Actually, I was playing with goats and sheep last weekend, so a friend who works up there grabbed me a couple. They are twice the size of the one I got last year! Last year my single plant was about 2.5 m tall, and that was with pinching off the suckers! My friend says she doesn’t bother pinching the suckers on these, and her single plant grew to ramble about 15 feet across the yard.
So, I have high hopes that the two plants will cover this trellis with mounds and mounds of little golden orange jewels.
I built the trellis today out of a junk Norway maple that DH cut down last weekend (so the back garden would get more light). He just rolled his eyes at the thing when I started it, but I like it, and the neighbors commented that they like it… and in the end he likes it too.
The weekend was also about iris… cleaning out the front bed… the nasty goutweed is winding its way all through the iris and I think it keeps it damp and nice habitat for those snails that like to munch it. Hopefully a bit of air will help them. They have good and bad years, not sure how last year was.
And somebody gave me some dwarf dark purple iris! So I made a place for them… bigger iris to the side and bee balm behind. I dug up some big clods of the Siberian iris that had pushed its way into this little bed… and put it down in an open spot left from clearing out some goutweed.
I’ve been knitting little fish. But no spinning… yet! Maybe next weekend!