Thursday, October 7, 2010
Evidently the extra water weight from last night's rain was too much for my arbor. This morning it was lying on the ground. The clematis were at an all time great fall rebloom, but at least the fall did not pull them up by the roots as I at first feared. The cardinal climber would have bloomed another month, then turned black with the first frost. So overall the loss is not as bad as it could have been. We knew the arbor, $5 from Michael's about five years ago, was on its last legs : ) having already rusted through and been re-stabbed into the ground earlier this year. There is a plan to build a new one of copper pipe. At some point. You know how it goes.