I have something new in my Georgia Garden! My parents sent me a card for my birthday last month and also a little green was included. Of course, I knew I was going to turn that green into something for the garden but I had no idea until we visited the Habitat for Humanity Restore that I was getting an arbor!
This arbor is made from old closet doors which I found cheaply priced. I found three sets and they were in perfect condition! One can find great things at the restore.
I painted them with outside latex paint (per my local hardware guys advice) in hopes they will last a long time. I know non-treated wood outside is not smart but I decided to go for it. We also have the structure on top of gravel instead of the soil for less rotting.
The Saint dug deep holes and filled them with quickcrete and put posts in them to attach the panels. The post used is from the old swing top, click HERE to see that recent project. We are recycling them as they will be sturdy enough for this project. He attached them with zinc screws and L-brackets for extra support. We placed one single panel across the top. Hum, what to do with that one remaining panel... Any suggestions?
I then headed to the Garden Center with the remaining green backs and found two plants to trail the arbor. I chose Swamp Jessamine as my plants.
Swamp Jessamine has yellow blooms and the tag says it will bloom in both spring and fall. It is an evergreen foliage which I like and also attracts hummingbirds which I adore! It is a hardy plant to 10-degrees which we rarely get to in our area.
These pictures were taken back on April 1. I have more going on in this area since then and also less weeds then you see here, ha ha. I will show that with another posting. I just love GARDEN GIFTS, In the Garden...
A Special thank you to my mother and father for making this gift possible for me!
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