Friday, July 13, 2007

I wanted to share with everyone the beautiful trellis that my sweet husband made for me and put up on the side of the pergola outside our back door. I have an annual mandevilla vine growing up it right now. I will try to take it in over the winter and see if I can save it, but I have no experience with Madevilla so I don't know if it will work. Anyone ever overwintered this type of plant?

Also, here is a view of the trellis from the other direction and you can see how high some of my hollyhocks have grown. The Pergola is about 8 feet high and the hollyhock is getting really high. It seems to still be growing, I hope it wont get knocked down when the rain comes. I think I will tie it to the structure somehow to prevent it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. The weather here is going to be perfect, in the 70's (it is about 66 right now!) and sunny. I am heading outside to do some lawn and garden work and enjoy the beautiful weather.


  1. Hi Kathy! How sweet of your husband! Your pictures are so beautiful! Your home looks so comfortable and inviting! The weather in Michigan HAS been gorgoeus hasnt it? I just love being able to have the windows open and hearing the birds sing and smell the fresh air even when I am indoors!


  2. Hi Kathy, that was very nice of Earl. That vine grows prolifically here and is really beautiful in many colors. I had a yellow one at the Gulfport house. I don't believe it will survive the winter. I hope you can take it inside. LAS


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