Greetings from the patio.
I just wanted to share something fun I'm trying.
When I read this post at Mary's blog (A Breath of Fresh Air) I knew I wanted to try growing moonflowers this way. I liked the idea of being able to sit on my glider and watch the flowers open as the sun goes down. I also look forward to smelling their delicate fragrance as I relax on the patio.
A couple weeks ago I planted the seeds in a pot.
Brett attached 3 pieces of fishing line to the pot and then nailed 3 small nails into the trim above the brick and attached the other end of the fishing line up there.
I've been watering daily and watching them grow like Jack's beanstalk ;-). They haven't bloomed yet, but when they do I'll be sure to post a picture.
Your may recall when I was dreaming of retractable awnings here.
We did follow through with that dream and now enjoy our patio more than we ever have in the 13 years we've lived in this house. Instant shade at the touch of a remote button.
Best of all a plain and simple remote.
Up, Down and My (which is basically Stop).
Why can't they make TV remotes this easy to use?