Hog Panel Arbor produces RESULTS!

jeannespinesNovember 5, 2011

Don't know if you remember this Hog Panel Arbor that DH & I made in May 2009 for a couple Bittersweet plants I wanted to try to grow. By August '09, it looked like this:

The next yr in July, 2010 ...lots & lots of growing foilage!

And TODAY, look what I saw FINALLY: (after several nights of frost):

And here's what I cut & laid on the Hoosier cabinet to take a pic:

HOORAY! My GJ arbor FINALLY paid off! Oh, the "Bittersweet" of life! LOL! Jeanne S.

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OH how lucky you are!! I love Bittersweet. It does not seem to grow in Kentucky. Thank you for sharing your arbor. Jlily

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 9:46PM
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Took awhile but 2010 was very cooling looking area & then finally some berries!! Makes your heart sing to find little treasures like that in the garden. Jan

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 10:31PM
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Jeanne, I am so glad for you. I love Bittersweet.


    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 9:10AM
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Wonderful!! We just cleaned up the row of lilacs out front that the snow storm took out. Found some bittersweet vines wrapped around some of the branches. It's so pretty!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 4:27PM
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Marlene Kindred

YAY Jeanne! It took a while, but it was sure worth it! Looks beautiful!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 5:19PM
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Ya did good, Jeanne! I loved your hog fence arbor idea when you first posted it and now I see just how great it turned out. And the fruits of your labor look good for fall too!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 6:55PM
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Glad your bittersweet is doing great!
I have tried planting seeds here, and a
friend in Indiana has planted also. Neither of us
has had any plants....2 very separate
locations with no luck!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 4:00AM
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nmgirl(8 S.NM)


For anyone wanting to plant Bittersweet keep in mind that it can be extremely invasive and is on many states invasive species list.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 10:20AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Actually, there are two varieties of bittersweet. The variety from Asia is invasive. The variety from America is not.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 12:28PM
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How cool, Love that arbor!!!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 1:02PM
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Thanks, GJers!
bookjunky...I bought the plants back in '09 at a nursery so HOPEFULLY they are the American variety & another at a local plant sale. Thanks for that info. Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 6:46PM
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