Thursday, July 16, 2015

Seldom Seen #17

This is the first of 5 trellises revealed here. This is the Seldom Seen one, as it is in a little bricked-in garden off of the prioress's apartment and seldom seen. Its trellis is really wobbly and weather-beaten, but being in a corner, it seems to be able to hold up the yearly crop of lovely white and purple flowers. July is their blossoming month.

I had great fun over the last couple of years trying to get these three trellises and their climbing plants going. This one has the plant that's having the hardest time--it bloomed early, then withered up and died, but seems to be coming back again.

This trellis and the next one were "stolen" by yours truly and brought to the inner courtyard. I "found" them leaning up against the Mount, totally devoid of any climbing plant and really "invisible" up against the building. So I pulled them out, got one of our great maintenance guys to secure them up against the building here and started plants under them.

As you can see, they are both doing pretty well. I laugh to myself every time I see them and remember them living in obscurity in the back of the house. Now they will be front and center for years to come.

Here is the oldest, largest and most seen--the one behind the Blessed Mother statue. It really needs to be trimmed and some of it dug out so that it's not so thick and overwhelming. Its flowers are beautiful nonetheless. Maybe this fall...