Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Good, Bad & Ugly

Per Nell of Secrets of a Seed Scatterer, I planted confederate jasmine....I hope she forgives me for not stopping by more often. She, probably, knows more about gardening than I will ever know. 
This will be a short post because it's late and I'm exhausted after the very long hours of being a CPA during tax season, but I put the confederate jasmine in the ground.  Forgive any readers, but I am a novice.   Somethings, I feel I know better.  But if I waited until I got it perfect it would be 10 years before I got in the ground.  As a very memorable conversation I once had, make a mess.   I took this to mean that better to do something than nothing, most times.  I will screen the bottom.  The frame is approximately 100 cubic feet so I am considering giving the frame a filler with the outlying aspect to be spangum moss.  I am concerned the 4 confederate jasmine might an overkill in the future but such as it's a learning experience for me.
Once screen, filled, and chicken wired, I will intertwine the jasmine.  At least that is theory.  I staggered them to create the most coverage, ...again, that is my theory.

Will screen the bottom of the frame. Put a non spanghum moss filler, spanghum moss, and then start tying off the vine.

The weed killer has finally killed the plants and now I will till this part.

I am going to section off parts of the frame so the moss doesn't settle.

We will see how this goes

The topiary may not be as beautiful as the other, but will be as big.

Tulips are starting to bloom


Jean Campbell said...

It will be beautiful. The head and neck might want some creeping fig if the Conf. jasmine doesn't climb fast enough to suit you.

I can hardly wait to see the tail all planted.

I know it will be a relief to get Tax Season behind you. Take care.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

I am counting the days until the season is over. I "staggered" the jasmine to provide more coverage. I do have some ivy in the greenhouse and was thinking about that as well..