When He-Who-Mows noticed what I was doing, he produced a roll of safety wire and a tool that makes twisting wire together easy. I was left to my own devices for the rest.
I read that 'Cecile Brunner' rose can take some
shade. I planted one on the west side.
This is known as the 'Sweetheart Rose' and
has tiny pink buds.
'Cecile Brunner' has finally climbed to the top.
Sweet peas planted along the east side never did much. Cardinal climber climbed each pole but never made a drape on the side.. Last year I planted Alamo Vine, seeds from Flower Lady Lorraine. Alamo Vine is returning.
Still sturdy and standing firm.
During the winter I store pine straw under the stick house frame. It offers no shelter, pine straw needs nothing but a place to wait for use. Over to the right is a Cedar trellis of a sort with a Sombreuil Rose.