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Our Gazebo Rose Arbor
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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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.
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.
A perfect place to relax and enjoy the view!! Those roses were the ideal choice for your gazebo.
Couldn't imagine a much prettier spot to sit than that, AG. The roses compliment the gazebo perfectly.
That is wonderful. It is like having your own "secret garden" where you can relax and stop to "smell the roses".
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 â™¥
Very nice! I think you are going to achieve your goal too :)
ENCHANTING!!!i think you have achieved your goal ag, such a peaceful little retreat...enjoy!
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