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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2009
4:26 AM

Post #6118381

This is the continuation of a perfectly wonderful thread JasperDale created. If you haven't seen Part 1, you definitely should go there when you have some time to dream:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/947352/
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2009
4:39 AM

Post #6118461

I bought a whole bunch of trellises today at good old HD. They were cheap. That's why I bought a whole bunch. They are not works of art, but the clems cover them so fast, I can't rationalize spending much money on them as a supporting structure.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 10, 2009
5:43 AM

Post #6118620

Thanks, Zu !
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2009
6:15 AM

Post #6118661

No prob, JD.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


February 10, 2009
7:03 AM

Post #6118710

When adding those pics in the other thread about the garden tours I did, I came across this arbor.
(I get the first picture in!!)

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2009
7:09 AM

Post #6118717

And a great picture it is! Pretty arbor, nice petunias, and a fabulous raised bed.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2009
9:43 AM

Post #6118790

Great First pic.Sue.
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2009
12:25 PM

Post #6118981

What a nice sight for sore winter eyes Sue.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2009
12:43 PM

Post #6119021

Beautiful, we are building a new trellis over part of the driveway this spring for my wisteria. I was outside yesterday as the weather is just beautiful and I was doing some work and looking around at exactly where I want the post to go. Man this thing is going to be huge.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #6119059

your killing me.
I want an arbor real bad,but no place for it here,I'll just enjoy yours.
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #6119305

We built an arbor last summer(picture is from last summer). We've since straightened out the gate which is abit lopsided in the pic!

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


February 10, 2009
2:26 PM

Post #6119421

Great arbor!
Sometimes I drive in neighborhoods with lovely arbors in the front of a house and nothing growing on it, or even near it, such a waste!
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #6119489

On the left side, we have a Jackmanii clematis climbing up and on the right side, New Dawn climbing rose.
I made the template to cut out for the top and we used trellis bought from HD for the sides and top. It made for a nice afternoon project. I'd like to design another one this summer for the back walkway. There's one already there but it's abit flimsy(purchased it at a discount store about 4 years ago).
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 10, 2009
3:12 PM

Post #6119626

I kinda like it with the gate being a little "off " LOL!
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6119689

It definitely gives it that homemade look! lol!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 10, 2009
3:23 PM

Post #6119691

nothing wrong with that at all !

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6123725

I'm looking at this instead of an arbor or trellis.
One or the other but not both.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 11, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6124057

Those "whatever they are" are extremely cool ! Where did you get them? And what are they made of ?
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

February 11, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6124061

Ooooh, I like the one on the right especially.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6124083

Thay are clay sculptures.
The tallest is 40" the shorter one is 30"
Tall one in the Daylily garden and the short one on the deck amongst the potted coleus containers
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #6124204

Very unique, Jo Ann.

saanansandy, looks like you've got plenty of room to plant behind the trellis, and a great blank slate to work with.

Love that first picture, Sue, it really frames the raised bed, and the petunia container.
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2009
7:15 PM

Post #6124796

Cool sculptures! Can they be out in the freezing weather?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2009
7:50 PM

Post #6124977

No they will come inside in October and reside in my livingroom and bathroom.
They are made of terrecotta clay, it is more porus than a high fired clay so it holds moisture. When freezing occurs it opens the walls of the piece and it cracks and shatters apart, very sad to see.
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2009
12:53 PM

Post #6127669

they must look lovely in your home as well. Did you make them yourself?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2009
12:58 PM

Post #6127680

No alas I cant work with clay anymore, just too heavy.
You have to be strong and flexable to do sculpture.
They were made by a local woman.
I'm so lucky to live in an area where there are so many artists.
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2009
11:31 AM

Post #6132285

Do you have any art festivals in your area? We have one once a year in a local park. It's wonderful to walk through and see everyone's work. I try to save a little bit of money each week so I can pick something up when I'm there.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2009
11:45 AM

Post #6132325

There are two festivals of some signifigence (sp)
Corn Hill in July and Clothesline in September.
Lots of artists ,not much original art.
Dont get me going on that topic.
There are more important shows in other parts of the country.Heavily juried and beautiful original work.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #6152659

It took me 5 years to completely fill this one with asian jasmine. During growing season I trim about once evey 3 weeks but not an overwhelming chore. Darling husband built it.

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #6152685

here is trellils #2, built 1 1/2 year ago. I am growing var. confederate jasmine on it but it is an area w/ very poor drainage so my first plant choice died. I figure it will take another 4 years to fill. Another DH construction.

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2009
10:33 PM

Post #6152695

here is some lattice stuck inside this rectagular planter and laced with min. climbing rose Red Cascade. Actually, I have two planters arranged in the same manner, but took pic of only one. My rose has been a stingy bloomer, I don't know why.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2009
10:36 PM

Post #6152715

Love the Asian Jasmine! Great job.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


February 17, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #6152725

NICE!!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6152972

The Asian Jasmine looks great. With all the trimming does it bloom well? I'd like to do something like that with Pyracanthia.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6152975

Wow, love the jasmine one! Great job!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2009
11:52 PM

Post #6153037

no, it doesn't bloom. I would hate to work with pyracantha thorns.
mwhit
Tiffin, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #6153250

This is a pic of my silver lace vine- It grew in great profusion like this for about five years. I would prune it back to six feet about every other year (and fill a pickup truck with the brush) It was full of bird nests and looked like it was snowing when the wind blew through it when in full bloom. Then it just did not come back one spring... I was heartbroken! I have a friend who had the same thing happen the same year. An extra cold winter maybe?! I decided to try something different so replaced it with a porcelain berry vine. Prett,y but not nearly as spectacular. Unfortunately both were/are irresistable to Japanese Beetle. I spray with sevin and it literally rains beetles for hours!!

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 18, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #6153438

That is so gorgeous!

How long did it take the Silver Lace Vine to get as big as shown in your photo?
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

February 18, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6153551

I would have been heartbroken also whit. We all know that was not an overnight sensation. It took time and love.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #6153800

The Asian Jasmine is amazing, Nery.

The silver lace vine is intriguing, mwhit, and so is the idea of beetle rain. Does anyone else use sevin on Japanese beetles? I remember when sevin would get rid of every pest, but I get rose curculio weevils now that just laugh at sevin.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 18, 2009
4:31 AM

Post #6154366

Yes, that entire thing is great. Great proportions, great design and great selection of vine. You get a great big A+ for that project !!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2009
9:22 AM

Post #6154792

Beautiful trellises. The Asian Jasmine is spectacular and the trellis in the rectangular planter will be great when filled out.
Tha silver lace vine needs no expletives but ,"its fluffy"
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #6155746

thanks everyone, from me and my darling hubby. That wall was so harsh and it is a high traffic area in my subdivision. I used the jasmine 'cause I wanted green year round but also considered growing a flowering something for some color. However, that would make it harder to trim and since I have color nearby we opted for just the jasmine.

That has got to be the BIGGEST silver lace vine I've ever seen.

We are working on still another trellis thing. Tentatively, we will use PVC to make a round structure. The PVC is too stiff and flexible stuff is not weather resistant enough. Husband still thinking about this one, but we will have one.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


February 18, 2009
5:04 PM

Post #6156005

Great trellis' Nery, very impressive!
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6158627

My favorite trellis making material is a cattle panel. It is heavy duty enough to support just about any type of vine when bent but light enough for one person to carry around and put up and take down if needed pretty easily. There is a good pic of one at the top of the thread here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/539641/
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #6158646

That's a beautiful photo. I'll have to find a place to try it out. What holds it in the ground?
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6158657

What I did was bend quarter pieces of rebar into a candy can shape, hooked it onto the bottom edge of the cattle panel and pushed into the soil. Used about three per side. You cannot see the rebar and it comes right out of the ground if you decide to move the trellis. Had to have DH cut the rebar but was able to bend it myself (and I am not really that strong).
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2009
3:07 AM

Post #6158685

how long a piece before you bent into candy cane shape, and how many pieces?
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #6158712

It has been a while but I would say about 24 to 30 inches long before bending and I probably used about three pieces for each side.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #6158741

Thanks. I guess you pounded them in with a mallet of some sort.
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
4:42 AM

Post #6159054

I watered the ground a few hours before to make it soft. Then I just tapped a little with a mallet to get them started and stepped on them to push them in the rest of the way.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


February 19, 2009
7:23 AM

Post #6159362

I will be on the hunt for some cattle panel and I want to make an arbor, I was already checking sources just yesterday.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2009
10:38 AM

Post #6159517

I am truely amazed. Thats a great idea.
Did you use some sort of vice to bend the rebar?
I love thet stuff. I use straight pieces to support trallises.
I pound it in next to the trellis leg and then use cableties to attach the trellis no bending, but I can definatly see where both systems would work.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #6160313

also wondering if it would make it stronger to shape the rebar like a "U" rather than candy cane. tetley, is it windy in your area? somehow I can't imagine the arbor being steady with the candy cane or "U" bars, if it got over 20 mph. Unless the vine helps by weighing the structure down.
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #6161201

You can shape it like a "U" if you want to. Just depends on individual taste. :^)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2009
6:37 PM

Post #6161223

Fantastic idea ttuna
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2009
7:02 AM

Post #6168458

Just starting an arbor/bed, It's on a slight incline, So the arbor is at the top and the Step/Beds will be going downhill to the patio, I planted one Evergreen Clematis on one side allready and will be putting the other one in probably this weekend ( They are ármand' clematis) Still have to put some wire on the top of the arbor so that the vines can catch on good once they start growing. I stained the wood a dark brown Please excuse the backgroung, Just moved here not even 3 years ago and have to make all new improvements on the yard..But, I'm getting there...This is was taken ( The beginning) Feb 17th..

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2009
7:05 AM

Post #6168461

Feb 19th ..Just got all of the grass out from inside the arbor and dug the hole for the other vine

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2009
7:16 AM

Post #6168469

Feb 20th ..Just got the rest of the grass out coming downhill, Now I need to stain the wood and start putting the boards in coming downhill, The boards will go go straight across from one side of the arbor to the other all the way downhill, I plan on making beds out of them on both sides of the steps going up and having a walkway to walk up in the center of each step. The beds that you see part of to the right of the arbor are Daylily beds and there are 8 of them so far. ..

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2009
9:52 AM

Post #6168600

That space is so wonderful.
I love a blank canvas. Keep us posted as to progress.
This is a nice start
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2009
11:54 AM

Post #6168708

IRIS, I like that, it's going to be a great area. Yes, please keep us posted as the project comes along. Very nice.
mwhit
Tiffin, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2009
12:49 PM

Post #6168786

The silver lace vine grew like crazy (while it lasted) I think it only took about 2 years to get to that "fluffy" stage.
I just wish I knew what killed it - I'd really like to replace the porcelain berry vine with another silver lace!
As I said my best guess is Ohio weather- neither my friend nor I-both Master Gardeners- could find any sign of pest or disease to account for the sudden, complete death of such a well established plant.

The trellis itsself (the original subject of this thread) is of 4x4 posts with a 2x4 top frame and lattice inserts in about a 4 footx8 foot size. It is positioned over a paved area with a wooden swing hung underneath. It makes a nice shady spot to sit by the vegetable garden.
I have a similar one my husband constructed to disguise/ protect an unusual area in our yard.
We have a small "sunken patio" allowing outside walk-out access to our basement. The side wall of this patio only extended up about two feet and I was concerned that someone would tumble over the wall and into the patio so we built a very sturdy 4x4 trellis (with a slanted top rather than horizontal). It has two short legs which stand on the ground outside the low wall and two longer legs which stand in the patio. The top slants toward the short side and creates a slanted "roof" over part of the sunny patio (I have a bench under there where I sit to pot plants etc.). I have a wisteria which I trained to a modified tree form growing up just outside the low wall and vining out over this trellis. We need every bit of the strength of those 4x4 legs to hold this aggressive grower! I even climb up on it to stand and prune the wisteria to keep it from latching onto the sidewall of my house!! This trellis doesn't have the lattice inserts since the wisteria is such a heavy plant-just 2x4 cross pieces.

Thank you all for your kind words!! MW
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2009
2:24 PM

Post #6169048

MW, Moles??? I had a nice Kousa Dogwood about 5 ft tall that I had grown from a small seedling. It was doing just fine and then started to dye. I took pics, branches and leaves to the Extension Office and they couldn't find anything either. Then in a DG discussion about Voles, Moles and other burrowers. Plus that I knew I had some brought me to the conclusion that they may had been my issue. Up until then I knew they would eat my bulbs and some of my perennials but didn't realize that they would/could damage something as large as big shrubs and small trees.
mwhit
Tiffin, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6169213

HollyAnnS, Good thought, but I dug up the rootball while replacing the vine and it didn't look damaged or diseased-just dead!! I couldn't find any particular issue the Silver Lace vine has with disease or pest but I know from sad experience that Ohio weather is tough on a lot of plants! I don't coddle my plants either- I dig a few (Canna, Dahlia) overwinter a few inside(pond tropicals, rosemary, lemon tree) and everyone else needs to get tough or die!! If I were a more cautious gardener more might survive but I find it easier to work pretty much within nature's boundaries- I know I'll never have some of the more tender beauties in my yard but ...where would I put them anyway!?!?
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 21, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #6169870

I just noticed that today is IRIS's birthday !

Happy Birthday, IRIS !
People should be giving you lots of good plants for your new project !
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2009
10:02 PM

Post #6170764

Happy birthday, Iris!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
2:04 AM

Post #6171653

Happy birthday Iris!

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #6171656

Wow, that came out huge when you click on it, and I've posted it before, and it never did. Wonder what's going on.
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2009
3:38 AM

Post #6172036

Happy Birthday Iris!
Here's a little birdie singing to you:

Happy birthday to you
While I'm perched on a shoe
Happy birthday dear Iris
Happy birthday to you

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2009
3:38 AM

Post #6172039

Yes, it's huge but it is SO GORGEOUS, Polly!

The person who makes the hibiscus flowers was having problems posting photos today as well.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
3:43 AM

Post #6172068

Thanks Pirl,

Recognize the purple blue flowers in the back?
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 22, 2009
3:45 AM

Post #6172076

I wanna know what the white ones are ! LOL
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #6172081

The blue are delphinium, right?
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 22, 2009
3:54 AM

Post #6172108

They look like Hyacinthoides hispanica

Pirl...what you doing up so late ?
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
4:12 AM

Post #6172166

Good job JD, and Pirl should have guessed that. She is up late, and probably tired, LOL. (I just say she should have guessed as she sent them to me). But I bet she has delphs on the brain, thinking spring.

The white flower is spirea.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
10:26 AM

Post #6172656

Happy birthday IRIS

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2009
12:44 PM

Post #6172850

Well I've been up, out to give the birds water and what have JD and Polly been up to this morning?
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2009
1:17 PM

Post #6172921

Well, I'm still up. A steady downpour is giving the birds much more water than they need, so I think I'll call it a night and go to bed.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
2:42 PM

Post #6173113

I'm just waiting for the family to arrive.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2009
2:51 PM

Post #6173133

At 10 AM I'm heading to the garage to resume cleaning. Such excitement! Be still my heart.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2009
3:14 PM

Post #6173207

We know how you are with the raggs and clorox Pirl.
Doesnt take an extravaganza to amuse you.lol
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #6173307

Thanks so much everyone for the birthday wishes and the beautiful photos!! pollyk, The photo might be a little big, But, It sure is Gorgeous, Wow!! All these nice photos make me think ...Garden, Garden, Garden!!! LOL!

ge1836 and HollyAnnS, Thankyou! Will keep you posted on the project. I have to build another bed before I can work more on this one because I have some plants coming in next weekend and need a bed to put them in and seeing as they are Daylilys, I want to make sure they will have enough sun, And there will be some shading where the arbor is so can't put them there, Will be getting right back to it though soon as the other beds done so I'll be updating when I do ... Thanks again!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2009
6:49 PM

Post #6174205

The darker daylilies appreciate some shelter from the harsh afternoon sun so don't be afraid to place them in just morning sun.
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 22, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6175160

Here's was the arbor over the entrance walk to my home and garden. It has since been torn down to make way for a garage extension and new sunroom. I really enjoyed it.

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norwich369
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #6175294

HoosierGreen: That is beautiful -- makes me want to walk under it and look up. Has the sunroom been a good exchange?
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 23, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #6175618

Yes, I must admit the sunroom has been just wonderful this winter. It was a slow process, but worth it. It was my "retirement present" to myself. Here's a shot of the sitting/reading area of it. The cats love it too, especially on sunny days.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #6175833

The arbor was lovely but so is the sunroom.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 23, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #6175881

Ditto ! And I see that the cat has found the prime spot for the warmth of the sun !
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #6175901

The cat is no dummy!
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 23, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #6176210

That is a beautiful room -- so cozy and inviting.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
10:46 AM

Post #6177181

Looks likeit was an even exchange
norwich369
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2009
11:59 AM

Post #6177257

A WONDERFUL room -- my cats are looking at your cat and saying "we want to be there!"
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
12:11 PM

Post #6177279

I've been really enjoying these threads! So many great ideas.

HG, I love your arbor and your sun room.
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2009
12:51 PM

Post #6177367

Oh, that sunroom. How wonderful it would be to have a touch of summer in winter. Beautiful!
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 23, 2009
2:30 PM

Post #6177757

Actually, we have three cats, and I thought everyone would enjoy this pic of them waiting for me to join them in the morning sun. The top one is Amadeus, an abandoned kitten I found on the side of a country road. Jamoca, on the footstool is 14 and the grump of the three. And Charlie on the bottom was a stray who came to stay a couple of years ago. When Charlie showed up one day in the rain, he weighed under four pounds, was matted so badly he had to be shaved, and wouldn't come near anyone for almost a year except to eat in the garage, where he lived for a long time, scared to come in the house. Now, he's thoroughly domesticated, weighs 13 lbs. and sheds enough to stuff pillows! I call this photo "Stacked Cats".

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silverfluter
Fredericksburg, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 23, 2009
2:35 PM

Post #6177778

Hoosier I really enjoyed your cat picture. We have 3 cats too. Misty and Barefoot are 12 years old and Mia is a SPCA adoptee. This is Barefoot and Mia in my lap.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
2:40 PM

Post #6177795

Holly The cats think its their room. Your tabby looks like mine minus a few pounds.
We have three cats too. I have two Tabbies Ben and Jerry brothers 13 and My daughter has 1 Angel a grey tiger.
Jerry sunning

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
2:41 PM

Post #6177798

Ben aka "the load"

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phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 23, 2009
3:03 PM

Post #6177880

Love everyone's kitties.

Hoosier what a beautiful sun room. I would love to have one just like it. That is definately my kind of retirement present!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2009
7:45 PM

Post #6179237

Everyones kitties are so cute!
HoosierGreen, Love that new sunroom!! What a real treat that must be to enjoy!
Got the bed made for the daylilys coming in ...
Before ... The 21st ..

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6179248

After ...The 23rd..

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2009
7:50 PM

Post #6179258

23rd... Just need to put one more piece on the back bottom and add the dirt and (mulch when the plants come in)
and this one will be done.. Then it's back to the arbor bed.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
7:54 PM

Post #6179281

That is going to look great
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #6180179

ge1836, Thankyou!!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #6180525

Iris, you're planting all daylilies, ahem! Didn't your mother name you better than that?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #6180559

Ha! Good one, Polly!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #6180587

pollyk', In all actuality, I have them too, Just not near as many as my fav's the daylilys. You know, When I was first signing up to Daves ( Many moons ago) The name I wanted was actually longer and for some reason ( I forgot why) But, The original name I picked got cut in half and so I just left it that way at the time and it's been that way since, So now, Many people think that it's because I love Iris's that I picked that name, But, Thata not really how it is ...LOL!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #6180744

LOL, My Granddaughter's name is Lily and her mother isn't even a gardener.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6180772

HollyAnnS ..LOL! .. I have a friend who's daughters name was Lily too, And it had nothing to do with gardening :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #6180960

My mom was a Lilly and she didn't do a lot of gardening but her own mother did none at all.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6181104

Different names for different reasons with most people :)
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 24, 2009
8:59 AM

Post #6181940

My sister was baptized Photinia and it had nothing to do with the shrub. Her real name was Svetlana and that's the name of a pagan goddess and couldn't be used at a baptism, so they had to use the name of the saint associated with her birthday. Poor girl was born on St. Photinia's Day.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2009
11:29 AM

Post #6182025

LOL, pagan goddess LOL (rolling on floor)
The things we do to our children. Zuzu your mother must have been an interesting woman.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #6183571

LOL!!!
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 1, 2009
12:44 PM

Post #6205541

I love looking at everyones arbors and trellises. I need to add a new trellis this summer for a climbing rose by my garage. Here is a photo of one of the two arbors I have in my front yard. The other one is out of the photo on the left at the opposite end of the path. My brother made these for me from an old Wood Bench magazine pattern he had saved for years.

Susan

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2009
12:52 PM

Post #6205558

Very nice. Is that a clematis climbing it?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #6205573

Beautiful clems on the arbor.
Nice garden all together.
Love those red lilies.
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 1, 2009
1:14 PM

Post #6205617

This is a photo from about 18 years ago. It's a silver lace vine growing on my garage. Guess it shows you can make a trellis about of about nothing. It is growing on wire strung from the top of the fence to the peak of the garage. Some hyacinth vines are showing also that were growing up the side of the garage.

The vines on the wood arbors above Jackmanii clematis.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2009
1:38 PM

Post #6205705

WOW
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2009
2:05 PM

Post #6205798

Wonderful arbor, Susan, and such a lovely setting. The silver lace vine is spectacular and gives a cottage look to the garage. Great jobs!
phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2009
3:32 PM

Post #6206106

Beautiful pictures Susan. Thanks for sharing.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


March 1, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6206204

Even telephone lines become supports for vines like this red passiflora DH & I saw yesterday.

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gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #6206379

Wow! That's growing like Kudzu! Beautiful!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2009
5:32 PM

Post #6206642

Love that shot, Sue. I could do that across the back or the side of my property. Very interesting. Thanks.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2009
2:19 AM

Post #6208813

Telephone company might not approve.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2009
2:33 AM

Post #6208898

Actually I meant I'd string up some strong wire and create a barrier between our gardens and at least one neighbor.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #6208916

I'm sure you have no telephone lines in your lovely area, do you? I'd love to grow vines on the power lines, just to get back at those money grubbers.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6208972

Yes, we do. Not on our side of the street but we have them.

This is looking across the street from our front steps.

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #6208990

I'm surprised. Is there some reason they can't run them underground in your area?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2009
3:11 AM

Post #6209051

Newer communities on Long Island do have them underground but we've heard their reply is that it would be too expensive. Ha! As if that matters to them! When they need more money they simply raise the rates.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2009
9:31 AM

Post #6209844

Our development was built in the 80's and power is underground,it doesnt save us from loss of power when someone pulls the plug somewhere else in the grid.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #6210429

That is very pretty but I would have been out there with my clippers. I drive by a spot along the road everyday where a honeysuckle has climbed up a cedar tree and is growing across the phone lines. I would love to get out and cut it back at the base. I worry about the damage it is doing to that tree and know that only a few clips would take care of it for several years to come.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6235889

Here is a pic. of Yellow Lady Banks rose on an arbor intertwined with variegated Potato vine. Bad photo, as usual, but it grows up into the tree above it and spills down.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6235897

Another equally bad picture !

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6235906

close up...there really IS an arbor underneath this. lol

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6236011

Zounds! That's a lot of roses and tremendous growth! Beautiful.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6236039

Enjoyed the above posts! Seems most vines will pretty much climb just about anything!

JasperDale, Wow, Your Ladybanks is huge! .. I try to keep mine under control by constantly cutting it back after it flowers, but, It's not easy! They sure grow fast! I made the mistake of putting mine (2 of them) on a 'small' arbor, It's working out so far but don't know how long it will last! Heres a closeup of it blooming ..

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6236051

It tends to always try and wrap around a particular garden statue and I usually let it when it's in bloom because it looks so pretty with the color of the staute..

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
3:11 AM

Post #6236142

Very pretty, I have been hitting a few local building shows and the Phila. Flower Shows. I've collected several pics of arbors. I'll start with these, not near as pretty as they would be with something growing on them but you might get some building ideas.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #6236148

Close up of the top detail.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
3:23 AM

Post #6236182

This one will be similar to the one we want to build this spring.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2009
3:27 AM

Post #6236194

Iris: It's actually not big at all...when it isn't blooming, you wouldn't even know it's there, as the potato vine obscures it. I let the LB grow up through it and out over the top and into the tree. Then when it's done blooming, I cut all that off. It resprouts again about mid fall.

Zuzu has an enormous one. Maybe she'll see this and post a pic.

Holly: Great arbor with the seats. I've always wanted one like that but don't have the room. I really like the top details.
Me thinks you should buy it !
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
3:30 AM

Post #6236213

This one is really beautiful, more work than we want to invest in the project.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
3:33 AM

Post #6236231

Top detail.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2009
3:34 AM

Post #6236234

Just out of curiosity, what's the price tag on one of those ?
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
3:39 AM

Post #6236249

HollyAnnS, Like the arbors, Really like the last one, If you do buld one like it, think you will love it! I had one almost just like that back north and it was super strong, Could support pretty much anything!! I had 3 westerias, 2 trumpets and two grapevines on the one I had in the North, It was 'fully loaded" and had no problem supporting the weight!

JasperDale, It looked big to me in the photos ( Maybe it was the way the photo was taken) :) How low do you cut yours when you cut it back? and how big does your potatoe vine get? ..I never grew one and I'm really curious!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
3:41 AM

Post #6236265

ooops, You had posted while I was typing, Love that last one too!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
3:44 AM

Post #6236276

This is from the Phila. Flower Show. A little hard to see but the posts are wider at the bottom and narrow as they go up. It's a nice detail.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #6236286

The potato vine grows really fast. If it gets too thick, I just shear it back and it fills in in no time.

I just cut the long shoots of the LB back to where they emerge from out of the potato vine. The potato vine in the photo is in full sun. I have another one in a northern location that never gets full sun and it does just fine...but it doesn't get anywhere near as thick as the other one...which is fine for where it is.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
3:48 AM

Post #6236290

I think all the fancy ones are just beautifull, But, I've learned to love the 'plain rustic/worn' looking arbors, They just seem to have that charisma to them instead of 'new' and I have always known most vines to take over the arbors they are on unless you put effort into keeping them in tac, Or use a smaller growing variety of certain types of climbers ( except for roses) so I have found that the vines pretty much cover most of the nice wood/art work that has been put into a lot of arbors, But, all have different opinions and the fancys are beautifull no matter what!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
3:53 AM

Post #6236311

JasperDale, I feel stupid saying this, But, I am having a hard time distinquishing the potatoe vine in your photo ( I'm not really familiar with potatoe vine so thats part of the problem) How big does it get? Do you start it from seed??

HollyAnnS, Now I really love that last one... More rustic looking!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
3:55 AM

Post #6236321

JasperDale, I grow moonflower vine every year from seed and they get huge by the end of the season, But, Would really like to try my luck at potatoe vine as I've heard the leaves are quite pretty!

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
3:58 AM

Post #6236333

Sorry I didn't get prices. Just stealing ideas as we will build ours. I will stain mine to match the existing decks and fences. I like those curved cuts on the board ends. and the curved supports attached to the posts. Mine will go over part of the driveway so it needs to be pretty wide. I have an old Wisteria that needs something taller to grow on. This one is a bit different.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
4:01 AM

Post #6236347

These panels are very pretty, too. They could be easily adapted to any size.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2009
4:09 AM

Post #6236384

Iris: Go to the PlantFiles and type in Solanum. The first one shown is the variegated potato vine. You'll get a good idea from the pic.
The foliage has a very definite gold glow to it and the white flowers look nice with it.

There's also a solid green variety with lavender flowers, but I just like the variegated one better.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
4:11 AM

Post #6236395

Talk about Rustic. This one is just larger branches with a couple of potted grapes. Don't have a better picture but it really did look nice.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
4:15 AM

Post #6236417

This one also had a different type of support post. It has the 4 smaller supports with a collar around them.

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
4:15 AM

Post #6236420

HollyAnnS, Now, I do.. Just love those panels!! Great for all different types of manageble vines!! And that panel/lattice look is sooo nice! That last one is definately rustic looking!! lol!

JasperDale, Thanks so much for the info, I'll have to check that out!!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
4:17 AM

Post #6236430

Very nice! Like the collars!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
4:22 AM

Post #6236455

This is the last of my trellis/arbor pics.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
4:29 AM

Post #6236486

I know many of you like me put lights on your arbors and I really liked this small light detail on this porch. Instead of stringing them across they gathered them up in the corner and let them creep partway across much like a vine would.

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
4:29 AM

Post #6236490

very nice! Good photos of the arbors! Thanks for sharring and please share a photo of the one you decide to build when its done!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
4:31 AM

Post #6236499

I like the lights going straight across better, but, It's nice that way too! ...Nice stained glass? In the photo!
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

March 8, 2009
5:51 AM

Post #6236701

Iris, that's a great pic of your LB flowers. JD, I have the WORST time trying to get photos of our LB, it just doesn't show up well. I tried growing a native clematis through it, but it didn't work, now I'm having to pull it all out. What a pain. It's just about in full bloom now, so you can see it next week.

Great arbors, everyone. We are planning one, too, but it's way down on the 'to do' list.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2009
6:11 AM

Post #6236744

It's probably the hardest thing i have to take good photos of. The blooms blend in too much with the vine it's planted with, and if I try to get a good shot, I have to stand under it and aim the camera at the sky...and that doesn't work either.

The fact that I'm an abyssmal photographer doesn't help matters any, either ! LOL

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2009
9:18 AM

Post #6236873

Beautiful report Holly
I really liked the curved top on the trellis you are not considering.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
1:27 PM

Post #6237165

ge, I did too, and Ric and my guys certainly have the talent to build it. But it would be very labor intensive and I have a lot of other projects I want done this summer. Don't want him expending all his energy on just one. LOL
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
1:28 PM

Post #6237169

Great photos, Holly. I copied them and will send them to my SIL for his next project.

Iris - here's a close up of the plain Sweet Potato Vine. They now come in several varieties - Blackie, Ace of Spades, Variegated (pink/green/white), and this one.

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6237749

KaperC, Thanks!
Holly, I like the 'more projects' idea lol!
Pirl, Thanks! Great photo! I did look it up and your photo is pretty good compared to some of the others I have seen, Seems a lot of different bugs like this vine and people say they end up with a lot of holes in there leaves, Don't like that idea.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6237887

Iris, There is always another project. LOL This summer's list, we will be starting with the easiest projects and working thru to the biggest. Trellis over driveway, expand patio and flower beds around gazebo, level brick and replace RRties in old raised brick and RRtie patio and start greenhouse. Don't know how many we will get done the first 2 for sure, I expect the old patio should get done, it was the last project on last summers list. The footer for the GH should get done when we do the patio work. If we could get the walls and roof up on the GH I would be over the moon.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #6238313

HollyAnnS, Thats for sure!! Projects never end! Sounds like you got a lot planned, But, I got a feeling your gooing to get most ( If not all) of it done this year! :) ... Look forward to photos when you do!!
cheerpeople
northwest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2009
11:16 PM

Post #6244342

Holly Ann,
thx for the flower show pics.

I think they copied by giant grape vine trellis idea ;-0 lol!
Karen
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2009
1:38 PM

Post #6255618

Just saw this trellis pic on another forum and found it particularly beautiful:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=6255466

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2009
1:46 PM

Post #6255640

Ohhhhh yes its a beauty.
phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #6255733

I like that too!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6255747

Beautiful.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


March 12, 2009
3:53 PM

Post #6256240

Found this one on the Hypertufa and Concrete forum, I am in major lust! Make sure to click the link for the progress shots, even the flagstone floor is a piece of work!
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=5647651

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2009
3:56 PM

Post #6256259

OMG how did I miss that.
Really fantastic
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2009
4:00 PM

Post #6256278

I can't imagine the work involved even after seeing the photos.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2009
11:01 AM

Post #6264726

Both of those arbors are beautiful. Got to go and read about the concrete one. that thing is amazing.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2009
11:10 AM

Post #6264739

It looks like a lot of rebar for reinforcement and shaving and sanding while damp.
Gawd-bless-em
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2009
2:16 PM

Post #6265200

Goodness, I have sculpted a lot of things, and been covered from head to toe in clay a time or two, but sculpting in concrete isn't something I would trust myself doing. I would become part of the arbor, enshrined in concrete. It is gorgeous, though. Maybe I could lay the stone. Nah, too heavy.

Great pictures, all of you. I love this thread.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6265382

Wonderful pics and ideas. Have to chime in with a pic of one of the arbors my DH built for our fenced in, deer-resistant garden. I've enjoyed them so much.

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


March 14, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6265655

Oh that is beautiful! Love how you incorporated the metal piece, gives it a very artistic touch.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #6265816

Thank you CalifSue. That metal piece is the back of a commonly-available garden bench. The bench belonged to a late friend and the wooden parts had rotted. It has a hummingbird/flower design. So DH incorporated it into the gate/arbor as a memorial. It was a great recycling thing as well as a sentimental gesture, I think. He even curved the top of the gate to match the curve in the metal (look closely and you can see the holes where the bolts were fastening the metal to wood bench parts).
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2009
5:28 PM

Post #6266020

I have been lurking for quite awhile and am really enjoying this thread. I have to comment cedar18 on that beautiful arbor and the story behind it..both are beautiful.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2009
8:41 PM

Post #6266800

Cedar18 - that is beautiful! I told my DH about it and have to get him in here to see it. I love the sentiment and the curve, too.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6267506

Thanks dellrose and pirl. I'm glad you were touched by it. The late friend was my BF's husband and it means a lot to her that this little part of her and husband's life and garden was preserved. Just think how many of those metal bench-backs end up in landfills! Another idea was to mount it on pieces of rebar legs and use it in the garden as a plant support for low vines or blowsy perennials like asters ( a sort of 'iron headboard' look).
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2009
11:46 PM

Post #6267535

Great ideas. If I ever see one heading towards the dump I'll grab it. I do love all kinds of cast iron and a lot of wrought iron as well.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #6267700

Cedar...I love that idea of adding legs to it also. I have to start looking around for more stuff to make some trellis, this thread has given me so many ideas.

Thanks for all of them.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

March 15, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #6268100

Cedar, that is a lovely idea and a great piece of work by your DH, too.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2009
11:12 AM

Post #6269440

I think it's my very favorite garden gate ever.

DH did come in when I had the picture ready to show him and he, too, was impressed.
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2009
12:27 PM

Post #6269644

Oh that is soooo lovely! Both the design and sentiment are wonderful. I really like the way the curving lines of the metal soften the entire look.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2009
1:27 PM

Post #6269880

Reminds me of the old carpenter's theory:

The square for duty: the curve for beauty.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #6275796

I bought these a month ago. The sculptor just delivered them.
I'm psyched. They will go into the garden in May. They are made of clay.The tallest is 38 inches and the short one is 24inches

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6275874

pirl, we had never heard that saying, but it's great.

ge, wow. Those are gorgeous. I'm sure they will be a wonderful artistic element in your garden.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 16, 2009
5:38 PM

Post #6275879

Learned it from an old craftsman.

Gorgeous, ge! I'm sure you'll always enjoy them.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2009
1:50 PM

Post #6307482

Spring fever is here but the weather isn't cooperating. I bought five more trellises (four short, 1 taller with brass bells, no less) yesterday.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2009
1:52 PM

Post #6307489

I'm going nuts too, and the transplanting cant start itl the hostas show up. might be another three weeks.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #6307534

ge- I can only imagine how it would be if I were to transplant to a colder zone. Our hostas are couple of inches tall and I'm outside dividing and moving perennials. July and Aug. are hot and humid here, but I do love the early spring and long fall.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #6307574

right on
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #6307847

pirl, pic of one w/ brass bells, pls. sounds interesting.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6308009

cedar18, This time of year is really hard for me. Today is a beautiful day sun is shining new plants emerging but still too cold to do much. I've been waiting for it to get a bit warmer outside it was in the low 30's when I got up and just now hit the 40's. Hoping for just a bit more warmth before I go down to the garden and clean up another section. Looks like I'll be painting this afternoon instead. I have been setting my flats of Pansies out side all day and moving them into the garage at night. Just about ready to plant them. My perennials are just starting to show some signs of new growth but it will be another month or more before I can do much with them. None of the hostas are up yet. The crocus are beautiful, the daffs are just coming on, a few almost ready to bloom but a lot of them aren't there yet. Tulip tips showing but not even close to flowering. My annuals won't go out till Mother's Day, which is when I plant my window and deck boxes. The house is filling up with seedlings, getting time to get out my stored bulbs and the Co-op plants will be coming soon, too. All I want to do is run out into the yard and start digging. You must have gone thru all this just a month or two ago. LOL
First spring project will be the big arbor over the driveway for my Wisteria. Should get it started in about 2 weeks.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #6308403

Beautiful Holly
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2009
6:00 PM

Post #6308609

Thanks ge1836, I have a lot of smaller groups of crocus scattered around the yard but even some of those aren't all up yet. How are yours doing? BTW just taking a break from painting, can't complain though I really need to get this laundry room finished. I have been without a washer since before Christmas. When the old one went bust I decided to fix up the laundry room before I got a new one. It's been very slow going. I'd really like it get it done now before we start any big outside projects, like the Arbor. LOL

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #6308703

Its too cold to be outside gardening anyway.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2009
6:23 PM

Post #6308712

Wind chill of 29 here. Indoors is good today!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2009
8:46 PM

Post #6309309

Y'all make me glad I live here. I know the cold isn't over yet, but I did get some bulbs planted, and thought of Polly since they were Dutch iris. It is still in the 70's has been for a couple of weeks, and things are about to get ahead of me. All the fruit trees are in bloom, and it smells so good outside.
I love spring, too.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2009
8:54 PM

Post #6309344

Done painting, I am slow and working over head has done me in. LOL I have a gallon of paint almost finished so I asked Ric to finish up for me. He's a sweetie, I get to do as much as I want and then call for help. I was outside it's up to almost 50 and so very nice as long as you stay in the sun. Ric was getting a spot prepared for the peas a bit earlier and I took a break to watch him work and enjoy the sun.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2009
11:25 PM

Post #6309952

Beautiful here yes, but so is your trellis! How is that made? It looks like real leaded glass 'lead' seams and with the beautiful colored glass insert.

We must be about a month ahead of you. Our last frost is April 15. And we plant pansies in the fall here, early Oct if possible. They don't do a lot in the winter, but the earliest spring days (or spring-like) get them going. They are beautiful now and the early butterflies are enjoying them. Pansies then poop out (technical term) by the end of May when it's getting hot. So really we pull them out when planting summer annuals in the spring. It's hard to do then cause the pansies look great, but experience shows they don't hold up in the heat. And if you wait, it's harder to get your summer annuals established. The trials of gardening any/everywhere! :)

Tell us more about your trellises.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2009
12:17 AM

Post #6310128

cedar, That whole lamppost bed was put in new last year to replace an old and rather unsightly one. It's had been in the planing stages for quite awhile. There are 3 trellises that I grow clematis on. Plus the wood trellis on the lamppost. They were inexpensive metal trellises that I picked up at Joann's on clearance. I knew they were too light weight and small for my needs so Ric built wood frames for them to make them taller and more sturdy. Then we added the blue glass. This link will take you to a thread showing the whole bed start to finish.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/839411/

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SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 24, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #6310305

I had to take a large Buddleia out last year as it's roots penetrated into my pond and caused it to leak. When I took it out, it left a huge void in the corner of my garden and I didn't want to plant another large tree/bush because of the roots.

I decided to get an arbor/trellis and plant a climbing rose on it, etc. I planted a Cl.Graham Thomas rose and it is doing very well, in fact it already has some buds on it today.

My problem was still there, as inside the trellis, you could still see a void and the block wall...it really needed something else in there. Well, Jasperdale came last week to pick me up for our DG RU and I asked him for some ideas and he gave me something to think about.

A couple of months ago I saw a great idea on Paul James TV show and always thought I would love to do it if I could come up with some old bricks. Wellllllllll, it just so happens that my neighbor next door was cleaning out his side yard this past weekend and he had a whole bunch of used bricks stacked up from an old patio he had. I asked him about them and he said I could use some for my project. I started working on it today. :-)

So, here is the before pic of the arbor. See how naked it is inside.

Donna

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SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 24, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #6310355

Here is what I worked on today. It's not finished yet, but it's a start.

You just stager the bricks and lay them on top of each other then top it off with a nice flat paver or stone and place a nice pot on top. I also used some of his broken pieces and created an edging in the front, so the dymondia won't encroah under it. I also used a few more to create a stepping area to get to the pots.

I will paint it with buttermilk when I'm finished to give it an aged look.
Now I have to buy some beautiful pots and figure out what to plant in them to give it some pizzazz. lol

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 24, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6310554

That's a great idea, Donna, and I love your turtle.
SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 24, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #6310577

Thanks Zuzu.

I just created a thread on the Calif. forum with pictures of how I did this. It will be updated as I finish it.

Forgot the link.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/966660/

Donna

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 24, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #6310582

HollyAnnS, Nice trellises, And really like the way everything looks, Love the walkway!
So cal, Your doing a great job, Creative, It looks nice!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #6310896

SoCal, That looks great. It will really showcase your plants. I'll be checking out that link. I love the turtle, too. I have a few of them but nothing that big.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #6337198

Here is Cl. Rose "Colette" on an arbor with purple ivy geranium. This rose was slow to start and is in it's 3 rd year. Once it grows a little more, I'll let the geranium continue to climb so they integrate better. I wanted the rose to get more established first. By next year it will have completed it's "downward climb".

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2009
10:56 PM

Post #6337206

Positively breathtaking, JD.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2009
10:59 PM

Post #6337224

How lovely, JD!
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2009
10:59 PM

Post #6337226

jasperdale, love your arbor. Did you make it? Is it saplings/stems all the way down or does it attach to something else?
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2009
11:05 PM

Post #6337258

Same arbor, different angle.

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #6337265

And I love your critters climbing on it.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #6337272

Close up of a Colette bloom.

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


March 29, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #6337278

It's got kitties climbing it too! LOL What a fun arbor!

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


March 29, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #6337284

I used to have Colette years ago, not sure why I got rid of it, probably when I lost interest in roses and got more into daylilies, that was before Zuzu and coming to DG.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #6337306

Cedar: The arbor is just a plain steel no frills arbor. The "saplings" are/is just a grape vine wreath I found in the dumpster. I unravelled it and attached it to the arbor so there'd be something there until everything grew. I also put it on there because I kept walking into it at night!!! It also gives the geranium something to hook on to as it grows.

So, technically, it's "cheating" I guess...

Polly: The critters are wire candle holders shaped like cats which hold a tea light. I stuffed them with mossm spray painted them white, and added them for whimsy. I don't use them as candles holders, though.
(obviously ! LOL )
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2009
11:19 PM

Post #6337325

Sue: tell me about "getting in to daylilies" ! LOL
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2009
11:23 PM

Post #6337343

Very inventive, JD. I really like them. I may copy something like those for my trellis.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #6337356

JD, inventive indeed. I'll be looking to "sincerely flatter" you by imitating you, to paraphrase the famous quote. Great ideas. :)
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #6337484

That's why we're here, right? To share ideas and come up with new things.
I like to do "different" things...and am always changing the garden to fit whatever my recent obsession is...numerous as they are at times !
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

March 29, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6337517

I love it Mike. I never would have known that there is steel under the vines. You did a fabulous job!

I like the "critters" too.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 30, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6337553

Thanks ! :)
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #6337604

You're welcome!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #6337957

So beautiful, JD - the arbor, the rose and your ingenuity in creating the arbor!
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

March 30, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #6338011

That's really beautiful, Mike.
SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 30, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #6338073

Oh Mike that is a beautiful rose! It is so full of petals and the color is awesome. I also love your creativeness and your kitties. :-)
I bet your garden has changed alot since I've been there too.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #6338308

Beautiful arbor and rose! And neat critters!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 30, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #6338309

Glad you all like it ! There's a lot you can do with common ivy geraniums. They still produce color when the rose is dormant and you basically don't have to do anything to them but water them.

I did another one with orange geranium and purple trumpet vine (campsis) but the trumpet vine isn't blooming yet...the geranium is, though.

I tried sweet peas with rose climbers a few times, but when the sweet peas are done, it's a colossal mess to extract them w/o ruining the rose. Nice when they're blooming, but a real chore afterward.

Kathleen: You should post that photo of your Lady Banks here...it's an excellent picture.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

March 30, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #6338388

You mean this one? There were a few good photos taken that day. This one was taken by our friend Ron. I like the view from inside, too! Can't see the trellis anymore. :-)

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 30, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #6338400

Yep ! That's the one.

I never did peer through it though to see how you have it supported. It's so thick and lush it looks like it's self supporting.

I can't wait to see how your white one does when it reaches the same size.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

March 30, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6338406

It's on a simple cross-piece trellis that John built. Same as the white one, come to think of it. No doubt it is self-supporting by now!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 30, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6338409

Your espalliered apples should be shown here, too...the way you did them is really nice.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

March 30, 2009
3:08 AM

Post #6338445

Here's a pic of the white one - behind you. The trellis for the lutea is similar. The trellis on the wall behind the fountain will probably go away, as we want to move the fountain (ugh!) - possibly into the right-hand corner of the slope beyond the Lady Banks (although I think it would get awfully dirty there). DH wants to kind of build it into the retaining wall he is working on - a really long range project!

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KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

March 30, 2009
3:29 AM

Post #6338501

Gosh Mike, thanks, but they look pitiful right now - no blooms yet and they are all nekid! This is the only photo I have that sort of shows how they are set up - from 2 years ago. I was actually taking a picture of the pine trees.

DH put up the T supports, then strung wire for support to espalier the trees. The bird netting makes it a little hard to see what's going on. The idea was to make a bit of a fence to close the terrace in a little, but not completely block the rest of the garden. They are pretty well structured now and we're thinking of taking most of the wires out. We'll need the poles for the netting, though, or we will never have any apples, which we love.

Our problem is not knowing how to properly prune them, etc. Everything I read, though, says to just keep trying - as long as you don't chop them off, they'll recover. Someone on DG also said to bag the apples (with baggies!) so the critters don't get them. I might try that this year.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2009
9:17 AM

Post #6339007

tres romantique Jasper dale.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #6369671

Beautiful all. Ric and I just got home from a week at the beach. There is a lot to do around here but my hope is to pick up the lumber for the arbor in the next few days and get started.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 6, 2009
9:32 AM

Post #6370891

cant wait to see it
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

April 12, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6397746

I have finally did a continuence on the arbor that was started ( Moving on from February 21st above) .. This is what I have gotten done since, Didn't work on it for a while as two more raised beds had to be made, Plus other work needed to be done first, But, Did get some done the other day ( Thursday) This photo was taken April 9th ...

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

April 12, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #6397794

I couldn't work on it much yesterday-It poured out! But, Got more done today, Dug all the red clay out and starting putting in good dirt, Almost got three quarters of it done here after working on it since about noon time till almost dark! But, It's getting there! The process will continue! ..

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #6397810

Good progress ! I like the way you did the top 2 x 4"s (?) on their sides, instead of on end.

Beautiful dog, too !

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 12, 2009
9:00 AM

Post #6398566

It's just going to be a comanding part of the garden.
Good work.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 12, 2009
10:28 AM

Post #6398608

That looks so great, it will be a real show piece when it's done. Can't wait to see more pictures, later.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

April 12, 2009
3:53 PM

Post #6399371

ge1836 and HollyAnnS, Thanks! Will be doing a lot more work on it this week, Will be posting more photos.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6399421

Here is Jackmanii clematis with Dream Weaver rose. The clematis just opened this morning for Easter ! LOL

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6399433

close up of same. My clematis pale in comparison to the ones I see on DG but they're better than nothing. lol

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6399451

This is Pat Austin trained as a climber...I thought I'd lost it one year, but it was too shaded so I just let it stretch for the sun and it's turned into a climber. It works, though !

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
4:19 PM

Post #6399455

different shot

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 12, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #6399480

Absolutely stunning! Each rose looks like it came from a book. Gorgeous!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #6399487

Thank you...but I wish my clematis were HALF as good as yours !!!
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

April 12, 2009
5:28 PM

Post #6399722

That blue/pink combo is gorgeous, JD. I just have to see your garden one of these days!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 12, 2009
5:34 PM

Post #6399745

JD, rose w/ clematis, ahh. Your Jackmanii looks so blue, next to rose. I'm trying to grow mine over a white rose, Ducher, and it is the most stunning purple. I don't have that full look yet that I lust after in the clematis forum
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #6399754

It would take all of 3 minutes to see the entire thing !

That rose was a sheer stroke of luck. It just never stops.
No one ever sees this place when it looks good...they always seem to come in between bloom cycles.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #6399769

Neither do I, Nery. It's really hard to achieve that where I am. This is as close as I think I'll ever get. I have to be satisifed with what I'm able to do, I guess ! lol

There's a lady I know who lives north of me and more inland whose clematis are incredible...and it's only about 10 minutes from me. Her soil is completely different from mine and they absolutely thrive where she is. Her property is on what was once an old riverbed.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

April 12, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #6399772

Well, if SoCal's social life allows it, maybe we could make a trip over some day soon. You out there, sweet lady?
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6399805

I think she's at her daughters house today.
SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
6:23 PM

Post #6399882

I am just checking in after cutting up all my fruit and putting the potato salad in it's travel bowl. We are going to my DD's about 1:30 today.

Kathleen, I'm ready to go see his place again too. When can you come up and when can Mike be home to show it to us? I'm always looking forward to see gardens!!! lol

Happy Easter to all today. We didn't hear the hippity hop during the night as there weren't any little ones at our house. Anyone else hear him? lol

Here are my Italian Easter Cookies I made on Friday. I always make them for my dad and this year I made a double batch for our Easter gathering also. These are like a sweet biscuit with Anise seed in them. They are my dads favorite cookie.

Donna

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 12, 2009
6:28 PM

Post #6399897

Your dad will love them, I'm sure, and he will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

They look wonderful!
SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 12, 2009
7:50 PM

Post #6400153

Arelene,
Yes, my dad does appreciate when I make them for him. In fact when I took them to him yesterday, when I picked him up, he immediately reached in for one and said thanks.


Happy Easter to you.
Donna
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

April 12, 2009
9:11 PM

Post #6400336

Oh, wow, wish I was there while you were packing up! Yummy...
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 13, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #6401322

JD, What is the variegated plant growing with the Pat Austin? Boogie?
Love your Roses and Clems, mine are just starting to appear. I planted Roses on my split rail fence and one of them is shaded by a near by tree. It certainly isn't the same size as the others, but is holding on.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #6401332

JD, It all looks so nice!! Love the Dream Weaver rose and Pat Austin !!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 13, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #6401486

Holly: the variegated plant is Solanum...potato vine. very easy to grow here.

Thanks, Iris. Pat is "floppy" like most Austins, but oh well...
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2009
2:05 AM

Post #6401557

Mighty pretty floppy though!!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 14, 2009
4:26 PM

Post #6408853

Climbing Polka on a rebar frame. The flowers always face the wrong way ! I should have planted it in a western location, instead of east facing. It's intertwined with Cl. Dublin Bay (next photo )

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 14, 2009
4:28 PM

Post #6408867

Still waiting for them to merge a little bit more.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 14, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6408888

Hard to see, but Cl.. Pinata just starting to bloom. (Center of photo on arch.) Had to get up high to take pic. since blooms are now all on top of arch.

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phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 14, 2009
4:35 PM

Post #6408902

What a gorgeous paradise. Love it!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 14, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #6408920

Cl. Lemon Meringue...not a good rose for a small arbor though...it sends up these long shoots with blooms on the ends...looks kinda dumb, but it's healthy, so I'll leave it. I should have researched it better.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 14, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #6408937

different shot of same, from a different angle. Big flower clusters, but too "sputnik like". LOL

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 14, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #6408955

Clytostoma on another arbor just starting. When you run out of room, ya have to go vertical !

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #6409129

Each and every photo is glorious, JD. You must be thrilled when you look at your garden in person and on film.
SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 14, 2009
9:52 PM

Post #6410437

Arlene, it's amazing when you see it in person. All those plants tucked into small areas and they all work together to form a lovely small garden. I love to sit on the bench and just gaze at his artistry.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2009
10:11 PM

Post #6410519

There is NO garden I'd like to see more than JD's, Donna. I have always been in love with courtyards and Mike's is so special. It takes a talented and creative person to accomplish what Mike has done.
SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 15, 2009
5:58 AM

Post #6412397

It sure does...

Ok Mike, you can come back out now. We are done praising you. lolololol
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 15, 2009
6:43 AM

Post #6412454

LOL ! You guys are too funny. The whole thing is ever- evolving. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it isn't. Right now, with the winds we're having, I'm leery of what it will be like in the morning.

I can't wait for summer to come so I can see all of the daylilies from Arlene in bloom, as well as the ones from CalifSue...and the one from you too, Donna !

If I only had more room...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
9:57 AM

Post #6412572

That sounds like the gardeners song JD
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2009
10:59 AM

Post #6412657

One more praise, JD just beautiful.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2009
11:24 AM

Post #6412720

Regardless of the space we have it seems we all want more. So many people seem to confuse "space" with "gardens". One of my neighbors always talks about her front garden but I see the asphalt driveway, truck and cars that aren't in the garage, wine casks waiting to be filled (for 10 years now), wood piles, etc. while she has this concept that people visiting are viewing gardens. Aside from the dead plants and the ones that are too big for the space where she has them (like the Oakleaf hydrangea that totally blocks a path), and roses that yearn for sun but remain sitting unhappily in a shady garden there was no advance thought as to what would grow best under her conditions.

While I can fully understand wishing to grow plants that aren't tolerant of either our zones or our weather (regardless of whether it's NY or CA or FL) it's a better idea to grow plants that are happy where they're planted and where we can tend to them or else it's just another mess.

I'd much rather see a well designed and thought out plan for a 12' x 20' spot.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2009
11:28 AM

Post #6412726

Here's a photo to show what I meant.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
11:32 AM

Post #6412732

OOOOMY gawd.
They would never survive in this neighborhood. We have rules.
No TV antennas,no laundry,no outside window AC,no fences,no boats or RV's the list is long.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2009
11:36 AM

Post #6412739

We're not an area with any Homeowners Association but there are restrictions on many things like fences, sheds, laundry lines, etc. There are no restrictions on autos, wood piles, or bad taste.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2009
12:07 PM

Post #6412809

LOL, I live out in the country and we have $350K homes(expensive for our area) on one side of us and old mobile homes on the other. I will admit that I have an outside area stacked firewood, log splitter, coal boxes, bin for scrap metal and other collected items. It's a pretty junky looking space. But I do keep all those things in one area down near the barn not scattered all around the yard. The barn at one time held horses, ponies and goats but now is full of my husbands and sons tools. It's the area where they work on cars and whatever project they have going. We don't see the mess from the house but it is near the road and can be seen by the neighbors. Oh wait, those neighbors have race cars, yeah must have at least 10 cars (not all running) parked in the yard. LOL If I lived in a development like my parents (they don't have all the rules that yours does ge) but still an area like mine wouldn't be acceptable.
JD, I was wondering what kind of place do you live in, if you don't mind. That courtyard is a beautiful spot, is it all one house or a condo complex of some type? If it is a shared complex your neighbors must love it.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2009
12:32 PM

Post #6412889

Anyone that uses wood for fireplaces or wood stoves has a wood pile but done tastefully (or not seen from any window) is fine with me. I'm sure we all have to have a place for our trash but I wouldn't want mine in full view of those passing by and I wouldn't tolerate having to see it from the house.

A barn! Oh, how my husband would love a barn!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
12:43 PM

Post #6412925

I would love a barn too.
My best dream when a potter was to own a small farm where I could use the barn as a studio and have a sales gallery. Never had the money to take on a morgage anywhere.
We have a wood pile.
It will be cleverly disguised as a garden in the summer and is always kept neat.
The sculpture is photoshopped in
I have been moving BigDaddy hosta as well as August Moon.
They are kept at the side as SIL walks to the pile for wood in winter and early spring so that space will be filled with coleus and other annuals

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2009
1:50 PM

Post #6413206

Well, My barn isn't one of those big old beautiful barns, sorry to say. It started out as a 3 sided shed for a pet goat and pony. Then when we needed more room we built a 36 X 34 pole building. Wood exterior matches the house with 6 12x12 stalls and a 10ft wide concrete center isle way. A great spot to put the horses in cross ties and groom them, no standing in mud trying to clean hoofs. I had horses/ponies for 18 years then when the twins went to college and my allergies got really bad we started to find homes for the horses. It was a big lifestyle change. I do miss having them but it did open up new possibilities for me. One of which was more travel which resulted in my becoming a SCUBA diver. Ric has completely taken over the barn now. I'll have go take a picture, I think it has been cropped out of most of my yard pics as things pile up down there which doesn't make the most attractive pics. There should be some old ones of the horses with the barn in the background, they would have to be scanned in.
Talking about wood piles. I received an E-mail with these beautiful interesting pictures. One of the pictures is a stacked wood pile, really a piece of art. There is the stump of the tree with an axe in it. Then laying on it's side looking like it was just felled is a tree. The tree is really a stacked wood pile some of the wood is stacked longways to look like the trunk and branches of tree. Other pieces are stacked sideways to look like the leaves.
Here we go this side view from the house. This area between the house and barn is a fenced dog yard so there isn't much of interest planted here.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #6413244

Its bigger storage than the three car garage that not only has two cars and a motorcycle and rider lawnmower,but a refrigerator and freezer.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2009
2:07 PM

Post #6413272

Very nice, Holly.

gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
2:35 PM

Post #6413451

JD, your garden is amazing! I LOVE every aspect of it!

Pirl, bless your heart, What a mess to have to look at! What a striking contrast to your beautiful landscape. So often, I only see what's out of place or messy when I look out at the garden, with my eye passing over what may be blooming and beautiful, but it seem some do the opposite. It reminds me of a house down the road from us that for 3 years was sided with that silver insulation board and had a lot of building debris in the drive and lawn, but with a decorated wreath hanging on the front. Always seemed so odd to me, like putting a bow on a dumpster, LOL.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 15, 2009
3:30 PM

Post #6413706

pirl: You didn't give those people credit for color matching the orange and gray buckets to go with the silvery fire wood ! LOL Unfortunately , you can't dictate "taste" for people but setting an example can hopefully send a silent message. Then again, there are lots of folks who can't differentiate between aesthetics or the lack thereof...nor do they want to, I guess. Some people just aren't concerned about their surroundings and can be blisfully happy living with a lot of junk everywhere and no be phased by it. As we all know, for many garden and plant enthusiasts, this just doesn't "compute".
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2009
3:50 PM

Post #6413806

That's funny, Neal. Probably not funny to view but I know of a Tyvek house and the siding was only completed when they sold it! My eyes also hit things wrong with the garden more than what's right, like my neighbor's dead Copper Beech. It's been dead for three years now and she still hasn't had it cut down. That's not the same neighbor as the wood/trash/vehicles/driveway "garden".

JD - it's hard to find anything to praise in her gardens. She does have a great kitchen! The old saying is true: You only get one chance to make a first impression. Driving up to see the view, as posted above, is probably enough said.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 15, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #6413988

Thank you, gemini. There's really "too much going on: in this garden, but I don't care. It's fun to move things around and re-do when I get bored with something, but there is a limit (which I think I exceeded a long time ago LOL ).

HollyAnn: In answer to your question, this place is an apartment building. The main building has 4 units. In the back, there are 2 small units over the garages. The garden is in between the two, thus making it a courtyard. The bldg. was built in 1928 and is typical of the So. Cal. spanish architecture from that era, but my look is completely incongruous with the architecture...something some purists would despise ! But oh well...!

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


April 15, 2009
4:24 PM

Post #6414021

Oh I have it much worse here!!
Next door to my right, a baby blue house (major yuk!!), bachelor guy, just a lawn, some shrubs under the window, along the sidewalk, bare dirt, rocks and a petrified collection of dog doo.

Across the street, a pink house, white trim. Red lava rock surrounding some juniper bushes. She loved my orange wallflowers so insisted that her 'gardener' plant some against the pink house. I like contrasts but not exactly that one. To the side of her driveway, a cactus collection (nothing wrong with that) except there is a scattering of several white empty bleach bottles scattered throughout. The elderly owner believes that placing a bleach bottle on the bare dirt would prevent the neighbor cats from doing their business there. Lovely. She's bed ridden now with live in caretakers, I think I'll go talk to them to have those bottles tossed.

To my left, another elderly neighbor that no longer leaves her house except to be taken to the doctor by her son. Her house is painted a dark redwood color and all she has planted besides a lawn are three red maple trees that pretty much match the house so tend to fade into the background, green ones sure would have looked better. Anyways, in the adjoining strip next to my front garden, she stubbornly insisted her son plant those grocery store little azalea bushes in full sun, one every 5 feet or so, despite him telling her they wouldn't do well in that condition. So he laid down plastic, ran a drip line and then mulched the entire length. Needless to say, they barely lasted a year. That was at least 2 years ago, the mulch has scattered, the plastic is now exposed and tattered, the drip line cracked and broken, weeds growing everywhere and the son has done nothing, not even remove the dead bushes. I try to at least keep it weeded. A couple of weeks ago I asked him if perhaps his mother would like seeing something planted there for her to enjoy as she looked out her kitchen window. I said I could clear up the entire area, add good compost and plant daylilies and roses, mulch them, water and care for them. I was actually excited to think I have perhaps finally found some more room for the poor daylilies I still have in 5 gal. pots! He said he would ask her. A couple of days later he said thanks but no thanks. I was surprised and said "well I hope you can at least remove the dead sticks" and I walked away. I do believe he had an influence in that no decision, probably some blah blah reason about potential neighborly problems, maybe he expects her to die soon and then they would have to ask me to remove everything so they can sell. Whatever. But I cringe every time I see that wasted space, more so now than ever.

I am surrounded.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
5:06 PM

Post #6414231

groannnn.
In my old house the neighbor was a hoarder.
She had a true sickness, compulsively shopped and didnt throw anything away.
She nearly had a breakdown when the meter reader reported her basement as a fire hazard. She never threw away boxes from the daily deliveries from UPS.
Any one remember "The Collier Brothers"
The neighbors place is like that.
Husband had a motorcycle until the stuff in the garage buried it. They lived less than 8 feet away.
She was a pediatrician until she contracted the virulent form of breast cancer, she has been battling the disease for 5 years now, so no-one says anything.
Here is an earlier back yard they live on the right this was taken in 2004, note the deflatted swimming pool, the yard had gathered all the stuff from the bathroom remodel,yes toilet and shower stall, plus the camper made from an old ice cream truck
.I just cant go on.

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


April 15, 2009
5:10 PM

Post #6414254

looks like you needed something more than the small fence between your yards!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
5:24 PM

Post #6414316

They were nice people ,sometimes its just easier to look beyond the mess.
She is in such trouble now I wouldnt hold anything against her.
Two small kids under 14 and husband does mstly everything.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #6414409

I've had some really great neighbors with horrific yards, too. There is just a bit more space out here, so it's not quite so in your face. I think my eye tends to go to the things I want to see, it passes over the neighbors old truck (used as a shed) to the woods beyond. Since Ric and I built our home mostly ourselves, construction zone was a pretty good description for many years. I can remember explaining to a "new" neighbor that lived just down the road. That the smell they were complaining about was not my small pig pen with 3 pigs, it was the neighbor beside them with the leaking septic tank. What did they think that wet spot in their driveway was? Country living at it's best. LOL
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 15, 2009
5:54 PM

Post #6414457

Given your neighbors physical situation, you really can't do much, I suppose. Yes, you can and have to overlook it in a case like that. Maybe there's a way to correct the eyesore by offering to help out without being too obvious??? This is a tough one, indeed.

After reading these stories, you can see why they have rules and regulations in newer communities...but some of them go too far with that, as well. It's hard to strike a balance between tyranny and taste !

I feel for you Sue, I really do. I'm surrounded by similar things as well. The bldg. next door to me is owned by a total slumlord. I'm trying to screen out her bldg. so I don't have to look at it, but it takes time.

When I was a kid, some wierd people on our street had someone come in and remove a perfectly nice landscaping job on their house because they didn't want to take care of it. Then, they cemented in every inch of bare space and painted the entire house jet black.

The neighbors filed a lawsuit, but the only success was getting rid of the black paint. At least that worked.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
6:28 PM

Post #6414590

On a better note.
This is the house I share with DD and SIL and 1 GD.
Quite a change you must admit.
Its almost embarassing.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
6:33 PM

Post #6414612

here is the back, the house its at an angle at the farthest they could put it.
Its in a corner.
My gardens run down thru the spruce trees. Its so neat to have sun,shade,partshade, full shade. in a 75 foot stretch
The deck get s covered with containers.The carved bear was not my idea. SIL gifted DD for christmas. We love him anyway

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2009
7:01 PM

Post #6414736

LOL, That is interesting, first thought only in Fl. and I was right. I think the comment about painting goldfish in the pattern was right on. I can see a whole school of Koi swimming down the driveway. I like fun quirky houses. Not going there my self but I do like them. Years ago we had 1 pink house in the area. Sat up on a small wooded hill, mostly you couldn't see it but in the fall/winter when the leaves dropped there she stood. There were brick posts on either side of the drive way and they were painted pink, too.
Michelle, is very talented and her garden was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6414900

JD, NOOOO...Not too much at all! Its perfection! I have a great fondness for a great variety in a small space- the talent lies in combining it all so tastefully and artistically (let alone growing the plants well)- you got that down!

Sue, that is so funny to me. At some point you'd think people would realize damage from cats wouldn't look as bad as apparent trash laying in the beds. And OMG, that pic! I had to stare at it a moment to realize that was a drive and not a pool!

ge, that's a tough situation. Perhaps you could try a wall of tall herbacious plants (grasses, cannas, castor beans, etc.) to block it somewhat. Your home and gardens are lovely.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


April 15, 2009
7:55 PM

Post #6414962

HollyAnn, only a couple of the pictures on that blog are of Michelle's garden, I toured it about 3 years ago and loved it, posted a whole thread of them back then. She is indeed very talented with her garden and the ones she has designed.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2009
8:02 PM

Post #6414990

Calif_Sue, I remember the thread tour of her garden, she had here at DG. Then the very sad aftermath of the big freeze. I would imagine you lost a lot of plants in that, too? Now that I think of it you may have posted those pics, and there was another garden with a beautiful stone path?

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


April 15, 2009
9:45 PM

Post #6415444

Ah, yes, good memory!
I lost a few things, not too bad, all easily replaced. Happens every few years here.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #6416322

I started a new thread for neighboring properties that are hideous and not a credit to the owners or the community:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/975840/

Now we can return this thread to arbors and trellises as it was meant to be.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

April 16, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #6416344

If that blue driveway makes those people happy, so be it. They paid for it, their yard is neat and tidy, and if they lose money when the sell their house, well...
I'd pick my battles - health and safety hazards are one thing, but I hate regimented neighborhoods. JMO
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

April 16, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #6416348

Sorry, Pirl, we cross-posted! Thank you.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6418998

not an arbor, not a trellis, just something in between. I orig. planted two honeysuckles, which BTW I have not been able to ID, I think it is a common cultivar. The idea was for the two HS to grow into each other, creating a canopy of sorts. For a few years the tree trunks were green with foliage, but I thought it looked messy. So, one happy day, I removed all the lower leaves to give an illusion that the canopy was floating. As you can see, the left vine thought I was much too harsh and it has struggled. It might even be dead, but I'm not removing yet as it still might leaf out.

I made the mistake of wrapping the oaks w/ chicken wire so that I could guide the vine (that's when I thought I wanted the trunks to be "green"). Now the chicken wire has grown into the bark and I feel so bad for the trees having that ugly wire embedded into it.

It is a lovely place in my garden, you can sit in that swing and smell the HS. ahhhhh. Also, right across the bench, you cannot see it, I have sweet almond verbena which perfumes the air in summer and fall. 'nother ahhhhh.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 16, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #6419053

Ilove it .
Your right about the wire.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


April 16, 2009
5:41 PM

Post #6419108

It certainly is an ahhhhhh location, I can almost smell it too! And look at all that space! Space envy here!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2009
6:01 PM

Post #6419183

Nice open ahhhh location, Must be So nice having all that space around!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2009
8:41 PM

Post #6419921

What a peaceful spot. Very nice. I wouldn't give up on that damaged HS yet, either.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #6420244

It's a great space. Would you consider buying another HS? That should be enough to scare the doubtful one into growing.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 17, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #6421093

If you're worried about the wire girdling the tree, try this: Get an old piece of hose and cut it the diameter of the tree trunks. Run some heavy wire through it and re-attach the cross piece to it. That way, the wire won't dig into the tree trunks. You may have to loosen it every few years, though...
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #6421179

JD, sorry, I don't think I understand you. But, it might be too late, I tried pulling some of the chicken wire and it is already embedded into the tree. Bad tree mom, bad!

I don't think I will do that again ever! But if I get the urge to grow a vine up a tree, I might put nails in the tree and then attach wire from nail to nail in some "vine-friendly" pattern. That is a lot of work so I don't think it will be doing it anyway.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 17, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6421274

My mistake. I thought you were worried about the wire that holds the cross piece to the trunks. I didn't read about the chicken wire.

gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 17, 2009
11:37 AM

Post #6422844

Nery, I love the way you've done the honeysuckles!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2009
12:49 PM

Post #6441539

I said I would send pics of garden sculptures when they were in the garden.
I also plan to photo in July.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2009
12:50 PM

Post #6441543

This one is in the daylily garden

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 21, 2009
1:02 PM

Post #6441580

Wonderful! The one in the daylily garden will be glorious when the plants are in bloom.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #6441602

Thanks I hope so.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #6444869

ge1836, Nice addition, Will be even nicer when surrounded by flowers!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #6444877

Progress on the Arbor/bed...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2009
8:21 AM

Post #6446161

I am in envy. Thats a great arbor area.
I emailed the artist who made the sculptures and she said they" looked like the first ones at the party waiting for their plant friends to arrive."
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2009
5:24 PM

Post #6530144

Thanks to a very dear friend and two good carpenters, this is our new vegetable garden gate.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #6530150

View from inside the vegetable garden.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2009
5:27 PM

Post #6530156

The cast iron top with special thanks to that special someone.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2009
5:27 PM

Post #6530159

The setting.

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2009
5:29 PM

Post #6530160

wow, beautiful
how did special someone attach decorative grill to wood? in a very neat way , that fer sure
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6530176

The special someone sent us the cast iron. It was the carpenters who did the work and I didn't ask questions! I think they created a notch for the cast iron at the top and bottom.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

May 10, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #6530180

BRAVO !!!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #6530194

Somehow I just knew you'd approve!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #6530201

ok, special sweetie gets credit for ironwork, carpenter gets credit for putting together, who gets credit for designing? one of a kind, extremely unique and beautiful
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2009
7:13 PM

Post #6530441

It was a collaboration of minds.

I took bits and pieces from online sites and printed them out, then cut them up and made a picture but the carpenter improved on the design and the two door feature was his idea. We love it.
DawnLL

(Zone 4a)

May 10, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #6530543

Very nice gate pirl! Your setting is just lovely too!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 10, 2009
9:02 PM

Post #6530753

That is simply grand. It makes a special place even nicer.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2009
9:45 PM

Post #6530865

Very, very nice. Love the way the top of the gate mirrows the curve of the metal detail. Beautiful setting as well.
I on the other hand did not get my Wisteria arbor built. It is crawling across the drive way and I am going to try and not to cut it back as I will want that growth for up on the arbor once we start. Hopefully next month. Sigh...
It is blooming beautifully though.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #6531073

Truly beautiful, Pirl. Gorgeous, in fact. And a wonderful setting.

Great wisteria, too, Holly.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #6531526

Thank you, Dawn, Jo Ann and Sharon!

That wisteria is beyond glorious, Holly Ann!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6531942

Very nice gate pirl!

HollyAnnS, Nice full westeria! When I had mine, I use to cut it back constantly and it just grew and grew and grew!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2009
8:11 AM

Post #6532555

Wisteria is wonderful

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


May 11, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #6533632

Fabulous gate! Have I mentioned my garden space envy? Probably more than once by now. Sigh...
SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

May 11, 2009
3:52 PM

Post #6533893

Arlene,

I just love your new gate. :-) It is so creative and what an entrance it makes to your veggie garden.

Aren't special friends...just special?

Donna
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6535813

Thanks, Sue and Donna.

There are no words to explain how much the piece of cast iron meant to me or just how special the person is.
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2009
4:25 AM

Post #6537328

Pirl, it's just amazing, I had no idea you lived in Paradise!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

May 12, 2009
4:38 AM

Post #6537371

I've been telling her that for years !
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2009
4:39 AM

Post #6537378

Pirl, the gate is fabulous! What a beautiful design.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2009
12:04 PM

Post #6537888

Thanks to all. I'll have to tell the carpenters about all of your praise.

It is our own paradise complete with the evil snake next door who still hasn't had the decency to mention the gate. I can only guess she thinks her garden is more special.

It was beautiful until she did this to it:

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2009
12:10 PM

Post #6537908

Time for herbiside
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2009
12:18 PM

Post #6537937

It's her attempt to thwart the deer instead it frightens old people (like me) and little kids! The deer are not stupid. They walk around to the side that is unprotected and leap the little fence and munch away.
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #6538178

ge1836, lol! My thoughts exactly...
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #6557811

NEIGHBORS INCHED INTO MY PATIO VIEW...BOTH WAYS

ANSWER>>>>>>>PLACE A LARGE ARBOR AND COVER IT WITH CLEMATIS.

We did the above and it is starting to prove what properly placed eye candy can do to wipe out line of sight that may not be appreciated. The clematis should cover a third to half of it this year and do what we planned very nicely next year.

With a little help we got this dandy built with green rough cut mill lumber for under seventy five bucks.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #6557976

Nice work, doc, and I like how you matched the angle at the top with the roofline.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2009
8:12 AM

Post #6558952

great solution doc!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2009
4:36 PM

Post #6570221

I went to Oriental Garden Supply and saw this 75 year old tree. 20-30 feet wide,

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2009
4:36 PM

Post #6570223

another view

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #6571530

Fantastic tree. There was a business in town that had a similar tree that branched out in two directions like that one. Not really sure what it was some type of evergreen. It had been there for years it didn't really look good as the planting around it was wrong. But the tree itself was wonderful. There was a business sign near the tree also. One day I was driving by and looked as always for that great tree and here they had cut it down. Cut off both branches and dozed the trunk out. Guess the new owners didn't like that it was encroaching on their sign. What idiots!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 19, 2009
10:41 PM

Post #6571593

OMG how awful

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2009
3:57 PM

Post #6574658

latest pix of the shadegarden-new part

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6574663

.I saw a tufted Titmouse at the bath, couldnt believe it. I'll have to keep it full

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6574671

and the daylily garden w/sculpture is going great guns.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #6609163

Finally some pix from our garden
DD's Black iris
Mauve Iris
Siberians
My "Enchanted One" Iris(yellow)
Campanula Sarastro

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docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6610080

ge1836...what a beautiful site. Really nice. Iris I love to look at but not care for. I have a couple but of no special showing or interest. A neighbor gave me three. I stuck them in and mulched the heck out of them ten years ago. All have put up with me and my wood mulch that is not suggested by any Iris grower I know. I never maintained them in any so called proper management. They just are...what can I say?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2009
7:16 PM

Post #6610125

I'm not a TBI fanatic either. We inherited these gardens with the house and ALL the iris are purple.
I bought 4 from Shreiners all yellows and pinks and an orange just for relief from the boredom
The root borer got 3 so I'm all over with that stuff.
Hope I can keep the ones we have alive.
DD moved a few of her favorits and they are mauve an a pink one.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

June 3, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6638287

OK, this is a little "from the sublime to the ridiculous." DH has a stack of redwood slats piled up in the yard that I wanted him to get rid of. We planted two native honeysuckles recently and want to train this one upright, so I had the idea of a teepee! Works great, didn't cost anything, and the birds use it for a perching spot on the way to the feeder or fountain.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #6638639

Neat!
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #6638643

Ingenious, Kathleen. I like it!
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

June 4, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #6638989

At least we're using up those slats! We put one around a mallow that is being eaten - surrounded it with bird netting. Unfortunately, it seems it wasn't a squirrel eating the plant, but perhaps grasshoppers? I like them, and they blend in with our 'natural' landscape.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2009
9:13 AM

Post #6639849

You like the grasshoppers?
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 4, 2009
2:40 PM

Post #6640786

I think she means the mallow. lol
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

June 4, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6641286

Actually, I meant the tepees! LOL
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #6641518

Hey I got it. LOL
I like the tepee, too. Very cute.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2009
6:23 PM

Post #6641742

I thought she meant the grasshoppers also!
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

June 4, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #6641747

Well, I am a bit weird...but that's stretching it!! Hate those nasty things. Without thinking, I grabbed one with bare hands one day. Ouch!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #6641754

See that! I never even knew they would hurt a person!
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

June 4, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6641870

It's those saws on their legs, pirl, they are very sharp!
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2009
7:45 PM

Post #6646846

I have some questions about planting for my arbor.


DH build me a beautiful arbor. Now I have some clematis and honeysuckle to plant. The thing is the arbor is built on the porch so there really isn't ground close by to plant in. I am thinking that these guys will have to stay in containers.

How does that work in the long run?


Thanks, Ginger

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kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #6648212

This is my one arbor with roses blooming in May of this year.

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kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #6648219

Same arbor with view from the other side.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #6648221

Picture perfect!
kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #6648242

Movable trellis I use for my Bougainvillea.

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kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #6648261

Arbor seat last fall just after sweet Autumn was finishing.

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KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

June 6, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #6648264

Gorgeous, kastrol!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6648267

I have the exact same one in my sunroom! Mine holds pots of coleus.

Gorgeous photos and settings!
kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6648271

Another view

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kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6648286

I made a homemade arbor out of copper pipe. Here it is with more of the sweet autumn growing on it last fall. It is becoming part of my secret garden.

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kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:50 AM

Post #6648333

Trellis for my Nellie Moser & Doctor Ruppel Clematis.

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kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #6648358

I started growing a Montana Clematis on the other side of the copper arbor this spring.

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kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #6648397

Pirl...
Thank you. I love that trellis too. I never have time to get to plant pots to put in the holders though. I just get too much on my plate... I am trying to take time this year to do some pots...we will see how it goes.
I bet your coleus look really pretty. What colors do you like? Do they over winter for you in your sun room? Coleus are so pretty...So many colors and patterns...

KaperC...
Thank you as well...San Diego huh? Such a different growing zone then I am use to. You can grow Bougainvillea out side all year there can't you? I would love to live in a zone a little warmer. There are so many things like that you can grow there. Lantana is another that would grow all year there too, huh?
I love Lantana too, but here we can only grow as an annual and they never get big enough, you know?

kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6648431

beadmom/ginger...
That is a great arbor...There is so much you could do! Why can't you plant the clematis and honeysuckle in the front of the arbor legs to the side just a bit? There is ground there, it would be just alittle in front of the raised beds? I think that would look great. They would fill in soon. What kind of clematis were you planning on planting?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #6648454

I do keep the coleus going all winter long and keep taking cuttings. I hope to do fewer cuttings this summer and fall and just concentrate on my most favorite ones. Mine range from light to dark, a few that trail and then the host of new ones we just bought on Wednesday. It never ends.
kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #6648531

sound pretty cool pirl. I did not even know there were trailing ones. They are such an addition to the garden. You always have pretty color and do not even have to worry about when the flowers die. I did hear from somewhere you are supposed to cut off the flowers when they do bloom. Is that true? something about it keeps the leaves more beautiful.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

June 6, 2009
4:02 AM

Post #6648750

It's funny, I love where we live and that we can leave a lot of things outside in winter, but I would love to have Clematis like that. We are limited because of the heat here. Yes, we can grow Bougainvillea, but I did have one die from an Easter freeze one year - so you never know. Nothing is ever simple, is it? :-)

BTW, my family is originally from the Hamburg, Philly, Allentown areas.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2009
9:17 AM

Post #6649068

Great photos, Kastrol. Such a pretty and well-tended garden.

Ginger, I grow many of my Clematis vines in containers without any problems. They do have to be large containers, however -- bigger than the 5-gallon size.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
9:17 AM

Post #6649069

What ever happened to "Missing Rosie"
I will have pix of new garden sculpture soon.
I havnt seen her posting in months.
Went to a studio sale and hoped to find an arbor but all there were free standing pyramids with a "thingie" on top.
If my clems from the co-op ever develope I'll need a arbor for them.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2009
11:16 AM

Post #6649197

At least you have your clematis from the co-op, Jo Ann. Mine have not yet arrived but, then, I've only been waiting since December.

Any blooming annuals should be deadheaded, kastrol, to prevent seed formation. The flowers on coleus are underwhelming anyhow so it's not a problem pinching them to keep them full.

Here are the new coleus and a few other newcomers.

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 6, 2009
12:23 PM

Post #6649314

One of my three archways. This one leads into the shade garden. BEV

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kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #6649420

Love the one on the middle right Pirl. The light one with a little orange in it. Would look lovely mixed in a shade garden with a autumn fern.What is the name? Yeah...I deadhead my annuals and some of my perennial, but I had remembered hearing that about coleus. I let a coleus go one year and it got pretty purple spiked floweres...but it started to compromise the leaf growth and some of the leaves got raggy looking so I clipped the flowers off.

KaperC...Isn't that the way. You would like to grow what I grow, I would like to grow what you can grow. It is just human nature to want what you can't have. (or can't grow) That is one of the reasons I like this site, you get to see everyone elses flowers and enjoy then as well.

Thanks Zuzu! This is a great thread. I enjoyed looking at everyones arbors and trellis! So may different kinds and different vines to grow on them. Gave me some new ideas...When you start running out of garden space then you just start going vertical.

pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2009
1:16 PM

Post #6649477

Sedona. I've had it before but this one is beautiful compared to the one I had.

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kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #6649511

Thanks Pirl. She is pretty! Do you find they are kind of like finger prints... one is never the same?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #6649535

They should be identical but sometimes I do notice changes and that might be due to the amount of sun or shade they get.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6650010

pirl, what is the blue flower tucked w/ the coleus you posted this morning. Coleus Sedona very popular in my area, to the point I can actually call it by name, lol

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #6650114

Hope this works
New ArtsyFartsy art for my garden
Its not happenen

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
4:49 PM

Post #6650154

switched graphics soft ware I had hopped for a colage but I'll have to send 5 the old way
I call this a water spot its a shallow bowl on a post

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
4:49 PM

Post #6650182

.this is a flat tile that will stand when SIL makes one

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #6650184

.a bird form that hangs on a tree

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #6650190

.another flat tile fern pattern

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #6650192

.This is the hanging sculpture"tree ear ring"

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beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2009
9:46 PM

Post #6651096

Kastrol..thats what I wanted to do ...

Sadly that only looks like good ground. It's the edge of the driveway pretty solid packed rock. I might go out to the sides a bit and down into the beds.

Ginger


pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2009
10:10 PM

Post #6651162

Zuzu - we could really use a Part 3 for this thread. Thanks.
SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 6, 2009
10:21 PM

Post #6651195

I was just going to ask the same thing...new thread please. :-)
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2009
10:53 PM

Post #6651329

Wow, you're right. This has been a popular thread. Let's all remember that it was JasperDale's good idea.

Part 3:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/998886/
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 7, 2009
3:49 AM

Post #6652609

...but the truth be told, it was Zuzu's idea for this thread initially !
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2009
4:01 AM

Post #6652658

That's right, JD. I twisted your arm.
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2009
3:03 PM

Post #6653830

ge1836...I like your arts and crafts you have added into the hardscape. Beats the dickens out of a concrete frog. LOL

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #6653893

Thanks Docgipe.
I love art and objects with plant elements in the sculpture is just a bonus.
It is possible to over do it though so I moved a piece to another location and it made a difference.
Now to find things for the rest of the gardens. I would like a trellis but havnt seen just the right one. I'm fussy as if nobody hadnt noticed.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 7, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #6653940

Fussy ? Aren't we all ? LOL
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #6654018

Surely you jest, JD!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #6654134

I want to plant Rhubarb in a container.
Anyone think it will work?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2009
5:40 PM

Post #6654396

I've never tried it. You might want to ask the people on container gardening or fruit gardeners.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
9:13 AM

Post #6657399

DD says its not a good idea. Roots might be too cold in winter. and there is no room in garage to store anything.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2009
12:00 PM

Post #6657686

Could you plant it at the edge of the vegetable garden?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
12:14 PM

Post #6657738

I have a spot in mund.
It means removing a huge noid hosta .
This is it,we inherited it and no matter how I try it just doesnt work with the rest of the area.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2009
12:24 PM

Post #6657776

Would you consider potting up the rhubarb until you can get someone to dig out the huge hosta in the fall (when you can remove the leaves so it will be easier) and then amend the soil and plant the rhubarb in that spot?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2009
3:55 PM

Post #6658739

Thats the plan.
Willi is sending a plant from his started from seeds.
NDFarmgirl
Page, ND

July 10, 2009
3:04 AM

Post #6800260

I'm hoping the next photo I take will have an arbor here! Crossing my fingers DH makes it this weekend!

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revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2009
3:18 AM

Post #6800325

I can see it now, it'll be gorgeous! What are your plans for plantings?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2009
9:25 AM

Post #6800857

I can see it and its a perfect spot

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #6802018

Another great day

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docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #6810556

My Arbor and shed staining project is finished and supporting a nice growth...some flowers in their second year and a cuke which was added a bit late in the plan. It is begining to show promise of literally hiding the neighbor behind my location of the arbor.

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docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2009
6:20 PM

Post #6810568

Off to your left from the arbor is some more monkey business. Six tomatoes all different in three Topsy Turvey growing slieves. The earliest is a grape tomato just now turning white.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2009
8:50 AM

Post #6813037

Thats a wonderful spot.I like the slant that continues the roof line.
NDFarmgirl
Page, ND

July 20, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #6839707

Yeah! I got one and the start of the 2nd!!! Simple style. My husband was expecting something bigger, fancier, but I like it.

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NDFarmgirl
Page, ND

July 20, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #6839712

start of the 2nd

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 20, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #6839807

Very nice! Now what are you going to grow on them ?
NDFarmgirl
Page, ND

July 20, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #6839840

Not sure yet. I love lab-lab (egyptian pea vine) and once saw it growing with morning glories, but trying to find hte picture. Looking at everyone else's pictures to get ideas.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 20, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6841777

Farmgirl, Your gardens are so beautiful have you done all that yourself? Love the trellises, Great placement on the fist pic. I have just gotten a Hyacinth Bean and just love the look of it. We will see how it does for use. I was wondering about The roof on that bird feeder is it a green roof, looks like it could be?
NDFarmgirl
Page, ND

July 20, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #6842024

Yep - me, mysself, and I. My husband farms, so I get a little help here and there when he's available. he did make me the arbors though!! The blue bird feeder has moss rose planted on it.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 20, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #6842155

Hope this is new for some of you.
My neighbor gave me a pallat of flagg stone walk pavers.
DD helped place them today.
What would we do without our children.
This is her and the 2 walks, we have 9 pavers left but she will find a creative use for them.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 20, 2009
6:40 PM

Post #6842502

I thought that roof looked green (planted). How is that working?
ge1836, that is looking very nice. Ah yes, helpful children I have 4 grown 2 girls and 2 boys. My son's are very handy and have big muscles. LOL Right now not a lot of help as they are both working big time hours but they will come when really needed. The girls do to in their ways and they are all very good and helpful to their grandparents. I have been working on a new bed. It will be a long strip that will run down the side of the veggie garden and while I was working I've been thinking about putting in a walkway. There is a wide grassy path that leads down from the front yard that runs between the veggie garden and the evergreens to the barn. We use it all the time and I was thinking once the new strip garden gets put in maybe I should think of some type of hard-scape walkway that there will be no mowing that will need to be done down their.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 20, 2009
6:58 PM

Post #6842557

Hi! This is Ric. Holly can think of hardscape all she wants. For the time being I think I'll mow!!! LOL She already has 3 other "hard" jobs in the works.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2009
7:31 PM

Post #6842694

Hi, Ric. It's okay. We all know that lawns are a guy thing. Women usually see them as a big waste of space that could be taken up by nice flowers instead.
NDFarmgirl
Page, ND

July 20, 2009
7:34 PM

Post #6842707

I'm finding it hard to keep watered, so trying moss rose this year. I'm trying to find hte picture from the magazine where i got the instructions. They had it planted with hens and chicks and such.
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 20, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #6842746

Ah yes the mention of grass. If you all could get the cut set at three and a half inches or four within a year you would have better grass, less weeds, less need of water and less grass cutting because it is not racing to save itself from a golf club scalping. I had trouble with my family and help setting my mowers for a closer cut. All mowers here are now welded in place to cut four inches.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #6858517

Albums is me from now on
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/July24?authkey=Gv1sRgCIibrIuPh5P-zQE

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2009
7:30 PM

Post #6860317

Before this thread gets too long to read.
I found this website.Too funny
Ad in Fine Gardening
http://www.douglasfeypottery.com/index.htm
NDFarmgirl
Page, ND

July 24, 2009
11:33 PM

Post #6861200

those are so cute!
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #6861234

JoAnn, your comment about the thread getting too long makes me suspect you forgot there's a part 3, which has been here since June 6th.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/998886/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2009
9:06 AM

Post #6862590

GEEEEEzus I am really in the pit for observing anything.

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