A blog exploring the pleasures of gardening in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The vine house
This is my vine house, the centerpiece of one of my veggie plots. Even now in late August it's still a bit ragged looking because I was late in putting up the wire supports for the vines. Most of what you see here is the growth of morning glories and moon flowers. On the back side of the vine house are pole beans. On one side there was a lush growth of the so-called Armenian cucumber: most of those suddenly wilted earlier this week. Next year I'll probably plant only morning glories and moon flowers - nothing seems to bother them.
The plastic "roof" has since been removed.
The morning glories have flower buds and should be blooming soon. There is no sign yet of buds on the moon flowers.