Thursday, June 5, 2014

Up and Over....


the fence....years ago I grew gourds on these arbors constructed of re-purposed John Deere mower packing crates and woven wire fence...it was a 'race to the top' for the gourd plants...


the plants are near the end of the season here and some gourds are being supported with small platforms made from scrap particle board that I have attached to the fencing...

take a visit to Good Fences where you'll see great fences and gates...

28 comments:

  1. That is such a clever idea! Makes a lovely arbor.

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  2. wow! that is really cool! very clever gardening! thanks for linking, marilyn!

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  3. oh wow. People do fencing so many different ways.

    Clever indeed.

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  4. I've never seen gourds grown like that before.. They're all ground layers around here.
    Rinda

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  5. Love it, love it. You constantly amaze me. Miz. M

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  6. Oh, my, those look just wonderful! I'm not sure I've ever seen gourds that weren't already harvested!

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  7. For that kind of garden, there is no weeding. Looks like the kind to have!

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  8. A good use for some old fencing. Thank you for visiting my Tequesquite even though it isn't all that nice of a situation.

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  9. The arbor looks perfect for the gourds.. Great photo. Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Now that's something I don't see very often and it's quite fascinating. So what do you do with the Gourds?

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  11. Hi Marilyn, looks like you got a great crop. A really good re-use of the crates :D)

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  12. What a great repurposing idea!
    Do you paint the gourds?

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  13. Marilyn,
    I love this idea, I am guessing you paint the gourds?
    If my grapes are still alive from this winter, I could do that.
    yvonne

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  14. Well I am growing gourds this year and I think your idea is awesome I think I may borrow it. Thank you. Looks wonderful. B

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  15. OMG; I've never seen gourds as plants. I'd very much would love to see your fence with gourds♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  16. I love the way you repurposed this fencing. Excellent for the gourds!

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  17. WoW....so clever!! and gourds, one of my fav's for all the wonderful bird houses peeps make from them!! looks like this idea is working out very well!!!

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  18. Goodness this is delightful!

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  19. This is a great idea and great re-purposing too!

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  20. What a great idea! Love seeing the gourds hanging down amidst the leaves and vines.

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  21. BRILLIANT! The gourds look fantastic dangling in the air.

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