Thursday, April 15, 2010
Garage Door Blues - Time to plant and Pot Up.
Potting up and also moving plants around this spring is the major plan. Yeah, I did a little editing. I just love Fun Effects by Kodak.
You will see where I am going with the Hops. I have so many invasive plants, though lovely and economical is no longer working for me. Neither is indecision.
Yes, I have been tinkering with some photos to show you where I am going to plant the hops vine. I am also thinking of the corner which you can not see. It would be a great spot. I have to keep in mind the garage has to be torn out very soon. But the support post at the east side could remain or be substituted with something else for the hops vine if it were planted there.
I am going to take out those nuisance vines which are so invasive. They did the trick at one time. But I tire of the labor they cost me. I have some roses in mind for that lattice. Unfortunately my edit just does not seem to have the right pink for me to show. My rose you see has a touch of lavender, but I would like a clear pink. Perhaps in several shades of pink. I always have lady bells in this spot and the phlox. In front of the roses are some pretty pink bee balm and some peonies for the scent. The little bush you see at the east side of the lattice is usually cut down for less shade over the pond below. I could use advice for the right shade of blue. I want french blue I think or powder baby blue.
I could actually remove that bush that has magenta flowers and go with the hops vine there. I only put that bush in a few years ago. See older post. The hops could go there.?
Or the other spot I have I mind.
You see below the tree before I cut off the top branches. It shall only be a support, not a tree in growth. It is a constant trim process each spring and summer, but I think it will work.
I am not sure how much root system it has. I hope it would leave enough room for the Hops underground progression.
I cut up about two feet above the top of the ladder. As you saw in other blogs, I am in the process of adding more sunshine to my spot. I had planted this homemade woods, but well, I need just a little sunshine. If you have seen Monet's garden at Giverny interpreted by Dereck Fell you know one can have some charming paths, without all trees. Arbors and poles should do the trick. [ I like his shade of blue green too, but not by the old garage.
I am not sure where I got the picture, I saved it for the color combination and so I could accurately find that color blue paint.
Comment: I kind of like the colors I put on the other door where I added the coloring of the lady bell purple flower. Perfect here in the small photo. I also like the color of the bottom blue on the garage door.
What do you think. can you help me decide?