2009, 2010 ....they are both fantastic and fun!!!Jacky xox
jacky...cucumber loomsgoes back to tendrilshow they have a certain kind ofblind vision
ha! trellis. loom. things are being woven together. what if we stretch a thread from here to there?
i love plants with tendrils. they have their own knowing, yes, a blind vision like you said. i've been known to sit and watch tendrils do their thing.
jude...it's there, in a certainway. i wish we really could, tho,a "real" string....i like theimage of it...like a tendril,diligently making it's way acrossAmerica, blindly seeing with itslittle nub, going and going,twining in things along the wayto keep it strong held againstwinds and things....oh, jeez.life is just really something. iam feeling swept away by it all.
deanna...the fiercest tendrilshave been for the gourds i grew.i have a BUNCH still out in theAlbatros shed. i would paint them,draw on them. i love them.their vines and tendrils were sofierce...they are heavy. somethe size of basketballs and thosetendrils would hold them.
we are all connected, grace, by something much stronger than tendrils.
nice trellis. :)
hey..isn't it great?
I like it a lot.Not just the trellis, the whole weaving/connection/thread theme that I find here.
And what will 2011 bring?
maybe this should have been submitted as the design for the new replacement for the twin towers here in new york.
...a trellis of memories. held back what i really wanted to say about that.
Hmm...I spent yesterday untangling things and tidying and getting ready to plant garlic. Another season...
These are gorgeous- can I ask how you manage to grow cucumbers in the desert?
Gracie, yes, maam you can. i have LOTSto tell you...just trying to finishthe last window hanger first.any minute.and you already know. Wateris the keyand it'sWater that i want to talk to youabout on your blog...thatquestion of exactly WHAT doessustainablereally mean...and i have a wonderful thing tooto share about bees.will be there soon with all of this.
so you'r going to have rounder cucumbers each year? XXXm
i've read crushed up corncobs planted beneath will help hold water in place.
Martine...i read your comment andthought...what???? went off anddid a few rows of kantha stitchesand all of a sudden i realizedwhat you said....ah....humor....so hard to sendon this machine.actually, i plant armeniancucumbers. they are much morecomfy with dry conditions. andalso seem to feel pretty freeto be whatever shape appeals toeach...xo
Karen, yes. me too. SpiritCloth's the trellis.
Mnem and Manya...yes...but overfor now. will take a break fora few weeks then begin addingthe compost and manure fornext time.it's a circle of doing
jude...i wish i would have.maybe i would have goneviralhow much better would that be?
Penny...2011? well, we will haveto wait. that would be inFebruary.
Deb G!!!yes! thank you! PLANT the garlic. yes!oh sigh...always something out there.
and Mnem, yes. corn cobs. i don'thave that much, but i do just addthem when i add the compost. theynever decompose. i get xtra compostfrom a few people. and then lotsof horse manure. also crunch inthe dried plants of all thevegetables. and whatever leavesi have, mostly from the apricottree.
Grace, your comment about the trellis across America reminded me of the 1980's "hands across America" where all the people lined up and held hands at the same time. A feat they pulled off quite well as a matter of fact. Ha! I could go on and on about REAL sustainable agriculture,( as I have with Organic inspector's before) but you're lucky my "soap box" broke last night when I was using it and stamping my feet for emphasis. Ha! But I just wanted to say if the sun gets too hot one can put a cloth (shade) over the trellis for the hottest parts of the day, and it helps with moisture loss.I managed to have a garden here in 1988 when every day was 103 degrees and no rain. Perseverance!
what do you mean by cucumber?
Hi Grace, you say growing cucumbers .... but I think you will be weaving in this fantastic loom, outside! (Just like Jude and the remnants of her old table)Or ....the cucumbers will do the weaving fór you!
Oh Grace - these remind me of a wonderful huge cocoon made out of grape vine cuttings that an artist friend made. I had it hanging in my garden at the time. Hope all is well with you. Gilly
i wish i could see these with my own ayes miss grace... i see branches on my walks and get the urge to make things with them and bring em here. but sis wouldn't be too happy i don't think hahahahahha... maybe i'll make a mini trellis...
Yvette ~ komkommercucumber, here. i love this.just so short time ago, i wouldlook at your blog, your feltingand think things to say, but i didn't because i was feelingthat you were a very importantartist and anything i might saywould be so small.and now, here. we talk ofkomkommers.thank you. xoxoxo
Helen, i remember that. hands.the cucumbers actually do fine.they are sheltered either by atree or the fence on the West.they just require daily water andheavy mulching. for the small patch, this is ok.Always enough to eat and usuallyenough to give to neighbors.
Els...the cucumbers. i will re-string it in the spring, butthey will weave it with their vines.
Gilly...i love the image of agrapevine cacoon...the grapevineshere, two, are not enough for thatyet...things are slow, take timeto establish. but the grapesare one thing that WANTS to growhere. am looking closely at that.What WANTS to grow and what WILLgrow if i want it to enough.
twhich~ well, a mini trellis.i think this is a good thing. asister, no matter, is also something that i always wanted.i wish you could too....see withyour own eye. we could positionthe blue chair so you could seeboth at the same time.
Armenian cukes-we had some of thoseuntil the heat burned all of the garden. Like a slow, daily forest fire.Your cucumber looms are wonderful. This is the time of year to gather those still-bendable limbs. You've inspired me to go for a walk along the forestedge.
Patty...yes! so this week isplanting the garlic, thanks Deb,and gathering the bendables. the circle of seasons turns.
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