|Trellis for the boy (on the right)|
and girl (on the left by the hose reel)
What could not wait, however, were the growing kiwi plants. Arctic Beauty Hardy Kiwi is, from all I've read, truly a beauty with its cream, pink and green leaves, its fragrant, honeybee-attracting flowers, and its yummy, grape-sized fruit. And, from what I've read, it is a vigorous vine that can grow many feet in a season and bare up to 100 pounds of fruit. They say right up front: make a strong trellis for this plant.
|Rails at top right will support the grown-up|
kiwi vines and their fruit
The Things I get to do today for many days now included gathering supplies for this project. Then the weather chimed in with sun and sky and warmth. Time to get a move on. Put the blog aside (anyone can write anything on a rainy day), load up and put on the tool belt, and make a place for the girl and boy kiwi to do their thing.
I fetched out the plans, cut and placed the timbers, bolted and screwed them in place (I'm not so good with a hammer, and strong kiwi need screws and nuts and bolts).
Cedar, freshly weather-proofed with a waxy compound that makes it extra nice to touch, is always a pleasure to handle: smells lovely and looks rich. I loved watching it come together.
|Already learning to wrap around their support|
|Girl blossom buds|
I checked on the kids in their newly remodeled setting just a few minutes ago. They seem quite contented and looked so handsome I nearly burst my buttons.
|Boy blossoms ready to pop out|