I have been working on organizing my patio more. It had been getting a bit overcluttered, so I've trimmed out a few things and rearranged others. The scheffela tree I was thinking of getting rid of, I took another look at and decided it was mostly one large extension growing at a 45 degree angle which was taking too much room. So I brought out a good kitchen knife (No, I don't know where my hacksaw is) and sawed it off. I had recently purchased this post? designed to hold a candle outside, it is the perfect stake for my fuchsia. This fuchsia is 3-4 years old, I'd been waiting forever for it to bloom, it's finally doing so. I will say, for being slow to blossom, those blooms will last a very long time.
My daughter mentioned to me that I really wanted people to know this was my garden. I hadn't noticed that before! But we'll just call this my garden wall.
For my new arch I received for Mother's Day, I needed a bit more shade, it being in a very sunny spot. Not having the plants ready to trellis up to the top, I decided to put some artifical vines up there. Joann's was having a sale on some spring vines, so I got 2 yellow forsythia vines, with the idea of putting a green vine among them, when I find one of those on sale. Wanting to make a nice cover for the bench underneath, I brought down an old sheet and put it on for size. Wouldn't you know, I didn't even get that thing placed but what Missy hopped up there and claimed it as her own. I do believe I stated that my cats would get to enjoy it more than me. Oh well, I'll nab it and wash it up soon, then finish up a quick bench cushion with ruffle. Now to find some nice material for some cushions. I'm seeing this as my new favorite summer reading spot. If I can get the cats to share.