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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2009
10:51 PM

Post #6651323

Apparently, everyone wants to see your arbors and trellises, so here's part 3.

We came from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/951160/
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #6651826

Well, I didn't get mine built yet, the big one for the wisteria. Oh I was so close got a materials list made and measurements and then it all got pushed back. Hope to still get it in this summer but since it didn't get built for blooming season, there are other projects to be finished first.
ge1836, love your tiles, did you say your SIL makes them?
Kastrol, Beautiful gardens, especially love the arbor walkway with the roses.
Beadmom, That is a very nice arbor DH is handy, got to love those handy hubbies. I don't have any perennial type plants in containers. I always worry how the containers would do in freeze/thaw we get in our area and if the roots would freeze differently than plants that are buried in the ground. I only have annual plants and vines in containers. There are a lot of annual climbers. But you might check over in the Container Forum for more info on growing clematis or other perennial climbers in pots. I might just follow you over there and see what kind of responses you get.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2009
9:02 AM

Post #6653032

Holly
Correction,tiles were made by the artist who made the sculpture.
SIL will weld frames with legs so I can push the legs into the ground and stand the tiles upright.
I dont want them to lay on the ground and get mud spattered when it rains

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
8:21 AM

Post #6662337

Tiles in place in the garden.
Bird motif

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
8:22 AM

Post #6662338

Fern with fern Ghost

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

June 9, 2009
11:11 AM

Post #6662553

Very nice, Jo Ann. The first stone reminds me of "flirty" eyelashes.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2009
11:42 AM

Post #6662622

I will not be installing any trellises where I planned to put the Clems from the co-op. Albina Plenas are not doing well.
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2009
2:12 PM

Post #6668066

Ginger, I have only a 6th floor balcony garden, and I grow 4 clematises. They do beautifully in containers. Three of mine are in almost total shade, but it doesn't seem to bother them and they bloom just fine. Mulch them in the winter with a 2 inch layer of something good in your area. I use pine bark mulch. This is just a plain jackmanii in its second year.

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beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #6668655

That's good news.

I have so much mulch delivered in the fall for wintering I could cover the whole neighborhood. Could have used it yesterday...6" hail. grrrrrr


Ginger
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #6710829

I'm finally almost done with my arbor/bed, Got a little more to go, But, It's getting there ... The beginning photo's are back in part 1 - I think ... View from the 'right-side' bottom

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #6710833

View from the 'left-side' bottom

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2009
4:47 PM

Post #6710842

I posted the wrong photo for the first "right-side' view ... Heres the right photo ..

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2009
5:18 PM

Post #6710979

It looks like a great plan and lots of creative vision
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2009
6:09 PM

Post #6711215

ge1836, Thanks! It was a slope that I didn't know what to do with so I thought I'd make an arbor step bed, I have a clematis and climbing hydrangea on one side of the arbor and clematis on the other.
pyromomma
Columbia, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #6711371

Iris, it is looking wonderful! I am very very impressed, I wish that I was that creative.
Lorie

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2009
6:44 PM

Post #6711394

How clever.I want to see pix when the climbing hydrang. is going strong.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

June 19, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #6712465

Beautiful, Iris. Love the contrasting mulch - little touches like that can make a big difference. Is the hat a garden piece or one that you could spare? I would love to have a ceramic one. :-)
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #6712788

Iris, That looks wonderful just love it and am looking forward to more pics later.
Although we did not get the trellis for the wisteria up we did go today and pick up bricks. We will go back in about 2 weeks to get another load but this load will pave a 10 X 12 + area. The bricks are a replacement for the stone area under the arbor.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #6713090

Thanks everyone!
ge1836, Climbing hydrangea's are slow staters and I only have a small one there so it will be a while before it takes off, But, The climbing clematis ( I forgot the name of it, It has blue bell shaped flowers on it, But, It's doing quite well and growing strong!) I have 3 clematis varietys on the other side and one is a sweet autumn that I just got so I'm hoping they all take off as time goes on.

KaperC, You are so right, Little touches do make a big difference and thats what will bring this bed out even more later on ( I'm not done with it yet) The hat is a straw garden hat that I picked up to hang there because I thought it would give the bed a little extra character, I wanted white so it wouldn't fade out in the sun.

HollyAnnS, A 10 x12 + brick area ... To Die For!! I just love brick/ stone pavers under an arbor! Please post pics when you can!

I went to a place called Wayside gardens outlit, They had some really nice treliisés for good prices, One was 7 ft. tall and I believe it was $22 (I love the 'tall' ones!) They also had an arbor with front gate for $89. I got some plate tags there for $2.95 for ten ... there are the large ones with the copper tags they were on sale, They normally sell for 6.95 for a bag of ten. They had a lot of nice gardening items for good prices so if anyone lives near a Wayside gardens outlit and has never been, It would be worth you drive to see what they have.

This is a photo that I took quickly today of the right side of the arbor-bed ...It is mostly all raised beds of daylilys, I got 2 more top beds to go on the raised beds and then it will be finished for that side ... This is all by my basement door going out to the backyard, So in the mornings, I get to see all the blooms, Watch all the bird activity at the feeders, watch the hummingbirds come in to drink and just relax in the shade under the gazebo top... The trellis that looks bare had climbing roses on it but they got to big so I had just removed them and will be planting something else probably this weekend.

This photo

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2009
9:44 AM

Post #6713928

Its going to be beautiful.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #6714290

Love the long view, One of the things I like most is that it invites you to go up the hill and into the yard. Standing at the bottom of the steps kinda of draws you to the top and makes you want to stop at every step and view the garden as you go. It does so much more than just provide the practical means to get to the top. That is what I see just looking at your pics.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #6715333

ge1836, Thankyou!

HollyAnnS, Thanks so much on your insight!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2009
4:14 PM

Post #6732105

Here is my GF 's poppies.She organiclly farms and is a jeweler

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #6732112

the rest

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2009
5:14 PM

Post #6732416

ge1836, What a nice collage, And wow! Look at all them poppies!!!!! What a great garden in the collage!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2009
5:20 PM

Post #6732445

Yes I knew I was going to share with DG so I took the vedg garden too.
Her peas are srtung and supported so neatly and the garlic and other vedgs are well tilled.
I love her geese watchdogs.
She has huge compost piles she turns with a front loader
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2009
6:51 PM

Post #6732863

Quite the gardener! Geese make Great watchdogs! Wish I had a front loader.. I do my compost with a rotertiller ..Compost ~Black Gold!!! I bet she has a lot!! So lucky!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #6732888

Its a sweet little farm.
She is a master jeweler and keeps the whole gardenthing going too.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2009
7:30 PM

Post #6733049

She's very lucky and I'm sure Very Happy!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2009
7:31 PM

Post #6733058

The Craft life is a good life.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2009
7:33 PM

Post #6733062

my garden this PM
Balloon flower Sentimental Blue
Fringed Heritage poppy
Clementine Blue columbine
Rozann and campanulas
Anthemis

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2009
9:42 PM

Post #6733580

The craft ánd gardening' life is good for the sole!
Really like the collages, If you don't mind ( And I sure hope you dont) May I make a suggestion to you of taking your photos early morning/early evening or take a cardboard ..ape it to a stake, and shadow the plant that you are taking a picture of, This will help keep it from showing the harshness of the strong sunlight ... Just a suggesion, It something that I always try to do and it helps. I think maybe this way, all the photos in your collages will look good and not have any harsh lighting.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #6734642

Thanks to all the help on growing delphinium from Jasper Dale we now have this trellis adored with 'Royal Aspirations'. There are currently 14 spikes. Thanks, JD.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2009
9:01 AM

Post #6735626

IRIS! I usually do take early AM Pix.
The glare on the viewer is too much. I try to compose when I shoot.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2009
10:27 AM

Post #6735727

JoAnn, I'm still laughing at the thought that you could carry a piece of cardboard big enough to shade that huge field of poppies.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2009
11:11 AM

Post #6735807

As you probably had noticed I DO have BIG arms. But thats beyond all.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #6736752

ge1836, My opologies, I am suprised that you get harsh lighting for taking photos early in the AM. I was enjoying your collages and the story of the farm and jewelry making and such above and was looking forward to more photos and storys and thought the collages (sp) were really nice and seen some with harshness and was just trying to help in some small way so that all the photos would look great for you... Sorry, My mistake.
What I wrote above was ...take a cardboard ..tape it to a stake, and shadow " the plant " that you are taking a picture of, "Plain Common sense" would tell anyone you can't do a field of poppies with a piece of cardboard, Thats why I had written "plant " in my sentence. A lot of people use cardboard or sun reflectors for the purpose of trying to save there photos from the harshness of the sun. As I said earlier, I was just trying to be helpfull, But, It seems it didn't work that way.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6736794

Morning sun can be extremely harsh here in the northeast and I've never lived anywhere but here so I can't compare it to other areas. I use a 5.6 aperture to try and eliminate the glare and the way the sun seems to eliminate detail of flowers, like fine veins. Wish it would eliminate some of my veins...and wrinkles!
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
3:39 PM

Post #6736864

pirl, I wanted to mention earlier, Those 'Royal Aspirations' above look gorgeous!
I originally come from the Northeast, Born and raised in Massachusettes, Just moved to the Southern States about 3 years ago.
It is hard to eliminate glare and harshness, Usually, Once it's a certain time of morning, I won't even bother taking any photos. ... " Wish it would eliminate some of my veins...and wrinkles!" LOL! Me Too!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #6737059

Appologies accepted and think no more of it.
I am normaly taking pictures just as the sun comes up.
GF with poppies wouldnt appreciate me in her yard with the geese honking that early.
I did realize they were over exposed,just have to punt sometimes.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #6737193

Where about in MA, Iris? We LOVE Cape Cod!

With all the clouds we've had (and rain) I'm glad I was inspired enough to learn more about my camera since I've had it for five years already!

I'll settle for just the wrinkles disappearing and forget the veins.

GE: you punt well!

Now, this really would be a long view if I took it from across the street but I didn't.

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IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
5:20 PM

Post #6737338

ge1836, Good, And, I wont think anymore of it, ~A lesson learned for me, I will only make helpfull suggestions to people who know me from now on and who know I would only do it out of good intent.
I'm sure gf wouldn't appreciate that honking early in the am. It's almost enough to wake up the dead!

pirl, Worcester. ~Cape Cod is awsome, Been there, Cape May, New Jersey is too, Ever been there?

Know what you mean on learning more about your camera, Had mine almoost 3 years and 'still' learning.

quote: I'll settle for just the wrinkles disappearing and forget the veins. ~ Me Too! LOL!!!

That photo looks painted and is Absolutely Beautifull!!!! Love the compositon on it!!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #6737434

I even know it's pronounced Wooster! I used to take 290 and 90 to my sister's home in Acton and it's just west of Kassia so I know of the area but don't think I've been in the exact city. Spent part of my honeymoon on Cape May with all the Christmas lights on the decorated homes - beautiful.

Thanks.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
5:53 PM

Post #6737466

Pirl, Your right, It is pronounced "Wooster" there lol!!
Part of your honeymoon in Cape May in Christmas, Must have been soooo beautiful! ~I've been there in the early summer, Camped right on the ocean front there, But, Never been there around Christmas time, I can only imagine how really beautiful it must have looked at that time of year!
Your welcome!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
5:56 PM

Post #6737474

Funny because I've never been there in summer!

Back to photos and gardening while the sun plays games.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6737536

LOL!
I agree, Back to the gardening! It's 'çooking' out here today! Hope it's cooler where your at! Enjoy your day!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2009
1:58 PM

Post #6740995

First JI
Prairy Glory

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

June 26, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #6741004

It's beautiful!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2009
2:24 PM

Post #6741088

thanks.
There is anothe JI opening. I thought it was Butterflies in flight but now I thing its Plum Frost

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2009
11:18 AM

Post #6744700

Things happaning today
Astil Sister Theresa
Goatsbeard

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2009
11:20 AM

Post #6744705

.OOOPS.Those thumnails are so small I cant ID anything.
Grafitti lily
Goatsbeard
Sister Theresa

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

June 27, 2009
11:21 AM

Post #6744708

Very pretty. That lily is stunning.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2009
11:42 AM

Post #6744747

I will compare it with Music Art. I cant believe how diff. Grafitti is from the web pic.
When your Purple Lance Astil becomes mature it will be quite a looker.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #6744914

I'm sure.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
9:36 AM

Post #6757516

Yesterdays collage.
Its cloudy and rainy so I doubt there will be pix today.
The Frosted Plum JI,bent over with the weight of the bloom,while trying to stake it I shredded one side.
There are days when gardening doesnt go so well.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
9:37 AM

Post #6757518

another one

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

June 30, 2009
11:32 AM

Post #6757699

Frosted Plum is certainly a beauty. I do have one little trellis just to hold back some of the lilies so they won't fall over the JI's.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #6757716

I'll wait for a sale on trellises.
The deer got me again.
Not a clean sweep of everything but when a 2 year old garden is so sparing for flowers 3 DL 'buds is a lot.They got 1 here and there of other things .
Liquid Fence Failure.I switched to Repells all.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2009
11:59 AM

Post #6757765

Circle the entire garden with it and then get closer to the bed. Sorry about the deer: I share your pain because they got 10' of Hosta Plantaginea (see photo) and one entire Limelight hydrangea (all the buds) but not the same hydrangea 3' away where I did use the Repels All. Of course, by then maybe they were full of the hosta!

Sorry this photo isn't the clearest but I was stunned to see the damage. They did not touch Sum and Substance - not a bite!

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:07 PM

Post #6757792

SO !!!!
You'll
be drinking all day
HUH?
LOL
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2009
12:11 PM

Post #6757799

Just coffee until cocktail time!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:32 PM

Post #6757874

Its really not funny.
I dont have as many deer as many `DG'ers but 2 can make me really feel depressed.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2009
12:44 PM

Post #6757907

I believe I heard that an adult deer consumes 12 pounds of vegetation daily: our herd is 17. Can you envision that in rose/lily/phlox buds and hosta leaves?

Any of us suffering from deer damage have to realize our plants are just a snack for them.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #6758030

I never feel sad when I see the dead ones on the highway.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2009
1:40 PM

Post #6758137

Neither do I.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2009
2:18 PM

Post #6758267

and I thought snails were bad !
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #6758393

Both are the work of the devil!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2009
7:06 PM

Post #6759541

I've been lucky they don't seem to bother the yard plants. We have them in the woods behind the house most of the time they must have enough vegetation back there to keep them out of the yard. A couple of winters ago a small herd of about 8-12 were coming in and cleaning out the bird feeders even then they didn't bother much of the plantings. Got so bad that I finally put out a corn feeder hate to do anything that will draw them in but they were coming into the bird feeders anyway. Luckily when spring came they stopped coming around. Sometimes you will see them along the hedgerow on the other side of the lane or at my small pond but not often.
This pic is terrible as it was taken thru my sliding glass doors. That blurry bush on the left is my Holly hedge at the edge of the lane.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2009
7:10 PM

Post #6759556

These two passed right by and just worked their way down the other side of the lane.
This one thought she could hide behind the Hollies.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
7:18 PM

Post #6759606

I yell at them when I see them, they run.
They also do most of their damage at night or early before dawn.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
10:31 AM

Post #6762492

Lilies blooming today.Pinks are in a shadier spot ,will appear in a few weeks

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

July 1, 2009
10:55 AM

Post #6762544

Love all the colors, Jo Ann.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
11:11 AM

Post #6762574

There is practically no difference between Music Art and Grafitti, they dont grow near each other in the garden.
The web pic for grafitti made it look like a green lily with dark red center.
Now I need a lavander -purple lily in with the Fatas and Music Art. A lily is the only thing that will fit in that space.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2009
11:15 AM

Post #6762580

There was a purple lily on some popular online site like the Lily Garden but what height do you want?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2009
11:19 AM

Post #6762591

Would this one be too tall? It's Black Beauty (not black but a very nice dark red):
http://www.thelilygarden.com/pages_lilies/orienpet_3.html

I haven't found the purple one yet.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2009
11:22 AM

Post #6762600

I know I've posted a pic of this taken last year but it is blooming again so I thought I would post a this year pic. This is my front entrance right now if your taller than my 5'3" you must duck to just a bit to clear those front blooms. After it is done blooming it will get a hair cut.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
11:24 AM

Post #6762602

I was just looking on B&D lilies and they have a Sumatra but its sold out.
I am looking for OP 's or anything 32" or over.
I might move a Husker Red to the area to relieve the eye of so much yellow.
There will be white Phlox there and some 7 foot white lilies in the background.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
11:25 AM

Post #6762605

That's just glorious Holly
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2009
11:27 AM

Post #6762609

'Purple Reign' is white with wide brush stokes of purple.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2009
11:28 AM

Post #6762612

How did I miss your wonderful photo, Holly?

It is a beauty and a grand entrance as well.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2009
11:35 AM

Post #6762628

That Trumpet vine does take some looking after but I think the display is worth the effort. Right now the hummers are all over it.
Here is a new pic of one of the window boxes, we were late getting these started with this funny spring weather but it is starting to come along.
ge1836, 7ft Lilies? WOW

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
11:37 AM

Post #6762633

I just picked up (copied) about 10 lily pix to go with the purple cones that are about to bloom.
I'm looking for some simple form that wont make the 2 lilies in that spot ,look too fussy.
I chose purple rain,funny how we think alike.
I'll put together some combos and dmail

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #6762636

Thats how I wanted my caladiums to look.
Here are my 7 footers.The lilies I mentioned were moved from this group of NOID 's
Cant find an easier pix but they are in this collage

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

July 1, 2009
12:02 PM

Post #6762677

Nice window box, Holly, and a reminder that our window boxes need watering.

What's the name of the 7' white lily, Jo Ann? I have some tall ones but none at 7'.

Some purple basil could also go in your vacancy right now and give the color you want.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
12:15 PM

Post #6762707

These were supposed to be a recurved yellow throated lily ,name escapes me and B&B took them off their site.
I wrot them they cant ID it so they are the tall white NOIDS
Just measured they are 6 feet.
This is what they looked like last year.Their first year.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
12:16 PM

Post #6762709

here are some lily choices
Lily Landini
Purple Rain
Dot Com

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

July 1, 2009
12:28 PM

Post #6762741

What a glorious setting for those lilies.

My choice would be Landini but do check Plant Files to be certain of the color.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
12:30 PM

Post #6762749

Thanks for the heads up.
I usually brighten the stolen pix from garden store websites.
I dont know why they are so dark unless they want an absence of glare from full sun. It makes a bug diff. some dark purplr reds turn into pinks with a touch of peach.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2009
12:34 PM

Post #6762760

The bloom time is the critical thing for your orange and yellow lily area. There's no point in having the right color at the wrong time and your space is limited. My thinking cap needs more coffee.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
12:35 PM

Post #6762761

your doin fine Pirl.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2009
12:40 PM

Post #6762772

See what the miracle of coffee does?

It's Ebony, from Faraway Flowers (DG's Mainiac - Ramona), and they were priced 3/$12.00 but I don't have the height written down.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2009
12:46 PM

Post #6762786

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

July 1, 2009
12:48 PM

Post #6762796

Now you have a choice for next year.
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #6774526

Here is an arbor I saw yesterday at Heirloom Roses in St. Paul, OR

Ginger

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beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #6774533

It was a very deep arbor.

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 4, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #6774727

Beautiful ! Do you know what rose(s) is growing on it ?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #6774746

Stunning!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 4, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #6774756

On one of her many travels, one of my ds's took a photo of a covered bridge that had a climbing rose covering it. I'll have to ask her what state it was in.
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
2:07 AM

Post #6774821

I don't know what rose that is but the lady there (Bobbie) was so nice I bet I could find out.


Ginger

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2009
9:08 AM

Post #6775696

It must weigh quite a lot.
Absolutly beautiful.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

July 4, 2009
4:52 PM

Post #6776986

I believe that is what is called (in French) an 'allee' - we want to build one on the path that leads down the hill from our house. In our case, we would probably use grapevines and/or some other mixed vines. They are magical.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2009
9:08 AM

Post #6862593

Thanks for the re-rouring Zuzu!
I was lost on the first thread.
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

August 10, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #6931503

My beautiful gazebo that I purchased for a small fortune from Fred Meyer did not survive the whirly thing that blasted through my yard...sooooooo.. since my DH did not heed my warning to stake it down he is now building me a HUGE CEDAR 16 x 16 ARBOR to replace it...


Whooo Hoooo!!!


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

August 10, 2009
9:42 PM

Post #6931534

Proof that out of bad comes good.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 16, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #6954103

Somehow I forgot to post this photo here. It's Ernest Markham clematis that blooms later for me because I cut it back as often as needed so it won't bloom at the same time azaleas suffer their ugly period after they're finished blooming. So it blooms all summer long.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 16, 2009
10:52 PM

Post #6954154

Very nice Pirl
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2009
11:10 PM

Post #6954195

Wow! And is that a Thalictrum next to it?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 16, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #6954333

Yes...it was. It's too tall and so few flowers that it's been deleted.
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

August 16, 2009
11:58 PM

Post #6954358

LOL, your garden must be ever-changing, Pirl! I asked in the other thread about your platycodon in that photo and you said it was now moved... and so is the thalictrum! Your garden map must be a nightmare to keep updated!!! =P
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2009
12:04 AM

Post #6954420

I look at the map each winter and it brings back fond memories. Before the computer I was diligent about changes but now photos are my garden plans.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2009
10:05 AM

Post #6955619

Ive lost controle of my maps.
They are not as reliable as they were in May.
Someone warned me.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
11:51 AM

Post #6982199

While going through photos and organizing them again, generally a winter hobby, I ran across this photo. It would be ideal with roses climbing over it and the posts covered in clematises.

The photo is not mine: credit cocoa lulu of DG.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 24, 2009
12:05 PM

Post #6982219

It would be ideal for both. The Clematis would latch right on to that cattle fencing without any help from the gardener.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
12:14 PM

Post #6982246

I'm sending cocoa lulu a link and hope she'll post an updated photo for us.
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

August 24, 2009
1:08 PM

Post #6982364

Pirl, I love that idea! I'm going to have to make another trip to our farm supply and have a look around for inspiration. Don't you find that when you look around at the gardening things available, ideas just pop into your head about new ways to plant your favorite plants? Hubby used to not understand this in me, but now he's even taken to bringing home trash he's passed on the side of the road that he thinks I might want to convert to treasure! (If you knew my Tom, you'd realize what a huge change this is!!!) His find of the charred fish chimenea turned fountain was the first part of the inspiration for the wrought iron wall that now is home to so many of my new clems! Now I'm looking for interesting containers... or more specifically something that is not a container now that can become one... to add some of the smaller-growing clems around the gardens.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #6982407

I have more inspiration for you, Evey, from photos on DG on the uses of cattle fencing and other things like it. I don't know the names of all these products but I do love the results.

Look what Jack bought for me a few years ago and we still haven't installed it anywhere. Now for Jack it's a huge leap in the right direction since he's more prone to throw things out but now he loves all cast iron (loved Coghlan's Gallery in New Orleans!) and wrought iron. Haunt your local wrecking stores and architecural salvage shops for great finds.

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BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

August 24, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #6982446

Pirl, sadly, most of the salvage stores here don't have much wrought iron because it typically is scrapped for the metal instead of saved for it's beauty. Since New Orleans had one of the primary iron yards in the country for a very long time, we have a large amount of iron on the older homes in our area. Perhaps people don't value it's beauty as much because it's so frequently seen here. You have to catch the older iron while it's still sitting in someone's side yard or individual trash pile.

This message was edited Aug 24, 2009 8:47 AM
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #6982464

I'd be haunting the trash piles constantly. My friend did that in upstate NY and brought me about ten pieces, some of them huge.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2009
1:53 PM

Post #6982504

Hi All, I haven't posted much but have been following along and enjoying the pics. I like that arbor of cocoa lulu's I've been looking at those long tunnels and thinking where can I put one of those. Not sure yet but I'll keep thinking about it. LOL
Here is an updated pic of my window boxes, don't think you have seen them since they filled out.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2009
1:53 PM

Post #6982507

The salvage shops have caught on and charge huge prices.
New repros are nearly the same price

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #6982511

nice boxes Holly
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

August 24, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #6982528

Holly, your wall collage of plants is beautiful!

I would enjoy having a trellis tunnel as well, but if I tried to do one as long as that one posted above, I think the neighbors would complain that I'm planting in their yard! ;-)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
2:00 PM

Post #6982531

Very nice, Holly Ann.

Flea markets carry reproductions that are wonderful. I get a lot on Cape Cod every June.

This piece is about 2.5' long and solid cast iron. Cost was $9.00 - not bad at all.

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

August 24, 2009
2:00 PM

Post #6982533

What fussy neighbors, Evey!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 24, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #6982541

cocoalulu is a great gal, talented and w/ a great sense of style. She hasn't posted much lately, I miss her contributions.

Arlene, a local nursery used an iron headboard and made it into a green bean trellis in a raised veggie bed. The owner told me they tacked rebar at the bottom of the headboard to make it taller. They sank it in the dirt and voila. I have a pic of it somewhere, no telling when I'll be able to find it. If/when I redo veggie beds, I will definitely use that idea. Another item they used was pairing two of the metal rose trellises together. again, tacked some rebar for height. When the climber whatever is not growing, you have a real artistic element in the veggie garden.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #6982568

Gee, and there's a junk store with two cast iron beds just about 5 miles away...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2009
2:11 PM

Post #6982580

Pirl you are in the heart of goodfinds
I love the CapeCod find
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
2:20 PM

Post #6982619

This piece was $6.00.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #6982674

awwww
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #6982736

We went to NOLA pre Katrina and our fiends brought back a couple of small pieces of Wrought Iron. Ric and I walked the Garden District snapping pics of the decorative work. Just beautiful.
Ric, has been dragging things home from other peoples trash piles for years and we get some very usable things that way. Metal beds especially daybeds are pretty easy to scoop up and the metal angle iron that is in bed frames comes in very hand for many projects.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
3:16 PM

Post #6982774

Yes, we have lots of that angle iron as well.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

August 24, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #6983044

Love that structure of cocoalulu's. It's similar to what we would like to do on one of our paths here, called an 'allee.' Long term dream. :-) We've thought of doing it with native grapes here.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.gardening-howto.com/pruning-plants/images/pleached-allee.bmp&imgrefurl=http://www.gardening-howto.com/pruning-plants/pleached-allee.htm&usg=__3mXEBrfyj7fRAAL2yH9QXm5MtNI=&h=392&w=452&sz=88&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=2gPK9onqzftV5M:&tbnh=110&tbnw=127&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dallee%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6983062

It's such a nice cool look.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #6983467

Thank you KasperC, I just could not remember the proper name for that. We have room to put one just not sure how I will fit it into my future garden plans. I was thinking you could make a nice shaded arbor with a bench using the same materials. By attaching the panels longer down the back and shorter in the front. Spray painting the metal would give it a more finished look.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

August 24, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6983743

We want to keep the sides open for air movement and to avoid cutting the garden in half, so we're planning on using the grapevines and just weaving them together (pleaching?) instead of using the wire sides. DH thinks he will use cemented-in posts with rebar for the structure. He's the eng-i-neer, so I'll leave that to him. ^_^
It means pulling out some substantial plants, but things have changed since we started!
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 25, 2009
4:55 AM

Post #6985505

...and if you're like the rest of us, you'll be pulling up established plants as long as you garden..and things will constantly be changing !

Has anyone ever seen the old movie "The Bad Seed" with Patty McCormack ? (circa 1962...) She makes numerous references throughout the movie about their "Scuppernong Arbor" (a type of grape, I think...)

She was this diabolical child killer with blonde braids and as vicious as a viper. She thought she had everyone fooled, but could worm her way out of everything with her ingratiating manner.

Without spoiling the movie, there's one scene where her mother confronts her about her involvement in a childs drowning at a picnic she had been to. She attempts to change the subject and says, "Mother...may I go sit under the Scuppernong Arbor? It's so nice and shady there...and you can see me from the window..."...yada yada yada...(this kid had no conscience and would plot her evil deeds while sitting under the Scuppernong Arbor...all the while pretending to be this angelic little thing...

NOT !!!

Anyway, in the film they show the arbor and it looks just like what is being discussed here...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2009
9:09 AM

Post #6985662

Jasper - - -you couldnt possibly be old enough to remember that movie.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 25, 2009
10:08 AM

Post #6985715

It actually came out in 1956. Patty McCormack was close to my age, and we both had left our childhood far behind us by 1962.

She was impressive in that role, wasn't she? To this day, when she guest stars on TV shows like "The Sopranos" or "Grey's Anatomy," reviewers refer to her as Rhoda from "The Bad Seed."

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2009
10:21 AM

Post #6985727

Thanks Zuzu I had forgotten her name.
My childhood was also left behind in 1964 except I was nearly 30.
Its good to be free.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 25, 2009
12:11 PM

Post #6985930

When I'm in the garden I think my childhood returns. Or is that my second childhood? Last week I kept going under the sprinkler, due to the heat, and it's really hard not to smile after getting drenching wet.

Now if I just had a Scuppernong Arbor to plot some evil deeds...but I do well enough on the computer.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2009
12:12 PM

Post #6985933

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

August 25, 2009
2:53 PM

Post #6986424

OK, now I'm going to have to find some way to get that image out of my head!! I hated that little brat!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2009
3:14 PM

Post #6986493

I never liked girls who didnt "play fair"
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 25, 2009
4:56 PM

Post #6986811

I didn't realize that movie was that old. I first saw it in 1962 when I was in the second grade. I remember my older sisters using the line "What would you give me for a basket of kisses ? " then they told me that's where the line came from. That film has a sort of cult following these dyas.

I always thought that Jay North, who played Dennis the Menace, could have been Patty McCormack's brother.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #6986818

I never put that together but your right.
Both had those sharp tight features.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 25, 2009
5:00 PM

Post #6986823

and that platinum hair.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 25, 2009
5:45 PM

Post #6986998

Watch out for that platinum hair!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2009
6:46 PM

Post #6987162

not many around in those days.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

August 25, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #6987621

We called them "towheads" - anybody know where that came from? My brother was one - the only blonde in the family.

OK, had to go look it up:

[quote]tow headed is literally "flaxen haired". This meaning of tow comes from Middle Low German touw (which means "flax, hemp fiber"). This probably went back to the prehistoric Germanic base *tow-, *taw "make, prepare" (source also of English tool), in the sense "make yarn from wool; spin". [/quote]
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

August 26, 2009
6:47 AM

Post #6989314

My kids were both tow-haired. They both stayed that way until about the 5th grade or so, when the blonde started to darken a bit.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 26, 2009
9:52 AM

Post #6989402

I was a towhead.I always thought I was adopted because my brother and sister had brown hair

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 26, 2009
9:53 AM

Post #6989404

and one of my daughters
Yes she is a gardener

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BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

August 26, 2009
10:04 AM

Post #6989417

Here are Kate and Brad before their first plane ride. Kate's in 5th grade and her hair is just beginning to get a bit darker. Brad's in 3rd grade and still bright blonde... and missing a few front teeth!

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Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

August 30, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #7003194

this is the front gate to the back yard in Feb. Has wiesteria growinfg on it . Has not bloomed yet though.

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Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

August 30, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #7003201

thjis is the trellis in May that is on the gargage. Made of cedar

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Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

August 30, 2009
2:20 AM

Post #7003211

This is the same trellis in July in bloom was full this year

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Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

August 30, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #7003232

This is the latest backyard project that will be planted with Hydranga vine. Have stained it and ready to put on a shade covering but no pic yet.

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Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

August 30, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #7003244

this is a trellis I am trying to train an esplaia apple tree on. (not sure on spelling)

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

August 30, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #7003245

Nice work. Do you have the hydrangea already? They take a very long time to get growing.
Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

August 30, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #7003252

yes i do and planted thats why I am putting a shade stucture up till the vine gets going. Its been 5 yrs for the wiesteria and they say it may take up to 20yrs to bloom
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2009
2:45 AM

Post #7003291

Patience really is a virtue that gardeners know best.
Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

August 30, 2009
2:52 AM

Post #7003322

yes agreed and the folage does look nice covering it so its ok just want blooms lol
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 30, 2009
4:27 AM

Post #7003611

By sheer chance, I saw this thread come up on the active list of threads spotlighted on DG. The title of the thread got my attention! I love vines! All kinds! So the minute I saw Arbors and Trellis ... I popped right on over here. I think the title should also include "Pergola" too! First off, I just have to say what an excellent thread topic this is! Second, I am very impressed with all the beautiful vertical structures everyone has created! They are amazing!! And third, thanks for some absolutely inspiring ideas!

I have a sloping backyard and have been wracking my brain on how to create beds down the slope. Thanks to IRIS for the fabulous step-up garden beds! That is exactly what I need to build! What a great idea!!! Yours looks beautiful. And guess what ... I have lots of daylilies that I grew from seed this year that would find step-up garden beds the ideal location to thrive and bloom! I love your pathway, too! And your arbor is beautiful! WOW! Perfect!!!

So many unique ideas on these 3 threads! I am wanting to build a small pergola at the back of my house that currently looks so bare in that area. I already have Sweet Autumn clematis growing and blooming in two pots. I want to plant them in beds at the sides of the pergola and let them climb up and over the top of this small pergola that I have already planned out in my mind. But I couldn't figure out how to add seating to that pergola until I saw someone's photos of the benches attached to two sides of the pergola. That is exactly what I am going to build. But I am also going to add built-in small tables attached to the benches that will be built right into the 2 sides of the pergola. That will give me a place to place drinks, magazines, even a container of potted plants!

I can not tell you how many great ideas I got from just these 3 threads! Thank you. :-)

My dh and I used a concrete mold to create a cottage stone outdoor patio. Then we added a picket fence around the patio, added garden beds along the fence, and built an arbor to top it all off! Going through the arbor leads out to my butterfly and hummingbird garden. My idea is to create several different garden rooms in my backyard. I want to eliminate most of the grass and replace with paths and garden beds. I want more arbors, trellises, and something to divide the rooms ... be it shrubs, fencing, or short walls made of stone or whatever I can get my hands on for cheap! LOL!

Here is a photo of my arbor and patio area.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 30, 2009
4:32 AM

Post #7003629

And here is how it looks now with some plants growing on and around the arbor. :-)

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BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

August 30, 2009
4:46 AM

Post #7003659

Art, I LOVE your front gate! That is so pretty and inviting. I have fond memories of Milwaukee... my grandmother was from Wisconsin. She was the youngest of 13 children in her family, so we spent a lot of summers up there with my grandparents, visiting her brothers and sisters in Milwaukee, Lake Mills, Waterloo, and all points in between!

Becky, your garden is beautiful. You have the makings of a lovely and intimate cottage garden going there. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2009
9:00 AM

Post #7003820

Art great pictures your vines will look great
Becky I thought I was a pretty good gardener but DavesGarden has expanded my garden visions quite a bit.When you see what dozens of gardeners do to solve ugly space problems It inspired me to work with areas I would never thought of
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2009
12:24 PM

Post #7004023

Becky - all pergolas are welcome and tuteurs and obelisks. Anything that a plant can use to climb on is welcome. Love your cottage garden look, the fencing and the arbor!

I had a few eye opening moments when I went to Google, then Image and typed in Pergolas. So many fantastic ideas there as well as on these threads.

We saw this one in NH on vacation and I love it but it would be so much nicer with plants growing on it.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2009
1:38 PM

Post #7004198

Art, Really love that gate to the back garden How much nicer than an open walk thru. I wonder how much sun does your wisteria get between the buildings. Maybe that is why it hasn't bloomed yet? I would love to have a climbing Hydrangea but haven't picked a good spot for one. I would love to grow one on the side of the house but I think they like a shadier area and I'm not sure it would do well there. Looks like your new pergola is pretty sunny? I've been reading where plants that usually grow in the shade in more southern climes can do well in the sun in a more northern clime. I was wondering how your hydrangea is doing and how much sun has it been getting?
Becky, Lovely garden, The fence and arbor are beautiful and I can see the patio you made with the concrete mold. Really looks good, how big is it?
Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

August 30, 2009
2:08 PM

Post #7004276

During the summer I would 6-7 hours less on the base of the plant, The hydrangea I was told should do well for the climate and locating being zone 5 with the amount of sun. And need the gate to keep dogs in the yard.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #7004400

Art, I am hearing that the zone or geographical location can make a big difference in the light requirements. I'm in Pa. with a zone 6. Think I should go on over to the vines and climbers forum and ask a few ?? about growing them in my zone. Perhaps I can get my wall of climbing hydrangea. I have a west facing wall that is shaded all morning but gets hit with afternoon sun.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2009
2:50 PM

Post #7004411

Luis is great with hydrangeas, especially the climbing ones. He's always a gentleman and will give you help.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 30, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #7004444

Thanks everyone!

HollyAnnS - My outdoor patio is about 11' x 15'. Not very big, but perfect for my dh and I and visitors. I eventually want to move the PVC table and chairs to another area out in my yard and put a smaller table set on the patio. The PVC furniture is just too big for that area.

I love all the vines that everyone is growing on their vertical structures. I wish I could grow roses here. They do not do well here in this heat at all unless they are in containers. I have 3 small bushes in containers right on that patio. Knockout Red, Knockout Pink, and Blush Pink. All bushes with smaller blooms. I grow Passifloras, Corkscrew, Morning Glories (my faves!), gourds, Blue Sky, etc. are the ones that I am growing in my gardens.

What is your favorite vine or climbing plant and why?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2009
3:16 PM

Post #7004504

If your question was a general one to all of us I'd say Clematis. As for why - because there's such a wide variety to choose from and they're so beautiful.

This is 'Omoshiro'.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 30, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #7004867

Pirl - Yes, the question was for everyone...

Your photo of 'Omoshiro' is picture perfect! I have 3 clematis. Ernest Markham, Jackmanii, and Venosa Violacea. They don't do as well here because of the heat.

Here is Venosa Violacea from this past Spring (when the weather was cooler).

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

August 30, 2009
6:40 PM

Post #7005215

Well, well, isn't that just a perfect picture! I love how you got color echoes from fencing! Is that the low vinyl fencing purchased in 10' sections? Now I may have to replace my old picket fencing and I'll know where to put my Venosa Violacea that's been waiting 18 months for the perfect spot.

Thanks for a terrific idea!

I believe BlissfulGarden (Evey) has a site or a list with all the clematis that do well in hot zones. You could Dmail her to find out.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

August 30, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #7005242

Beautiful, Becky! So many great ideas on this thread. We're lucky to get blooms from our Clematis here and my DH gets so frustrated if I cut them back.
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

August 31, 2009
8:09 AM

Post #7007458

Hello everyone. Yes, Holly Ann, the geographical location does make a difference for hydrangeas. Here in the South, the summer sun is so strong that I have to limit sun exposure from 6am thru 11am or 12pm. Exposures past 12pm+ will scorch the hydrangea leaves that are in direct contact with the sun and make the leaves turn completely yellow (like when they have iron chlorosis but the leaves are all yellowed out, including the veins).

But you are in the northern half of the country and that means you are lucky because the climber hydrangea will do well in the conditions that you describe. Generally speaking, H. anomala petiolaris will be happy in either full sun or shade but that is mostly in the northern states and some middle of the country ones. As you get closer to the Gulf of Mexico, the leaves will suffer a little and the blooms may brown out much faster due to our intense sun and hot temperatures...

:o(

You could also review Schizophragma hydrangeoides (or S. hydrageoides Roseum) as it has slightly larger white lacecap blooms (Roseum has rosy-colored bracts and a rosy tinge in the outer sepals) but since it does not produce as much bloomage as Petiolaris, I rarely mention it. Petiolaris just looks so much more impressive when packed full of open blooms! All three are hardy on your zone.

Picture of Schizophragma hydrangeoides :
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/121398/

Picture of Schizophragma hydrangeoides Roseum:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/114355/
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 31, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #7008201

Luis, Thank you so much for the info. Looks like I will be getting a much desired plant and Ric will be building a new trellis. If the house was brick I would probably let it climb the wall like those I have seen in N.C. but with vinyl siding we will need to come up with something suitable. Maybe a bench trellis combo. This side yard has remained un-planted for years. Plans for a small formal garden just haven't been realized, yet. A trellised climbing hydrangea on the house wall would fit in very well.
One of the things I love most about DG is the exchange of ideas that lead to new possibilities. Thank you all for the insight.
Can't tell much from this pic but this is the area. You come from the front of the house thru the arch in the clipped yew and across to a gate at the other end that enters the lower back yard. This small side yard is bordered by the veggie garden on one side and the house on the other side.

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luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 1, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #7011137

Lucky you, a veggie garden. I have been meaning to re-start a veggie garden for some time. The dogs made it impossible with their digging. The organic amendments must aso smell good because they liked to poke thru the little fence that, really, did no help to protect the ole veggie garden. Since I buy them often at Wally World, I have been thinking about planting butternut squash next or maybe the regular yellow squash. I have something growing out there right now. Not sure what it is but probably another type of squash. Comes out on its own yearly and reminds me of watermelon.

Oh, maybe I should try that too. A coworker who passed away, once commented of several varieties that he used to grow from seed that were excellent. And so much better than those sold at grocery stores but... they could not be commercially transported without the inside suffering problems. He may have mentioned the name but I forgot.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2009
4:12 AM

Post #7011433

The veggie garden was a moderate success this year. About 3 years ago I decided that it was time to clean up the old veggie garden that was left to go to perennial weeds years ago. Every so often we would mow it down but never really weeded it. We had been cleaning out a spot here and there for pumpkins or some other fun plant. Then about 3 years ago I realized that I would loose my asparagus bed if I didn't take action and got serious. Each year we have cleared out a bigger area this year it is almost back to the original size. Tonight we had fresh Brussels sprouts picked just an hour before dinner.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2009
8:51 AM

Post #7011880

We have teeeeny eggplants now,
The plants are in with the perennials and next year we will have a small plot just for vedgies.
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 1, 2009
9:11 AM

Post #7011893

Asparagus sound good. I want to try butternut squash too. I am not a fan of brussels sprouts myself but I still order them once every two months or so at the cafeteria in the building where I work. Since I eat broccoli and cauliflower often, I should try to grow them but, eeeeh, then I remember the pooches and I do not know if those two veggies would last. Hee hee hee! And Sigh...
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2009
12:04 PM

Post #7012133

I wonder if you could plant butternut squash in containers and grow them up a trellis?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2009
11:06 AM

Post #7031376

Just had to post this.
Chickadee house is 6 feet up.

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

September 6, 2009
11:16 AM

Post #7031388

What a pretty picture. Are any chickadees living there?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2009
11:19 AM

Post #7031394

Wrens tore out the nest in June and raised their family in there. After the first family most houses are abandoned. This one hase been empty since late July.
The morning glories were so charming I just had to take a picture.
How's your back Pirl?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2009
12:01 PM

Post #7031452

As I've heard birds won't come to a used nest so it has to be cleaned out but I've never done it. I've also taken down bird houses because I find it much too upsetting to see the crows grab the babies and fly off. That's no way to start the day.

The back isn't bad at all but the sciatica at my waist line to my feet is agony. I sit here and twirl in my chair for the first two hours of the day to loosen me up. I have to twirl in the opposite direction, too, or I'd probably spin out of control and end up on your doorstep!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2009
12:22 PM

Post #7031482

Im driven to use my walker from time to time to keep the weight off my heel.
Stay on the meds and hope for the best.
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2009
7:58 PM

Post #7033087

Finally.. My new arbor is up replacing the gazebo that ended up on the roof.

Here we are having a christening party!

As you can see our grandson is also due any minute...

Ginger

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

September 6, 2009
8:34 PM

Post #7033247

Beautiful, Ginger. Looks like DH did a good job. Will you be growing anything on it?

'Tis the season for birthing, for sure! Mom always said it was the cold winter - all four of us were born in the summer! LOL Best wishes to your family.

Kathleen
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #7036868

I plan to grow lots on it but won't start until next season as we are already getting some 30-ish nights.

GInger

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #7036906

Thats the clue!!!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #7037558

Beautiful Arbor and Beautiful mother to be. Please post pics next spring of both the arbor and the grandchild.
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7038603

OH...twist my arm a little...wanna see his sister?????

Grandma Ginger
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #7038645

Just in case you say yes.. ..Of course keeping on topic...flowers are involved.

Ginger

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JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 8, 2009
3:38 AM

Post #7039061

Beautiful child !

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2009
10:17 AM

Post #7039482

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

September 13, 2009
2:25 PM

Post #7058646

Texas Puddy Print gave me permission to post these photos of how a cattle fence can hide an ugly feature (or a not so beautiful but necessary feature).

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

September 13, 2009
2:26 PM

Post #7058651

I love how well the cattle fencing works.

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

September 13, 2009
2:28 PM

Post #7058659

Love this arch as well.

Thanks for allowing me to post these photos, Texas Puddy Print! Please update with any photos or new ideas you've used for the fencing. Thanks.

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #7058665

I have resisted using arbor/trellis to hide the ugly electrical stuff b/c I was told it wasn't allowed and that crews would destroy whatever vine/rose/etc if they needed to work there and did not have to ask for permission. Does anybody know if this is really a fact?

TXPuddy, I'm not a vine lover but can appreciate your pretties.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 13, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #7058668

I just wrote to thank TPP and hope he/she will comment on that issue, vossner.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 13, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #7058804

From my experience, meter readers, cable people, phone co. workers, etc. etc. will DESTROY anything and everything in their path to get to whatever it is they need to work on or inspect. They're like bulls in a china shop...and they don't CARE what damage they do.

Here, you have to keep a 3 foot access clearance area for servicing and reading of electric and gas meters. They only go crazy on you if it's a pain for them to access the meter, so not everyone follows the 3 foot rule to a Tee.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #7059308

my gas meter is between the ligularia and columbine
it's fully visable all winter but disapears(m but not completely)
as the plants grow.
We have a clearance ordinance here ,three feet,as is vossners

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
9:22 AM

Post #7061972

Here is yesterdays collage

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

September 14, 2009
10:06 AM

Post #7062008

The top left shows a drastic change from the one of that area I saw back in spring! Great job, Jo Ann.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
10:22 AM

Post #7062022

Thanx Pirl your my best supporter.
A GF keeps exclaiming and whining about how her gardens just arent doing as well. I know she is baiting me for a dollar amount that I have spent on plants in the past 2 years.
I just tell her she could have gone on a world tour for what is in the garden.
Mind, she seldome cultivates, weeds, fertilizes,uses compost or spends anything on pesticides.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 14, 2009
10:31 AM

Post #7062033

That's a lovely collage, JoAnn. The time and effort you've put into your garden certainly show.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
10:38 AM

Post #7062039

Some people love to see pretty gardens but just don't have the ability to create them. They take bits and pieces of pictures and try and put them together. Sometimes that can work but it's the owners who generally pick the wrong plants for the wrong places that make such gardens horrors.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
10:38 AM

Post #7062041

Its all I have to do so for an" A " obcessive type personality ,finding gardening saves my sanity.
The wintes are terrible but I will take the time to design my coleus containers and ,take cuttings from plants in the house.
I bought a house w/ my children. 2 years ago.Moved from a house I worked at to keep it from disolving,when the kids went to work, I stood on the deck,in a new place and wondered "What am I going to do for the next 15 years" I found gardening was just the ticket as I am not a volunteer type and am much older than the women in the new neighborhood.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
10:43 AM

Post #7062047

Gardening can be twelve months a year when we have magazines, the internet and Dave's Garden.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 14, 2009
10:46 AM

Post #7062049

The Internet has made a huge difference in my gardening. I don't get as stir crazy in the rainy season. I just happily stay inside and look at gardens online.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
10:53 AM

Post #7062055

Maybe it comes from looking at magazines for so many years before the internet came along but it really is nice to look at photos, get ideas, dream about how we can try it in our own gardens, that can use up hours on nasty days.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
10:58 AM

Post #7062061

ohhhh yeahh
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 14, 2009
11:02 AM

Post #7062066

Do you have folders and folders full of pages cut out from those magazines? Not to mention huge stacks of magazines from which you haven't had time to cull the best pages?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
11:13 AM

Post #7062081

Oh yes! One winter I even sorted through all the photos and put them in alpha order and then they went into clear vinyl sleeves...then came the internet and I've never gone back to the pictures. Magazines galore, garden plans filling many binders, cut out photos and articles clogging my storage space, books I've looked at a few times and then put to the side, stacks of orders to be filed and so much more. No worries here in this room about being OC about such things. Life is too short.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
11:18 AM

Post #7062089

My best move on the internet is "rightclick" a photo and "save as" in a file in "My Pictures"
Files there are sorted out as to color and variety of plants.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
11:37 AM

Post #7062114

Oh, yes. I have lots of those as well.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
11:44 AM

Post #7062138

Love my pictures.
I also have a file for Pirls garden and save almost everything she posts
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
12:27 PM

Post #7062228

Aw, thanks.

I save DG pictures that inspire me and others that definitely don't inspire me but serve to warn me that it could happen to me if I don't take care of what I have. A photo of a beautiful plant, surrounded by foot tall weeds, can get me out weeding so fast! Clutter in the background of many photos is a constant reminder to leave the garden each day so there is no clutter.

Some of the dahlia photos are so beautiful that I put them on my want list immediately.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2009
12:34 PM

Post #7062251

ge, The garden is looking good.
First thought when I saw the pic was "I'd hate to be the meter reader" LOL
There are some areas with meters where they just drive by the house and point a receiver towards the house and pick up a signal to get the reading.
We are going to pick up another 500 or so used brick this week. Some of you may remember my driveway project with the brick patio and large trellis for a good sized wisteria. It was put on hold due to Ric's hand injury earlier this summer. His hand is doing very well now. I don't expect us to start the trellis before next spring but this second load of brick will give us enough brick for the project.
Also there was talk in one of the threads (maybe garden art) about using bicycles as accent pieces in the garden. I had thought that would be the prefect trellis for my Goldflame Honeysuckle. I have been working on a new bed 4ft X 46ft that runs along side the Veggie garden. I will be moving the Honeysuckle into that bed and looking for the right old bike. I have an old pink racing bike stored in the barn that I may decide to use unless I find something I like better.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
12:48 PM

Post #7062303

The remote idea is great.
They actually read quarterly here so its not too bad.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #7062326

We have the remote for the water but they have to come to the house 6 times a year for the electric reading.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 14, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #7062606

Someone just HAD to mention stacks of gardening magazines, didn't they ?
Every time I open one closet, there they are...and there they'll most likely remain...the thought of going through every one and cutting out pictures is daunting to say the least ! It's so much easier to look online anyway.
JoAnn: Your garden is stunning. I love your collages.
I have more pictures of pirl's garden than I do of my own ! LOL

...and to think I swore I'd never get a computer...
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
2:17 PM

Post #7062622

Same here with the magazines, JD. I have Gourmet magazines that date back to the 50's and 60's.

Can't believe I swore the same thing! Never a computer, not for me. Best laid plans...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
5:14 PM

Post #7063234

It was frustrating learning to computer at 55 but I did it.Still need DD for new stuff and havnt learned how to use the wireless system in the house.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

September 14, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #7063286

My dad was well into his 70s when we got him a computer. He never did get along too well with it, but he tried and did manage to use it for a while. Those poor Gateway support techs earned their money. :-)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #7063295

I'm in my 70's and I cant imagine learning anything so complicated.
My knowlege lets me do just a few things,but its worth the frustration when I do connect.
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #7067467

My grandma is in her late 80's and we finally got her on Facebook so she can stay updated with the younger part of the family.

For Christmas we are all chipping in to get her a new computer because the one she has is very old. (You guys can keep a secret right?? No spilling the beans.)

She lives in the middle of the desert so we have to talk her into a better provider plan.

Ginger

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 15, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #7067497

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

September 15, 2009
8:20 PM

Post #7067803

Good for you, Ginger! Hope it all goes well and she enjoys her new toy.
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2009
8:31 AM

Post #7069537

If you check out those smaller laptops that are now in the market selling for $399 or so, make sure she can read the screen. My mother has a "big ole" 14-inch laptop and still has problems looking at stuff now and then.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 16, 2009
8:34 AM

Post #7069539

My daughter bought one for me on E-bay. A reconditioned DELL.$230.00
Ido have a problem with the keyboard and sometimes hit the caps button.I am a 2 finger typer.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2009
8:45 AM

Post #7069547

So is my grandson (a two fingered typist) but he's only three so we'll excuse him. He still does better than my husband with the computer. He knows how to log in and get to his favorite game sites.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 16, 2009
8:47 AM

Post #7069550

My gawd Pirl
Are you up at this hour?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2009
8:53 AM

Post #7069556

Rocking, twirling and rolling with sciatica. Should make a country song about it!
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2009
8:44 PM

Post #7127852

This is not MY arbor. It is the one at Chateau De Villandry, France

So nice I thought I would share..

Taken Tuesday.

Ginger

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

October 2, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #7127981

So beautiful. Almost looks like a painting.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

October 2, 2009
9:38 PM

Post #7127997

That is gorgeous!

You must have had a nice trip if that is a sample. :-)
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2009
3:55 PM

Post #7130514

It has been amazing... The gardens at Villandry are world famous.
Tomorrow I leave France and go to Ireland for 10 days.

I will be leaving fabulous weather for freezing rainy Ireland but... it will still be Ireland!

Ginger
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

October 3, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #7130712

You better post pictures when you get back !
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2009
5:55 PM

Post #7130834

I just realized something... "tomorrow I leave France" ??!?!? You are in France now? What a great time to be there, temps should have cooled off and many plants should be showing off their Fall Colors! Enjoy Ireland too!
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

October 3, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #7130864

Which part of Ireland, Ginger? I loved it there - we were in Counties Tyrone, Donegal,and Sligo, but I think most people go to the Republic.
beadmom
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2009
8:58 AM

Post #7140188

The weather in France was fabulous! The weather in Ireland was great until today...But yesterday I spent ALL DAY at Powers Court Gardens. All other times I have been on a tour and only allowed 1 hour for the gardens. This time I booked a B & B 2 kilometers from there so walked over yesterday and spent the whole day. The roses were PHENOMENAL.

Ginger

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2009
9:52 AM

Post #7140221

Sounds like heaven

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


October 7, 2009
8:58 PM

Post #7145436

Ohhh, I was at Powerscourt Gardens back at the end of June, only had one day in Dublin (before going to Germany, with stops in Switzerland, one day in Copenhagen, an evening in France and 3 days in Iceland) so we drove out in the country. Overcast that day too!

Which B&B? We had breakfast at Coolakay House B&B
I posted my trip pics in the Photos Forum, here are the Ireland ones
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1017885/
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 8, 2009
4:07 AM

Post #7146812

I enjoyed the one day trip to Dublin pictures. Thanks for sharing Sue.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2009
10:23 AM

Post #7147162

nice

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


October 8, 2009
2:40 PM

Post #7147820

Didn't want to clutter this thread with links for the rest of my trip but this link should take you to them in case anyone is interested
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/threads.php?user=Calif_Sue&limit=photos&submit=submit

and to stay on track, here's s trellis I spotted on a house back in May, personally, I think it's a too dark and heavy looking for this house but I am sure if something grows on it and fills in in, it will be perfect.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2009
3:17 PM

Post #7147908

looks great.
Cant wait to see it covered.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #7147962

I think I'd have liked a color that matched the gorgeous Spanish tile roof more.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

October 9, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #7149471

I'm glad I'm not the one who has to access the clean out vent for the chimney...doesn't look like it's too easy to get to now !

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2009
8:41 AM

Post #7150393

They probably do what I did and clean ashes from the hearth and cary outside .
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #7150883

Well someone was up bright and early today!

I think what JD means is the annual cleaning many people have done to their chimney and flues to remove the soot that can lead to fires where we don't want them!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #7150996

Ohhh yes we do that too
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2009
7:32 AM

Post #7153959

Nice look with those tiles. I once considered it for my ranch style house but I was told that the weight of the tiles would be a problem in my house. Say, how often do you clean the chimneys where you guys live?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 10, 2009
9:32 AM

Post #7153995

never thought of the weight
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2009
11:42 AM

Post #7154084

One neighbor wanted a slate roof like I had on the English Tudor home but the builder told her she'd need much stronger beams to support the weight of the slate. Same story with the Spanish tiles.

Luis - depending on how much we use the fireplace (as to frequency of cleaning) but at least every other year.
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 15, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #7171979

Our winter is usually so blah compared to yours that I would say the fireplace is used: "not" in most winters; maybe 5 times a years max. So cleaning the fireplace happens like every 5 years. I wonder what is "the rule" supposed to be. Hmmmm...
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 15, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #7172051

A lot depends on the type of wood that is burned and how much creosote it creates. We don't use it at all in windy weather and didn't use it once last winter.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 25, 2009
5:10 PM

Post #7206811

Visited a Japanese Maple nursery today
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/JapaneseMapleNursery#
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 25, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #7206975

Beautiful specimens.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 25, 2009
8:34 PM

Post #7207390

The tree is planted
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/SeryiuPlanted#
cedarcottage
Madison, MS

November 17, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #7281216

Hi

I'm newbie and posting my arbor with New Dawn Climbing rose. Sue

This message was edited Nov 16, 2009 9:38 PM

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

November 17, 2009
3:38 AM

Post #7281233

Welcome aboard, cedarcottage. What a beautiful arbor and accompanying rose. It's stunning.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 17, 2009
3:43 AM

Post #7281243

From one Sue to another, welcome and as pirl said, what a beautiful setting. Winter hasn't even begun and I am already looking forward to spring.

This message was edited Nov 17, 2009 8:00 AM
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

November 17, 2009
10:05 AM

Post #7281742

Beautiful rose and arbor, cedarcottage. Thanks for sharing... and welcome! I am wondering what type of arbor you have with your climber. Is that a wooden arbor or a PVC one? How long has it been erected? It looks so fresh and clean! Evey =)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2009
11:00 AM

Post #7281783

Welcome cedarcottage
These are really nice people on this forum
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

November 17, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #7282528

Welcome, Sue !
Ditto to what everyone else said: Your arbor is flawless ! Beautiful !
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #7282620

everybody's New Dawn is so luscious. mine is puny at 2 yrs old and I don't know what i'm doing wrong. Maybe it needs a fancy arbor like cedarcottage's.
cedarcottage
Madison, MS

November 17, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #7282786

Hi,

Thanks for the nice comments,

Blissfulgarden-The arbor is wood.

Vossner-I cut my New Dawn back when is was about two years old, I read somewhere to do this. This rose roots real easy by layering, have several more .

cedarcottage
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

November 19, 2009
7:52 PM

Post #7290325

Nery, my New Dawn was absolutely PATHETIC at two years old and now it's a bloom machine and scrambling across the chains quite nicely. I also did like cedarcottage and pruned it severely at 2 years, as I have done with all of my climbers. New Dawn truly lives up to the old saying of "sleep, creep, leap" for roses!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #7290636

hmmm. I can whack, i can whack. Uh, ah, the chains. I can't wait to see a progress pic.
Lynnie6868

(Zone 5b)

November 21, 2009
11:58 AM

Post #7295642

hi I just browsed through all three threads, I'm in awe of everybody's arbors & trellises, here's my newbie attempt at roses...my husband built the arbor for me as a mother's day gift. How long will it take for the climbing rose to look like all of yours? :)

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

November 21, 2009
1:43 PM

Post #7295795

Lovely trellis. Are all three climbing roses? Someone who is better with roses than I am (that would be anyone at all) can answer the question about growth.
Lynnie6868

(Zone 5b)

November 21, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #7295877

thanks Pirl, no only the one on the trellis is a climber (william baffin because I read that even I might be able to grow it haha) the others are double pink knockouts.
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

November 21, 2009
6:09 PM

Post #7296598

Lynnie, there's an old saying that I'm sure you'll see all over the boards. I have found it to be true, without fail, for my roses. "First it sleeps, then it creeps, then it leaps." This is directly transferrable to the years in the ground... Year one it sleeps, year two it creeps, year three it leaps. Don't feel discouraged until the end of the third season if your baby is still just sitting there taunting you with no growth or bloom!
Lynnie6868

(Zone 5b)

November 21, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #7296628

two more years...I'll try to be patient BlissfulGarden! thanks!
iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #7299544

nery lol @ ''Maybe it needs a fancy arbor like cedarcottage's.'' it will definitely need an arbor of some kind .. my new dawn has covered the arbor and then some, if it sleeps creeps leaps then im in trouble . i have a standard size arbor and i put 2, one on each side... i always think things wont grow so i put extra or put things close. i really only needed one lol . here it is in the beginning of last may .. i planted them the previous may . they were from chamblees.

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iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2009
3:52 PM

Post #7299598

here it is a month later . the slow side is almost to the top. (now it has canes that appear over night )

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 22, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #7299728

Dana, hope you don't mind, I brightened your last shot a bit so I could see the details. You have a great cottage garden going there.

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iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #7299834

lol i dont mind.. i like the packed look . i added even more stuff , this yr, some summer bulbs the new coneflowers milkshake and the other white puffy one.. i added an arch going over the path right where the window on the garage is. still working on the path, i was going to do gravel but in the spirit of my plants everywhere theme i decided to do a ground cover path with stepping stones. thats just behind the garage. dh built me a pond that need finishing touches. i just cant wait till spring .
Lynnie6868

(Zone 5b)

November 23, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #7301267

I agree, a fancy arbor can't hurt, right? ;) gotta get me one of those.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2009
2:37 PM

Post #7305612

ditto what Sue said about lovely cottage garden. I'm gonna whack my New Dawn nex spring and see if it becomes the fence eater I was hoping for
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 24, 2009
6:58 PM

Post #7306333

Welcome Cedarcottage, Beautiful arbor and roses. My White Dawn is second year in the ground and still creeping wonder what it will look like next year? My America rose, planted at the same time and on the same fence, has been going gang busters and still has blooms.
Lynnie, What a thoughtful and lovely Mother's Day gift. Your roses look great.
Iris, Beautiful garden.
iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 24, 2009
8:02 PM

Post #7306491

thanks nery, i wish my camera wasnt broken(about to be fixed if i ever remember to send it out) so i could show you what it looks like now. it will be a fence eater. i saw one at the western ky botanical gardens and it has canes as big around as my wrist. it was enormous. i got really nervous because i wont be able to get into my back garden if it even gets half that big, there was this other massive rose about 8ft tall and 4-6 wide i was like wow whats that... it was heritage which i have in front of my house at 2 ft tall . whoops lol i guess i need to trust the listed sizes huh
Lynnie6868

(Zone 5b)

November 24, 2009
10:57 PM

Post #7306937

I need a fence eater! *grin* which one is it, New Dawn?
iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 3, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #7330021

hollyanne thats so crazy that your america is growing and nd isnt. my america hasnt grown an inch in 2 yrs, blooms great but wont grow. i treat it the same as all the others. maybe ill have to give it some extra alfalfa tea.

lynn new dawn is a fence eater and it has claws like a lion. cl cecil brunner is also a fence/house eater . it has smaller blooms and less if any thorns. neither of mine have thorns yet .
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #7331012

Iris, They are the only roses I have in the yard. In the past I haven't done well with roses then a couple of years ago I thought I might give them another try. Inspired by a DG thread on growing Roses and Clematis together. There are 2 America and 3 White Dawn (bought from a DG Co-op) planted on the split rail fence in the front yard. Both of the America are out growing the White Dawn.

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Lynnie6868

(Zone 5b)

December 3, 2009
1:25 PM

Post #7331030

Thank you Iris28, I'll have to remember that. I need some structures for the roses to eat lol
HollyAnn what a beautiful yard! What's that tall skinny conifer on the left?
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2009
1:25 PM

Post #7331032

There is also a purple clematis growing in with the America. Not completely sure which one The President possibly. I had put a couple of very small clematis out there but only one is growing and last year it only had one or two blooms. I will be planting more clematis next year.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 3, 2009
1:27 PM

Post #7331036

me too

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Lynnie6868

(Zone 5b)

December 3, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #7331054

I made a mess of clematis around my mailbox. I was having trouble getting anything to grow there, so I planted 3 of them and now I have no idea what to do with them. One has taken over, one put a single flower out each year, and I'm not sure what happened to third. It probably ran away.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2009
1:40 PM

Post #7331069

Oops.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 3, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #7331076

Beautiful blue
Lynnie6868

(Zone 5b)

December 3, 2009
1:44 PM

Post #7331087

That is pretty. HollyAnn I read that clematis take 3 years to get going. I'm a total newbie so take anything i say with a grain of salt lol
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2009
1:48 PM

Post #7331104

Here is a pic of the whole fence. Hard to really see but the White Dawn are planted between the America. Give them a couple of years and hopefully the fence will be full. You can see my entrance Arbor with the trumpet vine in this pic.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 3, 2009
2:15 PM

Post #7331172

WOW thats beauty
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2009
2:20 PM

Post #7331183

Lynnie, I would say that is about right. In the first pic you can see my Lamppost bed it has 4 different Clem growing in it. The largest and oldest on the post The President and then the newer ones on the smaller trellises. Multi-Blue, Ramona were planted in the fall of 2007 and Snow Queen was planted in Spring 2008. In this picture you can see that they are growing well and have a few blooms. Next year they should really look good.
I have a before and after thread from last year with more pictures and shows the trellises that Ric built. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/839411/

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #7331261

Thanks Lynnie and Ge, Ric and I have put a lot of work into the front yard in the last few years since we retired. I had tons of ideas and the discussions here on DG expanded some of my original ideas. It is really nice to have the time to garden to my hearts content. We have several large projects planed for the back yard and once they get started I will be able to expand the beds out back.
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2010
9:08 AM

Post #7544005

Boy, am I slow getting "here"! Not sure how I missed these wonderful threads but Holly sent me over here to post a link for an idea I saw on The Victory Garden. I've just finished going through all three threads - wonderful photos!! I've got some pics of my own to share but thought maybe it's time to start a new one?

Zuzu, what do you think, time for #4? I'll wait to see if you start a new one and then post the link, some of my photos and a few ideas I've got up my sleeve :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 9, 2010
3:36 PM

Post #7544589

Go ahead and start a part 4, rcn, since Zuzu is elsewhere now.
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2010
10:26 PM

Post #7545648

Thanks pirl :) I've got Part 4 ready to continue the thread - join us here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1074883/

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