The clematis that covers our garden gate arbor is in full bloom now!
This has been such a rainy week here in Massachusetts that it took some doing to get photos!
But I was able to run out in between rainfalls and snap some photos before these beauties are but a memory.
I love this simple arbor that my husband built over the garden gate. I'm hoping we can salvage it when we replace the fence and gate later this year. After 26 years, they are beyond repairing and mending, which is what we've been doing for years.
Two weeks ago, when I shared photos of the screen feeder flower box, the black 6-pack pots were still very visible and the clematis was a mass of buds, just waiting to burst forth.
What a difference two weeks make! The lavender is thriving, the impatiens is growing leaps and bounds, completely covering the sides of the 6-pack pots now, and the clematis is putting on a show behind them!
Back on May 25th...
And from the same angle on June 8th.
May 24th, from the deck, looking toward the backyard gate.
Again, no clematis and the flowers had just been plunked down on the screen feeder.
The same view, photo taken on June 8th.
This photo was taken 2 weeks ago. The lavender was just starting to open.
But just look at it now, 2 weeks later. Heavenly!
Late May, the lavender and impatiens were starting to take off.
June 8. They're continuing to thrive.
I think it's going to be another successful year of 'non-planting' on the screen feeder!
Click here to see my original DIY post on using just the 6-pack pots without doing any planting.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!!