It’s a weird feeling: this house has a full complement of stuff in it and now I can fine-tune the stuff so I don’t just have Minimum Viable Household going on here.

Biggest recent accomplishment is getting the Dutchman’s Pipe Vine to fill in the space on my side porch with the application of a little monofilament, plant velcro tape, an old metal gear, and nudging. Here’s a before-ish and an after picture.

looking out the back of my porch. There is a thin line of monofilament and some tender small vines gorwing up them

A very lush green wall of vines on the porch

What do you think?