Saturday, March 28, 2009

Trellis project: even the simple stuff can turn into a time-waster

Last year, I planted some morning glories in front of a column to my porch. I liked how they ended up by the end of the season but I quickly grew tired of my make-shift "Blair Witch" trellis.I thought that a new trellis was warranted and would be a simple enough job to do in a couple days. I threw a sketch in my book and was ready to go.As is typical these days, I decided to use some existing material around the house for the trellis. The packing platform for the storm windows that came last summer seemed perfect. I spent a little time dismantling it and started cutting up the recycled material to the sizes I wanted for the trellis. This is where it got tricky. Now that I had the kit of parts, what was stopping me from assembling them in any configuration I desired? I went on to blow about an hour "playing with Lincoln Logs". At least, that's what it felt like. I rearranged the sticks into a series of patterns. Now I don't have the energy to put the thing together. I think I'll sleep on it and tackle this project tomorrow. I hear snow is on the way so I won't be able to install it tomorrow anyway.

3 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

A...kit? I always just go to Home Depot and grab one..say..yep..this'l do and head home with it in my trusty little pickup truck. WOW..would you look at the different ways you can do this?! Nope..not for me..I am a libra and ten years from now I would be trying to DECIDE!! (sigh..)
~theothermona~

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris,

I like the top right and bottom middle. Enjoy the snow! jeanette

Tiny Oak Park Bungalow said...

Thanks Jeanette. I should have done a vote. I ma going to let Ileana decide. The snow is here, we got very little though. Hopefully it won't hurt any of the plants coming up.