The weather has been cooler here in SoCal. Thanks goodness! Supposed to be low 80ºs all week.
Our backyard BAKES. I have there three raised beds for vegetables plus all my potted Pelargoniums. First I painted the inside of the fence green instead of the blinding white. That didn't seem to help. Then I planted a Silver Dollar Eucalyptus tree. It is growing but has yet to make shade. So I thought the more upright things I put back there, the more shade I can make, the better. This weekend we put in another arbor for climbing plants. I drug home after asking my friend Diana if I could have them (you can read her blog Life Well Blended) 2 long pieces of rebar that were in her garden she said were left over from house construction. We bought 1/2" metal conduit and cut it into 4 3' pieces. Those were pounded into the ground. After bending the rebar together(not so perfectly) Rick and I just slid the rebar legs in to the conduit and wired the top together. No cement at all!
I planted a Tropical Lightning rose on the left side.
And I plated a Petrea volubilis on the other.
Should make an interesting color combination. I'll post again when they grow up! Thanks Diana!