Mother’s garden is famous for its arbors and entry ways. Her gardens have always had arches of some sort or another that mark the entrance and invite you in to her home out of doors. Walking through one, you have made a decision to enjoy yourself – smell a flower, feel a velvet petal, taste a sun warmed berry, or even create a bouquet…
The grape arbor- over 20 feet long, you must walk under this each time you arrive at the house. Peonies border one side, an enthusiastic spring bulb bed welcomes you on the other, while grapes are establishing themselves up the supports, and morning glories take over in late summer.
The wedding arbor – mom and I split the cost of this lovely wrought iron arbor, over 9 ft tall, at an antique store 5 years ago. The deal was, she got to use it in her garden, I got to have it in my wedding. It has faithfully fulfilled its duties in two gardens, my wedding, and the reception! 🙂
The entrance to her newest garden (yet un-named?) – the posts are in place, the rock wall supporting, and a lavender hedge establishing a lovely border along the stone path. All the stone work is done by mom.