Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Feb. 4 - Arbor/Pergola


It's Outdoor Wednesday again! Time just flies by doesn't it? Our host for Outdoor Wednesday is Susan over at A Southern Daydreamer. You'll find many, many more bloggers who have ventured outdoors in search of something!

Our ongoing project, which may be the project that never ends, is still not completed. It is built and the front has been primed.

The back? Not so much.


We still have to

1. Finish Priming
2. Paint - front and back
3. Prepare flower beds in front of the house and in front of the picket fence.
4. Plant climbing roses and a vine - maybe clematis - on the arbor.
5. Build a stone sidewalk from the side steps through the arbor gate.

If you missed my earlier story, I have been wanting an arbor forever. My beautiful niece had engagement pictures made last summer. When I saw the following picture, I knew I had found the arbor I wanted.



It took us a while but we finally went to Ruston, LA and measured the arbor, took numerous pictures and worked in a little antiquing along the way.

Mr. Dumpling built the arbor and I think he did an excellent job! Notice my chair. Every job needs a Supervisor so that's the Supervisor chair.



More pics as we get the flower beds completed.

These two pictures just take my breath away. I wonder how long it takes to accomplish this look?





Now I need your help. Any suggestions for roses, vines, etc., which would do well in the sun over an arbor?


22 comments:

prof en retraite said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Just gorgeous! I'm the wrong one to ask about the vines! Around here, kudzoo grows really well!! lol Beautiful post...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug, these pictures are beautiful! Love that arbor, and the climbing plants.

Have you thought about Confederate Jasmine? It blooms in the spring, but the green looks pretty year around. I love mine on our fence.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

OH.MY.GOODNESS!!!!

What a fun project to have ongoing! You are going to have so much fun planning...and planting... and ohhhh....the space will grow into the yard...and the project will never end! (which I think is wonderful)

I had to smile when I saw the one lobe white chair in the picture... I have a similar green chair that moves throughout the yard.... my sweetie calls i the supervisor's chair (LOL) cause I sit in it and come with more plans!!

I can't wait to see more. How exciting! Thanks for sharing with us!


Susan

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug, your arbor is beautiful. I can not wait to see pics of roses in bloom on your wonderful arbor.
You have inspired me to get back into yard work and beds starting tomorrow.
Lucy

Diane said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, this is so beautiful! I've wanted an arbor for years! Love your chair too! ♥ Diane

Margaret said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhh I think I may have a new project for my dear husband...I will tell him where to send his thank you letter. LOL..I look forward to watching your progress.

~CC Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, these pics are super! We would love to add a screened in porch to the rear of our home in the far future., but until then, I would really love to do something like this! I so....would love to host a teaparty under your arbor/pergola! Very nice! ~CC Catherine ;)

char72 said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. You're well on your way to your dream.
Charlotte

mbkatc230 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful job you are doing on this, looks like your supervisory skills are excellent! I like Sheila's suggestion for confederate jasmine. It is gorgeous when it blooms, and the scent is heavenly. It's pretty even when not in bloom, and if I can grow it anyone can, I truly have a black thumb lol. Kathy

prof en retraite said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Judy Bug...I just realized that I misspelled kudzu!! lol Did I misspell "misspell" too??? I need coffee! Have a great day...Debbie

Lynda said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, I love what you've done so far! It will be stunning once you have your plants in place.

Hubby and I are originally from Louisiana. He's a La. Tech graduate, in fact, so we're familiar with Ruston.

ellen b. said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug! What a beautiful arbor. What a fabulous job your Mr. did on it!! Your niece is gorgeous. :0)

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't know how to grow the roses correctly but they're beautiful!

Claudie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm in the same boat Judy bug. I have been waning one of those since we moved to our little cottage/home on the river. I have the vision. I just have to get it on paper. There is so much snow that my vision is a little blurred right now. lol
I'm sure you will get plenty of advice from the girls.
Love Claudie
claudie.frid.com

kbbryant said... Best Blogger Tips

You are on your way with this project! It is lovely. I would choose a rose that blooms several times a season. The rose on my arbor only blooms once in the spring, so I planted a dream weaver on the fence to fill in the color when the arbor is green.

Kathy b

Barb said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug your arbor is going to look beautiful,what about hummingbird vine mixed in with some of the roses? Have a blessed day....Barb

KATHERINELLEN said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug,
Your Arbor going to be Gorgeous with your new flowers....Can't wait to see it completed. The Arbor you saw is Gorgeous...WOW! Happy Outdoor Wednesday Katherinellen

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty. I am not qualifed to tell you what to plant. I think just about everyone has one of those chairs around somewhere (if not white, maybe green). :)
Glenda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!! Your niece is just gorgeous..what a beautiful back drop for a picture. I'm so glad you got the measurements and could reproduce the effect. It is amazing.. Thanks for swinging by today. It is so nice to meet you. I'll be looking forward to seeing your weigela.. Watch them leap the third year in the ground.. I hope the sun is shining on you today my friend. hugs ~lynne~

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy,
I am so jealous (LOL) I have been wanting an arbor for so long. You all have done a great job( I too have my chair ,we supervisors work hard too). Enjoy and keep us posted .
Sue

beth at aunties said... Best Blogger Tips

Your arbor is beautiful! You have so much yard to take care of. It is all so lovely. I love your home and yard!
I planted Honey Suckle on ours because with all of our snow we get, I love seeing at least some green all year! :-)

Patti Cakes said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your arbor. Looks great. Mine is falling down and as soon as warm weather arrives I'm going to be out there knocking it down.