today's picture of the day is all a part of my 3½ year process. we have lived in our house for 3½ years and there has been a hideous arch in front of our house for probably much longer than 3½ years. you are going to totally see my interest in gardening with all the technical terms i am about to you .... :) we have bought several large green vine plant looking things and all of them have died. last year someone told us to buy a clematis and although it didn't flower last year - it took off like wildfire. and then it died - or so i thought. it came back this year bigger and way more awesome - it apparently even grows flowers!