We started changing the yard back in 2003. Early August actually. Sheesh, the fourth anniversary of this roller coaster ride is almost here. Anyway, ever since we started mom has wanted to put an arbor SOMEWHERE IN THIS YARD, DARN IT.
And we finally did it. Hands clapping, assorted sounds of joy. Smiles all around.
Anyway, getting that puppy where she ought to be required a little creativity. There used to be a gate in that open space. The posts are sunk in concrete, they aren't going anywhere and they aren't parallel. It took a little finageling, but it's in. The stones in the center will look better when some steppables have been planted to fill in the spaces. There will be a rambler rose planted between the arbor and the house. This will cover a multitude of peeling red wood stain sins. We've gotten a couple of slightly smaller trellises to match these
They are a little shorter than these two, but the same style. There will be one on each side of the arbor. There's a yellow climbing rose on the side away from the house. It can climb the trellis or join the rambler on the arbor.
Gee, mom we did it. Took a week and some imagination, but we done did it. (please excuse the grammar)