Daily Archives: July 19, 2013

Friday’s Fences – Summertime!

A few years ago, I asked Motor Man to build a little section of fence in our side yard. I’ve never really done much with it, other than put a wreath on it at Christmas time.

But last fall, I began the process of making a flowerbed around it. And earlier this spring, I planted.  In the center is my favorite, thunburgia (Black-eyed Susan vine). I’m learning that it’s very stubborn and insists on only growing vertically.  Persuading it to trail along the boards of the fence is proving futile. To the left is an old bushel basket that washed up in our yard during a high tide (sometimes you get treasures!). In that, I  planted marigolds.  The sunflower-type plants are rudbeckia.  This is my first experience with them, and I really like them. (So do the rabbits and deer, so those plants require regular spraying with Liquid Stench Fence.)

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Thanks, Motor Man. I’m loving my little fence!

Linking up to Friday’s Fences.

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