Dear Curiosity Journal,

The flower tunnel is filling in with thick aromatic marigold foliage, and the climbing vines are reaching for the canopy. Last week, we trellised one side of the archway, but I was concerned the second side needed support. When I arrived with wire in hand, I was happy to find the resilient vines didn’t need me quite as urgently as I assumed. The morning glories, moon flowers, and cardinal climbers are using the sturdy marigold stems as their initial trellis, twisting around the nearest fulcrum, and finding their way up. Soon they will grow beyond the height of the cempasuchil, so I wrap the wire around the frame, providing coterminous treillage, and training the vines toward the flower tunnel vision. Now, we just need a serious rain.