the crab apple, they are lovely.xxx

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  9. Clematis I love and sounds delightful! Lovely photos and glad hubby rescued you!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  10. Very impressive! Those "Dearly Beloveds" can be quite useful and supportive at times, eh? I agree with the others and with you--some type of Clematis would look great on your trellis. The view will continue to be so attractive next spring.

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  11. That clematis sure is happy there. Wow! So glad you prevailed and tamed it a bit.

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  12. Hello Lisa girl !
    hey thanks for stopping by girl ... not only have I not posted for some time but I just haven't been able to visit blogs either .. been sick but hopefully starting to feel better.
    Yes girl I laughed at the Bittersweet comments ... only because I know to well what a beast it is ... I am going to cut it's life line back and out it goes by Spring. I have a very rambunctious? clematis that will look great in it's place ... so yes I think you should think clematis for your area there too!
    Yes the list .... so much more to do I wonder if it is possible ? LOL
    Take care girl !
    Joy : )

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  13. Glad you got rescued ! You can spend a lovely winter planning what to do - and choosing your clematis!

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  14. Glad you got rescued ! You can spend a lovely winter planning what to do - and choosing your clematis!

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  15. Ah, another opportunity presents itself to rethink the garden. I've had a few of those myself this year after losing twelve more roses. At first, it was hard, but now, I think the garden looks better. Glad you were able to get that plant out of there. Love your garden Lisa.

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  16. Rethinking the garden seems to be a major pastime for many of us. I love the idea of a clematis showcase.

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  17. Hi Lisa,

    I have been trying to email you without success.
    It keeps throwing them back to me......
    I am trying to sort it, just thought I would let you know...

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