Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunflower House Update

We have fought the fight. And kept the faith. We have lost several battles, but it appears that we may win the war. Two layers of fencing (one for rabbits, the other for deer), and some rodent poison, later, we have a lovely, if not, "patchy" (due to casualties. plants, that is) stand of sunflowers with a few surviving purple morning glories to form the roof of the sunflower house.

Something pesky was taking out the sunflowers one by one and had nailed at least 3/4 of the morning glories, but we rallied with rat poison and the remaining planted survivors still form some semblance of a house for the young man of our household. At the very least, it is still acceptable for truck parking.
And for the faint of heart to keep in mind, though I just twined the very few surviving morning glories to start forming the roof, we still have quite a bit of growing season left. :)

More updates (success or failure) to come.

1 comment:

  1. It is lovely and indeed a triumph for you and the lad. It is just about the coolest "thing". Your entire family has rallied to make this a success. Maybe this is one of those "things" that really count in the grand scope of things?? kls