In the garden: Victory for the Cardinal Climbers!
I'm happy about this because, ya know, plant seeds in the ground, even in late July, and look what you get!
In terms of next year, though, making the usual assumptions, I've got more thoughts now on that pollinator wall. Here's sketch:
(Sorry for my handwriting, I need to figure out how to write or print with my finger, if that's even possible.)
You see the basic concept: T-bars shoved in the earth, black netting between them, plant some nice annuals along the bottom, but also twining plants, and let the twining plants -- morning glories, or climbers, or whatever -- climb up the netting, building the wall. But some questions:
1) If I wished to attract butterflies, would this idea be enough? How about the shady side at caterpillars? Is that possible? Is it a multiseason thing?
2) Is there the equivalent of a wildflower mix for climbers? It would be nice to have a cycle of flowers throughout the season.
3) Annuals are, I think, a requirement. Honeysuckle and so forth are hard to rip out, and I want to be able to do that if this is a bad idea.
Again, stacking functions:
- Attract pollinators
- Windbreak against blight
- Sheer beauty
and I thought of a fourth one:
- Additional privacy.
The raspberries shield me from the public sidewalk. This would shield me from people walking on my driveway into the house.
So, all in all, this sounds like a neat idea. Thoughts?
NOTE I could use bamboo instead of T-bar.