My vines look very much at home on their new trellises and I am pleased that I no longer have to wonder if or when the vines will come tumbling down. The Bittersweet vines are pictured at right, while the Virginia Creeper can be seen below.
The trellises are sturdy and have a funky appearance to them. My garden is gradually coming together now that the pond, the paths and the trellises are finished.
The good thing is that I can turn my attention to tending the plants and to picking off the innumerable armies of tent caterpillars and cutworms that are inhabiting this city. Tonight as I was walking down the path, a caterpillar suddenly dangled in front of me … that was a bit disconcerting. Soon they will be gone, I keep telling myself.
Hopefully the rain has stopped so I can get back outside!