Saturday, May 12, 2012

TaDaa!!

‘Clotilde Soupert, Climbing’ is in residence and upright which proves that anything can be accomplished if you just keep going.

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She has a lot of canes and several 12-ft canes. I wish I could say she doesn't even miss the ones that the squirrels severed.
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The before shot - after I removed her from the trellis.
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I re-used the metal trellis. Some things were just meant to be. I never measured the space between the posts or the width of the trellis or even thought about installing it this way. This space-cadet gardener forgot that this is exactly what Pinkie is climbing on.
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I also didn't intend that DH would be lending me his tie-down straps permanently. I just needed a way to hoist her up.  I don't know why I figured I could just give them back when I was done. Just ditzy, I guess. It took a rope and two straps to get her vertical...and lots of strips of pantyhose to get her tucked in nice.
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I like it.
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So much for glamor shots. Doesn't everyone keep their alfalfa pellets and Milorganite on the front porch? At least temporarily?
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The new look.

14 comments:

  1. Everything looks so pretty there. Your Rose gardens really look inviting.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. Thank you, Cher. I've gotten to the stage where I'm feeling that. It feels like the garden is really put together and looking right. Last evening DH & I sat on the swing and enjoyed the breeze.

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  2. the wood next to the metal on the trellis looks so nice. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, FlowerLady, for thinking so.

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  4. Oh, Sherry - I love it! She looks great! And the trellis really makes a grand entrance! And yes, I only "see" the tools and things left out AFTER I've taken a picture! :)

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    1. Holleygarden, I wonder if I should have wrapped a few canes loosely around her instead of sending them all straight. I wonder if she'll bloom on the vertical canes. I may go back and adjust them.

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  5. It looks great!!! It will be gorgeous in full bloom. :o)

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    1. Thank you, Casa Mariposa. I can't wait!!

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  6. Love the trellis !!! Beautiful !!! The rose is gorgeous even before blooming ...

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  7. Fantastic.......Super job......the black iron is the piece de resistance! Like Casa Mariposa can't wait to see it bloom!

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Cyd

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  8. The trellis looks great! And, Clotilde is so large and lush already...perfect. Can't wait to see pics with her in bloom.

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