Edits and Climbing Roses

Forgot to post my updates yesterday, but edits are moving along smoothly. I love the Moral Indecision Aftermath that I created, and I’d almost forgotten about it. Thank goodness I’m reading over this & editing it before I let others read it. I’d hate it if they brought up a scene that I totally forgot about. lol

Went to the HOA meeting yesterday, and boy was that a mess. I’ve haven’t heard so much arguing and complaining since… well I can’t even recall. It certainly made the entire environment awkward having one person repetitiously complaining about the fees for most of the hour, but I’ll not rant on that silliness. This weekend’s my birthday and my mom wants to take me clothes shopping. And we’ll be figuring out what to do with that front bed too with its numerous bushes which are too big to fit there. Also mistress_kabuki had a good idea about where to put some roses we’re thinking of getting. Along the side of the house, and we can train them to grow around the windows. Should be pretty!

Of course, I was worried about them damaging the house itself when they grow like that, but she says they’re not like ivy and you have to manually train them which is interesting. A quick Google search gives me an example.

A vine’s distinction, of course, is its willingness to grow vertically. Vines and other climbers achieve this in one of several ways. Some, like ivy, are clingers. They attach themselves directly to a surface with sticky rootlets on their stems. Others, like wisteria, are twiners and wrap themselves around supports. Still others, such as clematis, are grabbers, latching onto the nearest support with special tendrils that they produce from their leaf stems. Finally, there are sprawlers, such as climbing roses. Their elongated branches lean on whatever is convenient and stretch up or across it.
From Philedelphia Gardening Book: Introduction to Vines

I learn more about this stuff everyday. Now if only I could get a handle on lawn care…

Oh, and I think I’ll just leave this here for you too. 😉

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