My Arbor swing is in full bloom

Harleysville, PA

My father made this for me a few years ago for a birthday gift and I planted Gold flame Honeysuckel and Dream Weaver Climbing roses on each side. 3rd year now and they are doing well.

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Harleysville, PA

Close up of the flowers

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Richmond, TX

Ooooh! Beautiful! I want one.

Kenner, LA

That is super gorgeous. I am with porkpal... I want one too :)

Denton, TX(Zone 7a)

That is beautiful! I want one too...with a couple of Noisettes growing on it...

Williamstown, NJ(Zone 6b)

I would love the Arbor Trellis. You have a great dad.

Chalfont, PA(Zone 6b)

Wow, what a gorgeous swing! I want one! Could your Dad make another for a price?

Harleysville, PA

This was the first year it was built 2009. The roses were just planted.

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Rochester, NY

It is just beautiful! Wow, I can't believe how quickly it has grown -only two years and it looks as though it has been there forever. Thanks for posting it. I really like being able to see how things look in different stages, It helps me be able to visualize what is possible. It's just beautiful,what a great gift from your dad!

Lindenhurst, NY

That is so beautiful, it could be on the cover of a magazine. Very lovely.

Silver Spring, MD(Zone 6b)

Ask your Father is he wants to adopt me? My birthday's coming up in August and I could use one of those beautiful arbors! Beautiful arbor and beautiful roses. I bet the fragrance from the honeysuckle and roses is marvelous! Did he have plans that he made the arbor from or just made it from His own plans in his head? I bet it is delightful sitting there and looking over all your gardens with a cup of coffee or hot tea or iced tea. Good book reading spot!

Silver Spring, MD(Zone 6b)

I'm assumming he used pressure treated lumber? What does he have the post of the arbor in? I am thinking of several methods but I can't think of what it is called now. We used them when we built our deck at our former home. I can see them perfectly but having a Sr. moment! Plus that was built back in Spring of 1995..Gosh, I do miss my screened in porch and deck! We downsized 6 yrs. ago to a gated, Sr. Citizens community and we probably couldn't have one of those. Have a large concrete breezeway between house and garage, if there was no concrete. Do you have any pavers in front of the arbor placed in the mulch?

Gardiner, ME(Zone 5a)

You're so lucky to have a dad who is so handy.
OMG what a most beautiful spot to relax,directly out in the garden among your gorgeous roses.

I always wanted Dream Weaver since I saw it first several years ago in a J&P catalog.I even spoke wit a rep about it and she at that time told me she thought it wouldn't do good in my zone which was zone 4 at the time ( has been upgraded to zone 5 a couple of years ago )
I absolutely LOVE your arbor and your dad is a sweetheart !!

( BTW we have a similar set up but it is attached to the house on the back porch ( upstairs ) the swing isn't on right now because we are going to paint the whole porch )

Indianapolis, IN(Zone 5b)

I love swings and have one I very much enjoy; but if I had one like yours, with all the beautiful flowers growing on it, I would not get very much done in the garden. What a wonderful present from your father - makes it even more special!


Harleysville, PA

We used 10 foot post and put them down deep in the ground. the arbor is about 7 foot high. We also have some anchers in the ground to keep it there. Its heavy and yes pressure treated wood. I saw a plan on Ebay. A guy that builds them and sells them on there had measurements and my Dad worked off those. We kinda added a few things and changed some measurements but he at least had some kinda guideline. He is amazing and its such a nice gift. He is 80 now so not into making anymore of these but likes to swing on it when he comes over for a visit. We do not have pavers under it but thinking of adding some so our feet are not in the mulch all the time!!

Silver Spring, MD(Zone 6b)

Maybe Jess will have a garden party and invited all of us so we can sit and swing while we are drinking our cocktails..Do we have to wear our best hat to this garden party? No gloves, it's too hot!

Absolutely beautiful and great having not only a thoughtful Dad but one who's extremely handy with tools and knows how to use them. Yes, pavers would be a smart idea, also save on your mulch being knocked out of the bed or getting smashed down or drug in the house on somebody's shoes.

Easton, PA(Zone 6b)

I liked pictures of Dreamweaver as well, but could only find it in grafted form. I am in zone 6a and have had much better results with own root roses. Seeing it growing so well in your zone tempts me....

Pippi, my birthday is in August also, maybe her Dad wants to adopt twins!!!!

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