This last photo, I'd like to entitle "Will It Make It?" Perhaps you can see a little vine along the fence. It's a clematis. I've wanted one forever, and last year I finally got this one to survive. And - LOOK- it's come back this year. Granted, it's small, but no matter how small, it's still has life worth protecting.
The bucket of this behemoth is about 8 inches from the base of the plant. So, what do you thing? Will it make it?
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