O.K. don't laugh. My wife thinks I have an unnatural obsession with the Blair Witch Project but that's not it at all. I actually got the trellis idea from an Andrew Jackson Downing book I was reading. This isn't half as impressive as some of the stuff illustrated there but I thought it would be fun to try it out anyway.
The morning glories are coming in. I planted them from seed from the ones out back and they need something to grow up. I have a feeling this flimsy thing will end up collapsing but I guess we'll see.
Elsewhere in the yard, there are things that are somewhat inspired by one of my favorite movies. In Howard's End, there is this scene where Leonard Bast is walking through a forest lined with bluebells. I am not sure if they are really bluebells or if it is actually a forest because it has been a couple years since I've seen it but I was always struck by that scene and the image has stayed in my mind. It is sublime. It is one of my favorite films and if you love gardens and old homes, it is a must see.
In a sort of tribute, I like keeping the bluebells around the house. I've let the ones that have come up in cracks in the sidewalk stay and grow up. I've also started a bunch out front. The biggest group is in our side yard. It's no Howard's End but it looks cool in the early morning when the sun is hitting them.
This is a little off-topic but here are some more pics of the black hollyhocks. They are really doing well but something is starting to eat at the leaves.