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Our Gazebo Rose Arbor

Category: Gardening Remembrances | Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:51 am

Last spring I installed a black metal gazebo kit that my wife purchased at Costco. She was so excited that it was obvious she really wanted it. I have to admit it was a little ornate for my tastes but it is our garden.

After much discussion we decided to plant climbing roses at the base of the three panels. I dug an appropriate sized hole and built a packed gravel base with 12x12 stepping stones over the top. We filled in between the stones with dirt and planted dwarf mongo grass. We have two rocking chairs and a small table to hold our drinks. It gives us a great view of our garden and the lake.

Gazebo with climbing rose bushes. July 09 ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )

This is what it looked like by July of last year.

Here is a picture of what it looks like today in April 2010. I think that by next spring our little gazebo will be fully covered with these fast growing roses.

Gazebo April 2010 ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )

When we began this project we envisioned it to be a shaded, secluded space to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a nice glass of wine or a tall cold one after a long day in the garden. I do believe we are going to achieve our goal.

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AgnesKS wrote on Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:33 am:

Continue dreaming and creating and enjoy it at the same time. I've planted 2 climbing roses too. Thank you for sharing your world with us.


Jewell wrote on Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:09 am:

Cool! Those roses are going great guns. Looks like you will have total seclusion by the end of summer. What a wonderful place to sit and enjoy your views.


eileen wrote on Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:47 am:

A perfect place to relax and enjoy the view!! Those roses were the ideal choice for your gazebo.


daisybeans wrote on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:48 am:

Couldn't imagine a much prettier spot to sit than that, AG. The roses compliment the gazebo perfectly.


Tammyd wrote on Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:52 pm:

That is wonderful. It is like having your own "secret garden" where you can relax and stop to "smell the roses".


CindyKay wrote on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:01 pm:

It's so lovely ~ now lets see you doing just as you said with her ! It will make your Gazebo story have a perfect ending ♥


Netty wrote on Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:34 pm:

Very nice! I think you are going to achieve your goal too :)


tonya wrote on Mon May 24, 2010 1:31 pm:

ENCHANTING!!!i think you have achieved your goal ag, such a peaceful little retreat...enjoy!

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