Obelisk!

I built something! Normally, I dream it and my husband builds it, but for whatever reason I tackled this project. I saw this post on Old School Garden and had to have an obelisk for Spy Garden. BECAUSE: I had some leftover pole beans to plant, I want to grow my cucumbers up a trellis next year and MOSTLY because saying the work “obelisk” is really fun. Obelisk, obelisk, obelisk.

Obelisk!

Obelisk!

So technically it is not an obelisk yet as it needs a pyramid shape on the top. But I will come up with something for a topper. I built it out of bamboo that I drilled holes in (using a cordless power drill I think for the first time ever! haha) and black plastic zip ties. Two ingredients, zero dollars (since I got the bamboo for free and already had the zip ties). I cut the pieces with a hand saw.

I would not call this structure “sturdy” or “rugged” but it doesn’t really need to be since pole beans aren’t too heavy. I planted Cherokee Trail of Tears beans and some Chinese Red Noodle beans I had saved from last year. After I cleared out the garlic patch I decided to plant the rest of the beans here since the beans in the teepee area are being really dominated/shaded by the corn and squash:

Three Sisters Garden: where the bean sister is being marginalized

Three Sisters Garden: where the bean sister is being marginalized

Some other garden sights from yesterday:

Jewel Peach Melba Nasturtiums

Jewel Peach Melba Nasturtiums

The first Patisson Golden Marbre Scallop Squash!

The first Patisson Golden Marbre Scallop Squash!

Thin sliced and sautéed the squash with salt and pepper and put on top of a salad: very delicious!

The obelisk is at the end of this row (kind of hard to see in the picture)

The obelisk is at the end of this row (kind of hard to see in the picture)

Yum...

Yum…

Mmm Dragon Tongue Beans!

Mmm Dragon Tongue Beans!

Rope Swing

Rope Swing

Looking at the garden

Looking at the garden

Checking out the new garden fish!

Checking out the new garden fish!

3 thoughts on “Obelisk!

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  2. Mominthegarden

    Congratulations! Your obelisk is fabulous! I am just like you, and usually pass on those jobs to my husband so I can imagine your proud feeling! Your garden is doing so well, and is simply beautiful to look at too! (and your children are adorable!) Dana

    Reply
    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! I couldn’t post a “how-to” on this obelisk as it was a disorganized fury of drilling holes and connecting zipties with no rhyme or reason hahahha

      Reply

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