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What to Do with Branches

This spot in the front yard revealed itself to be the perfect place for geranium ivy to grow wildly upon that structure of strung branches. Originally I built the structure to be a trellis for bougainvillea in the backyard, but it didn't want to stand up straight. If I was building a raft, because I happened to be stranded on a deserted island, it would've made a perfect base for a sail.

It was back in the Spring when I built the trellis/sail. Yesterday I cut the branches so that the structure collapsed into a v-shape. The Husband thought it looked like the frame for a canoe. (Guess what I want to eventually create with tree branches.)

This morning, I set the now geranium trellis into its spot over a young geranium ivy plant that's slowly growing. I also planted cuttings from geranium vines that the Mama planted years ago.  We shall see.

Previously sitting on this spot was another bunch of branches that I painted and tied together at the beginning of the year. I moved that structure temporarily to another part of the yard. It still hasn't revealed its true mission, if any. What do you think?


  1. An excellent canoe. :) ... I'd plant a few scarlet runner beans at each of the tripod ends and let them go for it. :)

    1. That's a great idea. I might do that next year. We have a bucketful of branches waiting for a turn at being something else.

  2. I was going to say, the original looked like a perfect trellis

    1. Morning glory might enjoy climbing over the tripod guy, but I think I'd need to move it elsewhere. During the summer that spot is part of the ouchie-mama-too-hot for me to grow area,

  3. Sometimes we make things and don't realize what they're for at the time. Glad its purpose is now clear.

    1. I love how things come together. There are a whole bunch of things in the back that are waiting to reveal what they want to be.

  4. Creative and colorful use of branches ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Looks like a snowflake in July - I wouldn't mind a few more of those right about now. HOT!


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