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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday – Arbors

I am just taking a break from preparations for work to begin tomorrow morning here at the house. Finally, at 8:00 am the water-damaged ceilings in my loving room, kitchen and bedroom will be repaired and painted. Earlier this year, I had a complete new roof put on my house, which was built in 1987-88.

Anyway, I haven’t been able to post as much as I had hoped this week. So my post for OW will be brief this time. Later I will write a more thorough account of a visit to a former co-worker’s extensive garden this past Sunday June 28. I just have time now to mention one feature which was most delightful—there were at least five arbors throughout the gardens. Here is a look at a few:

This arbor leads from the Hosta Garden on the side of the house to the front garden. It is made of cast iron with roses carved all over:
The next two photos show the arbor leading from the front lawn to the back. It is covered in a deep burgundy Clematis.
This is the entrance to the Secret Garden. It is a wooden arbor and echoes the many wooden birdhouses in this area of the gardens.
Note one of the many pathways made of wood chips.
That’s all for now…I still have much to do before turning in. I tell and show much more about my visit to this personal botanic garden very soon.

Be sure to see more Outdoor Wednesday posts at Susan’s blog, A Southern Daydreamer.


Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Just beautiful. Hope the painting went well!


SmilingSally said...

What a wonderful yard. I love the arches. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Mary Bergfeld said...

It is a beautiful garden. I loved the arches and the secret garden. Blessings...Mary

Mary said...

I really like the pictures! I hope you have a great 4th of July!

abeachcottage said...

ooh a secret garden, I love arches, wish I had one!

great pics, happy outdoor wednedsay

enjoyed my visit today